Friday, September 29, 2006

My favourite hunk

There's a great thread on UKS today prompting everyone to change their avator to their favourite hunk so thought I'd share mine with you - the gorgeous Nick Heyward.

You'd think that by now I'd have outgrown this obsession I've had since I was 10 years old...... not likely!!!!

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Tidy Craft Room

DH and I have spent the whole of today emptying, painting and tidying my little craft room. Who would have thought that a room 6 feet something x 7 feet something could hold so much stuff........

My dad and stepmum are coming over at Christmas time so a massive reorganisation was required so that someone could sleep in there. Out went my beautiful handmade solid pine desk and in came a folding aluminium camping table (easy to put away when we need to get a camp bed out). DH had the idea to take the castors off my storage cube unit and lay it on it's side - voila! extra work surface :)

Still need to sort through and weed out some unwanted bits but I'm really pleased that we managed to get it sorted and painted within the day

Monday, September 18, 2006

What a sad day......

Today we attended the funeral of a dear friend who I've known since the age of 13/14.

He was such a big influence on my teenage years - I have such a lot to thank him for. If it hadn't been for his encouragement I'm not sure whether myself and DH would have ever gotten together.

Alan - you were a great man, a loyal friend and will be sadly missed. Sleep peacefully mate.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

My little girl.....

Sian came home form gymnastics last night with a letter saying that she'd been selected to enter the next regional gymnastics competition for Floorwork and Vault.

She is SO excited. Roll-on 8th October - hope I can take some pics :)

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Playing catch up

So many things to do, so little time.....

I've been busy catching up over the last few days, including the boring stuff like ironing, as well as the fun stuff :)

The altered bag swap at AN is now under way. Mine was posted off on Monday (no pics taken as I want a surprise when it comes back) and I should receive one to work on in the next day or so. Playing with fabric is such a change for me as I usually only work with paper - hope I can do it without letting anyone down.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

I'm such a bad Blogger

Life seems to have been chaotic for the last couple of weeks. DD is being a total rat-bag and driving us mad...

Warrington crop was on Saturday. As usual, I didn't manage to get much done (too much talking I guess ) so this page is the only thing I have to show for it :)

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Final post of the day....

This is my gorgeous completed canvas from the round robin at AN - huge thanks to Linda, Pat, Julie and Claudia, I love it!

It arrived home a few days ago but disaster had struck. The stupid postman had thrown it over into the back garden and it had sat there, in the heaving rain from 8.30am until I got home form work - not a good idea!

I was so upset and angry when it was found. The jiffy bag was so wet that the ink had washed off the address label and the packaging tape had completely lost it's 'stick'. Even worse was to come - I opened the remains of the jiffy bag to find water sloshing about inside, all of the metal embellies loose inside the bag and blank aptches where the ink had disappeared!

Luckily, after a few days gently drying, a good dollop of Glossy Accents for the stray embellies, and a mixture of inkpads/metallic rubons I hope it now looks as good as new. The frame is still a little wharped but I'm sure it won't be too noticeable once it's on the wall in my craft room.

Thanks again ladies - you are all so talented!

Kids CJ - next round

Sian was so excited earlier in the week to receive the next round of the Alter Native kids CJ - Ella's Animals and Birds CJ.

One of her favourite days out is a visit to Knowsley Safari Park It is only about 15 mins away from our house and as we have season tickets we are regular visitors so have plenty of photo's.

Sian really enjoyed doing this CJ and would have happily carried on and filled the whole book!

4 letter domino swap

LMS17A is holding a 4 letter domino swap over on UKS. I was given the word 'FUNK' to do, no brief, no colour scheme.

I love playing with dominoes. The word FUNK to me brings up bright colours and a bit of madness - nothing structured. I've kept these simple - alcohol inks, gold marker on the edges, Basic Grey Holy Cow alpha rub-ons and stitch rub-ons from the new Papermania range. A coating of glossy accents and they done and ready to post on 23rd - how effient is that!

Silly hat

Last weekend we went to a lovely family party in Wales. MIL's auntie was 80 and it was lovely to meet up with all of the family - we don't see them often enough.

Sian had her little friend to play with, also called Sian. The 'other Sian' is MIL's cousins grandaughter and is just a couple of weeks olden than our Sian. They don't meet up very often but always have a good time when they get together :)

Both Sian's were upto mischief all day. Our Sian decided that the weight from the helium balloon table decorations would make a great hat - what do you think....