Wednesday, 31 December 2008
Had a nice meal with our friends last night, Barney provided the floor show, playing tackle rugby again with his very bedraggled soft toy!!! DS2 was out at a birthday party and DS1 was busy taking his new phone back to the phone shop as it had stopped working already!!!!! We are spending more and more time childless these days and I am finding it quite an adjustment. I know I have mentioned this before, but it does take some getting used to!!! Funnily enough, our boys have often tackled things at the same stage even though they are 3 years apart in age. DS1 as he was slightly behind with his milestones due too his Dyspraxia and DS2 who is very quick so was always very ahead of himself! So here we are with one 18 and one nearly 15 and they are both suddenly out all the time!!!! Hence the Derby and Joan feeling I am having!!!
dad still struggling with his illness, so off to visit him today and see if I can cheer him up a bit! Hubby back at work and for once no entertaining to do - we are going out to friends tonight!!! I am looking forward to a bit more puppy cuddling tonight as our friends who have a new addition at their house are bringing "Bart" in his puppy cage! Will try and grab a few photo's if I can! (Don't tell Barney!)
I must have been under the weather as I completely forgot about the Studio Calico reveal night the other day!!! So unlike me! Probably for the best as I have not been tempted by any add ons!!!! My new years resolution is to use up stash I have before buying any more!!!! I may keep my monthly kit for a month or two and see if I use any up but if I don't I am going to be firm with myself and cancel it!!! I have resisted all sales so far too! Crafting has gone on to the back burner at the moment, so I need to find my mojo pretty quickly!! I have a challenge to start for scrapbook apprentice!!!! Talking of which I think we find out who is the first to be voted off today!!!!! Well, supposedly!! Have a great night, whatever you are doing!!! TFLx
Happy New Year!
Monday, 29 December 2008
It was a lovely day and although very tiring, I enjoyed it all. Not sure DS1 knew what all the fuss was about, but it suited me to celebrate his coming of age!
Off to do a bit more clearing up, before having a bath and going out to a friends house for a meal this evening! It all eating at this time of year! Now what shall I wear???? TFLx
Saturday, 27 December 2008
Wednesday, 24 December 2008
Merry Christmas and best wishes to all of you and your families this season xx
Tuesday, 23 December 2008
Happy 18th Birthday Chris! Hope you have a great day! Fancy having a baby at this time of year!!! I blame the parents!!!! At least he arrived on the 23rd and not his due date of the 25th!!!!!
Monday, 22 December 2008
1. Using one whole sheet of 12x12 patterned paper, fold into three exact sections at 4 inch intervals. trim off a 1 inch wide strip from one side of the paper after folding. Place a strip of double sided tape along the bottom edge and fold over to wrong side of paper along the edge of the DST to make a narrow hem.
2. Apply double sided tape along the side edges of the lower two sections of the paper. Peel off the backing and fold the top third of paper down first and press. Then fold the bottom third of paper up to create a pocket for the money to sit in inside the wallet.3. Cut one third of the narrow strip of paper off and remove. Stick the other two thirds together using double sided tape, to form a strip of double sided paper for the closure. Round the corners of this strip at one end only.
4. For the greeting card pocket, cut an off cut of toning paper that is larger than a credit card by three quarters of an inch on all sides. Apply double sided tape to one long edge and fold over a narrow hem as done before on the wallet. Apply double sided tape to the other three sides and stick in position on the right hand side of the wallet card. See first picture above to help.
Takes very little time and is very easy! Hope you still have time to make some! You could use them to give shop gift cards and make fake money for your greeting card instead! TFLx
Saturday, 20 December 2008
Thursday, 18 December 2008
Wednesday, 17 December 2008
Monday, 15 December 2008
Bumped into friends with ther two dogs, so went and had a hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows outside a coffee house in the square and watched the garland dancers.
There were old fashioned fairground rides, a steam organ, hot roast chestnuts and loads of stalls selling yummy things!! I bought a tree decoration, I just had to have it, does it remind you of anyone??? Barney on our tree for ever!!!
