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Thursday, 29 October 2009

An Award...


What a surprise when I logged on this morning to see I had recieved this lovely award from Cindybee. The 'rules' are that I have to post five things about myself and then pass on to five people.
Five things about myself:


1. I am amazingly lax at doing my housework and feeding my family...who needs this when you could be crafting...

2. I collect fabric, all sorts, I love all the old patterns , vintage stuff and everything else...I trawl charity shops for curtains and sheets..whatever...I have 4 unfinished quilts...one day!!

3. I have an unhealthy obsession with "whodunnits"...really good ones like Daziel and Pascoe or the not so good like Diagnosis murder or Murder she wrote...the kids call it my Naff tv...

4. I still think I am 18 years old and am going to be a rock star when I grow up....unfortunately I am days away from being 40 and I can't sing...but who knows!!!

5. I try very hard to treat people how I would like to be treated but my major flaw is I am very unforgiving and can hold a grudge for years...not my best characteristic....


I will now pass this award onto Jackie, Tiggertastic, Angel , Max and Kirsty...


hugs


Rachelxxx

Thursday, 22 October 2009

A Blue and Purple evening..

Some fantastic news, I have been chosen to join the Design Team for a new challenge blog - Magical Crafts Fortnightly Challenge Blog...really pleased, very excited and slighlty nervous... if you would like to join in, please click on the logo opposite....come and join in the fun..

Spent the evening shut in my own little world last night and this is what I came up with....a decidedly blue and purple evening ....the stamped images were sent to me from some lovely people on the cb forum, some of the papers used are from the very talented Kirsty Wiseman and the others are from Mily designs ....I think..lol.... I hope you like them and thankyou for looking..xx




Thanks for looking..xxx

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Crispy October Air....beautiful...

I have had a busy crafting week, as I explained before, number two daughter has a halloween disco to got and decided to go as "A Corpse bride"..Tim Burton of course....so a wedding outfit and veil is required...I just need to sew on the arms and glue some flowers to the veil and it will all be done..not bad on short notice I think...
A couple of Christmas cards to start with, I am having a good run at these at the moment, I may be finished in time for Easter..lol..



My October fat pages, I have made one as Halloween and one as Autumn....I love the colours at this time of year..

My entry into the October cb bookmark swap, as you can probably guess the theme this month was Halloween..

This is my Halloween wallhanging, I made this for a very good friend of mine and it is winging its way to her now...if the postal strike allows of course...I do love these decoupage fairys but they can be quite fiddly to cut out...



Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Christmas cards at last!!!!

I know I am late starting, these are the first 4 cards I have made for christmas...I really have to crack on and make some more....I have spent the day sorting through all of my stuff, hoping to get some sort of order and make a start.....and then of course, my little darling Becky wanders in and tells me that next thursday is the school halloween disco and can she please have a costume by then, she wants to go as The Corpse Bride...Tim Burton.... out comes the sewing machine then and here I go....will post a picture as soon as its done...






This is a christmas decoration, its made with thick card and stencil, the images are pin pricked and then stitched and layered...it is double sided with a tassel and a hanging loop in the middle..
only 8 more to go...help!!