October 28, 2011

**Shiny cobwebs**

Halloween is fast approaching however there isn't a trace of it around the house - unlike last year! I was on maternity leave with Emily and so we had a lot of extra time to make ghost garlands, pipe cleaner spiders and glittery spiderwebs! (see posts here, here and here) I really wanted to add more this year but so far I haven't even managed to put up last years bits and I'm not even sure I will now as I am away all weekend and I don't think Steve will really be that fussed! I am going to try and do some pumpkin carving if I have time on Monday after work.... if not I will have to put extra efforts into Christmas bits!

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This is the other project I was trying to share the other night, It is also for Emily's bedroom:

I used the Martha Stewart classic butterfly punch and the Martha Stewart punch over the page butterfly, then stuck the middles down with double sided tape and finally hand sewing the middles to create a different effect. They are slightly 3D although it is hard to tell in these pics.

Other sewing type projects include:




I made them one each from fabric and felt for their bedroom doors.... and then I got really excited about Christmas and made these cute fellas......



I love them! I think I am going to make a full size one next as well as the numerous other projects on the list! I've sewn red ribbon onto each end so that they can be hung/tied/pinned from practically any surface! I can't wait to hang them up!

.......and last but not least before I make a final check on my crop bag for the weekend.....My current Halloween nails:


They are Matt Black with Glossy Black spider webs on....Spooktastic!

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October 26, 2011

**A croppy adventure**

I'm just bursting at the seams with things to tell you now! This weekend I am going away with the girls - V.J and Carrie.... we have wanted to go on a crop weekend for a long time now but none of us can seem to justify the £300+ that they cost......maybe in the future when the guilt of little ones and home improvements has vanished. ANYWAY! Carrie came up with the brilliant idea of creating our own and so the crop weekend was born! We are going to use my MIL and FIL's caravan in Norfolk and we are also going on a mini road trip to visit capture the magic while we are there!

How terribly exciting!!!

 

I randomly added those pics as I just found them and they made me smile - she is such a cheeky little miss!

......so yesterday I said I would share some of my sewing projects, I was thinking about colours and schemes for Emily's bedroom and decided to start making a few bits ready for when I decorate it. I'm  not sure where the butterflies inspiration came from but that's the theme!



The cushion cover is made from felt - along with the many hand-sewn butterflies!!! I have more to share but blogger appears to be having some trouble uploading the rest of the pictures so I will try again tomorrow.
Night all x
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October 25, 2011

**Dear diary**

Man I am bad at blogging this year! 
There is so much to tell you - again. My laptop is miraculously working *genius thing fixed itself!* after not working for what feels like 10 years but in fact is only a few weeks - actually lost track of specifics though. Mummy brain is increasingly taking over and some days I wonder how I make myself a cup of coffee without poisoning myself.... or worse, adding the kiddies juice! I know they are older now, Adam is 3 and Emily is...... *pausing to work it out in months* 17 months old but it still seems that I am loosing brain cells at a rate of knots!

It's funny that if I was asked a question relating to Adam's age, weight, immunisations etc I could reel off every detail about him.... but somehow I can't even remember what Emily had for dinner yesterday and I feel awful not knowing these facts straight off the top of my head but I guess that is whats happens after the 2nd is born.

So! Back tracking to September. Of course Adam turned 3, I had significantly more brain cells, a beauty show/exhibition was attended, Euros were purchased, planes {actually plane - singular!} were boarded and a hot country was welcoming. Yes we snuck away for a week without any hint of blogging - I'm not entirely sure how I managed that but I plan to share more day to day stuff from now on.... Ooh like the fact we have already booked next years hols - thought I had better share that before it slips out of my brain! But back to the topic in hand, we went to Tenerife for a week, we go to the North - Puerto de la Cruz and it was lovely and more importantly it was hot and I actually achieved tanage!! I have my sneaky suspicions why.... we didn't take the children! GASP! We had a week away to relax and so lying in the sun with out being hit with a juice cup and asked to go for a wee was bliss and I actually caught the sun! Of course I missed them a lot but we really needed a holiday and they are already booked to come with us in April. 

The next big thing is that Adam started school - well nursery! We waited until after our holiday and although he had a bumpy start he thoroughly enjoys it and has asked the last two days of the half term! He goes every day 8.45-11.45am and has formed a lovely bond with his key person - Emily! At first he refused to call her Emily {as we have one at home!} and insisted on calling her lady but it's all good now and he has to tell her everything.

That brings us almost up to date, over the weekend we decorated Adam's bedroom. We painted it Bright Yellow and he has an explosion of Thomas everywhere - quick literally, take a look!



He loves it and so far has spent a few hours a day playing up there, he likes the fact he can build a train set without Emily standing on it and breaking it!

Wow, this has been a long catch up, well done if you are still with me!

On the project front there has been a serious lack of paper craft but I have taken to sewing projects! I will share some of that tomorrow I think.......... Good night x

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