Monday, 19 April 2010

A Little Catch Up.......

Well so much for wanting to post again in the Easter holidays, it just didn't happen, work has been just too horribly busy which means crawling into bed as soon as I get home due to sheer stressed-out tiredness (I work 12 hr shifts - I'm not abandoning the kids at 5pm so I can sleep, just in case you wondered!) Then the days not at work have been spent entertaining increasingly bored (they said it not me) children, I mean how very dare they expect me to entertain them when there is so much sewing to be done?!

Now, the curtains for the kitchen are slowly taking place, Mr. G put the pole up on Sunday, the fabric was cut, washed and dried, curtain tape bought (along with lots of other bits but thats another story for another post - soon I promise!) and tomorrow sewing will take place I'm sure of it! I promise pictures by the weekend of the lovely curtains in all their spring gorgeousness!!

Since my last post I've been doing lots of 'little' sewing projects.....


Here are some lovely cupcakes made from a kit bought from Paper-and-String. I absolutely think Sarah's shop and blog are fab and a great source of felty supplies! I think I'm going to turn these into keyrings and brooches.

I've also continued with my crochet flowers though this is not progressing as quickly as I'd like (I know I'm sooo inpatient and a perfectionist which makes me way too hard on myself!)

I'm going to have a go at some 2 coloured ones over the next few days, I've found I need to really concentrate when I crochet which is not easy with children about!!

I've also been allocated my swap partner for the 'Good Enough To Eat' swap as well as (some may say foolishy) signed myself up for 2 more swaps!! Please see my side column as the closing dates for the Apron Swap and the Fabric Swap aren't until next weekend - go on you know you want to, just click the pictures to be taken to the relevant blog to sign up!!

I've also made a to do list of projects I must complete this week, well by the end of next week really which coincidentally I have off from the day job as it's my birthday! I'm really looking forward to next week, shopping in York with my mum, mmm Cath Kidston and Betty's Tea Rooms - heaven! Alton Towers with Mr. G - what I hear you cry, we're practising for our Florida holiday in the summer of course....

TO DO....
Finally finish my friends extremely late birthday gift, oops, as well as her son's.
Make a little gift bag of goodies for Pop-i-Cok as way of thanks for my blog graphics
Curtains
Roman blinds for kids rooms

Finally for now I took a picture of a couple of my favourite things this morning....


A grand cup of tea, yummy Parma Violets candle, gorgeous purple plant and my favourite photo ever taken of my scrummy kids. Wow they look so young.

9 comments:

  1. Gosh you sound so busy and you still find time to make things!
    Love the cupcakes, cute xx

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  2. @Emma
    Too right Em, life is way too busy, roll on May when I'm going part-time at work! Jxx

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  3. Love the cup cakes!!:)
    Good for you sticking at the crochet, keep going and soon you'll be able to do it with your eyes closed!
    Vivienne x

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  4. Hi Justine
    First off hello Swap Partner! I am so excited about this. I love your blog, there are some lovely posts on here. I also wanted to ask if your day has 48 hours in it rather than my 24 - how do you fit so much into a day??! Any tips will be greatfully received ;-) Catch up with you soon x

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  5. @greenrabbitdesigns
    crochet is taking me much more staying power than I have at the moment I can tell you, but I'm not one to give up!! I will not be beaten....

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  6. @maryannlucy
    Hello! I wish my day had 48hrs in it that would be great! I sent you an email re the swap to see if you had any preferences/dislikes re foodstuffs/colours etc so I could get cracking on your package. What shaall we send.....

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  7. don't worry about it mrs, sounds like you've enough on your plate at the moment, cross me off your list...one less thing to stay up late to do xxx

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Well hello and thanks so much for commenting! It's lovely to hear from you, Justine xx