Thursday, 30 June 2011

Mums Loft

OK my mums loft is a scary place. Its one of those places that if you fell over stuff would cover you and you'd not be found for about ten years. But every now and again amongst the junk theres some fab stuff up there.

This week my mum showed up with the following for me she had found in her clutter filled attic.

They must have been my grans and included was a huge roll of the most georgous red velvet. She had also found buttons, ribbon and loads of other fabby crafty bits. Next time I go there I'm going to have to brave the loft in search of other lost treasure I think :)

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Quilt Along

OK so I was going to bed but I got distracted and found this Dont call me betsy quilt along and think I'm going to give it a go. I've got no end of bits of fabric hanging about so hopefully will have enough without having to go out and buy more (though its a good excuse to shop isn't it) off to raid my fabric stash and put together something to do this - oops there goes my early night

Well its wednesday

After reading a few other blogs I was going to do a Work In Progress Wednesday type post today but seen as this would only be my second post on here I thought it might be a bit too soon to be committing myself to posting about what I was doing every week from here on in so figured lets give it a week or two and see how I'm doing. That and I've got no charge in the camera battery so can't actually take any pictures today of what I've been doing anyway ;)

I have managed to clear a huge space in the garden today though so am feeling very proud of myself and my horticultural genius that consisted of using a pair of loppers to remove any offending - and some unoffending but i just got carried away - plants in the garden. I'm sure my mum would be horrified at how I have gone about the gardening but I can see clear space so it works for me. I am now however feeling rather tired and a little sore from all the manual work I'm not used to doing so am off to bed with a jack and coke to hopefully get a little rest before the two darlings decide they want to come sleep in my bed again :)

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

OK so I have a blog.

Actually this is my second attempt, my first at the start of the year had a total of three posts before I failed miserably at keeping it up to date. I promise to do better this time honest.

Right so its time I actually got round to doing something with this blog I started putting together months ago then have never actually posted in. Hopefully you will see lots of lovely posts with all my crafty things in and probably bits about my life with my two boys. My crafty things currently consist of very enthusiastic attempts at patchwork. crochet, sometimes knitting, modelling with polymer clay the last few weeks and pretty much anything else that takes my fancy. I promise to be enthusiastic, not necessarily good though I'm afraid.

Other things important to me are my two boys who I expect will feature here at some point. I'm a stay at home mum so spend most of my time with my kids so alot of what I do centres around them. I am an avid babywearer now, not something I would have ever predicted along with the fact I ended up breastfeeding for alot longer than I planned, co-slept and even cloth nappied for a while - all of which prior to kids I would have laughed at the thought of doing, how things change when you have children eh? So am guessing these things may also pop up from time to time here also. So that's a bit about me hopefully you will find this interesting if not look at it this way at least reading this got you out of doing the washing/hoovering/cleaning/chores etc for ten minutes at least :)