Thursday, 19 November 2009


I think I'd forgotten how much I love doing ATCs until I made these for a swap on UK Scrappers. As you can see I was back in vintage mode (so what's new I hear you ask)! Still not quite firing on all cylinders so please don't ask me about which collage sheets I used etc., but the one on the left is a distress ink background which I overstamped. I also antiqued the brass charm - it was a bit too brassy!! The other one uses a background from a collage sheet and my new Martha Stewart lacy punch. I still have the feeling that this one needs something, just couldn't figure out what!!

Thursday, 12 November 2009


I finally feel as if I've recovered from attending the NEC Hobbycrafts show last Saturday (or maybe not ...)! I love these big events and look forward to them all year, although we normally go on the opening day Thursday - which we thought was busy enough. This year we had to go on the Saturday and all I can say is never again because it was absolutely hideous, and Health & Safety would have had a fit if they'd seen the overcrowding!

Walking with my trusty zimmer frame meant I could hardly penetrate the crowds, let alone get into a lot of the stalls, and it (almost) took the pleasure out of shopping! Didn't get very much in the end, not least because of being unable to get in the busiest places. I actually bought quite a lot more than this, but most of it was for our monthly scrapbook group and not actually for me!!

Monday, 9 November 2009


Sorry for the lack of posts, had a worrying few days with new granddaughter - after the heel prick test we were told there was a possibility she might have cystic fibrosis. Now it seems they made a MISTAKE and its actually the thyroid part of the test they are concerned about, and we were given the wrong leaflet!! Yes I know, beggars belief doesn't it. Fortunately our daughter is a sensible woman and didn't panic (much) but .....

Wednesday, 4 November 2009


I'd like to introduce my new friend Mary Jane (just finished her yesterday). She's very good company, always takes my side, and approves of everything I do - although she does give me some very knowing looks if I'm misbehaving ....

Isn't she sweet? I bought the kit about 3 years ago and finally the other day, deciding that I was in a sewing mood I set to work, and enjoyed myself so much.

The pattern called for stitching a lace-up effect on her boots, but I couldn't resist adding these little buttons instead.

I foresee a long and happy friendship ahead of us - we seem to be at one on any number of subjects, in fact she shares my opinions even on the dreaded politics and religion front! Funny that ....