Tuesday, 29 June 2010

new pullcharms

Elidee and Maeve received their lovely new pullcharms today. Custom made by Jodie and Ayesha at Kittyrobot, they both have glittery gummybears! i also got a few goodies so everyone was a winner today!

ive started to crochet extra hats for BlytheconUK at which i will have a stallshare with LauraKateIsCrafty.

i have a horrible feeling my digital camera is dying on me...all the photos are well overexposed..argh!

Monday, 28 June 2010

etsy faves

as a filler post, i though i would share some etsy finds with you..

these cute pearlised flowers from a2bshop.

gorgeous felt and fabric flowers from lemon tree studio.

bookworm print by vol25.

printed twill tape by lillalotta.

gorgeous handmade buttons from tessaanne .

and finally these fabric covered, kitchen themed buttons from kittyrobot.

I hope something here takes your fancy..i could certainly spend a lot!!

Friday, 25 June 2010


As the weather has again been stunning, i got my bike out and went for a sedate 2 hour ride. I had to persuade the twins they couldnt come..they tried every option for sneaking on board.. As part of my ride, i popped into the house development we've had our eye on. the lady in there told me the amount they'd give us for part exchange would be about £5000 less than we'd get on the open market, and we'd have to complete within a month, which would mean moving back in with families for 4 months. i woulnt mind, but i doubt our cat would like it.
So it's back to the drawing board. we need to start looking at properties already on the market. *sigh*

and just for fun, this is why i married marcus. not for the jewellery, the stability, the meals out etc..but for the expensive imported PopTarts.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

DT call

over at twisted sketches. head on over there for details.


sketch 55 goes up at twisted sketches today. the twist this time is 'flag', so ive use the red, white and blue from the union jack.

im taking my car into the garage later today to have the deer damage fixed, then later on it's England's final group match for the World Cup! they have to win to go through, so here's hoping they pull their fingers out.

I dont talk about work much, due to confidentiality, but yesterday was a fab day. i went out as an observer on a retrieval, picking a baby up from another hospital. the other nurse i was with has said that next time, im leading it! scary thought but very exciting, and a big complement that she thinks i can do it :)

Sunday, 20 June 2010

they burn!

my shoulders that is. today turned out to be a scorcher of a day and silly old me wore jeans. but i had a vest on top and so have pale legs and red shoulders. *sigh*

ive relisted a black blythe hat in my etsy.

i went to buy the kit from a couple of posts back but its now sold out, so instead im thinking in maybe investing in a subscription from scrap a go go. check out these great kits:

last night marcus didnt come to bed until 4am as he was playing his new playstation game, Red Dead Redemption. he's a tired and grumpy boy today!

Friday, 18 June 2010


just done me some scrapping. 2 LOs for challenges, one for me. phew.

this one uses some old sassafrass. just a simple one.
and this is the reason why i dont scrap much! i dont have a dedicated area like so many lucky scrappers out there. i have to use my bed! can i have some sympathy??

normal service resumes.

we have the internet back!! yay!!! i just have to try not to spend too much time on it now...

Friday, 11 June 2010


i love my new blog.
that is all.

Thursday, 10 June 2010


look at this fabulous kit from crafty templates. if i wasnt seriously broke this month i would be buying it straight away!

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

forgot to say..

look at these lovelies! i got the cake stand, tea cups, sugar bowl and cream jug for my birthday from marcus and my mum. the set is by Portmeirion and is very lovely IRL.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

my 15 minutes.

The lovely vicky has done a spotlight on me on her blog! so have a little look and if you like what you see, leave a comment and you could win this little giveaway. open to international too!.

today i also managed to do a little scrapping, non dolly related! first is sketch53 for twisted sketches. it doesnt go live until tomorrow but my unreliable internet access means im putting it up today..
my second Lo is getting to be a tradition. the birthday card on. tags are from shabby chic crafts, single button onthe bottom left is from kittyrobot.

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

this sucks.

so im very sorry for my continuing absence. the reason for this is we recently tried to change internet providers and each time there was an issue at the telephone exchange. we found out today (3 days before our new internet was supposed to go through) that the exchange our number is routed through does not support broadband. great. so im currently sat in the library, getting my internet fix. you dont realise how much you rely on internet until it isnt there!!

so during this brief foray into the internet world, i can inform you that the new prompt is up at category stories (i was unable to take part due to this unreliable internet business). go check out the fab LOs and play along with 'the best kind of fun'. Prize kindly donated by our very own Aranka.

and here is my sketch for sketch 51 at Twisted Sketches..