Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Three More

I am still amazed, being as busy with work as I am, that I have found time the last couple of months to scrap!

I treated myself to a little bit of new stash and made these....
 Me and my friend Jayne on one of our last nights out before she moved to Oz.
 Me and Kerrie shopping in town during the Olympics.
My mad friends Sarah and Sam at Jayne's leaving do.

That's all for now!! xxx

Monday, 19 November 2012


A while ago I spotted an iPhone cover on Pinterest that I immediately knew I just had to have! It was a rubbery cover with holes in to cross stitch your own pattern on.  I chose one of the designs that came with the cover that looked like the Apple logo.
After I had been using it for a while I got some admiring comments from two of my friends so as their birthdays were approaching I bought a couple more.

This time I used patterns from the Cath Kidston 'Stitch' book.

I have to say I am quite jealous now! I wish I'd had the book when I made mine...I want a pretty one!  Ah well, at £3.99 they don't break the bank...I might have to make another!

TFL xxx

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

A Speedy Ripple

This little blanket was a quick project for the arrival of a friend's baby.  As he was the baby who got me a job (I'm doing his Mum's Mat leave) it had to be a good pressie!

It's just a little car seat/pram size and was made mainly using scraps that I had around, it felt like a really satisfying project as I knew I was making good use of wool that would otherwise have not been used.

I'm pleased to say that Sophie really liked it!

TFL xxx

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Snuggly Lego

Way back at the beginning of the year, I began working on a little project that I'd found on Pinterest.  I adapted the colours slightly as I wanted to include a green border, I also adapted the pattern too, instead of having 6 stitches on the hook for the bobble stitch I made it 8 to make them more pronounced.

This is how the bricks looked to start off with, I then added the green border to each brick and joined them together in rows.
  I added a wide green border to the whole thing and voila!
 The blanket was for my nephew Max, he loves to have a blanket over his knees and he is the biggest Lego fan ever so I knew this would be right up his street!  As I finished in September I decided to save it for his birthday.  He was thrilled with it, as were the rest of the family.
 He had it over his knees for the whole day and wouldn't go to bed without it!

I'm so pleased that he loved it!

TFL xxx

Thursday, 1 November 2012

30 Things.....

This time next week it'll be my birthday....it's not a big birthday but kind of a milestone, and one I've been dreading a little bit.  It's my last twenty something birthday and it feels a bit scary!! Who knows what I'll be like this time next year (think Joey in Friends...why God???!!!)

A few weeks ago I stumbled across an idea on a blog....I forget which........apologies if it's you!! The idea was a list of 30 things to do in your thirtieth year.  As I was about to embark on my thirtieth year I thought it might be a fun thing to do so I set about writing a list.

It's not a hugely ambitious list, it's more like a list of prompts......some things are quite 'big' but others are more simple.  Some are things I've wanted to do for ages and some are just a reminder of what I want to be like every year. Some are related to work, and others to hobbies and passions that I don't want to be forgotten because of the hectic nature of my job.

Anyway, here it is.....

Learn how to decorate cake pops properly...mine are always rubbish!
See at least 1 live gig 
Go to the theatre 
Make at least 1 thing from pinterest per month
Scrap at least 1 layout a month
Get a tattoo
Go on holiday.....already booked!
Meet up with some blogging/twitter friends.....under discussion!!
Buy a new car....done today!!
Complete a document/yearbook style project
See a live comedy show
Crochet a blanket for me
Achieve a better work/life balance.....tricky to measure but one I need to be reminded of!
Eat proper Macarons
Go camping with friends
Learn to fondant ice a cake
Watch live motor racing 
Find a permanent (or less temporary!) job
Be spontaneous......a quality I always aspire to but need reminding!
Take more photos on an actual camera not a phone!
Go on a plane......booked!
Spend a few hours in my craft room per week
Be part of a choir concert
See my own class in a christmas play

Complete my NQT year

Dance more often

Make a Christmas journal

Try new recipes 

See 2013 in in style

Live, laugh, love....just generally have a happy and fulfilling year.

I've already got plans in place for some, and others I hope will just happen.  I won't beat myself up if I don't do them...it's just for fun.  I'm also hoping to document them in some way so that I have a record of the year before my big 3-0.

So, here's to the next year!!