Monday, 31 October 2011

Happy Halloween!

Thanks everyone for hanging in there while a had quite a long blogging break! Will be back shortly with some crochet and Christmas decoration shenanigans!


Friday, 22 July 2011

Sunshine broadcast collection giveaway on Lilibeestudio!!

It's Sunshine Broadcast Giveaway time on LilibeeStudio today!You have until july 31 to play and win Sassafras Sunshine broadcast six 12 / 12 double sided papers , sweet treat stickers, journal tag stickers, flag banners stickers , alpha stickers , new Die Cut Foldies and other surprise goodies!!
 Pop over to LilibeeStudio to find out how to play along! 


Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Taking A Little Time

I'm finding the daily pace of life a tad busy at the moment, there's a few reasons, bigger house = more house work : ( , a garden rather than just grass = weeding and tiding, two young boys = constant running around like a mentalist, and work on my handmade Christmas has begun! Blogger has also been putting me off  blogging too with it's stupid picture uploading. I've been thinking about using Flickr more for blogging, and just using one photo per post to try and make it less time consuming, for now at least. So for now blogging will be a bit intermittent as I try and  find the right balance. I have put a link to Facebook on my side bar  for those of you that may be interested, and I often upload my photos onto Flickr.

Wishing Tree @ Nunnington Hall 7/7/11
The Wishing Tree at Nunnington Hall

In other news, Dylan turned three in June and Leon has just celebrated his first Birthday.  Dylan will be starting Nursery school in September at the local primary school, which we are all very excited about. We had a quick visit and play time there yesterday which he loved. We've also been on quite a few days out, you can see the photos on Flickr if you wish!

Well, thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, 31 May 2011

May...Where Did You Go?

Well, May has been a very busy, but enjoyable month. We've been settling into our new home, Tony's had some time off work, I've had my 32nd birthday, some happy mail from my friend in Canada and the kids have been poorly. It's been crazy, but mostly fun.

I was kindly given some money for my birthday from some of my family, so I put it to good use and bought a Family National Trust Membership Card for us all. We've already had our moneys worth out of it and we've only had it for three and a half weeks.

Beningbrough Hall
Leon on a swing at Beningbrough Hall

It's either this, or the naughty step. The stocks Aldborough.

Newby Hall 08/05/11
Newby Hall

Newby Hall 08/05/11
Newby Hall has the nicest gardens, but isn't a National Trust site.

Happy Mail From Canada
A surprise birthday card and gift from my friend in Canada

So that's May in a nut shell. There are more photos on Flickr, for those of you that like all the pics, like I do. If you do go over to Flickr, you'll also see I've been busy with a couple of ReStyle projects that I haven't blogged yet. I'll hopefully get round to that this week.

I'll try not to leave it so long till the next time! : )


Monday, 2 May 2011

We're In...

 but out most of the time because the weather has been absolutely spectacular over the past couple of weeks. Two bank holiday weekends in a row with super weather are something to behold! So we've been having a bbq here and there, going for walks and exploring our new town and surrounding villages. There are some lovely walks to go on, especially near the river and canal.

Leon took his first couple of steps without holding on to anything this weekend. : )

The River Ure


Windswept Dylan

The canal

Leon eating his crisps
Tony and Dylan miles ahead

 The house move itself went fairly well. We had a few problems on the day though, the van we hired broke down. Thankfully our friends had a relative with a pick-up truck we could borrow, so all was well in the end.  Thank you Simon and Emma, you  saved the day! Most of the unpacking is done, it's just my craft area that needs sorting now. I'll be back soon with some more pics (i forgot to take my camera when we went for a walk into town). There's a beautiful little green grocers shop in the town centre. I'm so happy we moved here, I feel like I'm on holiday at the moment.

See you soon!

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Moving House!

Hello!  Just the other week, our landlord let us know that he unfortunately has to sell the house we live in. So at the moment we are up to our eyeballs in paper work and packing. We have found somewhere new to live and are just waiting for the application to go through. Fingers crossed we should be moving into our new home on the 22nd. I'm actually really excited about it! We're moving further into the countryside, which is just my thing. So I'll be taking a couple of weeks off from blogging, just until we get sorted.

See you soon, and I hope everyone has a lovely Easter break!


Friday, 1 April 2011

A Little Bit Of Sass!

Here's a layout I'd like to share with you, that I made for the Sassafras March blog challenge, which had to include the technique of Blocking. Not the same as crochet blocking, it just means to create a square or rectangular shape on your layout using photos and/or paper. The photo on this page is of Dylan this time last year, I can't believe how much he's grown up.

Looking Back-Layout Using Blocking

All of the items used to create this layout (except the thread and foam pads) are from Sassafras. You can see the list of papers on my Flickr account. 

Also I just wanted to say a big thank you to my new followers and my old ones actually, thanks for coming here to read my rambles! It does mean an awful lot to me, having you all here. :) 

Oh and just one more thing, you may have noticed that I've been messing about with my blog design and fonts. I'd really appreciate some feedback on it please. Is it loading up quick enough for your liking and is the new font clear enough to read? Please let me know if it's causing problems. 

Thanks again!