Monday, 18 January 2010

I can now... found here.

Its a lovely place, please come and visit me!

x x x

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Things are a changing

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 France via Socks! Socks is the newest addition to our family. She is a stripy sock dog who loves to chase her stick in the garden and hunt in the flowerbeds! Socks has her own blog The Wanderings of a Stripy Sock Dog and has agreed to blog about our life as we get nearer to the BIG move. She thinks that the whole things is very exciting, but I’m not quite sure that she even knows where France is!

I hope that you all come visit me at Cupcakes & Clover and Socks at The Wanderings of a Stripy Sock Dog.



X x x

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Ebaying Like a Mad Woman

So christmas is over and done for another year and the New Year is here. There we go that was the obligatory mention of Christmas - it's rather boring in our house at christmas, all we do is sit around and eat mainly! I did manage to do some baking and experiment with a few new reciepes but thats about it!

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
x x x