Saturday 25 September 2010

Quick LOs

Hullo - I'm still here... and STILL waiting for baby to arrive... if Mother Nature still hasn't taken over before Tuesday, then I'll be going in to be induced! Come on Little Lady - everyone is getting impatient, especially ME!!!!!

I've managed to do several LOs though in the past week or two while I've been waiting and I'm now down to doing LOs with kits and/or instructions so I can complete them quickly - just in case!!!

So firstly, Hello Mr Dragonfly - I was quite happily scrapping when I heard Gizmo behind me and a very LOUD buzzing noise... turned out she had caught this beautiful dragonfly. Andy managed to rescue it and the camera came out rapido to get some photos as it recovered from its ordeal. I don't think I've ever seen a dragonfly soooooooo close before so I was really happy to get some decent shots of it. Then I just had to wait for my September ScrapaGoGo kit to arrive as I knew the contents of the kit would be perfect for these photos. With the addition of some pre-made ribbon dragonflies from BF Suzy, the LO was complete...

I also had another perfect photo for the same kit - Andy & I went to the 'official' opening of Rare Aquatics in Crewe and I had to take a photo of this pleco Jo had in a tank. I was gobsmacked at the size of the fish, probably about 8 or 9 inches in length and those teeth!!!

I managed to take part in the UKS weekly challenge this week - to scrap an obsession or guilty pleasure - well, as I don't wear matching socks anymore and was proudly wearing my new Little Missmatched socks that day, I set to work basing it on a sketch from the Bo Bunny blog - this turned out to be a very BRIGHT LO!!!
And finally today I did this Tasty LO - one of the quickies! This LO was courtesy of my fabulous teamie on UKS, MJ who put this class kit together for a DLO and gave it to us at our retreat back in June. I only wanted to do a SLO so also based it on a LO that another fabulous teamie Katy created from the same kit, here. Thank you ladies for the inspiration! Photo is of Kyle when he was approximately 10 months old - just enjoying a quick snack!!! There was a very soggy end to that french bread by the time he'd finished munching on it!!!

There is something else crafty I've created but I can't show it yet as it is for a certain Godmum to be!!! Be patient Suzy - I'm not!!! tee hee!

Maybe on my next blog post I'll finally be able to introduce you to the Little Lady!

Tuesday 14 September 2010

Zentangle ATCs

I've been looking at the Zentangle blog and receiving the newsletters for soooooooooo long now but never really got round to actually doing a Zentangle! Pretty normal for me!!!

When an ATC Zentangle swap appeared on UKS, I signed up immediately - despite my resolution that I would not do anymore swaps - hey I kept to it for over 8 months!!!

And I have to say I'm suitably impressed with myself! Each ATC is different but with the same heart shape in the middle. Eight done so far, may have another 7 to do yet but have felt very relaxed doing them - although it may not be ideal to do so many all at once - right wrist & shoulder are complaining a little!!! LOL

Quick update on Bump - nothing happening yet - had hospital appointment this morning, have midwife appointment next Tuesday, and if Mother Nature doesn't get a move on, it'll be the 28th when I go into hospital to be induced!

Friday 10 September 2010

It's September at last!!!

Phew! Made it into September! Now at 39 weeks and no sign of baby coming yet! Despite being told I'd probably be induced a week early due to the SPD, it hasn't happened and nothing will happen now until next clinic appointment on 14th Sept! Unless Mother Nature takes over before then!!! Fingers Crossed!!! LOL

Kyle has started Year 3 (Juniors) at school - in a mixed class (Year 3/4) of the eldest children from Year 3 and the youngest from Year 4. All due to the number of children! We took the now traditional first day at school photos ready for a LO in the future but here he is - one of his mad poses!

My best friend Suzy has bought us (well, baby!) a gorgeous sleeping bag from Mothercare's Baby K range - I love the colours - purple, orange, teal, black, white & grey! So much so I was contemplating on buying the blanket from the same range but at £32 for a blanket I decided against it!
Instead I decided to do my own in the ripple pattern I saw on Attic 24 blog - so I bought this beautiful soft cotton wool (by Sirdar) then had to buy some more because I hadn't bought enough the first time and got to work! After 110 rows and a double row of edging all around, I now have (well, the baby now has!) a lovely soft blanket to snuggle under!And did I save any money by doing the blanket myself - NO and YES!

NO - the wool cost me £50 including postage in the end (still have some left over) and

YES - its more than twice the size of the Mothercare blanket, its homemade and it was made with Love!!!