Monday, 18 January 2010
Wednesday, 13 January 2010
So after much consideration, umming and ahhing I have decided to move blogs. I originally created this blog to share my creations and attempts at new crafting skills and techniques, something which I have not really done recently – life (the boring part of it) has sort of got in the way. I keep making, pitiful, attempts to look after my blog but I feel I have sort of lost my way.
However in just 7 short weeks (yes really only 7 WEEKS!) me, Martin, 2 horses, 2 gerbils and a van full of our favourite things will be taking a one way, non-refundable ferry ticket to France, to our new home!!! So I thought that now was as good a time as any to change some things around.
So from today I will be blogging from Cupcakes & Clover. This will be mainly made up of photos and bits and pieces about what I am stitching, sewing, sticking, cutting, bending and painting – I want to try and keep it very creative, with a bit of France news for good measure!
I will also be keeping everyone up to date with our daily antics, moving news, and the trials and tribulations we are sure to face when we arrive en
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Wednesday, 6 January 2010
Today was my first real day back at work as the snow hampered my efforts on Monday and Tuesday - not that I'm complaining. Being at home allowed me to focus on sorting through the tonnes of 'stuff' that me and Martin (ok mainly me) have gathered in the two years that we have been in our current house. I am having a huge clear out for a number of reasons, which I will blog about another day,and so far I have over 20 bin bags of 'stuff' to sell, swap, give away, give to charity, burn or try and fit back into overflowing cupboards!
I seem to have everything ranging from clothes which are now 3 sizes too small (I do wonder how I ever fit into them), cuddly toys, mountains of buttons, belts, bags, shoes - you name it and I've probably got it! Last night I managed to list 26 items on ebay, it sounds like a lot but is really only about 1/2 a bin bag worth of 'stuff'. If you feel like having a look please do I need all the help I can get!
I'm going to try and photograph lots of things tonight and get some pictures on here so if anything catches your eye please get in touch - all I ask is for you to cover the price of the postage!
Well i'd better dash - work to do and all that!
I'll post some piccies tonight.
Hope you all had a good christmas
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Wednesday, 23 December 2009
I did see this though..
Friday, 18 December 2009
Monday, 7 December 2009
I found some lovely wool at my local fabric shop ages ago. It is scrummy and yummy and pink with ‘bits’ in and I love it. I have been holding on to it for quite a while, waiting for the perfect project to come along. I have always loved ‘felted things’ so In my infinite wisdom I have decided to make a felted run, yes you heard it right, not a nice easy and small project for my first attempt at ‘proper’ felting but a big pink rug!
Last Christmas I started to make a poncho, which now lives unfinished in an asda bag at the bottom of my wardrobe. I never learn, I wonder how much of this project I will complete before I get distracted, bored, etc.
I had a lovely weekend surrounded by family at my Mum & Dad's in Cumbria followed by a visit to my Aunty & Uncle's to see some of my cousins.
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Tuesday, 1 December 2009
In typical ‘me’ style I managed to sleep through the alarm on the one morning I really needed to be up in time. By the time I have showered and dressed and attempted to do something with my hair which normally looks something resembling this…
…then given up with my hair, I was just about on time. That was when I opened the front door and was met with a car that looked something like this…
It’s the first time that I have had to dig out the de-icer this winter and I couldn’t find it anywhere! So 15 minutes of heaters on full blast sat shivering in the driver’s seat I was ready to go and 20 minutes late, I hope that this isn’t a sign of things to come for the rest of the day?!
I am now starting to panic about christmas as today is now oficially December. Every year I leave things to the last minute and breeze through October and November saying to my self 'its aaages away, theres plenty of time' then before you know it December has arrived and the mad rush begins - will I ever learn? I think it may be a Folksy christmas this year!
Note to self: Buy de-icer!
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