Monday, 31 March 2008
Today my April kit arrived from Cleo, it is a canvas kit. I am really looking forward to doing it, as I have 3 blank canvas' that i want to do something with, so hopefully this will be a good starting point.
It was so nice yesterday to have an hour extra daylight (despite the hour less in bed!!) and it felt like spring is finally here, hopefully we will have lots of lovely long days, so we can have much more exploring and fun in the sunshine.
Here are some pictures from Sunday, am just trying to decide which ones to scrap first!! I said we could do some baking laeter, so I need to go and prepare for the chaos in the kitchen.....
Friday, 28 March 2008
Jay has just arrived, as she is spending the weekend with us... so before we get down to finger painting and baking, here is the Lo i was working on last night and finished this afternoon. I love these pictures, it was Ethan's first attempt at helping Daddy clean the car ... think more of the water ended up in his wellies than on the car, lol!!
Wednesday, 26 March 2008
Here is a sneak peek as I am not sure if I can show the full LO as it is a competition??!! This was great fun, and I really enjoyed working with pink ... must buy more pink stash, lol!!
I don't really wear make up, so hardly ever peer at my face closely, but i needed to do some eyebrow maintenance (there is Greek blood in my family to dark hair is a by product, lol!) and what a fright I got.
After a little 'oh i am so old, look at Ethan's lovely youthful skin' thoughts to myself, on went the superbalm concentrate, moisturiser and eye serum and then quickly drank my third of this mornings glasses of water. What else can I do?? Face lift, botox?? Maybe just not look in a magnified mirror, lol!!
But it has made determined to stick to this detox/'best life' thingy ... still no alcohol (I am not going to drink until i got out for my Cousin's birthday meal on 11th April), still no more than 2 cups of coffee, still been having at least 6 8oz glasses of water a day ... But the eating breakfast thing, I keep forgetting to do that (well since i ran out of Greek yogurt).
I think I need some sun, that will help!!! Hee hee!
Tuesday, 25 March 2008
But my play date was with Cody, the yummy new paper from the Love Elsie range. I had some photos of E playing with his new football and the papers worked so well. I love her paper range and obviously since there is one called Emma coming soon, I will just have to buy that too!!
Ive been watching the most cheesy film on Diva, but need to get some beauty sleep now.
Monday, 24 March 2008
Friday, 21 March 2008
Ethan is off to his dads until Monday (I've told him the Easter bunny will be leaving his eggs for us to hunt on Monday. He wants me to try and take a photo of the Easter bunny ... i said i would try, but he is magic and very fast, lol!).. So I have peace to scrap and chill out for a bit.
I have been focusing on my entries for the guest DT on Creativity Life, but since I have now sumbitted them, i can do some of the other LOs that have I have been meaning to! So with the excitement of Geoff and Debbie's baby news, i used Cleo's first kit to make a wee book of love for them. I really, really enjoyed working on this, and some of the techniques I will defo use again on other wee books. I also really liked working with the papers, I hardly ever scrap in red, or pinks, so I am certainly going to branch out with those colours again.
Here are the picks
Wednesday, 19 March 2008
There I was sitting down to finish my LO (i wanted to get it done this afternoon as my aunty Marion and cousin Jody are coming round for tea so I won't get a chance tonight) when there was a loud bang outside form a motorbike backfiring ... it really made me jump. But not as much as it made Lola jump. She had been dozing on the windowsill in the sunshine, so she jumped about 3 foot into the air and came down on top of the tv. The problem is I have just watered the plants, and i had put one on top of the tv to keep out of Ethan's way until the water had absorbed (small child + muddy plant water = hand prints on walls!) . So obviously the plant falls down the back of the tv, I am scratched up my arm from trying to grab Lola and the plant back up and now my TV won't work (i tried to turn it on holding a wooden spoon so i didn't kill myself, lol!) ... oh yes and there is muddy stains allover my brand new carpet!
I have now calmed down (and phone Jay to rant), the insurance people are arranging for an engineer to come round and fix it, so I am just waiting for them to call. But given that it is Easter it will probably be next week before I get an appointment!!!! I am also not sure if i will have to pay the excess for it being repaired!!??
