Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Where has today gone??? (every day rambling and some stitchery)

Blooming 'eck cant believe its half three already - keep thinking its only mid morning -whats all that about??? lol

Well, today is my first day off whilst the boys have been on holiday and I wanted to take them to an exhibition at a local museum to see props and models from sci-fi films - tbh - more for me than them -lol as I am a bit of a Star Wars fan:

It wasnt a huge exhibition just to say worth the couple of pound to get in.  To stop the moaning about going to the museum I said I'd take them to the local indoor skate park - which was bl**dy freezing -NOTE TO SELF  next time - wrap up very warmly and take something to read!!!

Now they cant moan next time I want to take them somewhere when I sat for two hours in the cold for them - lol.

Right enough of my everyday rambling - I'm also here to show a bit of stitchery.  I have finally got round to finishing off some completed  cross-stitching:

Made into a cushing AND I even managed to add lace!!  Never done that before.

Made into another cushion.

Lastly I had the urge to make a make-up bag at the weekend (as you do).  Now my sewing knowledge is basic to say the least but I managed to make a makeup bag - lined and with a zip neither of which have I attempted before!!! without much swearing or unpicking - heres a piccie of the finished item, now I know its not brilliant but for a first attempt I'm quite chuffed:

Right I think thats me up to date, just on with some colouring for christmas cards and stitching together the felt reindeer that came free with a magazine.  But before I can crack on with that I have to get Tom ready for a Halloween party that he is going to tonight.

If you've made it this far - thank you!


Thursday, 24 October 2013


Long time no post, but I do have a good reason you see we had a little jolly to Eurodisney:

As you can see weather wasnt fab but it didnt really matter.  The park was ready for Halloween and the parade was Halloween/Fall based just gorgeous!!!

And of course you had to have a cuddle with Mickey, although Tom who is 10 was in a bit of a strop as he felt he was TOO old for this (he soon came round though), but Jack enjoyed it - lol, but dont tell him I told you - Goofy took a particular shine to him lol.

When we came home it was Pins and Needles show at Newcastle racecourse, I had tickets from the beginning of the year but wasnt sure if we'd be bothered to make it but my lovely hubby took me up - now, I did enjoy it but there was only one cross stitch stall - the lovely TrudyAnne Designs so I bought a couple of things there:

And I couldnt resist starting one of the designs - oops that means the wizard will probably come to a standstill.  

That is the most recent update of him - but I will keep at him as the end is in sight :-), I think I'll take hints from June  as she always has a few projects on the go at once.

The rest of the stalls were cardmaking, so it would have been rude not to make a couple of purchases:


Nothing too exciting, as I didnt have an idea of what I needed as I was expecting it to be more fabrics/stitching.

So thats it really, I need to get back into cardmaking and make a start on my Christmas Cards.

Hope I haven't bored you.

Thanks for looking 



Friday, 4 October 2013


... thats Friday over with - yay!!  Time to chillax, kids at nannas, hubby on nights - I can choose what to watch on tv without any moaning - yay!!!  Before I go and have a bath and my pj's on - I'll just post this recent make:

Its a cute Sassy Cheryl image - coloured with promarkers, matted onto green cardstock.  the papers where magazine freebies and I have added flowers and pearl from my stash and a craftwork cards sentiment.

I would like to enter this into:

Sassy Cheryl Challenge - Anything goes with a sassy cheryl image
Simon Says Stamp - going dotty

Whilst I am here I'll just pop a quick stitchy update on the wizard:

this is more of kick up the bum for me to keep going as I can see I am making progress against my last photo :-) even though it feels like I'm not (if that makes sense!)  I'm onto my last quarter of the pattern whoop! - although there will be lots of finishing off stitches :-( .

Right my bath is calling me - catch you soon, enjoy the weekend.

Thanks for looking


Thursday, 3 October 2013


... just a quick post before I go and clean the windows outside - we have been living in a bit of a fog since our window cleaner did a bunk a certain number of months ago and they havent been touched - dirty devil that I am, anyhoo its a nice morning so I'm going to get that job out of the way.

First though I'll blog this whilst I finish my cuppa:

I've coloured this gorgeous image with promarkers (however I have dipped my toe in the dark side that is copics for the skin colours!) and added some fine glitter to the bottom of her dress and the material from her hat. The crown was coloured with a gold pen. The image and papers have been backed onto purple card and the dp's are papermania.  I have added flowers and little gems from my stash.

I would like to enter this into:

Papertake weekly: - anything goes.
Simon says stamp: Dotty
Moving along with the times - anything goes
Di's digi design challenge blog - show off your colouring

Right best go and tackle these windows :-(

Thanks for looking


Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Clean and Simple...

... I was playing around with one of Janeys lovely images and fancied trying a couple of new things, first a bit of free hand doodling and second a go at a twisted easel card, here is the outcome:  (It is a bit picture heavy as it was tricky trying to show the effect).

I have used my favourite colour combo. of pink and green and used pro-markers to colour the sweet pea image.  The paper was a freebie in paperstack from a magazine ages ago.  I have used pink card stock to matt the image onto and used the same coloured card for the butterflies - the sentiment is from craftwork cards and added pearls from my stash.

I would like to enter this into:

Allsorts - how does your garden grow
Crafty sentiments - favourite colour combination
Divas by design - clean and simple.

Thanks for looking