Saturday, December 30, 2006
Friday, December 29, 2006
This is my first ever layout done on my ownsome and I am so proud of myself.
Traci has introduced a layout of the month on her website and so I thought 'Why not?' and here is the result. I have used my fav piccie of my boys which was taken on our trip to the Santa Special.
Please let me know your comments as its great to have feedback.
Thursday, December 28, 2006
Saturday, December 23, 2006
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
So.....a new way of life beckons and am I scared? Yes but in a good way. I am doing the right thing I know for definate. But leaving today and discussing the classes with Traci last night made it now seem so real. Crafting is going to be a full time job and I am so nervous and sooooo excited!
So what are my plans for the next few days I hear you ask....wellllllll. Tomorrow is housework from top to bottom. Hopefully crafting will be on the agenda too - if I can be a good girl and get the cleaning done first. I have a project on the go which I must get done before Sunday - details to follow as certain eyes may be watching ha ha ha!
Right quick browse through some blogs and then bed beckons!!!
Monday, December 18, 2006
Saturday was good as we went to see Happy Feet - the film about the dancing penquin. It was good but George was not impressed - hey ho you can't please everyone. We are going to the cinema on saturday to see a Christmas showing of the Polar Express which is one of my all time favs - can't wait!
Sunday started off quiet. Then my Auntie and Uncle popped by which was lovely as both my boys love them so much. In the afternoon we had a party to go to for a couple of five year olds....and the bar was open. Well it would be rude not to indulge. A couple of G & Ts later and Mummy was a happy bunny!!!!!
Right here is what is happening today - school run, other secret project for an hour, crafting (hopefully), Sky man, school run again, craft club. Phew!!!!!!
Friday, December 15, 2006
Crafting wise I have been pottering around with bits. I am working on something secretly at the mo for some special people. I don't want to say too much just yet but I will post piccies when its appropriate. I love doing things like that it gives me a lovely warm feeling.
School run then work this morning. Will see where the afternoon takes me besides swimming lessons for the boys later.
Catch y'all later xx
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
But hopefully most of the after school stuff has finished now for Xmas so tonight I have a free evening - yipee!!!!
Crafting wise I finally finished Steve's Christmas card. I am so pleased with it and he was chuffed to bits. Here are some piccies - they are not great but you get the idea.
Things are coming together for Christmas although I cannot believe how quick it is creeping up on us. Wow!!! Big day will be here soon and I cannot wait. We are going to my mum and dads for a family Christmas which I love and for me that is what Christmas is about - family!
Monday, December 11, 2006
Friday, December 08, 2006
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Some idiots last night broke into my boys school and smashed windows in six classrooms (yr 3 and 4). They then stole equipment etc which are only a couple of years old and very expensive. WHY???!!! It makes me so sad that people could do this sort of thing anyway but to a Primary school..... it just beggars belief. The teachers were in tears and so were the children who were obviously not allowed in school today because of all the glass lying around. The school is such a lovely one and all the teachers work so hard to make it pleasant for then children and this happens. I am so upset and at the same time so angry. I just hope they catch them and string them up. There is no excuses for this sort of behaviour towards 8 and 9 year olds.
Now for the good news....... George my four year old had his Reception play yesterday and today. Awwww definately a proud mummy moment. He was a cheeky monkey in the Story of the Sad Penquins. At the end all of the children got on stage and sang the first verse of Silent Night and then they repeated it only this time they did sign language. Well this mummy had tears in her eyes both yesterday and this morning when I saw it again. It was a very emotional thing and George loved it! Next week Harry has his concert so the tissues will be at the ready again.
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Monday, December 04, 2006
Anyway boys are dropped off at school and I am here in my room sorting out the piccies of my cards which I did last night. Still got more to make but that light at the end of the tunnel is at least abit brighter LOl!
Here are two of them from yesterday and the rest are on the slideshow. Any comments gratefully received as its nice to get any sort of feedback!
Steve is at this very moment hanging up some outside Xmas lights - a quiet job you might think? Oh no hammer is now out and there are some loud banging noises coming from the front of our house. He has announced to me that we a trip to a diy place will be called for this morning. Oh heck! Then again will I get a lunch out if I go too hmmm will update later.
Right those cards won't make themselves - catch ya later!!!
Sunday, December 03, 2006
Busy morning helping Traci with the kids craft workshop, which was great fun and Harry loved it. He wanted to know when they will be more workshops.... so come on Traci!
Bit of a funny afternoon following a phonecall from my brother about his partner which I am not going to talk about on here. But want to send them both big hugs and an extra hug for my little nephew Kyran who is very special to me.
Now that they boys are in bed I am trying to get some cards done for Xmas. Just got the ones to do for my Avon customers so they don't have to be as intricate as family ones but I keep getting distracted. I will get there as I am determined to get them finished this week - I am all Christmased carded out. Is that a phrase? Answers on a postcard please! I will get some piccies of them taken tomorrow when the light is better and I have a few more done.
I can honestly say I am really enjoying doing this blog - it is great to just sit and take stock of what I have achieved each day - good or bad! My mum loves it!
Right onwards and upwards - cards to make!
Saturday, December 02, 2006
Had a lovely day today - not done any crafting - but still a nice day!
Started with hairdressers for a colour and cut - lovely no more grey hairs on show hee hee hee. Then off to the local craft market to see what Traci was up to and to lend a hand if necessary.
