Friday, April 24, 2009

Biker Babe

Just had to share this photo with you. Dene came over last night. Can't remember WHY he came but he did. Anyway, while he was here I got him to put his crash helmet on Keely to see what she would do. She thought it was hilarious so there was a mad dash to get the camera and Kate took a photo with her phone. I would have taken one of her smiling but the batteries went dead and no-one could be bothered to come upstairs and get some more.

Dene's coming over again tomorrow for his tea - it's his birthday tomorrow so might do something special for him. If it's fine I'll try and get Keely on the back of his motorbike and see how she likes that.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

WIP Progress

But first a photo of Keely. Kate was down in Nottingham recently for Laura's 21st birthday. She came back with this Tigger door bouncer for Keely from Laura. Keely loves it and screeches her head off with laughing every time she's in it.

I've just finished page 5 of the first photochart that I'm doing. Instead of going on to page 6 next I think I'm going to do page 7 and work along the top and down the right hand side before I do the bottom bits. I'm really enjoying doing this, I love seeing something like this taking shape. I think that's one of the reasons I enjoy doing HAED designs. I'm definitely going to do one of those after the second photochart.
And this is a baby birth sampler that I'm doing for Keely. It's been put on the back burner for a while till I've done the photocharts, but I'm about halfway though it. I'll need to buy some charms and buttons for it (I got the chart second hand) but I'll order them from Sew and So at a late date.

I was supposed to be going to Derby on Saturday for a meetup of the Crafty Natterers. But to be honest I can't really afford to go this close to my holiday. I still need some spending money and a few items of clothing, as well as some new sandals, so I'm going to give this one a miss. It's Dene's birthday anyway on Saturday and he'll be coming round for his tea. I don't really like not seeing my kids on their birthdays.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Yes I'm still here!

Hi folks, sorry I haven't posted in a while but to be honest I've not had much to say. We had a busy Easter weekend moving all my office and craft stuff from the back bedroom into the spare front one...well Craig and Kate moved things, I just supervised and bollocked them when they got things wrong. LOL. The back bedroom is now the spare room and the front bedroom - which was Ainsley's room - is now my office/craft room. There's still a few things to do in the back bedroom, and loads to do in here, but I'm happy with progress so far.
Needless to say I didn't get much stitching done over the weekend, but I've made up for it today. I was asked to do a couple of photo charts for someone I know, of two of her grandchildren. I've made a start on the little boy - started him last week - and have done loads today, almost finished page three in fact. This is what I've done so far...

And this is the little tyke. I'll have to find out his name so that I don't just call him 'boy' like I do at the moment. Isn't he just adorable. The little girl is cute too, but slightly older. Will post a piccie of her when I get round to starting on her.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

PIF Winners

Hi everyone. I got Craig to draw names out of a hat this morning and the winners are....drum roll please...

LYNN (Lindylou)
RACHAEL (Broken Fairy)

Well done ladies. You should all receive something handmade by me within the next 365 days. Once I have your addresses that is. Rachael I think I may have yours but please send me it anyway just in case. Cheers!