29 August 2006


After my Mum's kick up the wosit I am off to scrap!

And Blogger - please can I be allowed to transfer to Beta soon, I've even made myself another blog for the meantime! Please with a cherry on top!

25 August 2006

I want!

This from Colinette

Totally gorgeous and 100% silk but at £13.50 a skein I'm gonna have to be very very good or save!

24 August 2006

Nothing much to report here

We are hoping to do a carboot on Sunday, purge stuff and keep my eyes peeled for some bargains. On the list of things to look for are: wool, knitting needles, crochet hooks, old patterns, storage bits, buttons, old jewellery, beads and the like. On Saturday I am going to go through my craft bits and be strong! Hopefully I can get the computer moved over to the kitchen real soon and then the desk can go up into the scraproom, which will hopefully give me somewhere to use my sewing machine! Then hopefully I will have enough room for my blanket box and chair under the stairs. I am going to move my knitting and beading into the Blanket box as I usually do these downstairs anyway!

Tonight I am hoping to finish off my contest layout which is due in tomorrow! I just need to think of a title and then a last few finishing touches. I also need to finish up a circle journal entry, which I think I need a photo for and have no ink in the printer – whoops!

Today though I can’t really make up my mind what sort of frame of mind I am in. Part of me is disillusioned with scrapping, that I’m not that talented and there isn’t any point to it all. The other part of me wants to prove me wrong. To go home and create, build albums, submit work, get published, be part of a DT. Do more to achieve my goals. Maybe finishing my layout tonight will help me decide. I wish I wasn’t so indecisive.

23 August 2006

I have discovered Bloglines

I have discovered Bloglines and now have 106 feeds!  And I’m sure this will go up!  I will be back later

21 August 2006

My virtual shopping basket!

I'd be so chuffed if I could actually buy any of this but I can't, but a girl can dream!
Making Memories have quite a few bits I fancy including:
Vintage Hip, paisley and spots, yum!
Simply Fabulous, more paisley!
Textured Tape, because I can think of a million things to do with it!
Daisy D's stuff in my virtual basket:
Gypsy Harvest Collection, I love all of this range
Girlfriends Collection, in particular:
Girlfriends Stripe - Lime Multi
Damask - Sangria Lime
Girlfriends Scroll - Lime
Medallion - Ocean Lime
Girlfriends Scroll - Passion Pink
Girlfriends Stripe - Lime
Girlfriend Stripe - Passion Pink

Lullaby Collection, all of it especially all the spots!!
Hambly Screen Prints for the gorgeous colours and patterns!
Gorgeous American Crafts papers:
The Goods

Then some Cosmo Cricket, from Box Room Booty. I especially like the Wanted Collection.
From 7Gypsies:
Letters Flashcards 97% Complete Tags
Naked Bracelette
Naked Charm Square

I enjoyed my virtual shopping, I may have to pretend shop again sometime!

Virtual Shopping

I’ve decided that today I will be doing some virtual shopping, so I will be back later with my purchases!  They may be big or they may be small but who knows!!!!


Over and out


20 August 2006

Nothing much really

Not much to report really! Just got back from cooking 3kg of Bacon in a frying pan big enough for 4 rashers at a time!

I want to say a big congrats to Anam, lots of fantastic news for her this week!

And just a picture of Penny and Rosco getting on well together, and her and Murray are making progress!

16 August 2006

Pub Calls

Pub Calls

15 August 2006

Me again!

A quiet weekend for us really, I tried to take part in a CC without much success to be honest but I did get one digi layout done and I have a Paper one nearly finished!  Other news is that Lushie has her new site up and running and there is some seriously gorgeous jewellery on there!  If you want a gander the site is here www.astringofbeads.co.uk.  I am still using my blog as an ongoing to do list.  I have no idea if it is making me more organised or not really, but I’ll keep doing it for a bit!

1.       Ann(i)e’s challenge.

2.       Make new Blog Banner.

3.       Make effort to comment on blogs, not just read – getting there slowly!

4.       Deliver Avon, one down, one to go.

5.       Tidy scraps.

6.       2nd of Ann(i)e’s challenge.

