April 30, 2011

*Photo of the Week*

Can you believe it is Saturday again? Did you have a good Royal Friday fellow Brits? We had a nice day, watching the royal wedding then we went off to Steve's Brother and Sister-in-Law's house for a-bit-of-a-do where we ate Royal Rice! {Normal rice coloured Red, White and Blue, didn't get a picture as they think I am geeky enough!}
We played pictionary again after dinner and the Girls beat the boys, so the score is now 2-1 to the girls....get in! {Note to self....Scrapbook this!}

This week's POTW is from yesterday morning, Adam does not normally share his car...he is good with other toys but that is HIS car! Anyhoo, he decided to let Emily have a go and he had just as much fun as she did, pushing her around the living room shouting...READY....STEADY....GO!


I have been thinking a lot about my blog lately and it's purpose. I originally started my blog to share my love of scrapbooking and gradually over the past 2 and a half years it has changed considerably - Looking over old posts today confirmed that, with my style of writing changing as well as my scrapbooking. Although sadly over the last year it has become more of knitted projects and photos blog. So I am going to make some changes....after all it is a scrapbooking blog and that is my main hobbie besides what I do for a living.

The poll that appeared on my blog last week helped me to make a few decisions, the most popular features from the poll were Project Monday with 52.17% of the votes and Photo of the week. So I have decided to stop Knit day Thursday and change 365 Friday slightly {more on that later} The changes are going to occur next week, but I won't get rid of Knit day Thursday without showing my last completed project as I have been blogging about it! After that if you want to keep up with my knitted things you can find me on Ravelry or click in the tab above ♥


....So you may have noticed the new look? Many if you know that Red is my favourite colour, however when it comes to creativeness {that doesn't seem to include my house} I find I loose my muse with Red. So I decided to think of my blog in the same way I think when I scrapbook and this colour seems to be my creative muse, as soon as I changed to it all my creativeness felt like it was coming back...... Is that weird? Do you have a Creative colour?


April 29, 2011

*5 things I ♥ right now*

1. Conversations with Adam

2. Emily giggles

3. Scrapbooking time

4. Easter chocolate

5. Regular blogging!


April 26, 2011

*the pick of the {scrapbooking} crop*

Long gone are the days where Adam will smile for the camera upon request, now that he can speak we get the reply 'no more mummy' or sometimes just a plain no! Last year he went through a phase of performing quite well and if you put the camera in front of him he would say 'cheese' with a great big Wallace and Gromit grin:

I didn't want to put any journaling on this page when I did it but I am now thinking of writing on the photo at the bottom....what do you think? I still have to add the date.

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At the bottom of Grandma and Grandad's garden is a swinging chair. Adam loves to sit and swing, singing away at the same time..... On this occasion Adam didn't sing, he just listened.

 This layout was a little out of my comfort zone as I do not usually use a background like this but I am pleased with the result.

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Emily used to have her own bath time in a baby bath, as she grew it became easier to do bath time together...and more fun for them!
Bath time was over and the small people were drying off all wrapped up....

.......snug as a bub in a rug!


April 25, 2011

*The eggs have been rolled*

Happy Easter Monday everybody, I can't believe how quick the last two weeks have gone and that I am back to work tomorrow. Easter Sunday was a strange sort of a day for us, Steve was working so we rescheduled Eggrolling until today.

Adam thoroughly enjoyed it and laughed the entire time and Emily stared at everybody like they were crazy! The whole of the eggrolling was caught on video so I will try and upload it tomorrow along with my layouts from this mornings crop - busy day!

I have caught up with the prompts now for beyond blogging for scrapbookers, making small changes to my blog, keeping notebooks and tomorrow I will share and explain my scrapbook pages. So until then...

Night all


April 24, 2011

*Checking emails*

When I log into my email account I go directly to my inbox to read the latest bits and that is it....I log off, I hardly ever check the junk mail or empty the deleted items. I'm ashamed that I do this and even more so after today!

I randomly decided to look at my junk mail folder and discovered an email from the lovely Louise *thank you so much Louise* to say that she had nominated me for a stylish blogger award....and I felt terrible that Hotmail had decided this email was junk and moved it! So from now on i will check more often!

