Monday, 27 April 2009

A new love ...

Seriously, i am in love ...... i have fallen hard.... oh dear ..... today I have been playing with my new sewing machine (i have only had it since Christmas, lol!) and OMG I am so excited .. have so many ideas and projects buzzing around my happy little head!

Anyway, that is enough machine loving, hee hee! here is a LO I finished today... sewing, sewing, sewing ... on dear I think I am obsessed!! I think Katy and I might have a problem......

I am off to raid the fabric box!
em xx

Loving the Daisies!

Why is it raining ... is that summer over, oh my!? You wouldn't believe it from looking at the weather today, but I wore a sundress on Saturday ... it is back to wellies and jumpers today!!

We had a lovely week, lots of baking, crafting, trips to the park, Ethan is so much fun right now, I just love all his chat! I had a ball at the weekend, met up for lunch, which turned into a shopping trip, which then turned into dinner, which then turned into a trip to the cinema, great times! We went to see I Love You Man, seriously funny film... I need to get back on the diet today, as it kind of went out the window last week ... oh dear!

It was also an online crop over on Cocoa Daisy ... Katy and I were scrapping up a storm, and taking part in lots of challenges. Then to top it off, last night we all got to chat to Ali Edwards, she is totally amazing .. I am in awe! I managed to get the old mojo back on track, which is great. Here are a couple of LOs I have been working on, I have a few more needing that little finishing touch, then I can upload. I have also been playing around making fabric flowers, I have been attempting to make a 'bonnet bloom', as I love them, but am not going to pay £4 for 2!!! What do you think??! I am just about to drop Ethan at nursery, then I get 3 1/2 hours to scrap, scrap, scrap, yayyyyy!! Oh, can you believe this .. E got new shoes at the weekend ... he is a size 13, he is only 4!!! Yikes!

Anyway, hope you all have sun today and not rain .. I need to tidy up as Ethan has been painting at his easil this morning .. lots of lovely works of art, hee hee!
Em xx

Monday, 20 April 2009

The Market came to town ....

Last week the Links Market came to town, this is basically a fun fair that runs the length of the esplanade (it is quite famous and millions of years old). I used to go loads as a teenager, and try to fall on top of the boy I fancied, on some bumpy rides, lol. I wouldn't go now, if it weren't for having a small child, over priced, noisy and crowded. But we managed to have some fun!

Thursday was my lovely friend Hils' 21st (LOL!) birthday, so we took the boys to the park for a picnic and then headed down to 'the market'... they had a great time, and Ethan practically wet himself with excitement on this roller coaster thingy we went on... they also loved this enclosed bouncy castle thing, great for tiring out two small boys. I managed to steer clear of the candyfloss, toffee apples and hot dogs all calling my name (minus 12 weeks until bikini!!)... and came home much lighter of pocket, it is a bit of a rip off really. The biggest swizz was this ghost train, which was absolute cr*p, cost £2 each and lasted max 30 seconds ... a couple of bits of wool dangling in your face, wooo I'm so scared, lol, really pants, felt quite miffed at paying for such a rubbish ride. Will remember to steer clear of that one next year!

Ethan is now back at nursery, only 12 weeks left as a pre-schooler (well 10 as he has a week away at Centre Parcs and a week up at Nanny's in May). I am still trying to get my head around the fact that he is starting school in the summer... yikes!

I have also converted 3 new crafters recently, my lovely neighbour Sandra, Ethan's friend Owen's mum Lisa and an ex-colleague.. so I am being inundated with questions/texts about what to do with an eyelet, what trimmer to get etc etc etc .. all good. It is great to have so many crafty people out there, and it has been really nice to help them get into a hobby that has given me so much over the years (plus I have managed to get rid of a lot of old stash that I would never use now, it is really overwhelming when you start, so I have been really happy to pass on my stuff. That is my good deed for the month, lol!).

The weather has also been lovely, which makes everything seem wonderful at the moment ...I just love when I can get E in his shorts, get those skinny legs out in the sun!!

Only a few days voting left on this round of The Scrapbook Apprentice, so if you haven't voted, pop on over and have a look. There is some really lovely work.

Right, I am off to watch The Tudors!
Night everyone.

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

I'm back, I'm back!!!

Yayyy I feel much better, yesterday was the first day that I actually felt human! So today has been really full on, trying to get everything done before my boy gets back. Spent 3 hours this morning working with designer/printer to get new marketing materials ready ... a bit cross-eyed now! I made a fairly big decision on Monday, so very excited about my business now!!

We have a busy few days ahead, tomorrow we are having birthday fun with the lovely Hils and Stru, and then we are going on a play date with Michelle and Amy on Friday... I can't wait to have Ethan home .. have really missed him,but he has been having loads of fun with Daddy, so I bet he hasn't missed me at all, hee hee!

Anyway, still got a few bits to finish off.
I am also on a diet for the impending bikini season, yikes... so currently munching away on seeds and nuts..!
More soon
em xxx

Sunday, 5 April 2009

Cough, cough, cough .....

Yuk, i feel horrid, not good. I was fine until I had to go down to drs last wednesday, (I've got tenosynovitis in my wrist), and i must of picked up some nasty bug in the waiting room. I tell you, next time i have to go to the doctor, I'm going to do a Michael Jackson!

I have various pictures to share, goings on to report, but I feel too poorly, so going back to sleep!