Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Christmas

I had a really lovely Christmas this year. Despite an exceptionally poorly week leading up to Christmas I managed to improve enough to be able to enjoy the day!

I got some gorgeous crochet, craft and baking books which I can’t wait to make use of! So, hopefully, now that Christmas is over, I can start some new projects and post more frequently about them. I'm definitely looking forward to working through some new crochet projects and baking more regularly :)

Anyway here is my favourite picture from the day of me and my mum.
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Tuesday, 27 December 2011

3 Positive things about today

1. I’m so lucky to have such a loving family.
2. Looking through crochet, craft and baking books I got for Christmas!
3. Snuggled in bed with the remnants of a chocolate orange while crocheting some of my new hexagon blanket, which I’ll try and post about properly soon!

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Thursday, 24 November 2011

Major lack of updates

Whoops, haven’t updated in ages. I’ve been busy starting volunteering towards a vinspired award which is exciting.

I hope to do a crochet post soon as I’ve finished my granny stripes blanket and started a gorgeous new hexagon blanket!

And I’ve been getting super excited and busy planning Christmas! So here’s a couple of festive pictures to get you in the Christmas spirit…



Thursday, 10 November 2011

Scones!

So a little while back my mum and I baked scones! It was really fun and easy and the results were super yummy! Here are some photos :)
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Yum yum yum!

Monday, 31 October 2011

Happy Halloween!

So I’m not normally a big Halloween person but fancied carving a pumpkin this year! It was actually really rather fun!
Here are the results….
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And my gorgeous dog sitting with the pumpkin!
It took ages to get her to sit next to the pumpkin because she was scared of it!
Happy Halloween! xxx

Monday, 24 October 2011

Yummy Cake!

So I spent a lovely morning baking this morning. I do love baking. And eating the result, obviously. Today’s creation… a lovely light sponge with a chocolate buttercream filling covered in milk chocolate, maltesers, white maltesers and smarties! Yum!

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Happy days :) x

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Andy the Alien

So I have this gorgeous book called Super-cute crochet. My mum bought it for me and I wasn’t all that excited about the front cover, a little to cutesy for me but inside there are some absolutely gorgeous animals.
You may remember my post about Ollie the Octopus a while back. He is also from this book. I’d definitely recommend it!
Anyway, here he is…
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The colours haven’t reproduced all that well, the green is actually really bright, almost fluorescent! Hope you like him :)
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Monday, 17 October 2011

Happy days

Its been gloriously sunny for this time of year which has meant a few unexpected trips to the ice-cream van in October!

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I also have various crochet projects on the go at the moment.  Will be posting photos when complete! I can’t wait to see the gorgeous alien finished! He just needs 3 eyes and 6 legs!

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And as usual I’m getting in to the christmas spirit too early for my family’s liking! But christmas crochet makes me all excited!!

Much love xxxxxxxxx

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Ollie the Octopus

I crocheted Alex an octopus for his birthday. I think it went down pretty well, he seemed very pleased! And he named him Ollie :)
Here are the pictures of the final product!

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Thursday, 1 September 2011

3 positive things about today

1) I went to look around St Cross Hospital’s gardens, it’s super beautiful there! Yay for proper trips out :) Being wheeled around on bumpy gravel made me feel a bit sick though!
2) I won the lottery! Well, only £10, but still!
3) Kings of Leon – Wicker Chair on repeat <3

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Monday, 29 August 2011

Orang-utan adoption

So I just adopted an orang-utan from the WWF and this is the adoption pack that arrived :) The teddy is really rather cute and Molly has her eye on it! It was quite interesting reading all about the orang-utans  and the WWF.

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Sunday, 28 August 2011

Crochet teddy

I finally finished crocheting a teddy for Libby’s birthday. Hopefully she’ll like it! I think it’s pretty cute! :)

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Wednesday, 17 August 2011

3 positive things about today

1) Looking at photos of meeting Kelsey yesterday and getting excited all over again! :D
2) Post!! The stamps page in my Wreck this journal is coming along nicely!
3) The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie by The Red Hot Chilli Peppers on repeat <3

Monday, 1 August 2011

Folksy

Eeek, I haven’t updated this in ages! 

The last few days I’ve been busy photographing my cards and setting up a shop on Folksy.

You can find the lovely linky in the sidebar.

And here are a few of my cards…

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I’m not really expecting to sell any but its fun setting it up :’)

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Post Pals

Post pals is a charity dedicated to making sick children smile.

Their website is www.postpals.co.uk where you can find information about all the pals and their siblings. By sending a card, letter, gift or email to a child you know that you have brightened the day of a seriously ill child or their sibling.

Gifts don’t need to be expensive. Once Vikki (who set up post pals) sent some confetti stars to a young child who was screaming through her chemo and nothing they were trying would calm her down. They gave her some post to open and when she opened her card some confetti stars tumbled out. She stopped crying and started making pretty patterns with them.

Maybe next time you go on holiday you could take a minute to send a postcard to a child. They love to receive post from all over the world and you can sit back and know you have created a smile.

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Tuesday, 19 July 2011

3 Positive things about today.

1) Looking at the photos of yesterday with Libby and Alex, so cute!
2) Birdy in the live lounge on radio 1.
3) Lots of craft things, made a few cards, sent off 2 under the sea craft kits for post pals siblings, happy days.

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Granny Stripe Blanket

So my blanket still has a way to go but I thought I’d document the progress so far!
The pattern is from the lovely Lucy’s Attic 24 blog. Here is the beginning and here is the ta-dah moment!

Back in March….
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Colours are all Stylecraft special DK. Top to bottom; Grape, Teal, Raspberry, Lavender, Pomegranate, Clematis, Meadow, Denim, Plum.

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I’ll be back when it’s finished!

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3 Positive things about today

1) I get to go and feed next door’s guinea pigs because they’re on holiday :) Last year I wasn’t well enough to go.
2) It’s only two days until Jo and the children come :)
3) Mum and Dad are going out for dinner together.


Friday, 15 July 2011

Learning to draw

I love being creative but I can’t say I’ve ever been very good at drawing but I’ve made it my mission to try and change this. I’m not wanting much, I just want to improve my drawing skills a little. So here are a few fairy drawings I’ve copied out of my flower fairy book. Hopefully next time I post my drawing will be better!

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It’s finished!

So for a very long time (I’ve lost track of how long exactly!) I have been decorating my wardrobe because I tend to attack anything plain that comes near me with prettiness! Anyway, here is a picture… (It’s not a great photo but you get the idea!)

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Top left is buttons and top right is magazine clippings/doodles/photos. Bottom left is my favourite photos of mine at the moment and bottom right are hearts I have made including crochet, paper, glittery, sequined etc..

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Thursday, 14 July 2011

Cocktails and cakes

So the idea of turning 18 is freaking me out somewhat but, on Tuesday, the girls came round and we had cocktails and cake and I really enjoyed it. It was lovely to see them all, though half a cocktail in and the migraine kicked in but I managed to stop it in time. I <3 Migraleve! And the pain the next day was definitely worth it! I’m not quite so scared about my actual birthday now. I think I’m learning to enjoy it. Age is just a number. Anyway, here are some pictures…

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Friday, 8 July 2011

Tomorrow when the world wakes up, Ill be in another town.

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I miss travelling. I can’t wait for the day when I can just get up and leave. Explore. Learn. Discover. Just me and my camera.