Thursday, January 28, 2010

So many choices..............

Sorry I've been away soooo long, I wish I could tell you I've been crafting and sewing and doing lots and lots of lovely things but truth be told I've been really busy with the boys.

The twins are choosing their GCSE options, getting one to sit down and choose what courses they want to take is bad enough but two is bloody impossible, we've had the "I just want to do PE, Drama, D&T, and Photography" conversations eerr no I don't think so boys, Triple science, History, German, etc etc are much more appropriate.

They've also had a real tragedy at their school, just before Christmas one of their teachers went missing, she was actually Miles GCSE geography teacher, and this week her body was found in the river which is just awful, as their Headmaster said "this really is something none of them should experience, but these things do happen for whatever reason, and they have to deal with it" and they have, I think kids never cease to amaze you.

We've also got Miles trying to decide which university he should go to, we've been to Bournemouth twice in the last two weeks for different interviews, he's had three offers already but the course he really wants to get onto we are waiting to hear from fingers crossed, it's quite a competitive course so hopefully they liked what they saw, he wants to be a computer game designer, all 3D computer animation which I really don't understand at all, how he takes something flat on a page and turns it into something that has curves etc and starts moving is quite beyond me.

I've also been back and forth to the dentist and orthodontist but I won't bore you with that, so that's what I've been up to plus all the usual household stuff.

I want to get lots of things finished off this month I'll let you know later this week, hopefully.
Speak soon

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

I really shouldn't be allowed out.............
When the sales are on that is, I just popped into Kingston for new underwear for the boys and was tempted into Whitestuff they have some gorgeous clothes in there and I was very good until I saw these and couldn't resist I have them in brown and they are so comfy and reduced to £15 I had to have them. Then I just happened to pop into Cath's place and this beautiful red velvet floral bag was screaming my name, it was saying "Katie if you don't buy me today I'm going to keep you awake at night until you come back and buy me" honest that is exactly what it was saying I promise you, so to save myself sleepless nights I had to buy it, didn't I? I know I'm weak hehehehe.
I really really should have gone home then but as Next is just around the corner from Caths I thought I'd pop in and there was the coat I was going to buy a couple of weeks before Christmas half price, oh bloody hell I knew I should have gone home because before I knew it I had paid for it and was heading out of the shop ooops.

So there you go I admit it I am weak and have no willpower and the boys will have to make do with the undies they have, I am such a bad mother.
Speak soon

Monday, January 04, 2010

Christmas 2009.
Ready to have a look at all the goodies I got for Christmas, the first thing I bought myself with Christmas money of course, quilt cover and pillowcases by you know who but 30% off in Bentalls sale. Gorgeous Boden mac!
Two Cath bags one from my lovely friend Ann, who I meet every Friday afternoon for coffee.

Lovely sewing tins, now I told Dave I didn't want these, I did really and he got them.

Gorgeous fabric from my sister because it matches my blog, and one of the best books I've found in a long time well a few weeks anyway!!!

Now do you see a theme here, I've loved Russian dolls for ages and this year was definitely a bumper year, I love all those different faces.

Now I really don't know why we received so much of the bubbly stuff, anyone would think we like a tipple.

Now this present started off as one present of a lovely draught excluder, but as I made one not so long ago and hubby got a great union jack one I decided to make one present into three, two cushions and a picture and I am really pleased how they turned out.

Right there you go all my lovely goodies.
Have a great week everyone.

Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy New Year!!!!!!!

Can you believe it's new year already? I know I say that a lot but time does seem to fly by at the moment, it must be all the fun were having.

