Wednesday, 25 March 2009


im turning into a right little Martha Stewart. these little butter cookies are only 1 1/2" and very more-ish!! here's the recipe in case you want to give them a go. they're super easy.

115g butter (softened)
85g caster sugar
175g plain white flour
1/2 tsp ground cinammon

  • preheat oven to 190'. grease several trays.
  • beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • sift flour and cinammon into bowl and mix with hand. gather mix together.
  • take walnut sized piecese and roll into a ball. place on baking tray ( can be fairly close, they done spread much).
  • using a fork dipped in cold water, gently flatten each ball with prongs/
  • bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden. leave to cool slightly before transferrring to cooling rack.

see, easy peasy.

like buttons?

well do you? then head on over to the kittyrobot blog for the chance to win 3 new sets of handmade buttons.

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

time for the new question on 52Q, what am i grateful for right now?

last year we had problems with birds nesting in our loft, until we got someone into fill the holes. this year the birds keep trying and on discovering they cant get in, all decide to poo on my car in protest. so today i washed said car. it could have been a mess, as one of our buckets had had turps in but Other Half couldnt remember which bucket. well, its now been 3 hours and all paint appears to still be on my car.

i made another dolly dress. i didnt manage to make the pleats even so its a bit squiffy:


i got a package of kittyrobot buttons which i cant wait to play with.

will be baking, probably butter cookies

have to go post more ebay stuff. no doubt it will cost lots more than i charged for postage.

bought the newest qtea kit

realised i love all the songs by Kimya Dawson on the Juno soundtrack. will have to check out some of her other stuff, as well as Mouldy Peaches.

have only had 1 comment on the post below. 4 more places people!

Saturday, 21 March 2009

paying it forward

ok ive really slacked on this one. i found pay it forward through this blog here, the idea being that the first 5 people who comment on this post will receive, from me, something handmade.

  1. i make no guarantees you will like what i make
  2. it will be sometime this year
  3. it could be anything.

if you get chosen as a recipient then the rule is, you have to set up your own pay it on your blog.

on another note, im getting my new bike! just need to buy a bell and a basket for the back!!!

Friday, 20 March 2009

paper fun

first up is question 11 for 52Q:

and then i did challenge 15 for say it in scrap. i made this one quite personal.

i still havent figured out the turtle eye issue. i think its going to be a case of brute strength.

Thursday, 19 March 2009

in progress

soon to be a turtle. if i can work out how to fix the eyes on.

taken the plunge.

im tweeting on twitter. we'll see how long it lasts. find me under skalovingeek

Monday, 16 March 2009

a proactive day

baked peanut butter and choc chip cookies (very bad, very yum!)

bought some Fimo and had a go at making some buttons..

(they will be painted)

cut and started to sew some dolly dresses.

went to hobbycraft and looked through the knitting and crochet pattern books. i will be brave. looking at silje's blog and her amazing knitted jumpers gives me hope. especially as she hasnt been doing it all that long. also tried to find some cool fabric for a quilt but i resent paying £10 a metre ($15).

category time

yup yup, its time for out second march prompt over at category stories! This time around, the prompt is 'im so lucky'. Link us your goodies here and at our flickr group. Our sponsor for the month is: Nut & Bee. Be sure to check them out! The prize for this month will be a $15 voucher for their Etsy shop. Sounds good to me!

here was my attempt

'lucky to have job security'

Sunday, 15 March 2009

gift ideas

at the moment, im trying to find unusual but wearable gifts for my bridesmaids. its very difficult to find affordable to quality items.

i love this alice necklace, but i dont think it would be appreciated. check out the sellers other items here.

how about this silver dear, engraved with initials?

the blue boat

today we went to a local park as it was so nice. i took my polaroid ee100, loaded with blue film, and took 7 shots. this was the best. i love it.

Friday, 13 March 2009

today i..

  • have been in a huge amount of pain from a pulled muscle in my side. id hate to break a rib!

  • have developed a cold. yuk.

  • have been to the cinema to see Watchmen. very good.

    • i love the free postcards they have at the cinema, perfect for postcrossing. these are some i got today:

      have seen a cute bike i want. its a raleigh meteor and will look amazing with a basket!

      Tuesday, 10 March 2009

      52Q week 10

      i cant believe its week 10 of this! the question this week was 'which 5 films inspire you creatively'

      also i thought it was time for some new faves:

      Monday, 9 March 2009

      wee wonderful.

      fancy making a spaceman or a robot? well now you can!! check out this pattern book on etsy.

      found via the wee wonderfuls blog.

      the list

      • recycling box emptied.
      • petrol.
      • inside of car cleaned.
      • been to postoffice.
      • repotted plants.
      • hoovered.
      • put clothes wash on.
      • short exercise session.

      check, check and check.

      Sunday, 8 March 2009

      to twitter

      or not to twitter? what does everyone think?

      Tuesday, 3 March 2009

      say it again sam

      *yay say it in scrap is back after a break! challenge 14 is 'say what' and this is what i did:

      does the boy look 30? no way!!

      *also up is Q9 for 52Q, 'what was the last brave thing you did?'

      *just watched 'franklyn' at the cinema. very good. highly recommend and all that jazz. starts off not making a whole lot of sense but then it all clicks into place and a big 'aaaaaah' moment follows. go see!! A* for ryan phillipe's english accent.

      *bought 2 pairs of jeans for the bargain price of £15 but had a little grumble at having to go up a size. i know that at that price they're going to cut things tight but even so..i have a thigh complex as it is! come on Primark, you're not helping us body concious girls!

      Monday, 2 March 2009

      file help

      so ive downloaded some digi elements to have a go at hybrid scrapping, but they're all zip files. for some reason when i try to open a zip file, i get a message telling me the file is too big. has anyone else had this problem? if so, can i fix it??

      that time again!!

      yup yup, new month, new challenge at category stories!! our first challenge this month is 'precious things' with the prize being a $15 voucher for nut and bee. come and play!!