Thursday, 15 November 2007
Metalic Marble Painting to celebrate Diwali
I feel like I been very neglectful. I haven't posted for sooooo long.
I have been so busy at work and home that I get to the evening and all I want to do is make Pom Poms. (there's a whole post about Pom Poms coming soon, bet you can't wait! ;-)
Anyway thought I'd better post something so you know I haven't forgotten about you all.
Here are two photo's of some sewing done by 2 and 3 years. I just showed them how a hole punch works and threaded their needles and off they went.
And here is a big kitten helping me work, they just can't resist a box!
Thursday, 8 November 2007
It started in the traditional way with my Dad putting on his very old handknitted jumper that only comes out once a year.
The pyrotechnics team staged a well co-ordinated display and soup and baked potatoes were enjoyed by all.
Then something wierd happened, it all went crafty...............
My Aunty Lainey has been crocheting a jumper for my sister Laura.
So, Laura had to try on said jumper while we all discussed the length and felt the wool!
Then my mum held a knitting surgery and we all tried to figure out a pattern that Laura was trying to follow.
Now let this be a lesson to you all, this is what happens if you where a polyster woolly hat while tending a bonfire!
Friday, 2 November 2007
November 1 ~ Aprons
Don't get me wrong I love to cook, knit dishcloths and make jam but I can't be arsed with dusting and the like and don't get my partner started on my lack of ironing!
But some tidying had to be done today, we had a Halloween Party on Wednesday and there was a trail of spider sequins, feathers and glitter through the house that I had ignored for long enough.
But, I think I might of found the answer - Craft Podcasts!
There is a whole list of them at Craftypod, first I listened to a couple of festive podcasts from Crafty Chica, (that was the sofa wiped (it's leather), toy's put in a pile(there still there), wand making materials put away and floor swept) then I half listened to a Craftsanity interview with Amanda Blake Soule while I swept the kitchen, moved a rug and plumped cushions.
I usually resent spending time on my day off cleaning, but this way I feel like I'm crafting and it takes my mind of the domestic drudgery!
I'm happy with the red heart but I think the green one needs something, I'm on the lookout for small bells and the yellow star needs a button or something.
There's a lot of chat at the moment about blogs and books making the authors lives look perfect and how this makes others feel inadequate.
When I had my first son there was a lot of mums making out that their lives and babies where great and perfect and I resolved then to tell it how it was; sick and wee covered, sore boobed, boring hard work! (that was on the good days ;-)And it's quite easy to make your bloglife look perfect in the photos you show. I love the idea of moving the camera a bit to the left or zooming out to show what's really there, so here is the corner of the kitchen where the above photo was taken.
It doesn't look that bad when you can't see the whole of the smeared bin and half eaten cat food!
We're looking forward to my Mum & Dads Annual Bonfire Party tomorrow night; three hours of fireworks followed by hot soup, baked pototoes and smoking fags with my Dad by the bonfire (shh, don't tell anyone!)