Things to Do, Places to Go (or places I have been) , People to Meet.

08:15 Karen 0 Comments

Gracia and I have been on a flying visit to mum and dad’s, in Shropshire. The weather was beautiful and despite the journey down being a long one we had a lovely time. My sister, Stacey, came round to see us and it was lovely to spend time together. (Hi mum, dad and Stacey if you are reading this – you must be so bored that you have had to resort to reading my blog). Gracia went on one of her usual speed shopping sprees and, as always, I am amazed at how much she can buy in such a short time. I have cracked on with the ‘prototype’ of her prom dress and only have to make a couple of small alterations before it is perfect and I can begin to make the real thing eeeeekkkkk. I am really quite worried about the responsibility of making it – even to the extent that I had a nightmare about the skirt falling off in the middle of the prom – I think I will double stitch around the seams just to be sure - :)

I have made a couple of los the first using some of these adorable journalling spots called ‘Little Musings’ and made by SJ, they are just so beautiful.

I can see where lots of my pocket money is going to go! These little journalling spots are just so adorable. I used 4 of the large ones as the bases for the flowers and the rectangular one is just soooooooooooo lovely as it has a rainbow coloured border. If you read this SJ - I just love your work and these are just absoultely devine.

That dog is just so compliant and will let us do whatever we like with her - she seems to thrive on making us laugh.

Stop press - is there no end to that girl's talents? I have just been on her site and she now has the most fantastic little mini books, I insist you go and have a look - stunning or what?

The second lo I made on Sunday morning, before leaving Mum’s to come home. It want together so quickly I couldn’t believe that I had it finished is a couple of hours whilst chatting with Mum and Stacey. How come I can scrap and chat at Mum’s but have to stop scrapping to chat at a crop?

Look at how Gracia has caught the reflection of the bluebells in her sunglasses – that girl is talented at so many things.

Reasons to be cheerful:

1. It is half term and I am going to get the house sorted and the accounts fully up to date (you may not think that this is a reason to be cheerful but once it is done I will be over the moon) and catch up with friends.

2. After seeing a recent photo of myself - I am on a mission to lose weight and fully intend to go for some long walks with Kiera this week.

3. I have had a fabulous couple of days with my family and am looking forward to their visit to us in June.

Note to anyone who knows me and how long I have been waiting for this - a little extra reason to be cheerful – my new bathroom, that I have been waiting 17 years for, now has a door - it has not yet been hung but it has been made!


Too Much To Do and Not Enough Time

19:52 Karen 0 Comments

Life is quite manic at the moment. What with Gracia taking her GCSE's and everything else I wonder where the time goes. Gracia has finished school and only has to go in for exams now - look at how she ahd Hannah went to school on their last day! It's apparantly called 'Geeking It Up'. They only had to go in for an hour, how rediculas is that?

She seems to be doing ok and is coming home quite happy after each exam so fingers crossed that she will get the grades she wants and has worked so hard for.

I really don't know where the past few weeks have gone to and finding time to update my blog is not top of my priority list at the moment - having my hard disc crash and taking it to the repairers for a couple of days does not help.

As a family we went on a lovely walk on May Day, to Hill House Woods. The bluebells were stunning as usual and I took some photos (as usual) of Gracia as this has been the setting for her last few 'birthday' photos. I also managed to take some of all of us using the timer - another new thing learnt.

For this month's blog class for Scrapagogo I made a set of tags in fancy pouches and then used them on a LO. The instructions are here.

I have done a little bit of scrapping and have managed another lo for the Scrapagogo Acadamy which I am extremely pleased with.

Reasons to be cheerful:

1. As I sit here, through my window I can see a beautiful green field, the sun is shining and the brids are singing so loudly.
2. I have sorted out the probem with David's computer at work and also had my computer sorted so I am back in cyber space>
3. This evening we are going to have egg, chips and beans for tea - yum - not much cooking but very tasty!