Monday, 29 February 2016

Happy Leap Year!

Hello there!

I hope you all enjoyed or are still enjoying the extra day in this year!!

I have been super busy with all kinds of things and most of this week I am helping out at school!! Tomorrow we start our 2 days of fitness!!  oh heck!! lol

I have stitched and finished (and posted!!) a hanger for a pen-pal :D



Close up of the lovely thread colour!! 
I haven't really done much that I could chat about other than run about like a mad fool haha!!

So, I will be back soon!


Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Gifted Gorgeousness, A Finish (yay!!) and lots of post

Hello there everyone,

Well, this week I worked away on Cara's Mermaid, designed by Joan Elliott!  She is such a slave driver lol  

After deciding she wanted beads and sparkle (just like mummy's Summer Fairy) I managed to complete her Mermaid for her!  I felt so bad that she has had to wait so long for it!  However she was totally delighted with the results :D

Cara's Mermaid
Finished 15 February 2016

Mermaid with beads and sparkle!
For this months Gifted Gorgeousness (sorry the posting is a little late!), hosted by Serendipitous Stitching, along with the Mermaid stitching for Cara ... I'm sure this will count as a gift :D ... I started a chart that I bought with a gift voucher, for Sew and So, which James and the kiddies gave me for Christmas.  I bought :-

My goodies I bought with my voucher

The start of my gifted chart

I cannot wait to get a bit more done on this chart as I love cross stitching and I am just getting started on my sewing machine, so its 2 crafts all rolled into one ... perfect!!

Here is a clear photo of the stitched gift I did for one of Katie's penpals ... I did the stitching in January during DUCJFC2016, then stitched it onto fabric using my sewing machine :D  Great fun!!

Gifted flower hanger
Plus handmade pom-poms for Katie and Cara's hair :D

I have also started a birthday gift for a pen-pal but I will not show it off until March!  Just in case she sees it on her first!!  

Last but not least, Katie and I spent all day yesterday writing letters to our penpals and we produced this pile of mail, which I will go and post off shortly :D  

Huge pile of letters!

That's it really, we have had a few lovely days off school due to mid-term break.  So we chilled out and relaxed and didn't really do much at all!  everyone did what they pretty much wanted which was excellent!  Also meant I could get Car's mermaid finished!!  No doubt there will be more requests coming my way soon lol

Have a great day all, and keep safe out there!

With love and hugs

Monday, 8 February 2016

Busy Busy Busy lol

Good Morning, Good Afternoon or Good Evening (depending on where you are!)

Hope everyone is well today and the weather is being kind to you!

I have had a rather a busy week!  My poor shoes are a little tired now lol  This week looks like it will be pretty much the same, roll on school holidays this Friday until Wednesday! That's all I can say!!  

Last week I battled with my sewing skills on my sewing machine and came up with ...

Red bags and a little cross stitched flower
machine sewn into a hanger.  Plus,
handmade PomPoms

I made these for the British Heart Foundation's Wear it Beat it day which was Friday 5th February. The school had a 'Red Day' in aid to raise some funds.  Of course with Katie having a heart condition we wanted to support the cause.  So these red bag were for Katie and Cara's red fruit break snack. The pompoms were for the girls hair ...

Katie, modelling the homemade
pompoms in her hair

The kiddies wore red ...  Well, the boys just wanted red t-shirts but as you can see the girls are near enough head to toe in red!!

Front of the Monkeys

Back of the Monkeys
The kiddies could also take a packed lunch that was red! Oh mine love this and we made heart shaped jam sandwiches (which I forgot to take a photo of!!)  ... Cara won the Lunch box Competition :D  So I should be able to get a photo of her, with her lunch, from the school (I hope) I am totally delighted that mine and Katie's 40 minute sandwich making gain some recognition lol 

This week sees school plays and alot of running about!!  I have nearly finished Cara's mermaid too :D I hope to get it finished this week!!  

Anyway, I had better go and get Conor and mark sorted for their school performance tonight at 7pm!

Bye for now
Hugs Heather