Sunday, 25 November 2007
I had a lovely, lovely day yesterday at the BubblyFunk cybercrop, first time I've done anything like this and I thought I would have managed to make more things. However, I did get a couple of projects completed, not without some trauma, I have to say. It was good to challenged to do things you wouldn't normally attempt. Those are the pics I am hoping to post later.
One of the craft fairs that I had planned to attend has been cancelled, bit of a relief really, but the other one is next Sunday, so I had better get on and make some more felt brooches with my fabulous embellisher machine - I really love it.
Wednesday, 21 November 2007
The painting was all finished on Sunday and now we are waiting for the joiner to come back and rebuild the cupboards and box in some of the pipes, then the electrician can come back and put the sockets back on the walls and connect the heaters. Do you think it will be finished for Christmas?
Saturday, 17 November 2007
As the plasters were here on Monday, the plaster is now dry enough to paint, so DH and I spent all day today painting the back kitchen. DH snapped this picture of me getting ready to start painting, wearing my fetching Massey Ferguson overalls and an old scarf tied round my hair!
Friday, 16 November 2007
Thursday, 15 November 2007
Wednesday, 14 November 2007
Tuesday, 6 November 2007
Sunday, 4 November 2007
The blackbirds have feasted on the cottoneaster since August and now the leaves have turned the most gorgeous shade of red. This will probably be the last year I will see this from my dining room window as all the shubs have grown too big and are blocking the light at the back of the house so we plan to take them all out next year and just have some grass. I do have another cottoneaster in another part of the garden, indeed it tends to self-seed and bits pop up all over the place.
Saturday, 3 November 2007
How lovely to be awarded the You Make Me Smile Award by Sam at Incywincy Togs. Sam introduced me to Tuggle a great co-operative craft sales website to help crafters work together to get better marketing for their goods. She sells lovely children's clothes, not much good to me as mine are too old to be children and not old enough to have children of their own - at least I hope not!!!!
Most of the people who make me smile have got this award already 'cos they are lovely smiley people but I might just have to give them it again! So here goes: Hazel - you are such a dedicated crafter and a constant inspiration, Rosie(Freycob) lovely lady makes me laugh so much on Bubblyfunk that my DH thinks I have gone mad, Tracey - doesn't have a blog but makes me laugh a lot too, Beth - OMG what can I say, this woman looks at things in a way that has me rolling about with laughter, Lythan - I know you have had this before, but your blog makes me smile every time I read it...you know I could go on and on. There are some great people out there in the blog land and I love to read about your lives. As Bruce would say (if he was a blogger) Keeep blogging.
1. I have greeny blue eyes with a funny little brown bit in one of them (you will see this is Blogger ever lets me upload my HS:MS Self-Portrait for today).
2. I travelled from London to Zeebrugge by train and ferry on my own when I was 15.
3. I am 5ft 6in tall.
4. I love to dance
5. My favourite book is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
6. My first cat was called Jasper.
7. I've been married (to the same man) for 26 years.
Okay, so now who to tag? Hazel,(just been on your blog and see someone beat me to it) Sam (Incywincy), Andrea, Paula, Dollydimp, Rosie (Bakes a Peace of Cake) and Carolyn. I'll come back later and add the rest of the links, but I'd better go and make the tea now.
Thursday, 1 November 2007
1. If you could have £100 worth of scrapbook paper or assorted embellishments, which would you choose? I think I would go for the embellishments, I have quite a lot of paper and although I know you can never have enough, somehow I never get around to buying all those fabby embellishments and then I am scrabbling around trying to find just the right thing to finish a card and get frustrated, so a big pile of stuff would be great.
2. If you had to choose between using only stamps or rubons, which would you choose? That's easy, Stamps every time, you can use them again and again. I haven't really got into rub ons at all but I love my stamps.
3. If you knew how to do both awesome cards and layouts but could only do one for a whole year...which would you do? I haven't quite got going on scrapping yet, I am teetering on the verge of doing a scrapbook for my DS1s 21st bday in January (I know I need to get on with it) it might be interesting to spend a year working on LOs to build up techniques so I will go for that.
4. Would you rather own a scrapbooking store or have your own scrapping room at home...(can't have both he he he) This is really hard, I'd love my own craft shop, but probably not exclusively for papercrafts, those who have read this blog before will know that I love textiles too. However, I really need my own room for all my stuff, so as long as my sewing machine, embellisher and all my boxes of fibres and fabric could be accommodated as well as all my paper, stamps, glue, and tools for papercrafting - then I think I would go for a dedicated craft room.
5. And last but not least, what is your CURRENT cardmaking or scrapping style. I think this is the hardest question of all. Stamping and embossing is quite prevalent, but also painting my stamped images with H2os and gel pens, bit of watercolouring too. Overall my style is one of bold simple images and not too much fuss, which pretty much sums up my fashion style, my interior decoration style and my personality - not that I'm saying I'm simple! Maybe I should have said classic - too late now, I can see my bubblyfunk friends rolling about and laughing at me ROLF.
Okay so there doesn't seem to be a requisite number of people to tag, so I will go for Kate(Craftlife) and Rosie (Freycob)