Saturday, 16 October 2010

Quick note

To say I dont know if I will be blogging or crafting again. This last week has been the most awful
time of my life and I seriously dont know how Im going to deal with it. I shant even say watch this space.
Take care
Sue x

Sunday, 19 September 2010

I have no idea what happened but I couldnt upload any images for a while - hence the second post. I know the tag is in an earlier post but I cant delete it! The cream one is a deep box picture Ive made, the colours are creams and white but its not too easy to tell! The mirror started life as a 99p IKEA one. Some Tim Holtz inks and dyes, grungeboard butterflies I made and stamped and dyed, lace and handmade muslin roses later you have the finished product which is a cheer up present for my best friend who is having a bit of a rotten time lately - hope she likes it!
Take care
Sue x

Time flying by again.

Well despite my good intentions of blogging more regularly time ran away with me again. In my defence I have been busy. Back to school /work again :-( means trying to fit in cooking, shopping, cleaning, ironing etc etc along with working - really is time for me to find a job that makes me want to get up in a morning and makes my heart sing.

A rare thing happened last weekend....I had a night away from home! On Saturday we stayed over at the Hilton Doubletree in Milton Keynes which was wonderful, then on Sunday drove into London to see The Jersey Boys musical in the West End. I didn't know much about the musical before we went (it wasnt my choice it was a surprise) but all the same it was a nice experience. It was lovely to be in London again, it must be 12 or 13 years since I was last there, and it was 4 or 5 years since I had a night away from home. It was about 2.30am when we finally arrived home and I was up for school the next morning! I think its taken me a week to get over it!!!

Those of you who know me will know that last October one of my cats went missing and never returned..............until yesterday! We heard noises in the back garden, when we looked out there was my Pepsi boy talking to Bella (the rescue cat we adopted after he left), however when Emily his sister came into the garden too it was obvious he recognised her...Emily, however, being the Queen of Hormone Dysfunction, decided to hiss at him. To cut a long story short he ran off again but came back a few times later on in the evening, we fed him outside ( he wouldnt come too close ) in the hopes that he would come in but he didnt. We spent the evening calling for him but to no avail. We are just keeping our fingers crossed that he comes back today.

I will leave you with a couple of things Ive been working on of late.....catch you soon.

Thursday, 2 September 2010

A few bits and pieces as promised

A few altered boxes and a tag.
Sorry for the quality of the pictures and the fact that one is upside down too!
I may redo them and actually start a brand new blog, its something Ive been thinking of doing for a while.
Sue x

I'm back !


I'm not going to state the other obvious and say 'where has the time gone' - it went. John Lennon famously said ' life is what happens when you're busy doing other things', he wasn't kidding but goodness know what I've been doing for so long - not blogging though that's for sure.

Lots of decorating has been taking place, including the craft room, oh boy what a revelation............where on earth did I get all that STUFF from? Anyhow, it's back to what passes for normal (in this house) and I'm hoping to make time to blog more regularly.

I wont bore you with the masses of photos I've taken but I will pop a few on here and there.

Here goes:

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Playtime at last!

Iwas determined to have some 'playtime' this Easter break, despite the living room being decorated and the house being upside down.

I've been using Kirsty Wisemans newest cd 'Colourful burst of fanciful things' this week and what problems I've had trying to decide which of the fabby papers to use. I dont know about you but I've often been disappointed in the past by some cd's but thats not the case with this one - there literally isnt a single item on it that I dont like! I was quite loathe to actually USE them, very very strokeable lol!! Ive also managed to complete two oval wooden boxes that Jordan liberated from his bedroom - yet again Ive forgotten to take a picture BEFORE I started them. Theyve had the Tim Holtz distress ink treatment along with glimmer mists, pearls, butterflies, flowers etc etc ! On the larger of the two I made up some muslin roses from scratch and was quite pleased with the outcome, I finished them off with a flower/pearl in the centre and a swipe across the ink pad! The smaller of the two I kept very simple, I quite like the contrast.
I've also managed to make a visit to Costco and IKEA over at Gateshead with a friend, meet three of the girls I worked with at another school a few years ago for lunch on Tuesday and today Ive visited my cousin and her husband who are over from Cyprus for a while - not bad eh!
Need to try and get my hair highlighted before going back to school on Monday :-(. would love to have a complete revamp but somehow it always ends up the same - oh well.
Bedtime I think - my book is calling me. Hopefully more crafting tomorrow. xxx

Sunday, 21 March 2010

We have a new addition to the family this week. Meet Bella.........Emily is wishing she hadn't met Bella but hey ho! After Pepsi went missing in October (Emily's brother) I wasn't sure if I would have another fur baby but I came across this one on a rescue website and I dont know why I rang but there you go, I did. They said in the write up about her (oh she WAS called Vera or V for short but come on.......Emily and Vera?????????sounds like two old ladies in the snug at the Rovers!) that she was a year old and had been rescued as a stray in the autumn, but theres no way this little thing is a year old. We reckon she is nine months old at the very most, bless her. She may be little but my word can she eat!! Emily has turned into a real hissy missy and has stopped sleeping on my bed since Bella arrived on the scene. Fingers crossed this is only a temporary thing, poor Bella follows her around everywhere just wanting to be her friend. I'm glad I managed to get a picture of her on this rug in the kitchen, it's one my (ex-mother in law) mum made for me last year. She makes these hooky rugs despite being in her 80's and absolutely crippled with arthritis. Years ago she had loads of these in the farmhouse made out of scraps of all our clothing, it was wonderful knowing there were bits of all of our past all bonded together in a rug. The Americans apparently pay a fortune for them but mum gives hers to the local cerebral palsy charity shop, she's a gem and I love her to bits. I've made rugs in the past but not from scratch like this, I may ask her to show me how to do it.
Other news this week, Declan turned 17 on Friday, how is that possible? Being Declan of course he had everything organised and in place ready to start driving on the big day, Jordan spent the day sitting in with him and from what I can gather they were all over the county, Keswick included. He has booked himself lessons and has a 3 hour one on Tuesday next week, on Thursday he has his theory test booked. Now this next part makes me feel really weird.............his Dad has my car in his business at the moment working on it and taking it for its MOT on Monday - I am going to be using Declans car to go to work etc!!!!!!!! No doubt I will have a million instructions before I set off about how to drive it lol.
Hoping to do some crafting tomorrow so fingers crossed I will have something to show you then.