Lots of projects are planned for this year a lot less spending and a lot more creating, I think a lot of us in blog land are thinking along the same lines so it will be interesting to see how we all get on. I love the new year I love thinking of all the things I will achieve in the next 12 months and if all the things don't get done oh well there's always next year.
My life may be changing completely in the next few months and I may have to become a lot more organized as I mentioned before I'm returning to nannying maybe to twin boys who are due January 29th I'll find out in the next couple of weeks if I'm definitely doing it, 99.9% sure I will be. It'll be funny I'll have my own money proper money not just part time teaching money, shall I blow the first months money on Cath? no of course not I would never be that frivolous, not much I wouldn't, maybe just the first weeks hehehe.
I was supposed to be boring you with pictures of my Christmas presents but I can't seem to find my camera, I think it's in the twins room somewhere as they were using it last to take photos of the remains of Elliotts 3 day old skateboard which was run over by a bloody bus, thankfully he was nowhere near it at the time, when the wheels hit a stone it flys off very fast and unfortunately into the road. Now for those of you without teenage boys into skating you may think oh well never mind £20-£25 will buy him a new one, if only, board upwards of £40, trucks (what the wheels attach to) £50, wheels £35, and lastly bearings that go inside the wheels £18, are you still with me or have I bored you rigid, don't ever say my blog is not educational !!!
So there you go that's what I have been dealing with, I'll be back with those photos I promise.
Speak soon

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas over for another year.......

I hope all you lovely ladies had a great day and were all spoilt rotten and got everything you wanted, I can't quite believe that's it for another year all those weeks of planning and shopping then planning and panicking and before we know it whoosh it 9pm Christmas night and we're all sat on the sofa fit to burst and desperately looking for something to watch on the tv.

We had quite a relaxed Christmas as the boys are that much older we don't have that major toy hunt for the latest power ranger or action man tank ..........those were the days all those lovely square boxes so easy to wrap.

Now it's smaller things that cost lots more and are not very impressive when wrapped but at least we don't have the huge pile of toys with no homes and have to rearrange bedrooms just to put everything away, or find things in May that still haven't been looked at.

I got some lovely presents lots of Russian dolls, fabric, books, Cath Kidston bag, tins, sewing threads more tins, a gorgeous Boden jacket, I'll take photos of everything tomorrow.

I'm going back to my glass of wine and yet more chocolate.
Speak again tomorrow

Friday, December 18, 2009

How can it be December 18th already???
I bet you thought I'd dropped off the edge of the world didn't you?
well no I haven't I've been doing all sorts of things that seem to get in the
way of blogging.
Christmas shopping being the most time consuming, just when you think
your just about finished you realise you've bought one son more than the
other, with the older two it doesn't matter but when your a twin even at 14
it matters. We've also had a visit from my eldest he came to cut hair and earn
some extra money, we've had university visits EEEEKKK how did that happen
Miles wants to go to Bournemouth, but we're also looking at Bristol, which is where
Tom wants him to go, not sure he would be a great influence on him though, but I
must admit it would be easier for us if both boys were in Bristol, we'll see what happens
in the new year.
Lots of other things have happened but nothing very interesting.

I was looking for some ribbon to finish wrapping my presents, but because I love
ribbon so much I hate putting it on presents, it's different on family ones because I
usually whip it back just after they've opened the present, but on the presents I'm not
around when they're opened I don't like to think of my lovely ribbon going in the bin, so
I got some binding tape I think it is, some stamps and some ink pads and before you know
it you have lovely hand crafted ribbon for all your presents, I like it so much I'm using it
on all of them, so my precious ribbon can stay with me hehehehe.

Must go now I've still got a couple of presents to wrap.
Speak soon

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Stop the world I want to get off..............
I really don't know where the time is going at the moment weeks just seem to fly by in an instant, and Christmas is just around the corner.
I'm looking forward to a relatively quiet week, no orthodontist appointments, no university visits, no interviews and no husband at home all week just because he has holiday to use up, I tell you I don't mind when I have a bit of a warning but when he announces on Friday oh by the way I'm off next week, well you can imagine can't you, thank god he can carry the other week over till next year hehehe love him really.
Right what have I been up to, well all of the above as well as a trip to Ikea and a migraine thrown in for good measure, I've done quite a bit of sewing for swaps and Christmas presents so no photos I'm afraid, I'm also making tiny bunting, the only reason is I couldn't bear to throw the little bits of fabric away and that's the only thing I could think of making, I'll let you know how it turns out.
I also have a miniature tailors dummy which needed covering so I used some of the scraps for that, so all in all I've been quite productive considering all that's been going on, but I'm really looking forward to a much quieter week..........famous last words!!!
Speak soon