Sunday, 30 November 2008

Happy Advent

Cold and crispy here today and it's the first Sunday in Advent already! So excited that Christmas preparations can start in earnest now. I find myself surrounded by my Anna Griffin Christmas box, as usual I have left it late so now need to make a lot of cards in a short space of time. At least with this I don't need to skimp on quality.

Enjoy what's left of your weekend!

Monday, 24 November 2008

Another first

Here is my first entry for Sunday Postcard Art where the challenge was joker.

I also had a go at the split negative technique for Saturday Workout, using distress inks and a favourite paisley background stamp from Stampers' Anonymous, which was unfortunately just a bit too small to accommodate the size, hence the matting and layering.

This was quite absorbing although it was quite quick to do too, just taxing enough for a Monday night lol.

Honeycomb heaven

I cannot wait for this to be finished. I love the pattern and the Debbie Bliss yarn is so soft and comfy. In some ways I wish it was for a sweater rather than a vest but there you go. Back to the pins

Sunday, 23 November 2008


You know ever since I was little I have been fascinated by the moon - the different colours and the changing shapes so it seemed like an obvious choice for the theme of Magic over at Craftaway-a-Sunday. I also love working on stampbord too.

Saturday, 22 November 2008

Cards for little people

Two of the most adorable people will be a big 4 years old this week. Both are gorgeous, full of mischief and full of fun and we love them very much.

Happy Birthday Megan and Fraser!

Friday, 21 November 2008

Thank Crunchie...

it's Friday! Although I guess you would need to be my age or older to remember that commercial lol!

You know there are many things only heard in a primary school - thank goodness and doesn't the nativity season just bring out the best in everyone. At least at this time you can legitimately hear someone shout "you are a DONKEY!!!!!" to the 5 year old who wants to be a monkey in the show. Baby Jesus will have a mild concussion this weekend - since he took a tumble down the stage steps. Ah the joys!

Have a great weekend - will definitely need to make something to restore the sanity this weekend.

Sunday, 16 November 2008

What type of person are you?

Why are these things so spookily accurate!
Give it a go and see what kind of person you are, go on I dare you!

Personality quiz

Your Personality is Somewhat Rare (ISFP)
Your personality type is caring, peaceful, artistic, and calm.

Only about 7% of all people have your personality, including 8% of all women and 6% of all men
You are Introverted, Sensing, Feeling, and Perceiving.

Saturday, 15 November 2008

Not moo-ed for a while...

...if you know what I mean. The challenge over at Make a Moo or Two this week was to try something new and as if fate were smiling on me I wandered over to Saturday workout where Sandy had set the challenge of the Thread technique which I hadn't used before. Here is my entry for both. I thought it ended up looking like a little hillside path so thought the little hiker was apt. The artificial light is shocking so I will change the picture when we get some daylight. Now changed - this looks better now. Hopefully that will let you see the shimmer of the silver bells glimmer mist too which hasn't shown up at all on these pictures.

Thanks for stopping by.
Edited to change the photo :o)

Sunday, 9 November 2008

Let it Snow

and weirdly enough the forecast for here today is for snow showers although I don't see it happening....... hopefully

The theme over at Craftaway-a-Sunday this week is Let it Snow and here is my entry.

Saturday, 1 November 2008

5 things I'm loving right now

1) Cool autumn air and crisp walks in the sunshine. After the deluges of last weekend and the start of the week, a couple of days like this were more than welcome!
2) Listening to podcasts on the journey to work. Just discovered these and love a mixture of craft ones, "Creative Mom", "Stash and Burn" and "Lime and Violet" especially and some of the short story ones, particularly "The Moth" and the E!Entertainment "Answer B***h!"
3) Curling up in front of the fire on a cold afternoon with a good book - reading Sam Bourne's The Final Reckoning. I love a thriller and have read a couple of Sam Bourne's books - this is by far my favourite so far.
4) Fabric - particulary in love with some of the Timeless Treasures patterned fabric and Amy Butler's Midwest Modern Collections
5) Just taking the time to stop and take stock. This one is usually reserved for December but since I have had such a mixed year healthwise and now feel so much better I am taking the time now to appreciate what I am blessed enough to have.
Enjoy your weekend!
Seona x