Monday, 17 August 2015

Old skool scrapping

(excuse the lazy instagram sceeenshot)
I went old skool with this layout,  using a photo from the recent roller derby game and my wrist band. The layout is based on one  by Gillian Nelson for American Crafts and the triangles come from various Quirky Kits.
The page size is a new one at 9x12. It gives a bit more size to play with without being too much. I quite like it and can see.myself using it again.

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Top class roller derby!

In swindon!!!
My friend and I were lucky enough to get a ticket to see London Roller Girls v Rose City (from America) yesterday at Futsal in Swindon. Roller derby at this level is something else, truly amazing and awe inspiring.
And the half time show by the Vienna Fearleaders was....different!! 

Friday, 31 July 2015

New kitty!!

Yup we're officially crazy. With a baby on the way, we get a kitten!

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Planes, trains and baby animals

M managed to get a week off work recently,  and we were lucky enough to squeeze in two day trips: one to an animal park and one to a field to view an airshow.
The airshow was fab and the park and view option meant we didn't pay £90 entrance only to have a tired, grumpy toddler declare they want to go home. The farmer provided toilet facilities and there was a catering van. Top it off with beautiful sun and it was almost perfect.

The animal park was a lovely day too. There were plenty of baby animals to coo over, we saw penguin feeding and went on a small train ride around the park.

Inspite of generally rubbish weather, we had a lovely time.

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Me time

I've been making baby blankets constantly for the past 4 months, so tonight I decided to pick up my scrapghan, my frankenblanket. No colour planning, just grab and go, even those annoying bits of ribbon from inside clothes!

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Waiting, waiting

'Mummy, I'm going to wait for the blackberries. '
Blackberries are still months away little one.

Friday, 19 June 2015

Hey look! I've made stuff!

Today was one of my rare child free days, so I took the opportunity to get out my quirky kits (i have three untouched!) and managed two layouts before I had to crack on with numerous jobs. Days off are not rest days!!

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Learning with toddlers

I see a lot of posts online now which say they have fantastic ideas for teaching your toddler to read, write, count etc, but I'm not sure how I feel about these. Surely this age should be allowed to play and learn as and when they're ready, not have it sneakily forced on them? I'm no saying I want my daughter to be illiterate when she starts school, far from it, but I want her to learn in the best way for her, and personally I feel that involves play. My daughter likes colouring and counting but in her own way. Educational games do not interest her at all. Originally I was a little worried but now I know she'll do it when she's ready.

Monday, 11 May 2015

Number two

We've grown another little one, due end of October. That makes me 16 weeks yesterday.
Because of feeling generally rubbish the last 16 weeks, I have two scrapbook kits sitting unused. We're due to go to france soon so hopefully when I come back I can get them out.