Saturday, September 26, 2009

A bit of this and a bit of that

Hi there
I hope that you are all having a wonderful weekend. Do i have an excuse for not posting anything this past week...mmm...not really ..I have just been tired and haven't done much craft this week oh and i mustn't forget that everyday i have tried to start my low fat diet and so far have really only lasted one day, ho hum...
I have finished hand quilting my table cloth and am in the process of sewing on the 60 or so yo yo's. Yesterday i went to my craft shop (I always seem to go on Fridays) and couldn't pass up this gorgeous Halloween paper from Creative Imaginations. Although we don't celebrate Halloween here i thought that it would make some wild boy cards- i always get stuck when it comes to boys cards. I think they turned out great and they were really easy.
I have been kinda doing crafty things. I am in the process of making my SIL a mini album of her 50Th birthday-i wont tell you that her 51st is in 4 weeks time. I have done a couple of pages that i am happy with and here is one, however tomorrow i will show you the cover, which is giving me a few more grey hairs. I have used a prima paper that i love it has stitching on it and then i have added and taken off and added etc all different embellishments and nothing looks right. Anyway i will get your help tomorrow. It really has put me of scrapping this album.

You all need to go here and enter in to the giveaway. What ever type of craft you do you can use some of this goodness, and its open to everyone worldwide.
Now if anyone has a cricut-are you going to buy the Gypsy? I am seriously thinking about it but it is quite expensive.
We are on holidays here in Perth, and this fortnight in between being a taxi for my kids and mother in law and making sure my mum is OK i plan to
1. finish of my tablecloth
2. put those rod pockets on (previous post)
3. try out some more recipes from the Artisan bread book......donuts..yeah that will help my low fat diet.
4. make more cordial
5. finish SIL's album-OK if i get inspired
6. make an amigurumi pear from here
That's it realistically but i could go on and on
I have had lots of visits from all over the world lately thanks to Tammy who left a link to one of my posts on the down to earth forum (the link is in my blog list) You should go and pay it a visit, you can learn heaps from cooking,craft,gardening,saving money lots of things.
Again i have blabbed on, so have a good Saturday night and i will prattle on more tomorrow
xx Linda


suzitee said...

Don't forget you're coming to visit me :)
Your cards are sensational...I struggle with boy cards too. Sounds like you have your hols all planned out...and great to see you've included those rod pockets tsk tsk. Your yo-yos are looking fabulous, can't wait to see it finished. Have a great weekend, taxi-mum xxx

Tammy James said...

hi Linda, those Halloween/boy cards are great! Oh my you are a patient woman with the work in the table quilt, it is looking lovely.
Hope you get at least a couple of things on your list done and I'm looking forward to hearing about donuts.