Saturday, 3 October 2015

Great Western Brick Show

Or 'lego show in the Steam museum which was overpriced'.
This was suposed to be the biggest lego and brick show in the country, held in the Steam museum. So really entry got you into the museum and the lego show. There were lots of impressive models, things to buy, and of course, big steam trains.

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Baby girl's blanket

Ive finally managed to finish the blanket for new baby. Its all washed and ready for the hospital bag.

Monday, 21 September 2015

Fed up

This has not been an easy pregnancy. Sickness, indigestion,  back pain, hip pain, SPD....I can't wait for it to end. 35 weeks now so max 5 to go. As I'm a previous c section I can only go a week over, so I've a provisional date for another couple section. I hope it doesn't come to that.
I will miss these moments though, Eleanor telling baby sister a story.

Friday, 11 September 2015

A new routine

As I have now officially finished work ready for baby number two, I have Thursday and Friday to myself, as number one child goes to the childminder.  I have to make sure I allow myself some chill out time over these two days, as it's very easy to get carried away with doing 'stuff'. It's amazing how much time can be wasted wandering around shops.
With that in mind, I managed to spread my paper out on the floor, put photos and paper into piles and finished two layouts before leg cramps got the better of me. I'm only sharing one of the layouts as I'm not convinced by the second!
This is a mix of quirky kit, project life cards, ephemera and stickers. I very rarely just stick to using a kit as I find I tend to need that little something else from my box of tricks.

Monday, 7 September 2015

Until August

I have officially finished work!! Hooray! I had to finish a week earlier than planned but so relieved.

Pregnancy the second time round is so much harder!!

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!