Wednesday, 25 November 2009
My little girl and I baked gingerbread today. I haven't made any for years and I really want to make some for Christmas decorations this year, so I decided to have a practice now. Good job too as I rolled them too thin so they got a bit burnt, and I think I'll add more spices next time as they weren't quite gingery enough for me. We had great fun making them though, getting flour all over the dining room when it was my daughter's turn to stir!
When it came to decorating she mostly wanted to eat the decorations to start with (especially the raisins, she was quite possesive about them!), but once she realised what I was trying to do she got in the swing of things! I left her on her own with a few biscuits, some icing sugar and a little pile of each toppings to see what she came up with and I really like the heart she did in the bottom right of the pic above - with a splodge in the middle with one raisin squidged into it. She pushed the raisin in and then shouted 'finished' for me to come and take her masterpiece away! We also made the people look like our family, and our friends Rosie and David. She really liked putting on their buttons and eyes. I'm looking forward to making some more on xmas eve. Perhaps it will become a family tradition!
Wednesday, 18 November 2009
Friday, 13 November 2009
This week's been spent preparing for my first ever craft stall I have on sunday. I've been sticking my contact details onto my cards, stuffing them into cello bags, framing my paintings, trying to scrape together change for a float... and the list goes on! If I don't sell anything I might cry!
Here's a couple of the cards I'll be trying to sell:
I've had to work (part-time, thank goodness) at the same time as doing all this prep, so I'm feeling guilty for neglecting my little girl. I've been trying to give her as much attention as possible but I've been dashing about doing the housework too so I think she's mostly seen me as a whirlwind. I'll make it up to her next week - though I actually don't think she's been that bothered about my inattention - it's given her more chances to get up to mischief. The other day she found an old snorkelling mask which kept her amused for a bit:
and today I found her eating a square of chocolate I must have left within her reach - most of it was around her face and on her hands though! She's been getting a bit upset by mess at the moment, if someone spills something (even on a t.v. programme) she shouts for me to come and clean it up! So she wasn't too happy when she realised the chocolate was all over her, I held her up to the mirror so she could see her face, and for once she sat still whilst I wiped her face and washed her hands - she was desperate for the mess to be cleaned up!
Bye for now x
P.S. Does anyone think I should get my daughter's hair cut into a fringe? I always hated having a fringe when I was little, so I'm loathe to start cutting it now, but she won't wear hair clips or bands. The fringe doesn't seem to bother her but I wonder if she's just putting up with it well? Any thoughts?
Thursday, 5 November 2009
The only problem I had was that I planned the page and then had to write the journalling really small to fit it into the space that I wanted it to go in, should have thought about the journalling first! There is more journalling hidden on a tag with a bit of ribbon knotted on to pull it out, of stories I'm not ready to share yet!
Monday, 2 November 2009
Here's my crafty space, where I write, scrap, paint, create and will hopefully now blog! (Though at the moment I'm blogging from my sofa...) I love my crafty space as it's so colourful and messy, and full of little bits and bobs of inspiration and little characters to keep me company, like Humphrey the penny farthing traveller...
I also love my laptop, as though it can be a bit small for working on websites that also means it's easy to cart about and leaves me plenty of space to spread out other stuff over my desk!
It's the first day of the 'blogging for scrapbooker's' class today so I fully intended to spend some time at my desk today. I got as far as choosing a photo for a scrapbook LO for today's prompt, but then I had to roast some chestnuts! But I did think about what it is I want to get out of this class, and my goals are:
- to get in a stride of blogging regularly
- for my blog to be a diary of events as well as a gallery for my projects
- to make some online friends who share my joy in papercrafting
Finger's crossed! I'm gonna try my best to blog every day or two but November is a busy month for me so we'll see! On that note, I've got my first ever craft fair coming up (scary!) so here's pic of two cute xmas wall hangers that I've made for selling: (sorry the pics aren't great quality)