Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Too much time out...... argggggggggggggh!!

Hello peeps, well I can't believe its been so long.  I have been super busy organising our street party, with meetings, paperwork, sourcing resources and of course making things to decorate the front our house and also things for the party, which I am going to start posting here very shortly, I hope it gives you some inspiration if your holding your own party.

I have also been busy making my make for Julie at  kcscourt for the Diamond Jubilee Swap and am happy to say that after a few weeks that is now nicely wrapped along with some other goodies and ready to be sent.  I hope she likes it!! Pics will follow once Julie has unwrapped them - oooh, so exciting.

On top of all that I have volunteered my services to our local Scout group and am now a trainee leader.  It is positively one of the best things I have ever done, I love it.  I am organising some silly Olympic games for the scouts to carry out on summer camp in a few weeks and I cannot wait to be exhausted after 5 days of fun, games, learning and very little sleep!

So I will be back in a few days with the start of the things that I have been making.

Live, Learn, Laugh and Be HAPPY x x

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Special Award!!!!!

Hello everyone, another lovely day here, it's great when the sun is shining and the creative juices are flowing.

A couple of days ago Lottie asked me if I had an old cup she could have as she wanted to make something (I thought she was making something for her imminent den) so I gave her an old white one.  She was in the hobby room with me and painted it in a lovely bronze colour and then cut out 4 squares of polystyrene and painted them the same colour.  I then left the hobby room to do other things and then about an hour or so later she went into the kitchen and called me in and asked me to close my eyes as she had a surprise for me.  When I opened my eyes the old cup and polystyrene squares had been lovingly made into an award for me accompanied by a certificate.  The certificate read - 'For brilliant commitment to housework and cleaning (washing-up) with enthusiasm  - Congratulations'.  It also came with my favourite chocolate bar - Turkish Delight and a box of Maltesers.

What a lovely surprise, it's nice to know that I'm appreciated!!!

Live, Learn, Laugh and Be HAPPY x x

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Felt fun

Good evening everyone.  It's nice now that the dark, dank January is behind us and Spring is round the corner.  Gosh I've been so busy these days that my hobby room has been seriously neglected  - need to tidy!!!

I'm working on a little recycling project at the moment and as soon as it is finished a will post but in the meantime I would like to share a couple of Lottie's little bits that she made last weekend for me.  She wanted to try something new and so she opted to try her hand at felt creations and hand-sewing.  The first project was a cute little toadstool which she made a template for out of card and then used it to cut out the felt pieces, she then sewed and stuffed and this is it - not bad for first try!!!

The second one she made was for my Valentines gift and she put it into a lovely little box and wrapped it beautifully for me - I feel very lucky x

Live, Learn, Laugh and Be HAPPY x x

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Lovely Award

Many, many thanks to Ann at The Scrapbook Garden for awarding me and Lottie this lovely award.  It really is lovely when you get awarded by fellow bloggers and it is really appreciated, THANK YOU x x


The Liebster Award is given to smaller bloggers who have 200 or less followers in the hope it will bring them new followers and friends.  The tradition is that it is then passed on to five other blogs to help them too.  If you want to accept the award the steps are:

  • 1.     Link back to the person’s blog who gave you the award and thank them.
  • 2.       Post the award on your blog.
  • 3.       Give the award to five fellow bloggers who inspire you.
  • 4.       Leave a comment on their blogs to let them know.

I have to now nominate five fellow bloggers who have inspired me and I would like to nominate these bloggers for a mixture of fantastic inspiration and great blogging.

  1. moonstruckcreations
  2. Pretty Petal Handmade
  3. Twinkles Tutorials & Twirls
  4. alizabethy
  5. Christmas Pie Crafts
I hope these five bloggers will accept their award and also forward it on to another five who deserve it too.

Live, Learn, Laugh and Be HAPPY x x

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Just a few........

Hello everyone, I hope you have had a fab crafting January with some great makes made.  I have been busy organising, designing and trying to come up with some interesting things to make for the coming months.  I have a list that keeps getting bigger and bigger!!

For this post I would like to share with you a few things that myself and Lottie made last year but I never had time to upload them on here.  The Inspire wooden sign above was painted and then decorated in some lovely paper with embellishments attached - this is wall mounted in our hobby room to hopefully bring inspiration!!

The card below I made for Lottie's Brownie leader (Brown Owl) upon Lottie leaving to go into Guides - we thought she deserved Best Owl title.

This poster was made by Lottie and I love it sooooo much so that it hangs in pride of place in the hobby room.  She chose the letter B and illustrated it with things beginning with that letter.  I think the colours and wonderful drawings are really cheery and should put a smile on everyone's face :)

Finally, in 2010 we went to Vintage at Goodwood for the weekend and one of the things that Lottie done there was decorate this calico bag.  I really like the little details that she picked up on while we were there and  used them on the bag to reflect 'Vintage'.  This has since been framed and I love looking at it every day.

I hope these few things may have inspired you in any of your crafting projects and I will be back soon with my new makes.  In the meantime please pop over and see my http://diamondjubileestreetparty.blogspot.com as I am now starting to upload my street party makes too.

Live, Learn, Laugh and Be HAPPY x x

Friday, January 6, 2012

Upcycled dress

I seem to have slid into upcycling lately, which I am really enjoying as I am pulling back on throwing things away just for the sake of it.  Today's post is about a lovely dress that Lottie has now outgrown and we both like the material (it has lots of lovely apples on it) so we decided to make something new out of it and Lottie made use of her new sewing machine (so did I).

Lottie was desperate to make her own cushion and use some of the material as an embellishment and as she received vouchers for Hobby Craft at Christmas she treated herself to 1/2 m of fluffy material to make the whole cushion out of.  We already had stuffing as we purchased a couple of 50p cushions from a charity shop just for the stuffing to use.

Lottie Sewing

And this is her finished cushion, which she made from her own design and paper prototype!!

I used the whole of the bottom of the dress to make into a big, roomy bag for Lottie and added a little dangly embellishment on the side.

Dangly embellishment

Not bad from a dress which normally would have been destined for the dustbin, it certainly makes you think of what can be done by upcycling!!!

Live, Learn, Laugh and Be HAPPY x x

Monday, January 2, 2012

New blog

Hello everyone, well January's here and after today back to a bit more normality!!!

This is just a quick post to let you know that I have created another blog called Diamond Jubilee Street Party which will chart the progress of organising a street party for the Jubilee celebrations in June, I hope you might pop over and follow me there too as I will be putting some of mine and Lottie's makes on there especially for this event and hopefully inspire you too along the way.

Normal posts for this blog will resume shortly and I can't wait as I am overflowing with so many ideas for this year.

Live, Learn, Laugh and Be HAPPY x x