28 February 2010
As they say in Yorkshire "By Eck it's chilly" even the boats were wrapped up for the winter.
If you didn't know how cold it was today you would have thought this photo was taken on a beautiful summers day!!
at How to make pretty pincushions. All you need is some felt, sewing thread, stuffing and a plastic bottle top. I might have to make somemore now!!
27 February 2010
Don’t you just love the blogging world?
26 February 2010
25 February 2010
All made with things I had in my craft room. I'm on a self imposed stash diet in a bid to use everything I already have.
24 February 2010
23 February 2010
22 February 2010
21 February 2010
Gracie Chicken I got from Debbie's blog over at Simply Debbie. Gracie is in all of her post and now looks good on my wall.
The birds are the same design as the Christmas ones I did for the girls at work
and the heart is the left over one I made last weekend with some bigger cardstock ones in the background. This now hangs in my hall waiting for more reds to be added once it's all done up.
I'm really pleased with them all and think I might make a heart picture for my friend at work who's birthday it is next month.
Samuel swears blind that we had cursed tickets. The only consolation of the night was a big box of chocs we won in the raffle (although that was the second to last prize!!) Samuel came home happy and I got to eat chocolate so all in all a good night.
20 February 2010
19 February 2010
Dear Mr Teacher
Please excuse Susie's absence from school yesterday. She had earache and insists on giving it to me every day from now on.
Mr Bloggs (father)
Names have been changed to protect the innocent!
18 February 2010
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15 February 2010
They decided on bookmarks as these could be made from scrap of card, paper etc. I think my sister and cousins have been roped into this project as well so I don't have to make all 40 they need!!
I looked out some colourful card and bits of paper and then hunted through my punches to find my daisy punch.
Less is more in my book. So one piece of card, one small piece of paper, one punched flower and one stamped swirl later I had a bookmark. Or should I say I had 10. I've just got to add ribbon (which I totally forgot to buy in town) and they'll be finished.
So not only have they added colour to my life this weekend they will hopefully add colour to someone else's too.
The film is about a boy called Percy who turns out to be the son of Poseidon and has to search for Zeus' lightning bolt that has gone missing. Steve Coogan is brilliant as Hades. Not what you expect the God of the Underworld to look like :0)
Samuel is now keen to read the others in the series and who am I to say no? A trip to the library is called for tomorrow.
14 February 2010
Frogging was the only answer and soon all the squares were ripped ("Rib it", get it? - Frogged! took me a while!!) back and I made them into bigger squares of 4.
I worked out that I would need 25 bigger squares before I could start the border. It wouldn't be enough to cover the bed completely but would be big enough without having to buy more wool.
And TA DAH!!!! ................................................ here it is.
Day 45 of 365
Here in the Lee household it has been a productive day. I've spent the day baking things that we love, as I love to bake. I'm so pleased with myself as for the first time ever (and thanks to Marguerite Patten), I've managed to make Cheese scones that have actually risen and don't look like Frisbees!! They are my favourites (for today anyway).
Samuel's favourite is Choc Chip muffins. So that's what he's got and John's favourite is Banana loaf. Or it is today as the bananas needed using up. I made all these with ingredients lurking in my cupboards!!
Samuel has been busy building and painting his Warhammer figures and hasn't managed to super glue himself together once!!
John has been doing what he likes best - surfing the net. We're just off out to walk Moss and then it will be time for the big Ta Dah of Big Family Blanket!!!
Back later :0)