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!