I did see this though..
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.
x x x
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!
X x x
Sunday, 29 November 2009
Friday, 13 November 2009
Random but true!
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Tuesday, 3 November 2009
Friday, 23 October 2009
Tuesday, 20 October 2009
I think that the whole leaving university and getting a 'proper' job has knocked me slightly off track. I realised how bad it had got last night when, while hunting for a scarf, i found my sewing machine at the bottom of my wardrobe totally hidden from sight. My boxes of beads and buttons have been hidden away in cupboards and my stash of felt is sitting in a box in the utility room looking very un-used and un-loved. Even my friend commented the other week about the lack of 'making' I have been doing declaring that my 'creative mojo' seemed to have done a dissappearing act.
I am also missing reading about what everyone is doing, saying and making.
So I will say it on here so that I can make no more excuses, I will make at least one new thing each week, something different that I have not made before and that will keep me feeling happy and creative and help me to find my 'creative mojo' again!
Any suggestions/tutorials are welcomed - I'll have a bash at anything!
Love to every one from a very bad blogger
x x x
Sunday, 27 September 2009
Wednesday, 26 August 2009
Monday, 24 August 2009
Having never actually decorated a full room before I was very naive to think that a splash of paint here and a bit of gloss there and bobs your uncle you have a lovely decorated room. In reality It has taken me a whole week (of evenings after work) to do just the office. However if i do say so my self it looks wonderful! I am a hopeless perfecionist so it had to be just right.
I have also been planning a nine day trip to France for me and Martin. We leave on Friday after work and drive down to Dover then sail to Calais on Saturday morning. We're spending two days in Paris here in this lovely hotel, I can't wait. There is so much that i want to do and see in Paris, we definatley won't be able to fit it all in but i do hope that we make it to the Louvre as i have always wanted to go. I'd also like to take a boat trip down the Seine - thats the hopeless romantic in me!
After leaving Paris we are driving 6 hours down country a bit further than Cognac. We're spending 5 days in that area and then driving back to Calais on saturday and sailing back to Dover on Sunday just in time to be back at work on Monday morning!
Still got loads to do and a bit daunted as neither me nor Martin have ever driven on the 'wrong' side of the road before (well not intentionally) but it should be a fun adventire.
Watch out for 'France' themed pictures soon!
Monday, 3 August 2009
Been on an amazing holiday to Florida with Martin and mum and dad... ...where we found some amazing waterways...
Wednesday, 27 May 2009
Work is getting to me, a lack of computer memory and an internet connection slower than a very slow snail makes for an unproductive sarah at work - this also makes me sad =(
I woke up last week and could hardly move so i spent all last week off work laid on the sofa not being able to do anything - that made me frustrated and sad! =(
The pump in our tropical fish tank broke down and cost £30 to replace (not replacing it was not an option! hehe) - that made me sad, and skint! =(
I did a vraft fair near to my Mum and Dad's at the weekend and only sold enough to cover the cost of my pitch (everyone else did as bad so at least it wasn't anything personal) - This made me sad and v.bored sitting on a kinda of wooden pew all day with no customers =(
I have been so busy i have hardly been able to spend any time in the shop amongst all of the treasures - sad again =(
My car has started makiing a funny noise when i go, stop and turn! i don't think it likes the 40 mile round trip i now have to do every day and is complaining loudly about it! - guess how this makes me feel........yup, SAD!!! =(
My grass now reaches up to my knees and as much as i hint Martin is not getting the message, hehe - sad (and a little funny when watching next doors cat go manic in it!) =(
However on the up side:
We are going to Florida in 7 days - this makes me v.v.v. happy (if a little scared abut how much i have to do before then) =)
I spent a great weekend at my mum and dad's sitting in the sun watching tadpoles, that are now very big and are starting to grow legs! - happy, happy, happy =)
My back is all fixed and i can actually do things again - happy and mobile! =)
My aunty gave me two massive bags of yummy buttons brought back from France - giddy and happy =)
I have now met all of Martin's family, at a family get together a couple of weeks ago, and they are all lovely. I now belong to two super duper families!!!!! - Loved and Happy =)
Hopfully i will be able to post lots and lots of pictures tomorrow - when i find my camera!
Hope everyone is well
x x x x x
Thursday, 14 May 2009
It was Martin's 21st Birthday on 3rd May so we spent a lovely weekend at my Mum and Dad's, well Martin had a lovely weekend - i spent it all sat in the summer house frantically typing my dissertation!
The stream helped to keep me calm! hehe
And Molly Cat tried to help!
...to collect our medals and cereal bars!
Monday, 20 April 2009
Me and my friend (another Sarah) had a celebratory night out...
Me and Martin had a nice day out at Skipton Castle...
This week is panning out to be just as packed as it is mine and Martin's second anniversary tommorrow, my birthday on Friday and Martins birthday next Sunday, lots of cakes to be made!