Wednesday, 21 November 2012

You Know How Bad Girls Get

My latest makes for the upcoming craft fair are these Post-It Note holders,  I made these last year, flogged them for £1 and sold out.  I market them as 'ideal end of term gifts for teacher'. When did all that nonsense start anyway, we never had it in my day. 


 My worst 'lines' punishment was 500, from Mr Keech in Biology when I was about twelve.  He caught me holding a newspaper clip,  (which had just been passed to me by Mandy Dickson) of David Essex in his Y-Fronts!  It was a photo from his latest film, either That'll be the Day or Stardust I can't remember which.  I was most affronted that he took this punitive stance when I merely accepted something that had been passed to me, Mandy Dickson got off scott-free! 


Why do all these teenage girls go mad for Harry Styles nowadays? It's beyond me, he looks like a little boy.  At least David Essex's balls had dropped when he became a pop star 
Rock On !

Linking to Lakota's Ta Dah Tuesday 

ttfn xx

Sunday, 18 November 2012

You're Gonna Find Me, Out In The Country

I've been away for a couple of days over at NM's and this morning in his little hamlet an 'Autumn Adventure of Foraging and Orienteering' had been organised. It was a stunning, crisp day and after all the grey, gloomy weather of late, it seemed the perfect opportunity to get some fresh air and exercise so we donned our woolies and wellies and off we set. 

The starting point was NM's pub, which fortunately was not yet open.


The scenery was spectacular and the children, their families and especially the dogs had a superb morning chasing about the countryside.

Chalky was in his element.......

 .............and there was plenty of livestock to observe.

It was a treat to explore the autumnal colour and a veritable feast for the eyes.  I just loved having a nosy at all the grand properties we walked past, owned by the many affluent people in the area whilst NM gave me a running commentary of who lived where and who was the biggest w**ker!  
Our walk concluded back at the pub garden where we were treated to tasty hot dogs and warming  butternut squash soup, all washed down with a pint of cider of course! 

Home again, home again jiggedy jig and it's more crafting and the Strictly results show for me tonight, how about you ?

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Ollie Beak

Sorry Pam Mc, but it's more crafts for my stall I'm afraidI haven't had any time lately for chazzin' and today I've been busy with a needle.  Sewing is not my forte but last week I was inspired by the fabularse owl made by Kylie which lovely Curtise featured here.  I remembered that somewhere stashed away I had a pattern saved from a magazine which looked relatively easy, even for a novice like me. So armed with some leftover curtain fabric and oddments of felt from my stash I ran this up on my Frister & Rossman. 

Coincidentally he fits today's brief at November photo-a-day - Man-made

I'm linking Ollie to Lakota's Ta Dah Tuesday.

Never fear readers I will be back with more chazza tat finds once the craft fair is over, in the meantime, thanks for sticking with me.

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Natty Notebooks

I've been holed up in my craft room lately and yesterday I was busy transforming some Poundland notebooks for the forthcoming village craft fair.

Bought like this, 10 for £1........


they now look like this and I'm linking them to Lakota's Ta Dah Tuesday.

I also made a chocolate fudge cake as I've had visitors today and I'm pleased to say it went down very well.

I've got a quiet evening ahead with more crafting and 'Strictly'.
 Hope you're having a good weekend. x

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Pink Christmas

It's Saturday again and that means LIM time.  I was recently lucky enough to win a Ribbon Girl prize with this challenge and I'm looking forward to receiving my goodies shortly. Thanks so much Mandi and Chrissie!  This week the challenge is PINK, not a colour I use a lot and one I never would think to use for a christmas card, preferring the more traditional colours, but hey I'm behind again (as ever) so I gave it a go. 

I used Paula Pascual bauble stamps with Versamark on pink card (the design is more noticeable IRL) and punched out the design.  The strings were hand drawn and the baubles embellished with some silver flat backed beads.  My new SU sentiment set provided the perfect greeting stamped in Versafine Smoky Grey and a pink bow from my stash completed the look. I'm also linking this card to a challenge I've just found, In the Pink where the theme is Keep it Clean & Simple.

I've had a busy few days off and have been back to Worthing again this week to see Skyfall which I thoroughly enjoyed. (Daniel Craig's quite easy on the eye isn't he?)   The delightful Dome cinema which opened in 1911 has many of it's original features and I particularly love the ticket booth with its wood panelling and brass ticket slots.

 There is also a lovely bar and you are able to take your drinks into the auditorium,.... no plastic glasses either!  How very civilised.  After the film we went for a lovely Italian meal at Casa Ciro's just a few doors down. 

To round off here are a few photo's for November photo-a-day.

Something beginning with 'C' - Chalky



Gotta get on with more making for the craft fair now, what are you doing this weekend ?