Thursday, March 3, 2011

This fantastic country

I know I haven't been about for a while but now I'm back and I find I cannot access any blog, they did this with youtube for years, so I just wanted to say sorry, I'm not being rude not visiting or commenting on anyone's blog I just can't get on - how infuriating!!!

Hopefully it won't be too long - will just have to concentrate on Do-Crafts


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Easle box calendar

I've been wanting to do one of these for ages but haven't had the chance. Feeling a bit fed up today and my mojo on the way out I decided I'd have a day doing something fun, just for me.
I can't remember where I got all the details for it, if/when I remember I will put it on. The papers are from the Clip Art Fairy.

I'm quite proud of it actually and feel really inspired again, good job really as mum and dad have now got booked to go back to England for a week so I need to get Eddie and Rose's advent calendar/boxes done, got until the end of March, should be ok even though we can't get small matchboxes here so will have to make my own, all 48 of them!! Wish me luck!!

Thanks for stopping by

Clare x

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Christmas Prezzies

I totally forgot to put pictures on of the prezzies I made for my nephew and niece! I thought I'd make them something as there isn't much you can buy here, plus I have to remember they have to take home again so nothing heavy!! I'm already thinking about making them both some advent drawers for next year, got to do it early coz don't know how I'll get them to England!!

Also just a quick couple of pics, I made myself a gluten, lactose and fructose free quiche, seriously proud of myself:

Then of course I had to make something for mum and dad so I made some chicken and mushroom pies, wonder how long they will last in the freezer?!

Right, best get on, I'm making sweet chilli sauce, caramalised onion chutney and sweet & sour sauce this afternoon ready for Sunday.

Clare x

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year Everyone!!

Ah, it's all over now - thank goodness! I absolutely love the run up to christmas but always find the big day itself quite a let down so my favourite day has always been Christmas Eve, and this year it was even more special, my sister and family were due to come out on the 20th but their flight was cancelled due to the snow but they finally made it on Christmas eve!!

Here is a picture of my dad, sister, brother-in-law and nephew Edward enjoying the sunshine,

I thought I'd do a mega post today with everything that I've remembered to take pictures of, I was so manic through December, I really don't know what happened!!

First off, my christmas cakes finally finished:

Some fun jewellery I made for my table top sale, cupcake earrings and allsort cufflinks, I did make some rings but forgot to take pictures of them!

And some bracelets I made up:

Some notelets I made with the freebies I got from DoCrafts:

Marmalade and Mincemeat, also for the tabletop sale:

And finally one day at the tabletop some people were moving and selling pretty much everything and I managed to get 2 smallish purple frames with dodgy flowers in them, for 40p each, they were just screaming at me to alter them:

Right, finally back to normal so should be back to regular upadtes!


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Baby Rose

Just a quick note to say baby Rose arrived at 10:30 Saturday night, here is a picture of her and one with mum and big brother.

Mum and I are so excited, two weeks today and we'll be there! Dad gets to stay here and cat sit, he'll get to see them when they come here for Christmas.

Will have to think of a lovely Baby's 1st Christmas card...

Bye for now

Clare X

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

There just arent enough hours in a day

Since the table top sales have gone into winter mode ie every weekend I don't seem to have enough time. Since my last post I have made my christmas cakes, and am 'feeding' them regularly - lucky them!

I've been making as many cards as I possibly can, the first is the poppy, I can't remember where I got the image from, coloured with my ever increasing copics.

The second and third are Kenny K images, I love these so much, they are just so fun to do.

Now from card making download, I just fell in love with the sweety shop:

I also got a lovely poinsettia card from there:

And last but not least I got some Christmas Forever Friends transfers and today I've been putting them onto some mugs:

My sister is expecting her second baby any time now, she was due last Friday so we're all on tenterhooks every time the phone rings. That also means mum and I are going to the UK in two weeks and as Vicky doesn't have any craft shops near her I've been shopping on the internet and yesterday I bought myself the Forever Friends CD rom, it should have been £49.99 and I got it for £29.99, what a bargain, how chuffed am I?
Don't know if I'm more excited about that or getting another nephew or niece?!

Hopefully will be back soon with some baby news, fingers crossed it won't be much longer!

Bye for now

Clare X

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Another quick post

I've just got a spare minute to show you a couple of photos of my table at the table top sale, I didn't have much room to take the pictures as the table accross from us was selling clothes for about 40p so you couldn't move for locals!

I've also signed myself up for step aerobics, so I have to leave in about 10 minutes. What have I let myself in for??

Right when I get back I'm making christmas cakes, I got all the fruit measured out and soaked in booze over night so they should be good lol!

Right, best get off now and get ready - wich me luck!

Clare X