Friday, 29 August 2014

Getting Ready for Craft Fair

Morning All

Reasonably busy day today for me as I need to sort out what I will be taking to a craft fair which I booked ages ago and forgotten about until the calendar reminded me yesterday ooops.  It is in a residential old folks home and they are trying to raise funds to take the residents on holiday so at the  time I thought this would be a good one to attend as its for a good cause.

I need to make some bath bombs this afternoon and package them up as I do not have many left, plenty of other stock though so should be alright.

Only a few more crafty bits to show you until I start taking photo's of my newest makes but think you may like the few cards I have made so here goes:

These are all commissioned cards so all finished and on their way to their respective owners

Well must get showered and dressed, into Ivybridge to put Sarah's cheque into the bank for her, then local garden centre in Ivybridge to get some beads as they sell crafty stuff, I will then try and sort the car out or what I am putting in it to save Alan some work when he gets home will probably be told off for doing things I shouldn't lol.

Well that's it from me today catch you all soon.  

Love Alison x 

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Have had a lovely day

Afternoon everybody

I have had a lovely afternoon spent with my Cousin Stephen, his wife Tracy and daughter Siobhan and her boyfriend Christopher, did salad for lunch with carrot cake for after's turned out rather well considering how long it has been since I did any baking.

I have not managed to do any crafting whatsoever over the last couple of days, not even sure where yesterday went lol.

I have a couple of makes to show you before I go off to see all your wonderful creations so without further ado

Made for the sheer fun of making a card 

Not made for anything in particular just fancied making a card 

Well that's it from me for now

Catch up soon

Love Alison xx

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Baby Sitting

Morning all

Had a busy morning had to go into Ivybridge fairly early to avoid the queues in the Post Office as I get my elderly neighbour's pension for her and before doing this wanted to get the housework done so that I could have some play time, before going to Sarah's to babysit some rats that she is looking after as she had double booked herself in looking after pets department.

I have now finished all my order's apart from one wedding candle which I will do today hopefully.

Toby is still missing it has been about 3.5 weeks now since we last saw him, have put adverts up and around the village and asked various friends to keep an eye out for him but so far no sighting at all, have phoned the vets, animal welfare places even the microchip company but there have been no alerts, Bella is missing him and so are we.

On to today's craft projects, I am into patchwork and quilting at the moment and really enjoying getting back into sewing and here are some makes from over the past week or so

Patchwork bag really enjoyed making this, the picture does not do it justice.

Commissioned Birthday Card 

Well that's it from me today will catch up with everybody's blog shortly just need to put some ribbons on my candles and that is another order completed.

Love to all

Alison x

Monday, 25 August 2014

What a horrid day

What happened to all that sunny gorgeous weather we have had, today is dismal.  Alan and I were going to go out for the day but have decided to stay home instead, Alan is steam cleaning the bathroom.  I am going to finish all my commissioned goodies, ie, 10 Christmas Cards, 2 Birthday Cards, 3 Christmas Candles that is just one order I then have an order for 1 wedding candle and an anniversary card, another order for two birthday cards an order for 1 8 x 8 birthday card  and another for a wedding candle and then last but not least a male card for a 103 year old busy or what my online shop is taking off big time.

I have been trying to learn the art of quilting and patchwork and have had some small successes and some not so good but it's all part of the learning process.

We are going away for a long weekend around the 5th September and am really looking forward to it, it's our yearly get together with friends from the Navy last year was Sicily this year South Wales who know's where next year.  We are also going to Hampshire for Alan's eldest brother's 50th Wedding Anniversary, camera at the ready.

I had a lovely time over with Rachel on Saturday and managed to get loads of cards made but have forgotten to take photo's of two of them as they were needed straight away but will take photo's of the rest of them and post them over the next couple of days.

Well what shall I show you today let me have a think ????????????????????????????

