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
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.