Thursday, December 27, 2007
So what have I been up to.................? Ollie had his 6th bday. Had two parties (thinks he's the queen!). Had a friend's one at Fun Planet which is a fun factory type of place. Fab for me - you arrive, give them the cake and you see the kids in two hours time! Stress free, how can anyone complain?!! (having hosted his 4th one at home with party games and bags etc I have always vowed I would NEVER do that again!). And then he had the family party, which is at home but luckily we don't have to play party games ;o)
(picture of the gorgeous Alice, wearing a dress just for me - how lush is she?!)
Then Boxing Day we went for our usual meal, which involves a full cooked all day breakfast (which makes you feel very sicky afterwards!).
Friday, December 07, 2007
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
I was assessed yesterday at work by my tutor, which was terrifying! I had two one hour sessions and the first one was fantastic. Of course I invited my tutor to the second one, which was full of dullards who would not join in! She said I did really well considering and I got really good feedback..............so am happy!
Erm.....what else? Oh dh had the job of tooth fairy tonight and he did it so well! (except I did send him back in cos he was a cheap yorkshire accountant so he was told to add to it ;o) )
Oooooooh he has a Man U fan in his secret santa and he has got together a load of quotes on pages (all very sarcastic as he is a Liverpool fan!), photos and embellishments.................hands up who thinks this sounds like a scrapbook? of course he is completely denying it!
Have rec'd my uks Buffy cj back and it is fab. Will scan it soon.
Just getting together a jewellery order for a fabby friend - have enjoyed doing beadies again.
Am also making a couple of chrimbo pressies, one of which I am happy with and one I am HATING! And of course the one I am hating is the one I have to send soon cos she is going away - so because SHE is going on her jollies I am getting stressed and grumpy, so yey thanks posh bird!
AND to add to that I got a reminder that the Magikal mystery tour cj next posting is tomorrow and I am nowhere near finished. Now Sue suggested I asked Em for an excuse, cos quite frankly her excuses are fantastic! So when I texted her to ask for a spare one..................well lets just say I was SHOCKED at her response! very rude!
Thursday, November 29, 2007
About 15 mins later he asks if we can go round to Grandma's.
So when we get there he takes Grandma to one side and asks if she will knit a hat and scarf for Caitlin cos she will get too cold in the winter with no hair.
My god I love my boy *sigh*
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
This is a gorgeous birthday book from Sue, with an example of a month page.
Then Carol sent me a wonderful knick knack box, which this scan really does not do any justice so I am hoping Caz took some of her fabby photos ;o)
(tbh I am quite distraught about this, cos I think it is made of matchboxes and if it is, then that bird truly can make stunning things out of such simple things! No wonder she is BOB 2007 lol!)
Then this is one of the things Em made me, a blackboard which is soooooo cool and according to my baby I should use when I teach cos the class will like it!
The bootilicious Em also made me a List holder of fab pink heart shaped post it notes, held up by a PINK BIG PEG! Now last night I was telling Sue how much I wanted a big peg and she never said noffink!! and now I have one! Have scanned it and it looks terrible so that will be a dh special me thinks!
And I got a name plate accordian book, of which the poem made me cry cos it is so beautiful - again scan does not do it any justice *blush*
And then I opened Steph's which again had me filling up! It is an stunning acetate circle LO (which I have always loved!) with my fav piccy of me and dh on our wedding day in pink and lime - identical to my crafty room colours. Cos it is acetate it does not scan well - so another dh special I'm afraid!
Then an accordian book from Kathy, which is perfect in every way.
There are so many pages, I just can't do them all! But I know exactly how I am going to fill it and that is to say where I am at 35 - have wanted to do this and wasn't sure how but as soon as I saw this I knew what to do!
So that is just some - and I haven't even scanned the cards yet!! I am so so lucky to have such wonderful, caring and incredibly talented friends. This is a very happy birthday!
Monday, November 12, 2007
H's beads are the big ones that are intertwined with the main string. You can't really tell on here but they are really funky and fun, and they are all mine ;o)
So thank you H and as I have said, I am really sorry for it taking so long to make something with them!
Me and Ollie have had a duvet day today. I have been icky all weekend and on the way to work / school this morning, little man had a little accident. It was only little but I didn't want to leave him there knowing that I had been poorly (my mahusive pet hate of parents taking their children to school / nursury when they know the kid is poorly as my boy has missed 3 out of 5 birthdays and christmases due to having major bugs - so it gets me mad mad mad!). Plus I would hate for him to have the humiliation of having a major accident in front of his classmates. So I had a chat with the teacher and I bought him home. Then phoned my boss (man with grown up children) and explained Ol was poorly. ' (sigh)Ok well I'll hope to see you tomorrow then' - and then at 3.30pm rings me begging for me to come in cos they have a major disaster and he can't deal with it. (which of course I did, phewie for grandad's!) So believe me I will be having words with him tomorrow!!
Anyway, there is a point to the ramblings! While I was making H's bracelet, Ol played with some beads and made Lynda a bracelet too. Lynda is my friend who I hold as one of the women who I most admire as a mother, single parent since Jorge was about 2, amazing relationship and the child is wonderful. Now Jorge is 11 now and when I go and see Lynda, Ollie and Jorge play on the playstation. To say Ollie thinks he is a god is an understatement! So when I ask who the bracelet is for, he says well Lynda of course! (am I ok to feel a little jealous cos it was not for me lol?!). So here it Ol's bit of beading today (don't freak, I did the crimp beads and the clasp!):Wish me luck tomorrow getting a 5 year old to school who has worked out he can have days off if he says he is poorly!
Friday, November 09, 2007
Challenge 7 - Another shape (this stand up with a pyramid bit at the back!)
Challenge 4 - Marathon Project
This is a 6x6 book for sister's chrimbo pressie. All about our two trips to legoland (note the freaky photos that are a year apart and yet almost exactly the same!).
(and don't tell the boys I nicked their lego ;o))
(just to prove to Uncle Robert that he DOES sleep in the car!)
Challenge 11 - It's a Picture (with bonus points for not using a frame)
Challenge 6 - cd
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Challenge 17 - a picture
Challenge 12 - sew far sew good
Sunday, November 04, 2007
Saturday, November 03, 2007
And here is a necklace for challenge 3, WE NEED A PRESSIE!!! so whatever you like a present for someone handmade and fabulous