Sunday, April 26, 2015

Remembering..........

My lovely Dad............

Today marks 3 years since I lost my dad.........Goodness where has that time gone?

There have been lots of changes for me, some surprising, some sad, some good and some of mixture of all three!

I have learnt to live my life the way I want to and am slowly learning to love myself and not make any apologies for being 'me'!

Dad has been and always will be with me every step of the way. I know some of the paths I have chosen he wouldn't necessarily agree with, but he would support me with every difficult decision I have had to make.

I can still hear his voice, whispering words of encouragement and advice down my ear......

Thanks dad, I think you would have been proud of your daughter..........

Love and miss you so much.......

xx
































Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Say 'Hello'.....

To 'Betsy'.....

Hi there.........

I LOVE ♥♥♥ my new 'Betsy' Bag :)

Taken from the lovely and very talented Debbie Shore's 'Bags Galore' CD....



I am so chuffed with it.. Complete with magnetic clasp and an adjustable handle so that I can wear it across body......

Thanks Debbie for such great inspiration...

Thank you for looking...

She xx

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April.....

Hi there......

Here is my 'April' page in my Calendar..


A rare baby photo of me!! with my big brother and mum and dad. We are at granny's.........I so loved that piano in the corner........

Thanks for looking.........

She xx

Monday, March 30, 2015

What do you do............

with an odd pop sock, cup and saucer which will never get used and some toy stuffing????

Well you make a Pin Cushion!!!


I had such fun with this!! Inspired by the very talented Debbie Shore.....YouTube video here...

Just a circle of fabric and an odd pop sock stuffed with toy filling!! Oh and some flowers and lace I had in my stash!!

Thanks Debbie :)..

Thanks for looking...

She xx

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Happy Retirement.....

Hi there....

I needed a Retirement Card for a friend at work and being a bit short of ideas I had a little look round at work and found a lovely little Cross Stitch kit....


I just added her name with some peel offs :)........

I also made up this little Easter Card.....but unfortunately didn't get a photo of the finished card!

They were lovely to make and I really enjoyed it..

Thanks for looking..

She xx

Saturday, March 28, 2015

My 'Charlie'.........

Bag!

Hi there.....it's been such a long time!!!

Not much in the way of paper crafting going on, but I have been sewing!!

I have made 2 lovely new sets of curtains for our bedroom.........and I needed a gift for a lovely friend at work who has just retired and is going on a long holiday to the USA........I thought she might like a new cosmetic bag....and being a bit strapped for cash I thought I'd make her one!!!

I turned to the lovely and very talented Debbie Shore and her 'Bags Galore' CD.......I love ♥ this CD and the 'Betsy' Bag is next on my list!

I have made the 'Charlie' bag off the CD....



The fabric is a gorgeous Liberty print in Tana Lawn which I have had since I worked there..........ooh I must have had it 23 years...........that's scary! It was just a small off cut as I made a waistcoat for mum just after I bought it!

I am really chuffed with it.....especially the pattern matching and the zip! Which of course neither show up in my great photo! I was going to take some more photos as the inside is also lined...But as usual I was on the last minute wrapping and only had time to take one photo!

I put lots of little goodies in it and I'm pleased to say she loved it...

Thanks to Debbie for the very clear instructions and taking the fear out of sewing zips in! It must be 30 years since I sewed a zip in anything...but I'm not scared of them any more!!!

Thanks for looking...

She xx

Sunday, March 1, 2015

March......

Calendar page......

Hi there.......here is March.......


I love this photo :) We had gone for a day out to the seaside.........Lytham St Annes.........one of our favourite places.......dad couldn't 'do' Blackpool, it always gave him a headache........I will have been about 3 or 4 at this time, it was just before my younger brother was born...We went with the two grannies and my auntie and uncle.

Thanks for looking..

She xx