Got my christmas shopping completed now, so that's a big relief! Wrapped most things last night, then had a take away whilst watching Sports review of the year, then Top Gear. Got lots to do today, need to finish some sweetie bloom orders that did not get done and bake more mince pies!! Only two days left at school, so need to write my cards for the children I teach. Wonder how much I will actually get done? TFLx
Sunday, 14 December 2008
Saturday, 13 December 2008
Thursday, 11 December 2008
Here are your random numbers:5
Timestamp: 2008-12-11 18:08:13 UTC
Pick me! Have really enjoyed reading your blog and making some of your projects. Keep up the good work CC! Jackie worcs :-)
06 December 2008 17:04
Congrats to you Jackie!!! Pm me your address and I will get your goodies in the post! Wish I could make everyone a winner!
Big thanks to everyone for reading my blog and making it all worth while and all your supportive comments! Merry Christmas! Caroline x
Wednesday, 10 December 2008
Tuesday, 9 December 2008
Monday, 8 December 2008
Saturday, 6 December 2008
Friday, 5 December 2008
I am coming up to my blog-aversary on the 13th dec and I have not forgotten that I offered a RAK for my 20.000 hit (although another 300 odd hits have been added in the last week or so!!!) I will sort it out and post it. I have one of those lovely Cath Kidston Christmas eco bags from Tesco that are like gold dust to give away, along with one or two of my Christmas countdown projects! I will get onto it today! TFLx
Thursday, 4 December 2008
Had a fab day in the kitchen all day today baking mince pies for hubby's birthday tomorrow, he is not well bless him, with a throat and chest infection - been to the doctors today for his annual visit!!! He is never ill, well not in the last 20 years since we have been married, except with a throat infection, always the first week in december!!! I am feeling very guilty actually as this will be the first time I have no pressie for him to open tomorrow! He wants a new golf driver and that is certainly something he needs to choose himself!!! Anyway, mince pies are made; 18 for him to take to work and 18 for me for Christmas, complete with brandy butter! Grandma's recipe! Had to nip out and get more butter to finish them off this afternoon. Also made some blind pastry cases (i.e. empty) for christmas party food too! Will become quiches at a later date! And 8 mini mince pies for times when you just can't manage a whole one!!! Freezing them as we speak!
Now for my Royal Mail rant!!!! On the way to Sainsbury's local for my butter, I had to pass the parcels office, so decided to try and track down my missing parcel from Asda; one computer game for DS2 for Christmas. Apparently posted out to me on 4th November, but as yet has not arrived. Anyway, duly queued up and asked at the counter only to be told it had been returned as I had never been to collect it!!!! How could I????? They never left me a red parcel card to say they had tried to deliver it!!!!!! I was furious!!! Particularly as I had been in there last week to collect two stash parcels!!!! The man behind the desk could offer no explanation!!! It would be back with Asda by now he said!! Are you supposed to be psychic???? *A parcel awaits!!!!!! A parcel awaits!!!!* No!! I got no such vibes! I rang Asda when I got home who declared it could take 6 to 8 weeks to get back to them and until then, they are unable to issue a refund or send another so DS2 will not have it at Christmas!!! I am speechless!!! I wouldn't mind but I ordered on October 14th!!!! How come it will take 6 to 8 weeks to get back to them??? Is the postman walking there with it???? I am not impressed by Royal Mail or Asda entertainment!!! Phew! Rant over!! Off to eat another mince pie and write hubby's card!!! TFLx
P.S. If you're reading this from my work I have not made any for school........................yet!
Wednesday, 3 December 2008
Just found this TV extract from the Martha Stewart show on her blog! Will have to have a go at this!!!
Been another cold and frosty day here, still all crunchy under foot and to be snow during the night!!!! Made my chocolate log today with my Year 4 RE group, donated it to the school fayre and finished my cat and dog treats too! Off to make a couple of aprons for orders, remember this?
Tuesday, 2 December 2008
I made my blooms from chipboard flowers, silk flowers and stamped and punched flowers 54 of them!!! Took a lot of time on sunday, but worth the effort, will get the lolly blossoms done tonight I hope.
I was hoping to have a go at the Tim Holtz tweleve tags of Christmas over on his blog. I have not got all the goodies I would need to complete it exactly, but thought I would have a go using my own supplies and some of his techniques. If you fancy having a go, take a look here.
I am going to demonstrate making a chocolate log at school tomorrow, so will have to get my ingredients together tonight. Been and bought my chocolate swiss roll from the supermarket and just need to whip up some buttercream later. Been busy at cardmaking club today finishing off our cat and dog treats for the school fayre, we have made quite a few now! Should make a bit of cash for school fund! TFLx