Friday, 17 January 2014

I may be slightly mad ....

So above is T-rex, one of my new charms for my bracelet. Since having him I have been taking photos of him on his travelss and sending them to Manny (he must think I am mad) but I enjoy it so here are a few of them for you!
Above he came to my mums birthday party and had to take a big chunk out of the cheese!

He tried to ride the reindeer, but he was having none of it.

We had had a day out in Cardiff and he took a little nap on the train back home.

Always hungry he had a big bite of my panini.

Finally he is learning to drive, only had one lesson so far but it is going ok - just have to watch out for his road rage!

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Wall of wonder - finished

You may have seen some pictures of my wall in the  past - it has been building up for a couple of years now, well over this weekend I finally finished it - the tissue paper fringe bunting from my party finished it off perfectly I think!


Here are a few close ups of it. It is a combination of photos, makes, a few art purchases and postcards. I have really enjoyed doing it and I am really pleased with the final outcome. I have recently moved the craft room around and so now I face a different wall - so there is only one thing to do - start again! I already have a few pieces on it - I will try and take a few pictures for you.

You have probably seen a few gnomes on my blog - well this is the most recent member to join the crew. He is my first drawn gnome (well except patterns but they don't count!) i really love how he came out, he also made me realise how much I enjoy drawing and colouring, even if it is only simple things!

Finally I wanted to show you this plate I got on the weekend (well I actually got 2 - I was at the till with the first one and thought what would happen if I broke it, so I went and picked up a back up plate, just in case!) It is from John Lewis and I love the pattern - it is only a little side plate (I didn't see any big plates) they also had a tea pot and cake stand.

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Flamingo party


It was my birthday on Friday, I held a little party in celebration.

I found the best cocktails sticks I have ever seen(who knew they made plastic shaped ones!) so they had to be part of the shindig. There were a few sword fights, but no one got hurt!

I made tissue paper decorations and added ribbons to balloons to add more colour to the room (like it needed any more going on!!)

I found some fabulous wigs in the pound shop so I had to give them a go and these fantastic glasses in primark. It was a fantastic couple of days (I had my family over on Saturday for party round 2) There was lots of food and some very bad dancing from me!

Sunday, 5 January 2014


I love decorating for a party. Above is what I did at my mums for her birthday, which the trifle (my first ever made) below also came to!

Sometimes I just like putting all the food out on paper plates and having a mini party for 2 at home, for no reason at all!

I made some tissue paper decorations to add to the new lights, they we're quite tricky but I loved how they turned out so I will be making more.