Monday, July 30, 2007

Sue's Music challenge

Here is my LO for Sue's Music Lo:

and its me - now right from ooo way back when we started our team I always
wanted to do a LO based on song lyrics So not much has changed just tweaked
a little YOUR CHALLENGE IS TO create a STUNNING LO with a theme of MUSIC -
could be song lyrics musical instruments musical shows

It wasn't allowed to be 12x12 - so this is just less ;o)

Sue won't mind, cos she is a cheat anyways lol!

I chose 'Two Little Boys' because I love the song (and I have a Rolf story and my uni ball story that I'll tell you another time) and also the boys really are the best of friends and have been since they were born (5 days apart). I cannot believe they are now at school and all the baby photos of them seem soooooooooo long ago!

Saturday, July 28, 2007

I had a cuddle

with baby Alice today - it was the best cuddle EVER!!! She is so cute and smiled all day! Lisa had a party to celebrate everything turning out ok, we had bouncy castles, face painting, and SUNSHINE!!

This was the end of the biggest yawn I have ever seen! Oh to be a baby!

Thursday, July 26, 2007


Me and Ol went for a mini meet in Blackpool on Tuesday - and we met Mel!!! We had a wonderful day, and the kids got on really well too. And the picnic was fab too!

Ollie is constantly asking when he can go back, especially cos they had dinosaurs!!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

The best night ever!

Well I am back from the best night out EVER! There is a group of us girls who meet about every 2 / 3 months and we go for meals out and night's in etc and they are all fab. Well Lynne is leaving and going to Oz, so we want to do some special pressies for her. So Trudy suggested a scrapbook, so we're going to do a crop and get her a book done (guess who is supervising that!

And then we had a genius idea of a video diary for her to take with her. So tonight we have gone round town and video'd bits and pieces, ranging from the crack in the pavement where Lisa lost her heal - to Jenny's 20 year old son and his friends appreciating the concept of Mrs Robinson lol! We did all the pubs and a drink in each - ending up with a dance around our handbags! I thankfully dibbed the role of cameraamn At one point, regarding an episode in the ladies involving toilet roll and Lisa's jeans, I was laughing so much I honestly thought I was going to wet myself *blush* I have face ache!

It was so good to go out and be silly with the girls - fab fab fab!

Monday, July 16, 2007

I love anaethestic!

I gave blood today and usually at this time I am in agony as they can never find a vein and they have to dig around (bleugh!) but this time I had a local anaethestic and I am in no pain whatsoever!!! Begs the question why it has taken me to my 8th pint to have this! was a bit gutted cos I thought this was my 10th pint and I was going to get a badge but I still have two more to go! Well tbh I have ALOT more to go, I made a vow to replace all the blood that my dad has used in various ops and transfusions.....................just a few 100 more to go!

Well have been busy making stuff too!
Here are the bracelets for Ol's teacher and teaching assistants. This also doubles up as Mel's latest challenge for me, to use some of my fav stash. I love these beads and so glad I finally made something with them!

And this is for my friend Sarah, who has passed her law exams and is now a real life proper solicitor!
Am happy with the card, liking the necklace too but the picture is pants - sorry!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Ain't my mum clever!

You may remember a while ago I did a post that Iain died, well mum wanted to do something to comemorate his life so she made this and donated it to Manorlands, the hospice where he died. The photo does not do it justice - it is so beautiful!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

The Power of PINK!

I got a pressie from Steph today - the best thing ever!! I got a Mystic Force Pink Power Ranger! I mentioned last week that me and Ol watch PR's quite alot and mostly it is me making him watch it cos I love Power rangers *blush* and Steph saw one in Toys R Us and bought it for me! I have my own Power Ranger!! and she is PINK!

Steph is so ace!

Monday, July 09, 2007


I have just finished a complaint to the cinema we went to see Shrek at last week. For the last week Ol has cried every night when he has goen to bed. So we have tried to find out what is wrong but he just did not want to talk about it. So at 3.00am he started screaming because there was a man in his room who was going to take him away................. just before Shrek there was a plea to find Madeline. Now don't get me wrong, I am all for finding that poor little girl and hope and pray that they do. But this plea was well a bit too graphic tbh! The cinema was PACKED with kids and the plea went into great detail about how she was taken away from her mummy and daddy while she slept in her bed. All the kids looked terrified!

So all week he has worried about this and I have now sat him down and tried to explain why and how all this happened. We have already had the do not talk to strangers etc and he understands all that - what has upset him is the thought of them coming in to his room while he sleeps ;o(

Just did not expect to have this conversation at 5 years old!!

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Mel's Challenge - July

This is Mel's July challenge - a man's card with a bit of pink....................

Friday, July 06, 2007

Teacher Card

Here is a card I totally unashamedly lifted from Kathy - but she did give me permission! It is nowehere near as wonderful as hers.............but it'll do!

And I got a gorgeous card from Em this morning - the one I saw on Little Silver Hat website which I said I adored! Good job I said that eh?!

And I sent Carol a little something today, to keep her safe tomorrow - I think she quite liked it lol but she made the funniest spelling mistake EVER on her text which turned the message into something SO rude it made me laugh all morning!!!

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Lots of photos!

Here are some piccies of what I made for Em's birthday, (child not included!):

And my mum made her this:

And then this is what I did for the photo swap challenge for Nickynoo - hope she likes it!!

And last but by no means least, this is the STUNNING keyring I got today from my secret sender round 2 - it is amazing and physically took my breath away when I opened it!!!

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

I love the post man!

Two fab bits of post today!

One was confirmation from my college to say I had got onto the postgraduate teaching course! Start in Sept - so when I am moaning in October cos I can't do it, remind how excited I was!

And the second letter was a card from was a beautiful card....................but the piccie of Dr McDreamy that was inside was bloody lovely!!! Am deciding which wall he is going to go on in my craft room - yum yum!! I laughed so much, really did brighten my day!

New conservatory is in day 3. Hands up who rips down their own conservatory and puts up a new one whilst we have flash floods and nightmare weather? luverly!

I have finished the photo swap challenge. It was my challenge and it was really hard! I got a gorgeous photo off my partner, Nickynoo. I just got stressed with it being for someone else! I am quite happy with it in the end, just drying so will show you tomorrow.

And me and Ollie are going on a day trip soon - am such a giddy kipper! So excited!

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Who's birthday?