Friday 16 December 2011

Feelin' groovy!

I keep singing the first line of this song, as the time just seems to be running away!
I've been quite busy - making things and having time with my grandchildren and the days just seem to have run into each other. At least I know I'm not on my own though as I'm sure quite a few of you are experiencing what I call gingerbread clock lol.

I made some friends some needle felted flowers which they seemed to like.

                 My favourite
I've also made a few cards but with limited time I limited my stamps and made several on this theme

Using one of Lindsay Mason's stamps from her fabulous winter themed stamps 'Build a snowy scene'
I also made several similar to this....
....using a snowman from a set that I think was Inkadinkado from a few years ago. I love him so much I thought it was time he came to play again!

Finally I must show you this, my son gave me this as a surprise present for my birthday this week(I've reached that Beatles song age!) I had requested no presents(it's ok I will get presents at Christmas) but I was so pleased with this - it's a dull old stone cut in half and has the feature carved out and polished...isn't he cute?
 here is the bottom, although the poor light and shaky hand doesn't show it up very well.

Right off to get ready, we're off to see Santa with grandchildren tomorrow. I feel strangely excited.....the magic is getting to me!
Thanks for looking, Chris

Thursday 8 December 2011

Little monster!

My youngest grandson loves Moshi monsters so when I picked him up from school and the usual question came up -"Are we crafting today Gran?" I told him we were going to do something different but "yes we we were crafting!" I had taken my needle felting bag with me, he chose his favourite monster and we cut out some felt and looked for wooltops in an appropriate colour. He is only 6(and 3/4!)but managed amazing well after having 'the safety talk' - mind your fingers etc. 

We did use my little holding tool for starting off but once he got going as you can see he did quite well

We then came up with a combined effort of an imaginary monster which he stuck to the fridge with a pair of magnets as soon as I had photographed it!
                     Cute huh?

On Wednesday my other grandchildrens' school closed for the strike so I had a lovely day with them too! My eldest grandson loves playing football on the WII(he has to have a time limit or I think he would do nothing else all day!!)so of course it was challenge Gran time - I lost count of the number of own goals I scored lol!
My grand-daughter was able to play with my new toy. 

I had bought her a child's version a while ago but she couldn't manage it(having tried it myself I'm not surprised) but this one she managed quite well, with a bit of help!It makes the most fantastic thick tubes! 
I had some lovely fluffy wool with rainbow colours through it so we made two bracelets on to which I then sewed coloured buttons (she was quite fussy about the choice of colours too)
I only took one photo but they were very similar. She wore them with pride when we picked Daddy up to go out for some tea! - get on with making some presents, but what an awful grey light and rain pounding outside, might need chocolate as well....

Thanks for looking, Chris.

Wednesday 7 December 2011

Not too late am I?

Phew!!!Only just got around to taking photos so just a few days late with the last of the year's 365/2011 journal. This is organised by the talented Kate Crane and if you want to see more look here.
It has been a busy month with one or two traumatic moments but I'm slowly getting back to normal(well, normal for me lol )
Here are November's pages complete
and I've already started to fill in December's pages.
Hopefully a better month, although I'm not looking forward to the cold weather - weren't we lucky to have the mild days we did?

One thing we have to look forward to is getting our flat on Saturday. We will be getting alterations arranged, we hope to have a new kitchen and bathroom and some decorating done before we move in sometime next year(have to sell our house first)I will have to remember to take 'before' pics won't I?

Thanks for looking, Chris