When Burnice and Linda came over during the week we had decided to make peg bags. They really liked the ones I had already made and as I want to sell them at Gilly's Xmas Bazaar I made a few more. Burnice was making a green one for a friend and she had enough fabric to cut out an extra one which she very kindly gave to me to add to my little stock! These are the four I made today and I have another one already done so I shall just add a few pegs and they are all ready to go.
Saturday, 29 October 2011
I have taken my time to do Week 42 because I couldn't decide what I thought! It was all about "Coincidence, do you believe there is more to it than just coincidence? Do you have any stories of coincidences? Include some numbers". I just couldn't make up my mind....
Week 43 was about being sociable. "Are you sociable, do you prefer large or small gatherings, can you do small talk? Can you amuse yourself, do you like your own company? Include an invitation". I always thought I was a social animal and hated to be alone with just myself, particularly as a child. But as my days have become crammed full with being a wife and mother to 4 I crave time alone. Now my lot are growing up I get time alone and I love it...just as long as it's not toooo long, a day is enough at a stretch. And I am much more choosy about socialising; I prefer to pick who and how I socialise. Life is too short to spend time socialising with people I don't know /like! Right, it's official; I am a Grumpy Old Woman!
No invite in this however...I couldn't work one in and I was in a painty mood. I also have a social gathering to attend today that I am unsure about so I think that is swaying my choices.
Friday, 28 October 2011
OMG! I did it! Remember that hexagon knitted throw and how it needed a crochet edge? Well when my friends Linda and Burnice came over we were too bust sewing to do it so last night I got a book out and had a bash......
Monday, 24 October 2011
Saturday, 22 October 2011
I am sure you remember the couple of 60's style bags I made over the summer. Eliza has been waiting for me to make one for her too but I mislaid the fabric she wanted me to use. Whilst a-rummaging in the loft last week for wool to finish my blanket I found it so finally I did it for her. This fabric was given to me some time ago; I didn't know what I was going to do with it but I knew I would use it one day. I guess it is meant to be nursery fabric but I think it is rather retro and cool and Eliza loves it as a bag!
Thursday, 20 October 2011
This week was "Films; What was the first film you saw at a cinema and who with, favourite film, include some film meomorabilia". Well I wasn't quite sure whether the first film I saw was Dumbo or Snow White. I have very clear memories of going to the cinema to see Dumbo and joining the queue but being sent home when we reached the front as that showing was full and then having to go back later for the next showing. I also remember going to see Snow White and ducking down behind the seats because I was scared when I saw the witch! So I Wikipedia-d both films and discovered that Dumbo was re-released in '72 and '76 and Snow White in '75 so from that I deduced that my first film was Snow White! We lived in a cul-de-sac at the time and I went with a girl who lived down the road called Fiona Avery....I won't say she was a particular friend because she was bigger than me and I remember she pinched me REALLY hard one time when I was playing with her. Still I had the last laugh because she poked her fingers through our back gate (after being told not to), and was bitten by our rather anti-social, uber protective, dog at the time!
Anyway I digress, fave film is really any of the three Baz Luhrman Red Curtain films; Strictly Ballroom, Romeo and Juliet (the one with Claire Danes and Leonardo Di Caprio) and Moulin Rouge. In the end I plumped for Moulin Rouge as I just ADORE Ewan McGregor.....swoon!!!
Tuesday, 18 October 2011
Now I need to crochet an edge.....LINDA!!!! or HELLY!!!! help please! I think that will help hold the shape too. And I have some more ends to sew in but it took me a whole day to sew together so I was bit bored of ends by the time I had joined all the hexagons! Looks a bit of a funny selection of colours in the photo....tis better in real life, honest!
Tuesday, 11 October 2011
Yes it is Week 40! This week we are thinking about "Birthdays-do you celebrate/remember them? Have you had any memorable ones? Use a candle on your page." Well at my messy play session at Gilly's on Saturday I did this pinky pink background using shaving foam and cosmic shimmers. I borrowed the candle stamp from Gilly (bless her-I think we thoroughly ravaged her stash on Saturday- sorry) and rescued the cupcake from wrapping paper in the bin! Mounted it on card and added some glitter to it and the edge of the page and another one in the bag! Just 12, yes really only 12, more to go!
Monday, 10 October 2011
I went to Gilly's on Saturday for a "scrapbooking" day. Hmm not a lot of scrapbooking got done. I have had a rubbish week and both are things completely out of my control. So first it was decreed that we needed Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, the Glamour selection of course, supplied by my glamourous friend Helly...
.....well what more can you say! Luv Ya Helly!!!
Thursday, 6 October 2011
Bit late with this one but I couldn't quite decide what to do. Our theme this week was " Are you extravagent? What is your biggest extravagence, use something extravagent". I had all sorts of try-outs for BG but in the end I painted it gold and then embossed the central panel. My extravagent bit was the fancy ribbon with pearls on. Then I was stuck with how to journal!! So this one is definately "less is more". I guess my other extravagence is my Doc Marten boots; I have three pairs so far...
Monday, 3 October 2011
This was last weeks but I have been doing my LSNED so I haven't had time to blog it yet! Our prompt was "Are you Lucky, material or otherwise, use a lucky charm". Great excitement as I got to do a B/G using a technique I learnt at Ally Pally with Glimmer Mists and cling film. Then I stamped over it with my new brick stamp and I had a nice rub on that had the word "wealthy" that I crossed out. How could I say I wasn't lucky with all these things in my life; I certainly never win raffles or competitions but where it matters, I consider myself very lucky.
Sunday, 2 October 2011
I also made it to the end of my album! Here are all the pages ready for binding; don't expect daily blog posts from now on! I have a heap of house stuff to catch up on that has been pushed aside to get this done.
Saturday, 1 October 2011
Today was our Harvest Celebration. We walked all the children in Key Stage 1 to a local farm and had it in the open air, in the unseasonally hot, blazing sunshine! They had made bunting which we hung in the trees and we had a decorated harvest table complete with life size animals! The children sang their socks off! This is something the school did for the first time last year but it poured so they were in a barn. I am so pleased to be part of such a fabulous idea...I bet these children will remember their harvests long into adulthood and it is so much more meaningful to be surrounded by all that we are saying thank you for.