Monday, 31 December 2007

Happy New Year!

Right, my new year resolutions:
  • Blog more regularly
  • Take my own bags to shops, no more plastic ones.
  • Not to buy any craft stuff (discourage my Mum from buying stuff for me as well)
  • Use up all the craft stuff I have
  • Sell craft stuff I don't need
  • Get Etsy shop going (watch this space!!!)
  • and my usual one- drink more water

Happy New Year everyone.

Wednesday, 12 December 2007

Denim Christmas Trees

I am taking part in a Crazy Craft Extravaganser for Parents and under 5's, at the Limelight Family Learning Centre next Wendnesday and I needed to find something simple for Parents to do while their children played.

I started to work on a sewn, stuffed ornament to hang on the tree, but it was a bit big and lumpy and I wasn't too happy with it. Then this idea popped up on CRAFT: made by One Crafty Mumma

I have loads of scrap material from curtain samples and tons of buttons so these will be perfect. We will be handsewing them, so I will do a few examples to see if that works.
Tim, the Family Learning Officer for Limelight had the idea for the craft session; there will be Card and decoration making, decorating biscuits to hang on your tree, Christmas tree decoration making for adults, mince pies, music, baby area plus more Christmas craftyness, all for £1.00 pre child!! and Arc (arts and craft resourses for sale) will be there.
Wednesday 19th December, 10am-12noon, Limelight Family Learning Centre, Castillon Road, SE6 (if you fancy popping along)
If the session is a success, here's hoping for more in the New Year!

Friday, 7 December 2007

hello, i'm back!

did you miss me? I haven't actually been anywhere but just haven't found it in me to blog.

I was trying to figure out why this was and one reason I can think of is that we have moved to computer from the warm, comfy spare bedroom to the drafty, wooden floored back end of the living room. I used to start to blog when the boy's were having their bath in the evening, then put them to bed and carry on into the night. Now it's all changed, if I'm down stairs I have to get up to shout 'stop drowning your brother' or 'well that will teach you not to put soap there again won't it!!' and that stops the train of thought.

And I have realised in the last week that if I'm cold I can't think or function properly.

Our boiler broke on Monday and was only fixed yesterday (don't get me started on the incompetents of British Gas, but that's a whole other blog entry and email to Watchdog) but once it was fixed and as the radiators warmed you I felt like I was coming out of hibernation and my brain started to work again.

My friend Jo and I have been organising a Winter Gift Fair at our kids school, (it's tonight btw at 6-8pm at Rathfern School in Catford) and before the boiler was fixed I couldn't seem to do anything but as the temperature rose I was ringing people, making lists and potting up 10lb of Mincemeat.

I haven't just been sitting in the cold since my last entry, I have been making things, I was trying to think of them all, I'll try and list them now-

  • Mincemeat

  • Loopy Scarves x2

  • Pom poms x8

  • Yellow Beetroot and Ginger Chutney

  • Washcloth

  • erm, I think that's it.

no, didn't make this, but saw it recently while away with friends in Camber.

but I do want to make one of these, this is by pixiegenne and it's fantastically perfect!