Saturday, 29 January 2011

January - A Make A Month

I opted for the easy option this month and I made this Raymond Briggs - Father Christmas cross stitch. I was given it for Christmas not that gone the one before. It was one of a pair I was given. You can see them together below.
I had a real job finding square frames the right size so I bought these with pictures in and re-located the pictures. Turned out they were cards with not for commercial framing stamped on the back!

My oldest son was really pleased to see I had two pictures. 'Snowman for Leo Mummy. Father Christmas for Sean!'
I haven't decided what I am going to do next month yet. I'll keep you posted.

Sunday, 23 January 2011

2 weeks already. . . and some real human kindness!

Well as it says in the title of this post it has been two weeks already since hubby left us for his jaunt in the sand. It has gone quite quickly considering. I've spent one night in the hospital with the eldest boy, i've managed to do a massive grocery shop, celebrated being 31 with my Mum and Dad and the boys and spent many hours tidting away books and toys. Lets hope the next 16/17 weeks go as fast. I had some fab news today when I found out a close friend of mine is pregnant. Lovely birthday present!
Part of my list of things to do was to blog once a week so this is my attempt to keep it up. It wasn't a new years resolution as such just a list of things i'd like to achieve.

I also wanted to post about a fabulous lady over at Bluebell and Rosie. When I mentioned that our womens group had asked me to run a patchwork session one Tueday afternoon I was sent this fantastic package of materials to get us on our way. It's a community group with not a lot of money in the pot, that which it has comes from the local childcare centre and is spent very thirftily.
A great selection of materials!
You really should pop over to her website when you have a moment and see what lovely goodies she has in store.
I have had another very generous donation in the last couple of weeks but I will save that for another post or i'll run out of things to write about!

I hope you all had a lovely weekend.
All the best.   Fiona @ Christals Creations.

Saturday, 15 January 2011

What a Win. . .

This is a really quick one just to say how lucky I was to receive the prize from the giveaway I blogged about recently.
The book arrived in the week and it looks fab. I have not had a chance to sit and read it yet, I'm hoping now the little ones are settling into a new routine that i'll get some times in the evenings.
I hope you are all having a fab weekend.

Monday, 10 January 2011

New Year Madness!

Not only have I signed up to the Bloggy Love swap next month. I have somewhat foolishly perhaps agreed to take on the Make a Month challenge hosted by Annie at The Felt Fairy. I have set myself the added challenge of trying something new every month rather than making an item of jewellery each month.
This month I have gone for a nice and easy cross stitch picture I was given last christmas. It's not finished yet but I shall be sure to post a picture when it is.
If you are up for a bit of a challenge then pop over and take a look.

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Pick of the Blogs. . .

I have been catching up on some blog reading this morning in between Thomas puzzles and Tumbling Acorns and I have come across a rather fab giveaway.
Annie over at The Felt Fairy is offering not 1 but 2 copies of this fab looking book to two lucky blog followers. Her rules for entry are very simple making it easy for everyone to be in with a chance. So why not pop over and see if you can get lucky at the start of the new year.

Good Luck everyone!!

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

New Year

I have been reading over the blogs I follow and all the recent posts from people about new years resolutions and plans they have made.
I haven't really made any resolutions this year. I think about things I would quite like to get done but nothing set in stone.
I have been inspired to try new crafts and to learn new skills just reading through others pages, I have thought about writing some targets down. Goals to achieve in 2011. But I just haven't gotten round to it.

I think about doing something and a little voice says 'Mummy I need a wee on my potty', 'Mummy help it please', 'Mummy baby Sean crying', 'Mummy I want something else, I want food Mummy'.

For now I think i'll just stick to keeping the house in some sort of order, being Mummy and Daddy while hubby is away working for the next few months and trying not to go insane with the terrible two's. I will however continue to enjoy reading everyone elses blogs posts on how they are getting on.

Good Luck everyone with your 2011 goals and resolutions.


Sunday, 2 January 2011

Bloggy Love - Swap for 2011

I haven't been in on a blog swap for a while now and I just spotted this one on a fellow bloggers site so I popped over to have a look and have signed up.
It's nice and simple and there is plenty of time to get organised as the posting date is 4th Feb.
So if you'd like a suprise on Valentines Day then get over to Sew Special Bears and sign up for some Bloggy Love.