Thursday, 24 December 2009

Merry Christmas

I haven't done much Christmas crafting this year because I have been recovering from a nose op to hopefully stop my sinus pain! Well it's been over two weeks since the op and it is now Christmas Eve so I think I am a little to late to do any now. Looking at some of the photo's of the tree this year I remembered about this little Christmas craftiness. Robert's 1st Christmas bauble. It was really easy to do, Just write with a metallic pen onto a clear bauble and you have a really pretty Christmas decoration. It would make a really quick and easy gift for a friend or relative with a new baby. Like many households we have our traditions for Christmas and Robert hanging this from our tree every year is just one of them. He's 14 now!


Wednesday, 23 December 2009

New Craft

After many attempts by my mother to teach me to crochet, I am finally on my way. Admittedly I'm a bit slow at it and quite often forget which stitch I'm doing or how to do it but I'm getting there. I can do double crochet and treble crochet but beyond that I'm struggling at the moment. I'm more of a 'show me' to learn type of girl and those crochet patterns are really not help full! The Attic 24 blog is really cool if you are interested in trying dream that my efforts may look like hers one day). But in the mean time I'm practising squares to make a blanket......or maybe a scarf as it's taken two weeks to make three squares! Whatever it turns out to be it's a sort of Neapolitan Ice-cream crochet, check out these lush colours!

Thursday, 10 December 2009


I thought I would ring the changes and show you all a layout that isn't from my hols. This one is about how I'm really pleased that my son has found a really good friend in Archie who always supports him, have fun and makes him laugh. Played with some splattered gesso across the page and then layered a dictionary page, a paint chart and a printed overlay and then finished with a red paper clip, A mario 'shroom' (as Robert calls it) and my favourite-staples.