Tuesday, 18 March 2008
We are going to my cousin Jody's dance show tonight, she is quite nervous, as it has been a wee while since she was last in a show (she broke her leg recently, and also turned 15, so boys taking up dance practice time, lol!!), so I need to go and buy her some flowers. Ethan is excited, as he loves watching her dance, think I might have to book him into dance lessons at some point, lol!!
Ethan also ran himself a bath this morning (seriously, he started running it and also pointed out which Molton Brown bubble bath he wanted, black pepper is his current favourite, lol!!)
Anyway, just checking in, but I will write again later.
Friday, 14 March 2008
It is great and I can finally get to watch The Bold and The Beautiful (a cheesy US soap I have been watching since 1996, but normally have to download episodes. Although the ones on Diva are about 4 years old, so it is vintage cheesy!!) and it also shows Oprah. Oh I love a bit of Oprah, was watching yesterday and it was all about 'living your best life (ie dieting). I decided that as of today i am going to up my water in take, not drink alcohol for a month, cut down on caffeine (because cutting it out completely would be insane!!) and try to be good and eat breakfast .....
Here I go, watch me, I am living my best life, lol!!
Wednesday, 12 March 2008
He then said 'you are a good knitter mummy, you could make me a teddy for the baby, yellow and blue' ...
That is me sorted then!!
ohh i will have to start buying more baby themed stash, lol!!
Tuesday, 11 March 2008
He is such a monkey!!
I am a bit anxious right now though, as I have to take him to the Dr after nursery for his Pre School Booster (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio, whooping cough, Hib and MMR), it is not so much about the injection, as if he is good I said I would get him a Power Ranger (this craze came out of nowhere ... he has never had any before, so don't know how he even knows about them!!). It is more because last time he had his MMR (ok he was much younger) he got really ill and had a Temp of 41!! So I will be glad when this afternoon is over, but I am armed with the mighty Calpol, so fingers crossed he will be fine!!
Monday, 10 March 2008
So with anticipation, i turned on the tv tonight to watch the new Delia. But OMG, I couldn't stop shouting at the tv,. So i had to tun off and shake my head in disgust ...... I am all for getting people back into the kitchen cooking........ but mince in a tin, frozen mashed potato ... my eyes, my poor eyes .. I can't take any more....... (having lovingly prepared mince and potatoes with dumplings for dinner tonight) I have to disagree with Delia, sometimes there is a need to boil a potato.....
I think Ethan's cookery lessons will start promplty tomorrow!
Friday, 7 March 2008
Thursday, 6 March 2008
Wednesday, 5 March 2008
I was sorting through some old photographs (ohh that sounds like a song .....) at the weekend and I found some of my Nanny and me in her garden when I was about Ethan's age. (I knew I had some of her an Ethan in a similar pose, so a LO sprang to mind!). My nanny's house up in Strathpeffer and especially her garden, is a very special place for me (for all my family). It has been the one 'constant' in my life and I just love spending time up there. It has been there my whole life and I have many happy memories of my time there, especially time with those no longer with us. As my mum died 12 years ago, she obviously never got to meet Ethan, so it has always been important to me that he know and love his (great) nanny. She is 86 in May and every year we tell her we need 10 more years out of her!! She is fairly healthy and active, but i know that one day she won't be here any more, so i try to scrap all the memories. For me and most importantly, for Ethan.
Love you Nanny
Tuesday, 4 March 2008
I also got some lovely Mother's Day pressies, bless them, Jay and Angia gave me a Silent Setter (no more swearing coz my crop o dial won't reach, lol!!) and some mugs I had been coveting!!
When Ethan came home on Sunday from the weekend at his Dad's he was armed with a lovely handmade card, some choc and this beautiful plant, he picked it himself, as blue is HIS favourite colour, lol!! We had to share the chocolate last night!
I have had a productive afternoon sorting through my patterned paper, quite therapeutic and inspiring. I found lots of paper I had forgotten about! Oh dear, is that I sign I have too much, no, surely!?