7.       Take photo of Rosco – from behind.

8.       Walk ferrets.

9.       Find other 4mm knitting needle, it may be lost forever.

10.   Find better container for knitting needles, or make a case.

11.    Check for DT calls.

12.    Check for Magazine Submissions.

13.    Paperwork.

14.    Make some row markers.

15.    Check Freestyle Blog.

16.    3rd of Ann(i)e’s Challenge.

17.    Tidy up links on blog.

18.    Sort out beads, sell some, offer some up for swap/ RAK.

19.    Try and find longer cable for internet so we can move computer into kitchen.




10 August 2006

Another Update

My Basic Grey 6x6 pads are at home waiting for me, I can’t wait to see them IRL!  I ordered them from A Trip Down Memory Lane and I have to say the service is FAB!!  When I have some pennies I will certainly be using them again!  I haven’t had new paper since January time when I bought some of the last Basic Grey Releases.  I forgot to do the Dares first challenge, it completely went out of my mind when I went to Stitch and Bitch last night!  I don’t know if I’m going to be able to go again as they have decided to close Borders early and therefore Starbucks, so now they will be closing Starbucks at 8.30pm, as I don’t’ get there much before 8.15pm it’s going to be a bit pointless going.  I have developed Startitus, I keep starting stuff but not much is getting finished, I also seem to have a collection of stuff which isn’t quite right, like I bought 2.5mm circular needles but they need to be shorter and 5mm, whoops.  Still things on the list to do, and probably more to add.  I’m sitting here this afternoon, so tired and sleepy, I just want to go home and curl up and have a doze.  Only 2 & a bit hours and hopefully I can!

1.       Finish CJ to post off (late) for first posting!

2.      Ann(i)e’s challenge.

3.      The Dares first challenge for August.

4.      Last round layouts for the comp.

5.      Post Circle Journal.

6.      Make new Blog Banner.

7.      Make effort to comment on blogs, not just read.

8.      Deliver Avon, one down, one to go.

9.      Tidy scraps.

10.   Iron work blouse.

11.   2nd of Ann(i)e’s challenge.

12.   Take photos of the ferrets.

13.   Take photo of Rosco – from behind.

14.   Walk ferrets.

15.   Find other 4mm knitting needle, it may be lost forever.

16.   Find better container for knitting needles, or make a case.

17.   Check for DT calls.

18.   Check for Magazine Submissions.

19.   Paperwork.

20.  Make some row markers.

21.   Check Freestyle Blog


As I am now just waffling on I think I will go, I may be back later with picture of Basic Grey gorgeousness!  

08 August 2006


Well I thought I would update my To-Do list!  I got some of the bits from the weekend done, but not all!  Tonight/ today’s to-dos are in Pink!


  1. Finish CJ to post off (late) for first posting!
  2. Ann(i)e’s challenge.
  3. The Dares first challenge for August.
  4. Last round layouts for the comp.
  5. Post Circle Journal.
  6. Make new Blog Banner.
  7. Make effort to comment on blogs, not just read.
  8. Deliver Avon.
  9. Tidy scraps.
  10. Iron work blouse.
  11. 2nd of Ann(i)e’s challenge.
  12. Take photos of the ferrets.
  13. Take photo of Rosco – from behind.
  14. Walk ferrets.
  15. Find other 4mm knitting needle.
  16. Find better container for knitting needles.
  17. Check for DT calls.
  18. Check for Mag Submissions.


I’ll probably think of more later!







04 August 2006

Another Challenge!

Now I love a challenge, of course I never have enough time to do them all but this one I really wanna do! Ann(i)e has put this up on her blog, and took the time to comment here to tell me about it too! I can't wait of course my list of scrapping to do this weekend is slightly long! Which is just as well Royston is working so I can get on with some of it!

  1. Finish CJ to post off (late) for first posting!
  2. Ann(i)e's challenge.
  3. The Dares first challenge for August.
  4. Last round layouts for the comp.

Then of course all the other usual weekend stuff!
Off to procrastinate - Ciao fellow bloggers!

I leave you with doggy eye candy, taken a couple of months ago!

02 August 2006

Just to share

My week 3 comp entry!

01 August 2006

A post from the other week

Just appeared as today's post, which I haven't done yet! Most confusing!!