This is my first attempt at patchwork think it turned out quite well really, this is for Sarah's bedroom as she is decorating it in cream and red mostly cream with red accessories as her bedroom furniture is dark mahogany so this will work quite well with it.

I am just going to rinse the dye out of my hair and will be back to start commenting, I am trying to get back into doing my blog and commenting as from today will not go back to comment as I think I need to concentrate on going forward.

Sorry for the rambling.

Love to all Alison

Friday, 22 August 2014

Shock, Horror, I'm here

Afternoon all

Hope you are enjoying the sunny weather we are having today, I am so sorry I have not been around for ages but have been rather poorly but am on the mend now thank goodness.  I have done a little bit of crafting but not too much since I went AWOL, I have made Sarah's seat covers for both her settee's and must admit considering this is my first attempt at anything like this they turned out wonderfully.

Also the pictures below are to make my big sister Trish jealous these are the view's from Sarah's place

From the Hoe

Drake's Island 

We had a lovely time walking along the Hoe with Sarah we took Bella with us and sat relaxing having an ice-cream yummy.   I have some other crafts on the go at the moment and will show them as and when they are finished.  I have had to give up on my two design teams as I could not cope with the amount of work and commenting, I hated doing it but need to concentrate on my health so it was such a sad day when I resigned felt like crying.

Toby is still missing it has been around three weeks now and not a sign of him, have asked people, phoned the vets, rescue places, the microchip company, put posters on Facebook and in our local village shop to no avail.

I am hopefully going over to my crafty mate Rachel's tomorrow to do some crafting am looking forward to that as it has been months since we last played together.  I have lots to do but trying to space myself so I don't overdo it.

On a good note our garden is looking lovely so here are some pictures for Jane

I will try to catch up with everyone over the next few days but hope you are all ok and hugs to those who need one.

Love Alison xxx

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

New Challenge over at Oldie But A Goodie

Morning All

I am so late with this post I have been really poorly with my Fibromyalgia and can barely move for the pain,I have also had some bad news which has knocked me back my darling eldest brother has bladder cancer and out of all my brother's and sisters he is the one that has always been there for me I am so close to him and love him dearly  Also our darling Toby (little gingernut cat) has gone missing we have not seen him now since Saturday have phoned all the logical places but he has not been handed in anywhere I hope someone has decided to take him rather than thinking about lying hurt somewhere and not able to get home.  

We have a new challenge today at OBAG and the theme is Black and White Plus 1.  This fortnight's theme was given to us by the lovely Francessca.

On a sad not the lovely Janice is leaving us but I wish her all the best though I will miss her.  The card have made today is using an image by Mo Manning I just love her images so without further ado here is my card

I have taken some photo's of Sarah's new settee covers now I have finished them will blog them later this week.  Why not pop over to OBAG and join in the challenge.

Lots of love Alison xx

Saturday, 2 August 2014

New Challenge over at Open Minded Crafting Fun

Good Morning everybody this is going to be a very short post as I am having a massive flare-up of my Fibromyalgia, slept from 4pm yesterday until 7am this morning, feeling sick, dizzy and generally yucky.  On a good note I have finished Sarah's seat covers for both her settee's (sofa) and have come to the decision that I should resign from the Cornwood Show as Secretary as it is too much for me, I will see the year out to give them time to replace me which I think is fair.

Is anybody else having trouble opening up google chrome I am having to restart the computer every time I want to go on line stupid machines and technology.

Well today is a new challenge over at Open Minded Crafting Fun and the theme this fortnight is Summer Food (BBQ, Picnic, Lemonade, Ice-Cream etc).  I chose Dad's Ice Cream from Digi stamps 4 joy 
and this is the card I made

Please excuse the quality of the photo but it was quite dark here yesterday with rain etc so could not quite get the lighting right.   

Why not pop along to Open Minded Crafting Fun and join in we have lots of fabulous sponsors and prizes you can also check out the rest of the team's beautiful creations much better than mine lol.  

Catch up with you all soon when I am up and running again.

Love Alison xx