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

Friday, November 13, 2009

THE DELIGHTS OF THE COUNTRY LIVING CHRISTMAS FAIR !!!! Thursday saw me travelling up to London to the delightful CL fair to meet up with some lovely bloggy ladies Rose, Victoria and Kelly. I certainly wasn't disappointed so much gorgeousness under one roof was to say the least bloody amazing !!!

These photos are completely rubbish I know but there was so much to look at I really didn't know what to look at first it was all so nice, so I apologise.

I know you don't want to hear me waffling on you just want to see what goodies came home with me, I know I know get on with it Kate.........

My first purchase was this lovely bunting which I bought to cut up and either frame or as the lovely Kelly suggested sew onto cushions and the union jack Christmas stars.

Next came more patriotic bunting and these gorgeous paper chains, do you see a theme developing!!!!

I couldn't resist this lovely cushion and really wish I'd bought two.

Next came these lovely lavender hearts these were only £5 so a real bargain, and these pretty tea towels which will be made into something else don't know what yet though.

These are gorgeous ribbons from Caroline Zoob and are on wooden bobbins, and lovely little red embroidered bunting.

I didn't even realise this offer was on until I met up Victoria and Kelly in the afternoon, if you subscribed to Country Living not only was it nearly half price you got a free Jan Constantine stocking WOW.

This is all the brochures and cards I picked up so I can spend more time on the computer looking at more gorgeousness.

So all in all a very successful day it was so lovely to meet up with Rose, Victoria and Kelly my bloggy ladies in 3D as my boys called them, they were all lovely and I'm sure we could of chatted for hours, it was such a shame more of us could have made it but maybe next time?

Speak soon


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Pink cupcake fabric yummy.

Tilda fabric even more yummy.

Christmas red spot fabric and bobble trim and some lovely ribbon.

Forgive me Father for I have sinned...........

It has been too long since my last blog entry and I bought FABRIC!!!!!!!!

OMG I hear you cry why o why could she possibly want with more fabric?

where is she going to put it? is she actually going to make anything or just stroke it lovingly?

yes I know I'm weak really really weak I admit it put pretty fabric in front of me and I loose all sense of reason, not that I have much of that at the best of times.

I defy anyone to resist pink fabric with cupcakes and the Tilda fabrics are so so pretty they just had to come home with me, then I found these tiny Russian doll rubber stamps and you know I really can't resist them.

Then I found this lovely red with tiny white spot fabric and at only £2.49 a metre I thought it would be perfect for Christmas cushion covers, tablecloth and maybe some bunting, I do like a theme at Christmas and I'm planning only red and white eeek what am I going to do with everything else? it can stay in the loft this year....maybe we'll see. Then the cherry on the top of my fabric cake is the red bobble trim oooh I loooove bobble trim.

I have so many things going on in my head at the moment, I might even be going back into nannying for twin boys no less, are you mad I hear you scream? yes probably, if it's meant to be then it will happen.

I really do need to concentrate, something I find really difficult, I'm going to the Country Living Christmas Fair on Thursday and will be meeting some lovely blogging ladies so I'm really excited if a little bit nervous, it will be great and I can't wait.

The only trouble is when I go to fairs like that I come out with 101 more ideas going around in my poor little head, oh no what if they have fabric there, I'll try and be good and take lots of lovely photos for all you girls who can't make it.

Speak soon