Sunday, 26 September 2010

Crafty Sunday

After speaking to my friend Lucy from 'gifted' l have pulled myself together this weekend and as this picture shows it has been chaos.

This was the started of 30 'pins and things jars' which are all sat drying ready for finishing.

l then got on with transforming some vintage tea sets for my 'more tea Vicar' pin cushions - l was very lucky as DH found these cups,saucers and side plates at a local car boot.
They may not be everyones taste but l love them, its just been a while since l have made any.

Any l don't manage to sell will be going with me to Salford Musems craft fair on the 17th Oct.
l did this fair last year and loved it, just to see other peoples ideas and crafts can be an inspiration.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Its arrived

fingers are crossed all over Britain waiting for todays GCSE results and l'm no different so l'll post later.

Saturday, 21 August 2010

All Moused out

Yes l'm back from across the water and l'm all Disney ed out. l am writing this just to try and keep awake as if l go to bed now l will not sleep.
We visited Harry Potter Land - the queues were bad but we did it and bought the wand- we were not chosen!!!

My focus now l'm back is get some stock together for my one and only craft fair in Oct which will be here before l know it. l will keep you up to date with how this plan goes.

Monday, 2 August 2010

back for a bit

Have just come back for a few days after a week in Padstow-l love Cornwall but the drive is a killer as we go in out VW towing a 70's Eriba caravan so 55/60 is about as fast as we can go.

The weather was kind to us this year and we all have a bit of colour which makes a change from the previous 2 years when it rained for most of the week.

We are now off again on Fri to see the big mouse and spend some time in Harry Potters World(not my idea of fun but l just go with the flow)

l am just realising that the shoes l thought l would be able to wear will not be broke in and my feet will look like this

and that wasn't the plan as l wanted to be comfortable......

Tuesday, 13 July 2010


Yes the deed was done and it was as l had feared and l know know why nothing fits any more.
Onwards and upwards as the saying goes.
On another note l have decided to sell a little of my fabric stash as it seems to have taken on a life of its own and is bursting out of the craft room currently. It is also a reminder of how much money l have spent and not put the fabric to any use. lf your like me everything was bought with a project in mind but time got the better of me.

Sometimes l feel like this when l cut into my fabric and then l start to keep the off cuts- what for?........ Some of the pieces are so small they are smaller than scraps.

Monday, 12 July 2010


l have been lazy on both the crafting and blogging front for rather more weeks than l care to remember but l will try to make the effort with both plus the very embarrassing situation of my weight.
l know most of us struggle but l have peaked at my heavest weight bar being pregnant and my skin looks like a teenager. l have bought some over 40's vitamins and a Liz Earle skin care package. so instead of this

l am aiming at this ,
l am not going to waste my money at the moment on weight watchers as they
all ready have had enough. l will weigh myself tonight(this will be a secret)
and l will give you the losses or gains for the next few years!!!!!

Why not join me we can keep our weight secret and deal with the highs and lows together.
Well l'm off to do the deed and will be back soon. xxx

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

A Change is as good as a rest.

l decided to help me blog more frequently that an update to my blog format was needed. Hope you like it - it mat stay or may not l cannot decide.

l'm not sure if l have mentioned this(l know l haven't as l keep thinking it will go away) l an off to Glastonbury in a couple of weeks and today the ticket confirmation came to say were going.
My DD id taking 2 friends and this is their alternative prom so not one of these

We will all be wearing these and l have actually treated myself to these Cath Kidston blue spot ones and a Cath Kidston Kag in a Bag.

Not sure if this is really me but ha ho if you can't beat them join them. l plan to sit for 4 days in the camper van drinking lots of tea.

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Knitted Squares

l'm sure we all have things that we didn't want to throw away as they "may come in useful" and this is how it is with these knitted squares. Not enough for a blanket but not sure what else to do with them?

Well these

Are being changed into these-------

IPOD covers inside they are lined with either Laura Ashley or Cath Kidson Fabric. They are then going to be finished with button or flowers like this one.
Not bad something out of nothing.
Have a good Sunday

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Hang my Head in Shame

Yes this blog has been very neglected over the last month or two but for some reason today l wanted to write something.... Then what do l write ?

Well life has been busy as l'm sure all yours have been, l've kept up reading other blogs and maybe its just been a funny start to the year as lots of blogs went quiet and now seemed to have sprung back to life.

As always the craft room is full to bursting and one of the shops l supply to has asked me to start on craft kits so thats my next project when l've tided up.

l will endeavour to share these kits with you if the photo's turn out.

hope you all have a good Bank Holiday.


Thursday, 7 January 2010

Shop or Not

Why do l bother shopping on line? Its supposed to be easier! not this week.
l thought l would be organised and book my slot - that went ok, l did my shopping -that went ok, then l waited and waited. l had a cup of tea with the last of the milk not a problem l thought the shopping will be here soon. Might be a little late due to the weather but thats fine. DH said "just check its on its way" "no need "l said "no ones phoned me and we have had no email" " go on just check". so l did to be told my shopping had been cancelled without any notification or care.
"l can re book it" they said "When For?" "Saturday" she calmly replied. What a load of old rubbish - l'm lucky l could get out and do my own shopping but what if l had been on my own and elderly and relying on this Supermarket Giant to deliver what then?
Thats my first rant of the New Year but it will not be the last l'm sure.

Anyway heres a piccy of some yummy Orla Kiely fabric l have managed to get hold.
It is called ' Striped Petal'
l may make a couple of cushions with some of it.

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Happy New Year

l know its a bit old hat now but l have to say it anyway 'HAPPY NEW YEAR'.

l have just finished reading in the Daily Mail that today is the day when all have an epiphany - realising that we have put on average 3-6lbs of Christmas excess weight OMG. The OMG is because l believe l have put a little more than that on. Thursday will see me at WW and l will start the long ,lonely and hungry path to weight loss.

l have also started my Sealed Tin and £365 in 365 days challenge as detailed in Martin Lewis' forum(this man is a genius) last year l saved £1200 in my tin just putting in what was left in my purse at the end of every week.
If l can save anyone can so have a go - it also gives ideas on how to up your income which we all could do with l'm sure.
Speak to you all soon.