Saturday, 14 March 2009

I've been ....

.... tagged! By Joanne at lej jewellery. The rules are as follows:
  1. Link the person who tagged you.
  2. Post these rules in your blog.
  3. Write 5 random things about yourself.
  4. Tag random people at the end of your blog and link to them.
  5. Let each person know they've been tagged.
Now, random is very hard for me but here is my best attempt!
  1. I am a perfectionist.
  2. I can't bear it when people use apostrophes in the wrong place, that and bad grammar drive me to distraction!
  3. I think I may be addicted to Facebook ....
  4. I worry too much.
  5. Apart from my boys, the love of my life is my best friend Catherine. She absolutely means the world to me - what's not to love?

And I'm going to tag:

Chloe - The Paper Fairy - come on, you need to blog more!
Jodi - Art From The Hart - if you haven't seen her creations, go take a look!
RJ - RJ's Bits And Pieces - the lady who started it all for me!
Dawn - Dawn's Stamping Spot - another great creative TSG lady :-)
Hennie - The Hen Coop - always good for a laugh! ;-)

Apologies if you've been tagged before ....

Sunday, 8 March 2009

yucky ......

check out these legs!! .... this is how Jack Devin looked when he came back from playing rugby today - he actually had tide marks where his socks ended,the weather was atrocious and he came home all cold and wet .... but I think he had a good time (surely nobody can get that muddy and not have had fun!)

On a much less muddy subject, I've had another great week full of making and shopping for shiny things! I made a bracelet for my dear ebay friend The Paper Fairy, she wanted it to match her engagement ring. I really did enjoy making it and was especially pleased that she is happy with it.

've listed some new things in my MISI shop - I need to spend a little less time on there chatting in the forums and a little bit more time making things! Anyway, I managed to make some Easter bracelets using the last of the lovely coloured pearls I bought from Artymiss:

Sticking with the Easter theme, I also made a mini bag book. Small but perfectly formed, these measure just 9cm square but are absolutely packed with tags, and buttons and flowers - all the things that I love. This book is so jam packed with stuff that there is no chance of it ever closing properly!!

I also made a "Book of Me" which I think would make a great present for a special girl. Mini bag books re great to make as they are a lot quicker to make and I enjoy the challenge of fitting everything in.

Monday, 2 March 2009

I grew this .....

I'm not great with plants, I forget to look after them. So I was really pleased with this amyrilis that I've grown. I say "grown" but all actually I did was water the bulb that was already planted in a pot .... but I did manage not to killl it so I guess I can take some pride in that!

I'm also rather proud of my latest set of felt badges - they have a real "1970s" feel to them. The colours remind me of some stretchy fabric seat covers that used to be in some of the offices where I work ....

I've also been making more zippers - these are great for putting on school fleeces (makes them easier to find in the after school scrum!) or on pencil cases ..... in fact they can go on anything that is crying out for that special dangly something!!

Cute eh? I think these may be my latest addiction now that I've got decorated pegs out of my system!!