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Sunday, 25 September 2016

Forgotten purchases

The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time. ~Friedrich Nietzsche

I must have bought this magazine back in August but obviously 'tidied' up our magazines and forgot about it.  I don't normally buy knitting magazines but I loved the cute woodland characters and thought they would be fun to knit for the grandchildren to play with.  It's given me some evening reading which was unexpected so a bonus for me.

I think I'm coming down with a cold as I have a slightly sore throat and the sniffles are making themselves known as the evening is going on.  It doesn't surprise me as Lincoln had a sore throat on Friday and Harlee was a little sniffly too - one of the lesser joys of enjoying time with the grandchildren.  The fun of being with them is worth it though.

Saturday, 24 September 2016


Why is it so easy to make cards one day and yet another time it's a complete struggle.  This card has taken me three days to finish and I'm not sure why I'm not completely satisfied with it.  I wanted to go shabby chic with the Bo Bunny papers this time as the image was more traditional than the previous ones I've used.

I've used the Lindys Stamp Gang embossing powders on the holly pieces and the sentiment and they give a gorgeous two tone shimmery effect which unfortunately I haven't fully captured in this photo.   Believe me though when I say they are absolutley gorgeous to work with.

Friday, 23 September 2016


I've moved onto the next book in The Agatha Raisin series this one is called The Fairies of Fryfam and is proving to be just as entertaining as all the previous books.

My Solo September stitching is coming along slowly.  I've got the beads to add to the tree still - haven't found my beading needle yet.  I have made a start on the top left image which so far has the border, Noel and a holly leaf stitched.  With only seven days left in September I need to crack on with this.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Faffing about

The leaves are now starting to change colour and I'm sure it won't be long before they are landing in our drive once more.  The evening's are starting to feel cooler and the morning's are getting slowly darker, but it is I think my favourite time of year.

I managed to play with some stamps and infusions yesterday evening and have several similar images ready to make into cards.  This is the only one I managed to complete once I had finished faffing around with various bits of paper.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

New ink pad storage

I've  got lots of Tim Holtz Distress Inks but don't use them as much as I should.  This is partly down to them being stored in boxes and not always as easily as accessible as I would like them to be which means I reach for other mediums instead.  Last week at Scrapbook Magic I bought this storage unit.

I managed to assemble the unit without any problems now I need to decorate the outside and put my inks in place.  I should get more useage out of my DI's now.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016


Yesterday evening we enjoyed a get together at Moya's house, its been a few weeks so it was nice to catch up with nearly everyone, sadly a couple of people were unable to join us.  We enjoyed some lovely scones with jam and cream, lots of chat and sharing of projects.

I spent the evening cutting out the tags and embellishments that were on one of the Bo Bunny papers ready to make cards with later in the week.

Monday, 19 September 2016

Talk Like A Pirate Day

Can I get my work colleagues and friends to join in with this day? I'll do my best me hearties.

Nothing much else to share today I'm afraid other than I've managed to finish another of the Agatha Raisin mysteries this time The Wizard of Evesham.

 However, I espy another book which mum has passed onto me so I'll show my heels and crack on with it.