The best thing I ever made!!

The best thing I ever made!!

Wednesday, 28 May 2008

It's In The Bag . . .

Finally!!! I have finished my knitted bag. It didn't take long to knit it, I didn't take that long to sew it together. What did take ages was the interim period where I just kept looking at it thinking "hmm I really should finish that".

That is probably my biggest fault. I start so many things and never quite finish them. See I have these flashes of inspiration or see a pretty little doo-dah that I just have to get and start something else.

This was my first attempt at knitting (well second if you count the matching little purse I did initially - but we won't count that!!!)

Tuesday, 20 May 2008

I've been tagged

23 Beech Hill has tagged me :-

1) What was I doing 10 years ago? 1998....?Probably something naughty. . . I didn’t settle down until I met DH. I was temping in offices etc in the mornings, college in the afternoon, Bar work 1 night a week and working in a Chinese on a Saturday night. The rest of the time I was staying out, riding motorbikes, drinking too much, pulling unsuitable men!!

2. What are 5 things on my to-do list for today (not in any particular order)

1 – Taking the girls to nanny and granddads for the afternoon
2 – Watching some tv I’ve recorded
3 – Eating see below whilst doing above
4 - Catching up on a bit of zzzzzzz (I work nights)
5 – Possibly a little crafting (unlikely though today)

3) Snacks I enjoy:

All of the snacks I like are cholesterol nightmares –
Mini scotch eggs
Ham (quite disgusting, but I dive in the fridge and munch on ham while I look for something healthy – but then funnily enough not hungry any more!!!)
Crisps – my biggest downfall. Especially like sweet chilli ones. I used to like Pringles, but they hurt the corners of my mouth!!!

4) Things I would do if I were a billionaire:Stop working bloody nights!!!
Build/sponsor refuges for abused women
Be involved with a children’s charity
Open a hotel.
Buy a Subaru Impreza and a Lotus Elise and a Aston Martin DBS and a Mini Cooper S wrx. And a motorbike
Build my dream house.
Buy a ham factory!!!

5) Places I have lived:Staffordshire
West Midlands

6) 6 peeps I wanna know more about ...

Sorry if you've been tagged already or don't want to be now, but your on my favourites list for a reason!! (flattery gets one everywhere!!)

Monday, 19 May 2008

I didn't make it but it is beautiful . . .

I have the loveliest husband in the world ever . . . . On a recent outing with him the 2 baby geckos and my mom we came across a lovely little jewellery shop. I was admiring a rather beautiful necklace when the little ones discovered the mini train track. Not a mommy to disappoint her little cherubs we duly went for a ride. (It was great fun - and my mom managed to pull some old guy who went off to collect pine cones for her . . . sorry I digress). Hubbie feigned grumpy tiredness and sat out the train ride. When we got home sometime later he sent me on a mission to 'fire up the laptop' which I duly did. What was nestling in the laptop case . . . . . . Bless him. What a guy.
Inspired by the beauty of this one I have a list of crafting I need to do:-
1 x bag (knitted but not sewn up)
1 x necklace for my mom.
1 x toadstool for lucykates swap.
1 x bag charm for above bag (the knitted one - not lucykate, she's not a bag!!!)
1 x fairy scene to paint for the girl's bedroom.
many x fairies to grace the above painting (it's going to be a 3d thing)
I need to stop listing and start doing!!!

Thursday, 1 May 2008

Cards . . .(. . .tantrums and tiaras)

Next month my brother and my 2 dearest friends all celebrate wedding anniversaries. I thought it better to make the cards slightly early. How I hate leaving things for the last minute . . . .

I'm really rather pleased with them. Ok so it took an age to doctor photos and the dress may have been more stunning had I used a template from somewhere, but I like freehand damn it!!

And what were my princesses doing whilst I was crafting away? Making tiaras of course!! (and throwing tantrums . . )