today was the Christmas festival in Durham. It was extremely busy and crowded but the best bit was my two boys singing carols. The Youth Theatre they go to was singing carols to entertain the crowds but also to raise money for their next production (fame in April). I love listening to children singing and carols are especially fab! they ranged from 9 (my ds2!) to about 18. I did take some pics of them singing but they all have at least one other child in the background so can't put them on here.
Saturday, 5 December 2009
Tams rang me last week and said they had a cat scratching post they didn't want and were going to put on freecycle but would we like it? We were thinking of getting one so I said yes please. I arranged to go and pick it up and it's a good job a emptied the boot before I went - it is huge (3 1/2 feet tall)! the kittens absolutely love it and that is where they choose to sleep. So a very big thank you Tams and Paul xx
This is the first card I have entered into a challenge! I have decided to enter it for the Project Tuesday challenge (thanks Craftygranny for the info) which this week is to make an easel card. Since I have made quite a few I thought it was an appropriate challenge for my first! I even made a brand new one especially!! This is for a friend - I won't say who cos she won't have received it yet!
The biggest challenge is linking the card to the Project Tuesday blog!! Thanks Flourgirl and craftygranny for the info on how to do this - fingers crossed it will work!
Sunday, 29 November 2009
last week end we collected our 2 little kittens. the boys have named them bubble and squeak. they are so cute and the boys love them to bits. Oliver especially loves to pick them up and cuddle them. he loves going to bed with squeak lying on his duvet but can't understand why she won't stay for long! she is more interested in chasing her sister round the house at the moment!
bubble is on the left and squaek on the right.
Thursday, 12 November 2009
Oliver said to me "will you make me a card like you made for Luke for my birthday?" I made Luke a swing card but thought I would do something different for Oliver so decided on an easel card. I am pleased with how it turned out and it wasn't too hard to make!! I hope he will like it!
I had a fantastic day at the NEC. it was great to meet people from mse and to put faces to names! I came away with some great stash and lots of lovely gifts.
card from skiergirl - Christmas pressie from furrypig - bag of goodies from Rusty - peg magnet, bookmark, 2 choccys, tic tac holder from Rainmac
Friday, 30 October 2009
Luke has had a busy week rehearsing for his SYTG show "5 guys named moe". He has had rehearsals every day since Sunday and performances Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings. He has loved every minute of it and is still full of energy and smiling. we went to see the show last night and it was fantastic - they all did so well and really enjoyed themselves.
I have made some thank you cards for the staff. I made wallets and put a teabag and couple of mint chocolates in. I hope they will like them and will enjoy the tea and chocs when they eventually get to relax after all their hard work.
Sunday, 18 October 2009
Thursday, 15 October 2009
my two boys have been invited to a friend's 6th birthday party on Saturday. We have already given him his present as his birthday was in September but wanted to make something for them to take to the party. I used the template that Rusty used for her halloween bags (Daisy and Dandelion I think) and used Paper Nation pirate backing paper and decoupage. I filled the bag with chocolate coins and a wispa gold. I hope he will like it!
Wednesday, 7 October 2009
Wednesday, 30 September 2009
Monday, 28 September 2009
Thursday, 24 September 2009
Tuesday, 22 September 2009
at last I have made my trifold card for Melissa in the Crafty Place swap. I have had so many problems making this card and mine was fairly simple! I cut it wrong, I found it really hard to find papers i liked (note to self: need more papers!) then I cut them wrong. I had so many attempts! Anyway I hope Melissa likes it...