Tuesday 30 October 2007
Monday 29 October 2007
Sunday 28 October 2007
Friday 26 October 2007
We then headed off into the city, we didn't have time to go all over but I managed to get the girls and myself a piece of jewelery with the money we had when Nan passed away, I wanted to buy something as a momento (not that we need anything to remeber her by). I also got a pair of boots, 2 tops, a pair of trousers, 2 handbags, more costume jewelery, more bits for my crafting oh the list goes on!!!
We finished off the day with a meal at Pedro's which was fabulous as always. When we got back to pick the girls up Lillie was asleep, she had been poorly since 4pm, bad head and sickness. she had a bit of an unsettled night, was still a bit off in the morning but ate some lunch and was better by mid afternoon. By that time I had a killer of a headache myself but thankfully that went with pills.
Yesterday was a bit of a non day we didn't do anything of any excitement.
Today a bit like yesterday, but I have had a bit of an atc making session, I owed a few and got carried away!
I think we are losing our smallest of the baby pigs, I have been hand feeding it since the weekend, sis bought some proper animal milk which I am giving it but today the poor thing is looking so weak. I was so conviced it was going to die this afternoon that I got it out and held it, I was in tears just waiting for it to end, then it perked up a bit and had some milk. The same thing happened at tea time. It will be feeding time again soon. Better bath the girls and get them into bed first.
Monday 22 October 2007
When they left we followed, as we had arranged to go to mum and dads for tea, and Lillie had booked herself in for a sleepover!
In between baking and visitors I squeezed in a couple of crafty makes. Over on the Just Bex forum it was 'big challenge' weekend they set several challenges Friday through to Sunday, you earn points for each one you complete, and some had prizes up for grabs. I know I could never get them all done so just take part in odd ones here and there.
This is for the JB 'hang it on the tree' challenge, I made a small box from holographic card, with a die cut bauble and some ribbon, believe it or not the bauble is actually gold! These are for the JB 'tagged' challenge, you had to make 3 gift tags!This should be for the JB 'swing card' challenge, but I am not entering it as it way to crappy, the cards and LO's the ladies produce are far superior to anything I can turn out! This was my first attempt at this style, it's ok, but I am not too good cutting straight lines with a craft knife!
Saturday 20 October 2007
Matthew's mum and dad came round this morning and we showed them the babies and I couldn't find 'Diddie' then I did, lying helpless underneath the hay right beside the cereal both, I knew it wouldn't be long, so kept an eye on it. And saw Treacle sniffy round it, then pick it up, as I watched she looked like she was chewing it's ear so I stopped her but she started again, by this time it had passed away bless it so I removed it from the cage. So sad, it was such a sweet little thing.
Other than that we went shopping this afternoon, nothing exciting mainly groceries and a couple of storage boxes for my cards.
The girls had Md's for tea and we got fish and chips from Matthew's friends chippie, he always gives us loads! He came out to the car as he had never seen Matthew's eldest daughter (most of the time I wish I didn't, ooppss..!). He phoned a while ago and said he thinks the girls are fabulous and would like to invite us all round for Sunday lunch one weekend uugghh.., and has put an order in for one of my cakes next week!
Well that's about it, here are piccies of yesterday's cards,
This one I made today, for the 'blooms' challenge on JB they are having a challenge weekend, last time I looked they were up to no.8 so far I have managed 2!!!
Friday 19 October 2007
Wednesday 17 October 2007
Since our sad episode with Treacle loosing all of her dear little babies, we have checked on Poppie a lot 'just in case'. So this morning when I came downstairs I peeked through the glass in the door and saw a little piggie just lying there and thought 'oh no not again please'. There was Poppie bless her heart with 4 gorgeous little piggies sadly no.5 didn't survive which is very surprising as it was a bigger 1? Up until today the babies Poppie has produced have been brown, but today we have 2 brown piggies with touches of white, and 2 brown and white piggies, one of which is the spitting image of it mummy! They are sooooo..... cute I can't help but keep going to look at them and smile at them all huddling together and climbing on each other. Treacle is alright with them, we had the other cage on stand by incase she was a bit off, but she's ok she keeps having a look at them and a couple of them follow her around sometimes!
Poor Lillie was a couple of minutes late to school with all the excitement she just wouldn't get dressed, then I had forgotten to make her pack-up, so I dropped that in on the way to playgroup.
Hollie and I then picked mum and dad up and we went shopping, mum only wanted a picture frame as a present for a friend and I wanted a pair of trousers for Hollie as hers are too short. We ended up turfing Hollie out of the buggy to load it up with shopping, christmas presents!!! I also got Lillie a pair of school shoes as she has wrecked hers and also got the next size as they were in the sale.
As I mentioned on Monday I went to see Mcfly. We arrived just after 5 so we went to the pub for a drink before hand, and also had a nice meal. Just after 7pm we headed to the theatre and there was no queue, how weird, back in April the queue went on for miles (well sort of). We hadn't heard of the warm up band and they were absolutely crap! We saw Lil Chris in April and he was really good. Then the boys come on, we were a bit further back this time and on the other side so I don't think we could see them so well, and my pictures aren't at all good. But they were brilliant again and we danced and sang the whole time they were on. Not sure if I will go again for a while, have now seen them twice in 6 months. Maybe in a year or so and consider taking Lillie with us, as there were a lot of youngsters this time, also older people (well my sort of age that is!).
Monday 15 October 2007
Sunday 14 October 2007
Most of the time I feel as though I have a grey cloud hovering over my head and I just can't shake it. I don't know what's wrong, I'm always shouting at the kids and get annoyed with Matthew sometimes over the littlest thing, I know it upsets him it upsets me to, but I just seem to do it; why? I often think maybe I should discuss it with the doctor, but it seems daft I'm not ill, I wonder I don't know why, I have a great hubby and 2 lovely girls that maybe there is a bit of depression there?
Anyways I made my cakes this morning, only 8 today, they've got to be delivered soon. I made a card for my friends son to give to his brother, I did this scrapbook style with a photo of the birthday boy on the front.
Off to see the lovely MCFLY boys tomorrow I can't wait!!! I'm driving this time which is ok, will just be a bit nervy when the road breaks into 3 lanes (only used to 2), hoping we will miss a majority of the traffic. The show starts at 7.30pm, shame Paula couldn't get closer seats than upstairs again but it is sure to be fab just like last time, I hope they play for longer this time, it went way too quickly before.
Will update you on how it was on Tuesday.
Friday 12 October 2007
Thursday 11 October 2007
I demonstrated the card on the left and this oneBig thanks goes to a friend (craftymumof3) from the CM&PC forum for very kindly lending me some dies to use with my cuttlebug, the bauble die got used a lot, and the ladies particularly loved this card.
Monday 8 October 2007
Friday 5 October 2007
This is my 1st attempt at 'blocking' it is for a JB challenge, I struggled with it at 1st and nearly gave up, but am actually quite pleased with the finished article.
This is using the bauble die, lent to me from a very lovely lady over on the CM&PC forum, I am awaiting a parcel of blue/green/red and gold holographic card so I can cut out a load more before I have to return them. Will hang on until the current postal strike is over as I don't want them getting lost in the system. Bless her Hollie is getting a dab hand at helping me with the cuttlebug she places the card on top of the dies, and puts the plate on top! I told her she would have to show daddy how to use it, as I could do with him cutting me loads of the shapes whilst I get on with something eilse, especially now I am thinking of doing this for the demo. Oh I just can't decide on card no.2.