28 March 2010

rainy day painting fun

me and the boy's got out the paint's i bought recently from the early learning center there was 20% off too.... i love a bargain as i may have already said!!!!!

Finn my older boy was more into the the painting than his brother.......

Frazer who was more into eating it!!!!!!

Finn also had much fun cleaning up much to my surprise!!!!!!

i also bought a set of 8 canvases from Argos recently which with the paints made for a fun rainy day..... that made forever memories.

bernie's jacket

so my friend needed her rain coat shortened i am semi proud of the outcome so i thought i would share!!!! firstly i ripped out the sleeves, then i ripped out a bit of the lining at the top of the arm pulled the sleeve through the whole, then pinned the arm at the desired length sewed it.....

this bit turned out great!!!!!

........... but this bit well i reckon it should have turned out better but oh well......

the oil cloth did not like to go in straight lines as i found out. so all in all it was a job sort of well done..... more practice is required. maybe interfacing should have been used ( to remover after) and a longer stitch used!!!!
if you have any tip's they will be gratefully received!!!!!

my creative space

in my creative space this week is a lovely wee tea cosy for my wonderful granny mattie she is a big part of my world i love her very much, she is about to move house and i thought i would help her with her kitchen decoration after i seen this pattern in sew magazine....... i have recently found this mag and LOVE it. i have now been buying it for about 5 months it's a fairly new mag but if your a crafty person it's defo for you

i recently found a fabric shop in called mission hall quilts it's a charity based shop that is well for crafty people but quilter's especially it has such a good variety of cotton's and I'm a lover or bargain bin's sale's etc and this is where i found this lucky cat fabric!!!!! it is designed by hoodie's collection for blank quilting 2008 www.blankquilting.com

the pin's are a fav of mine's as well they are wee heart's!!!! i bought these on eBay and i like to use them when i a making something for someone i love cheezy yes but i am ever the sentimental.
please do come back to see my finished product!!! i am new to blogging but i reckon I'm gonna love it!!!!!!

new book, new design's

i thought i would share with you my new a4 40 page sketch book, it is 2 tone crushed silk purple (my fav colour) & deep pink it cost too much but i reckon it's well worth it.
i could have just bought a new plain sketch book but felt like treating myself!!!!! also my new pin cushion very nostalgic as it reminds me of my mother's sewing box!!! the tape measure is a old reliable one cm/inches although worn i love it..... may have something to do with it being purple too!!!!!!! i hope to be showing you some sketches soon so watch this space !!!! finger's crossed the boy's give me a chance!!!!!!!


16 March 2010

my boy's

this is my wee smiler Finn

& this is my wee menace Frazer

Finn is 2.5yrs old

Frazer is 1yr old

there is 16 month's between my boy's BRAVE i hear you mutter!!!!!!!


i have been with mark for 4 year's now we meet in Glasgow whilst he was working, I'm originally from Edinburgh moved to northern Ireland to say i have itchy feet is a understatement!!!

my wee boy's arrived very quickly hence the age difference
it's hard work on all for of us BUT well worth it.......
the boy's are the best of friend's well when Thomas the tank engine isn't involved!!!!!!
my boy's are the best thing to have happened to me
and i now look forward to the memories that we all shall make....
and maybe a little sewing in between
watch this space!!!!

"while we try to teach our children all about life,
our children teach us what life is"