At 3pm the town lights were turned on. It was lovely singing carols around the tree with the town band. Then back to the craft market for wine and mince pies - yummy!!!!
Back home with a chinese takeaway and Come Dancing and now Robin Hood. Bliss!
Steve is going out with the 'boys' in a little while for their Annual Gentlemans Social Evening so once the boys are in bed my time is my own. Very nice too.
Off to the Craft Cabin in the morning for the Childrens Christmas Workshop which Harry is doing as he loves any sort of crafting. In the afternoon I WILL do some Christmas cardmaking and get them finished once and for all. Will let you know if this plan works out. ;-)
Friday, December 01, 2006
work. I think Steve realised I really wasn't well when I said 'no
work today' as I don't like to take time off.
Then again I did feel better after I saw this picture I had to take before school this morning. What a picture of cuteness. Crikey George does love that kitten!
Slow day to start with thank goodness and then it gets busier as the day goes on ending with the school Christmas Fair tonight. This is an annual event which is lovely but manic and the kids just love it!
Think I may go and sort my hair out and then a cuppa I think.
Well we have returned from the Xmas Fair which was busy to say the least but it is for the PTA so its for a good cause.
As you can see I picked up a couple of blonde haired reindeer while I was there!!!!
Thursday, November 30, 2006
the total girlyness that is my tote. Finally finished in all its pink glory! Lets face it I shouldn't lose this! So Traci can I introduce my entry for the competition? (wink wink)
Not been feeliing so good today so after work and a chat to my mum and Traci I had a hot bath and got in my pjs. Bliss - I cannot remember the last time I did this in the afternoon and can highly recommend it.
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
No card making today but did nip around to the craft cabin and assembled a couple of Sissix Santas for a childrens workshop on Sunday. Harry is taking part in it and is really looking forward to it.
Work this morning was awful - I really cannot wait until 20th Dec which is my last day. As much as i love the kids in the creche I am sooo fed up of changing nappies and taking toddlers to the toilet. I have done all that with my two and don't want to do it anymore. I wake up each morning and just dread getting up and going to work. Roll on 20th - yippeee!
Monday, November 27, 2006
Been dashing here there and everywhere today shopping etc but was treated to lunch by my lovely hubby. It was nice to spend some time without the boys and have some 'us' time which is something we don't do very often but we make the most of it when we do.
Craft club tonight and apparently we are making notebooks so looking forward to that as it is something I have been wanting to have a go at for a little while now.
Heck just noticed the time. Better go and get ready for going out. Have a good evening everyone.
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Here are a couple for you to look at. It would be so much easier if I could work out how to arrange a photo collage on Paint Shop Pro and I will work it out - just give me time!
I also finished an anniversary card for my Mum and Dad but am not posting that until January as Mum often looks at my blog to see what I am doing. So nah nah nah mum no sneak preview I am afraid. Hee hee hee .
I think I have finally calmed down after Friday's shock at school with Harry. We sat down and had a chat today while Steve and George were at a party. He knows he has upset me and his dad but I think he needed to know exactly how I felt. I also asked him how he feels about the situation and what he intended to do to make sure t did not happen again. It was nice to have a quiet chat with him and we finished with a cuddle which he doesn't hand out very often. So hopefully its all water under the bridge although he does have a major grounding as punishment to get through first.
Right more cards I think and then perhaps a tidy up. I think this room used to have a floor - what colour it is I am not so sure.
Forgot to mention my new storage tote should be arriving tomorrow courtesy of Traci. Can't wait - all those pockets to fill!!!!!
Saturday, November 25, 2006
Friday, November 24, 2006
I don't want to go into detail on here but today after a meeting at school to discuss an issue with his teacher Harry has succeeded in upsetting me up to the point of actual tears. I was past anger and the only emotions I felt were sadness and disbelieve. He knows this and is very subdued tonight. He is normally such a good boy and not a malicious child at all so this incident is totally out of the blue. The Feary household is not a happy one at the mo and Mummy bear is a very sad bear.
But on a good note I went to see Traci this afternoon and she has been filling me in on some new products she is acquiring for the Craft Cabin. Will I be able to resist the new scrapbooks she has just received - I doubt it! I can see my bank balance depleting drastically. But I will be happy!
At the moment I am a cardmaker but my New Years resolution is to Scrapbook too. I love the pages Traci has done and the various other layouts I have seen on other blogs. So watch this space!
Well its Friday and I have a weekend of crafting (hopefully) planned - be it cards or abit of scrapbooking. So will post again over the weekend - be good until then x
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Finished work on time today - hurrah! So came home and finished a Xmas card which is for my youngest son George. I like it - hope you do too.
Hubbys card is next on the list. Hmmmm thinking cap for that. Then I have got some cards to do for my Avon customers - yup ding dong Avon calling - more to thank them for buying the products to fund my hobby.
Crikey is that the time. George will be back from school in a mo.
Lots of exciting things are happening in my life at the mo and I am changing the way I look at life and how i live it. So many people regret things they should have done and I don't want to look at my life and feel regret.
So this first post is being typed quickly before I head off to work, which is one routine I won't be doing for long as I handed in my notice last week. See told you big changes were happening!
Anyway school run and dirty nappies beckon - wish me luck I may be sometime!