Friday, 31 October 2008
Hope you like the new look of the blog, during our Christmas Countdown and lets see what we have to review by November 24th! Happy Crafting! TFLx
P,S. Happy Halloween!!!!!!!
Thursday, 30 October 2008
Actually made a start on the Christmas shopping today! Yay!!! I always feel better when I have made a start!!! Hubby had a couple of days off so we went shopping briefly today, due to the horrendous rain!!! And hope to go to Meadowhall tomorrow! This cold is finally going I think, so am making a bit of a recovery!!! Been to the pub for tea with FIL too, who is also now recovering. Still not seen mum, with my nasty cold germs, as I dont want her to get this!!
DS2 had his first major success with the dance festival today! We now have one trophy on the mantlepiece to go with the two bronze medals so far! Another class tomorrow!
Did do a bit of crafting this morning, another project for my countdown to Christmas!!! So still a secret!!! Will reveal all tomorrow!!! TFLx
Wednesday, 29 October 2008
Tuesday, 28 October 2008
P.S. Got up at 6am and got my Hobson Grove add on and some of the Noah Stamps from the Studio Calico release! Phew! Cold much improved thank goodness. No pills today, but keep sneezing all the time!! Hubby got a couple of days of now, so hoping to go out and about. Staying well away from mum though with this stinker!!! last thing she needs is to be coughing and sneezing after her operation - that would certainly split all her stitches!!!
Monday, 27 October 2008
Saturday, 25 October 2008
Other than that, all you need is a glue gun, but if you don't have one, you could wire the things on with florists wire.1. Make a bow using the organza ribbon double. (I take hold of two loops of ribbon and then just do the first part of the shoelace bow i.e. the knot!) Set this to one side.2. With the remainder of the ribbon, thread it around the wreath ring, thread it through the middle, then over the edge, keep going until you have used the ribbon, then space it out evenly around the circle and glue the ends in place.3. Split the spray of autumn leaves into 3 using pliers to chop through the wire. Leave a stem so you can tuck the leaf spray into the twig ring. These I spaced evenly around the wreath, one at the top and then the others at roughly five o'clock and eight oclock on a clock face. Tuck the wire into the twigs but the add glue to arrange the leaves exactly where you want them and add strength.4. Decide which gourd is going where and experiment with the best way up to place them. Add two or three large blobs of glue from the glue gun then hold in place until the gue sets. Finally, glue the bow in place, just off centre at the top. use a large blob of glue to make sure it is secure.
5. Use a Christmas wreath hanger (widely available for £1.99) to hang your wreath on the front door, but be sure to wire the wreath to the door hanger securely to stop thieves pinching your handiwork!! (I once lost a wreath that way, when we were first married and have not been caught out since!) You could also use a length of florist ribbon to hang the wreath over the top of the door and drawing pin it to the top edge. Then you could lift the wreath to the inside at night or if you go out, to be certain it does not walk!!!! This wreath could stay in place until your Christmas wreath is ready to go up!
Friday, 24 October 2008
Must also keep in mind my Bloggaversary in December and as nearly 20,000 people have read this blog, I propose a little celebration with some blog candy that week, for one lucky blog reader!!
Look what dropped in my Inbox this morning!! Tomorrow is the 25th! Already!!! Does not feel like two minutes since we did the last one!!! So, putting camera on charge as we speak! The kids will duck when they see me photographing my breakfast!!! That's the cue for the groans!!! If you are joining in, Shimelle has a photo fact sheet on composition this month over on her blog (despite being on her honeymoon!) Composition this month.
Those fab Basic Grey 'Wassail' papers are appearing in a few online shops I noticed! Was seriously tempted last night, but so far, have resisted!!! I do still have lots of Christmas papers! Must try to get something made today. Want to make some homemade carrot soup too! Just fancy it on these windy autumn days!Here is a picture I took when walking the dog the other day! Thought these Fungi looked like little flowers on the forest floor! Catch up later! TFLx
Thursday, 23 October 2008
Having a sewing day today on costumes, will post again later.
Wednesday, 22 October 2008
I broke up from school today, as I only work part time and wednesday is my last day of the week. This half term of 8 weeks, has been extrodinarily long! We are all tired and looking forward to a week off. DS2 is in the Hull dance festival every day next week, so I am sure we will still be hectic, but no work is going to make a difference! Got a couple of dance costumes to make tomorrow so will be making a trip to buy fabric in the morning. Yet another thing getting in the way of my crafting!!! TFLx
Tuesday, 21 October 2008
Monday, 20 October 2008
Not fab photo's with flash but it was dark when I got home from mums. The next set will be a complete contrast in red and green!!! Got to cater for everyone!!!
I am now supposed to pass it on to six blogging friends, that's going to be really difficult!
Sue for her extensive work on Dotees!!! Pushing the boundaries of the Dotee!
Maria who blogs for her sanity just like me!!!!! Keep crafting!!!
Karen for her fab ew... to new inspiration!!!
Annette one of my Teamies on UKs who has just been chosen as a design team member for Zutter - take a look at what you can do with your BIA
Anne who is a whizz with the camera and does fab LO's too!!!!
Caz who writes great fun poetry like me and does fab things with her Craft Robo - just never managed to master mine!!
Phew! That was a tricky decision!!! I am inspired by loads of people, but these ladies I chat to on my craft forums too, and it did say choose six blogging friends!!! So now you all have the task of passing it on!!! Lol! Thanks again Alex.
Saturday, 18 October 2008
I listed some reflections in my journaling, to carry on the theme. You were invited to have two journaling blocks on this LO, so I used the top one to reflect on where we are now.
Busy day today. DS2 has his first day at the chocolate shop working today, last week was just a trial. We have an important meal date with friends from down south at tea time. I have not seen them for years, so it will be very interesting to catch up! Their daughter and my eldest son were best friends at playgroup and we parents hit it off straight away! It will be great to see them. Off to visit mum today and see how she is getting on. She gets her staples removed today, by the district nurse, so will try NOT to faint, or even better, not look!!!! TFLx
Friday, 17 October 2008
Thursday, 16 October 2008
Tip: used a darning needle to thread the waxed string through the corners. TFLx
Wednesday, 15 October 2008
I showed them the trick or treat sack and told them how to do it, so they could have a go at home!
Thank you to the ladies from the craft forum who donated stash! Much appreciated! Thinking of having a card making table at the Christmas fair where people can pay to make a card. It could be manned by the pupils themselves by then! TFLx