Oh yeah

This is the latest in a long series of posts about the state of my studio/craft room. I started talking about this about five years ago, I kid you not. And today I have reached another milestone in the long running battle to Declutter whilst keeping all my stuff. Seemingly  an impossible balancing act. And yet,…

Think

I thought I would share an idea that I had for a friends birthday present. Now this is a very special friend and so I had to pull out the stops… And is what I came up with.   Granted it doesn’t look like much but when you open it… What’s inside?    Each card is…

Pegged out

I like peg dolls. Here are some more… Basically made as therapy for soothing a shattered soul. And it worked.              

Stoked

yes, I am a geek, I cannot deny it. A physics degree should be enough to prove it but I also just want to share my extreme excitement around the wonderful Paper 53 finally finally coming to iPhone!!! I just got an email telling me (yes, reader I signed up ) that the app is…

Tweet

I already mentioned my flirtation with mosaic…here’s a little project I used to get myself accustomed to the technique. I used a cheap blank birdhouse from The Works, cost 99p.          Take birdhouse, apply mosaic glue. Stick fine array of buttons where you wish. Leave to dry, overnight if you can bear it.  Mix…

nailed

i painted my nails today. I used a delicate nude pink and my hands looked ever so chic. Then I started grouting. I lasted about two hours in chic mode. Then I started grouting. I prefer grouting to painting my nails, I’ve decided. More meditative.  Why grout? Well I’m dipping a toe into the world…

Thank you teacher part two

and what of Elders teacher? Well he love singing so I made him an emergency singer’s  kit containing: Sore throat remedies Chocolate flutes sheet music More  chocolate! Hand Painted mug decorated with music notes and notations.           

Thank you teacher part one

so, it’s that time of year again, and I’m wondering what to get my children’s teachers to say thank you for taking them off my hands for the whole year. Little one has finished reception and is still in the school system so I have lots to be grateful for. This post shows what I…

Dear teacher

So, I’m wondering what to give my sons’ teachers this year… There’s the normal, incredibly helpful, group organised team present but I want to give them something from my boys…here’s where I’ve got to so far… An ABC necklace made from Shrinkles…one of the teachers has ABC earrings, a pair for each letter. I wanted…

View from the sofa

Things I have learnt in the last few days: Stomach bugs go through children a lot faster than they go through adults. My boys were ill with a bug for approximately 36 hours each. I am still laid low approximately three days later. I am getting bored. When I get bored I do tend to…