Sunday, 24 May 2009

Sunny Sunday

What a lovely day l've managed to get all my washing done and put away, its been sunny all day here in Manchester all l needed was a barbecue invite but didn't get one.
l have been busy making my dotees for the two swaps l've signed up for l'll post pictures when they have been sent so as not to spoil the surprise or upset.
l'll be missing from here for a few days as we're off to Devon in the camper and caravan so fingers crossed for some dry days- l don't mind what the weathers like as long as it is dry.

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Thursday Catch Me While You Can

My title refects how this week has flown - as do all the weeks at the moment.

This morning l managed to make a couple of Brooches see what you think l've added them to my Estay Shop just now. The are made using Micael Miller COCO Danish Birds of Norway fabric and l have slightly filled them to give a 3D effect. As l've put they are not for the faint hearted but l love them and have added one to my own coat.
l've also decided to do my first craft fair for many many years so after next weeks hols l will need to get my head down and build up some stock. Trouble is l sell as quickly as l can make the items which is good in one way but its not helping me re stocking a stall.
Well l'm just off to put together some kits a demonstration l've elected to do but l may be back later.

Monday, 18 May 2009

Gosh another Award - Thank You

l am so pleased to receive this award and the thought that went into giving it so a big Thank You to

The rules are
1) link back to the person who gave it to you;
2) put the picture award on your blog;
3) you can nominate anyone and as many as you choose;
4) leave a fact that no one knows about you;
5) leave a comment on the blog that gave you this award
Its really hard to nominate people but l would like to pass on this award to

An unknown fact about myself, l meet my husband on an eyeball - thats CB language from 20 odd years ago- and it means we arranged to meet after talking on the CB radio.

Sunday, 17 May 2009

WOW Awards

Ohh I have my first blog award, so's the honest scrap award from the lovely and very kind .Thank you very much.
I got a lovely comment about my Corsages.

There are a few requirements, and they are as follows
I must thank the person who gave me the award , list their blog and link it.
I must list ten (10) honest things about myself & a copy of The Honest Scrap Logo on my blog.
I must select at least seven (7) other worthy bloggers & list their links
I must notify the bloggers of the award and hopefully they will follow the above three requirements also.

So here are my 10 honest thing.

1. l am 5' 2" not 5' 4

2. l speak before l think

3. l give the dog food at the table(on the quiet)

4. My boots cost double what l said.

5. It was me that scratched the car.

6. l hate swiming

7. l miss my mum.

8. l love cheese

9. spend too much time on the PC

10. Love my family

My award goes to the following

Saturday, 16 May 2009

Peace at Last

Well peace for a couple of hours Peter worked and Em was on her Duke of Edinburgh trial walk so l had a day to myself. l sorted the dog out put the washing in and settled down to craft and my mind went blank anyway postie came with my buys and so l could start on my second Dotee. I've called her Old Blue Eyes.

Also in the post was my ATC swap from Emma @ Kullakita. When l open up the envelope it literally popped open. It contains some crafty sayings l love it. The other pictures are the 2 l sent off to the swap. l have also joined where l hope to swap Dotees and ATC's with other like minded people(mad as Pete says).

Friday, 15 May 2009

Friday - Very Wet

Well here is a picture of my completed Dotee Doll, l am so pleased with my first attempt, l saw this on Purple Sparkle Crafts as she had purchased a kit from This is a whole new world of swapping and l am hooked so as l said before if you want a swap then let me know. l would even swap a kit if anyone wanted to do that.

l have also had an Amelia Doll commisioned from Dot- she has posted pictures on her blog and l cannot wait for it to arrive.

Heres a picture of her- The Doll that is not Dot
Thats it for now from a rainy Manchester.

Thursday, 14 May 2009

A Short Post My Dotee

This is only a quick post to let you know l've finished my Dotee Doll, l'm so pleased how it has turned out and thanks to Dot for the Kit. l'm going to keep this one but if anyone would like to swap Dotee Dolls then just let me know. Will post a pic tomorrow. night night

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Catch up

Its been a busy week but not on new crafting, l needed to finish of my orders in between working and trying to clean up. Now l'm upto date with my orders l can spend some me time. Yesterday l received my second ATC from SparkysDad, it is amazing how people think of their ideas, it now takes pride of place next to my other one.Last night l finished off these 3 Corsages and have just listed them on Esty- this took me ages for some reason !!!! and now its mid afternoon. l might be a real mum this afternoon and make some carrot cakes or maybe not if the mood passes.

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Atc's about

Well my ATC was warmly received from it recipient and the one l received in return is stunning, so much work in one small piece of card. I'm hooked and have sent of number 2 now so need inspiration for the next one. If any of you would like a swap then please join us at the Craft Forum the link is in my favourites or contact me and l'll do a swap with you.

Here is a picture of mine titled 'Hidden Love' and Kazzelles titled 'Always have your Dreams'

Monday, 4 May 2009

Scarecrows by the Bucket Load

We have just come back from the Scarecrows in Wray, we have had a great day bar the weather - winter seems to be back here in Manchester.
Some made people in very very very short shorts took park in the annual Fell walk but modesty for them prevents me from posting any pictures of the runners.
These next few pictures are just to show you some of the wonderful scarecrows on show

The one in green is my daughter Emily.......

Sunday, 3 May 2009

May Day Steam

We have just got back from May Day Steam which is held every year at our local park. This year it was sunny and dry for the first time in 3 years, so it is no surprise to find that Peter seems to have mild sunstroke. No hat or sunscreen seem to have played a major part in his sunstroke as well as a couple of lagers, chips and a burger. He needs to move about a bit more instead of sitting relaxing.

As l posted we were taking our Vespa with us- this picture shows the scooter when it was featured in Scootering and to our joy was featured on the front cover.
I'm now off to nurse poor Pete and make tea and not in that order.

Saturday, 2 May 2009


l'm back from the footy(have to get with the man language, what does man on mean?) and yes we won l'm a City fan not United. l've just watched Britain's Got Talent-what a load of old tosh- cheap Saturday TV and which one is Ant and which one is Dec

why are they on everything just like Myleene.

As I've got the whole family on WW l could have really murdered a pizza for tea tonight what did Pete and Em want for tea - Beans on Toast, so I'm sat writing this post starving and no one else is hungry roll on breakfast.

Friday, 1 May 2009

Long Weekend ahead

l managed to send of my ATC and l've now decided to go on a card making workshop next week- see where this putting my hand up has got me again. l will need more space to keep this new craft as l'm filling up the craft room and l'm left with a little space for my chair again.

Anyway its a long weekend and mines already full - football (l'm a steward because if you cannot beat them join them and get paid), then we have May Day Steam with us taking our vintage Douglas Vespa- we call it Father Jack as the number plate is FEK---, to show. l actually ride my own Vespa during the nice weather to take the hassle out of parking and get round the traffic. Then on Sunday we are off to Wray in our Type 2 VW Camper, Wray is where the scarecrows are on show. l will post pictures when l get back as long as you don't mistake me for a scarecrow!

l wanted to show you my latest purchase from ESTY l couldn't resist but l'll have to hide from Peter as he wont understand