Thursday, 7 January 2010

snowed in day 2!

Still its a chance to finish off some projects and plan some new ones. I made this with a pattern I found on sew mama sew. This is the second I've made, its a lovely easy pattern and its actually bwing kept for me-so much of what I make is for presents, but this will come in useful when I'm sewing CJ's quilt in the evenings.
We are going to try to walk out of the road lunchtime-we are due more snow again this afternoon so it might be are only chance to get milk etc for a while. I thought I'd bore you with some scenes from snowy Alton

These were both taken from our house-being a cul de sac we don't get any through traffic to help clear the snow.

Just realised I have another birthday this month- I used the crafty creations challenge of black and white and a hint of a colour. I normally go for red or pink to go with black and white so thought I'd try something different

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Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Snowed in

Luckily we had some warning this time so I left work early and got home just before the snow started-a friend I work with wasn't so lucky and managed to get as far as her son's home by 11 last night!
We have about 9 inches of snow and its still falling, I have a feeling we are going to be stuck in the house a few days yet-its going to be a struggle to find things to keep Claudie occupied.

Talking of Claudie-this is her 1st birthday card-yes I just kept going till there was no room left on the card-if you can't go OTT with pink and girly on your daughter's first birthday then when can you? hehehe

I used the template from Cute card thursday although I stretched it to fit my card, and it also fitsd A spoonful of sugar's challenge to use hearts on a card.

I think this afternoons naptime will be used to finally learn how to use the buttonhole setting on the sewing machine so I can finish off a dressing gown and denim pinafore dress for madam-wish me luck!

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Friday, 1 January 2010

Happy New Year

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas? Ours was lovely-but there seemed a very long gap between christmas and new year this time. It will be nice to get back into a routine again next week-but for now I'm sneaking a few minutes while Claudie naps to make a start on January's cards

This one uses the new Caardvarks template (I hope I'm spelling it right!) I really wanted to use my new stamps but I couldn't make them work with the template

so I made this card too so I could play with them! No they weren't a christmas present, I treated myself just before christmas instead.

Have you made any resolutions? I'm trying not to-just the usual plans to lose weight, be calmer and more patient and find a little more "me" time (can anyone fix it so I have 30hr days please?) But I am trying to do some more sewing now too.
I had a lovely batch of fabric for christmas to make Claudie a quilt, and some clothes. I've nearly finished the first outfit so will photograph it soon.

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