My May sunshine is Louise's blog and it's pretty stylish itself! Go check it out :)


April 23, 2011

Photo's of the week *from Norfolk*

I just couldn't choose!
Night all

Back from holiday - with a question

Trust me to go away just when a new class starts!!
We had a lovely few days away in the glorious weather, eating far too much, as you do when you are away! Anyway........


Hello to friends old and new, this is my little space of the web where I share my projects and other bits about life. I started sharing scrapbooking layouts to begin with and then began gradually adding other projects, hobbies and classes..... If you are new to my little area of rambling and sharing then the *rough* usual schedule is:

♥ Project Monday: Sharing recent projects *mostly scrapbooking*

♥ Knit day Thursday: A peak as to what the knitting needles hold every Thursday *behind with this at the moment - eek*

♥ 365 Friday: Shares the photos from my 'photo a day'

♥ Photo of the week (Saturday's): My favourite photo from the week.

If you want to check out any of the past posts for these features just click on the icons to the right of the screen and they will appear!

....Now a little question for my friends that follow:

I would be so grateful if you can please participate in my poll in the sidebar, you can select as many answers as you like and the poll closes on 30th April at midnight. It will remain in the sidebar until the closing date.

♥ Thank you ♥

I will be back later with my photo of the week, I need to upload all of my pics from my camera :)

April 16, 2011

Photo of the week

Sunday was a beautiful day, just right for Miss H to celebrate her first birthday. We had a fab time in the garden playing and I took lots of piccy's, among them I snapped this one:

The party was finishing, the cake had been cut, guests were leaving but Miss H was still going strong!
Night all

April 15, 2011

“Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans”

bus·y (bz) adj. bus·i·er, bus·i·est
1. Engaged in activity, as work; occupied.
2. Sustaining much activity: a busy morning; a busy street.
3. Meddlesome; prying.
4. Being in use, as a telephone line.
5. Cluttered with detail to the point of being distracting: a busy design.

tr.v. bus·ied, bus·y·ing, bus·ies
To make busy; occupy: busied myself preparing my tax return.

Well I haven't been meddlesome! But it has been a bit of a busy week, hence the lack of blogging this week. A quick round up from Monday:

The last crop ended up being rescheduled to Monday after Adam was poorly, I managed to complete two layouts and then Emily decided that was enough! She started to become very clingy and upset....which I later found out was the start of a cold!

The crop layouts were the envelope page for March (document 2011)....

...and the feature page for March:

I'm not sure if any of my overseas bloggy friends have heard of this but every two years we have red nose day! It's a charity event to raise money for Africa, people do 'something funny for money' so we end up with people wearing pyjamas to work etc. We didn't go anywhere for red nose day but I did watch it on telly and gave to charity...

...this was just the three of us being silly for the occasion! After the crop on Monday I managed to finish off the March pages:

 Steve was off on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday so we took the opportunity to weed the front garden, buy some new trees from Homebase, plant them and lay some slate in the flowerbeds *pics to follow*

....which brings us nicely to 365 Friday:

So continuing on from the end of Feb!

February 25th - I had my heavenly spa day
26th - Family dinner, Game time!
27th - I sorted out bags and bags of make up!!!
28th - Snowed under with paperwork for my course!!!
March 1st - New blog header for March
2nd - Knitting progress for the Menace of Beanotown!
3rd - It's getting warmer!

4th - Emily tried eating toast on her own
5th - A snuggle pic with Emily (black and white)
6th - I finished the Dennis mittens
7th - We went shopping and brought Adam some new glasses
8th - Pancake day!
9th - Back at the computer working again!
10th - Emily learnt to crawl!

11th - I finished knitting Dennis the Menace
12th - Emily said 'dada' for the first time.
13th - Emily's new car seat arrived.
14th - Crafty day to Hobbycraft with some crafty friends.
15th - I was observed during a nail art lesson.
16th - Steve's birthday
17th - New do!

Right I'm off, Emily is trying to pull my scrapbook albums off the shelf!!!