Sunday, 27 December 2009

Christmas is over.

Thank god!

It can't just be miserable Scrooges like me who are saying this right now! christmas day was the predictable dissapointment it has allways been, but we managed to cope without a breakdown. Today however was lovely! Had the most wonderful dinner, roast goose with all the trimmings which more than made up for the cold Iceland fare of the day before hand.

Christmas day wasn't all bad though, The weather was lovely...


















(ok so, perhaps things did get a little silly :P )







He did assure us he was fine to drive!


Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Fail day.

Ever feel like you wish you could just go back to bed and start again? Because thats how i feel right now! Due to a slight accident from Dyllan this morning i have no clean clothes so i'm sat here in my jammies. I'm also out of my coffee. All i have is instant but still doesnt help when i have no milk :(
My house is a complete disaster and no matter how much i try and sort it, five minutes later it just looks like it did originally! The naughty side of me is saying 'Screw it'.

Christmas is the time of year when whilest happy familys curl up by the fire sipping hot chocolate with smiles frozen on their faces, the families that dont live in cloud cuckoo land start throwing the rocks. Some might be little pebbles from the stress slingshot, others might be huge boulders crashing down from St Bonniface down. Perhaps a walk up there would do me some good to escape all the family related tension. This year i am really not in the mood for bickering, these people obviously havent heard of my plans to keep that out of my life as much as possible.

I'm desperate for my christmas spirit even more now, i guess so it would give me something to occupy my mind with. Maybe.

Where have i been hiding???

I've been busy...






So many cards, so little time...




But embossing is so satisfying!



Such a busy couple of weeks. I am still yet to find the christmas spirit, its probably hidden behind the mountains of other spirits that have taken over the supermarket shelves.
The past few days have bought some awful weather, falling as snow everywhere else BUT the island. It does still make for some interesting car skating in the mornings though. Its time like this I'm reminded of how much i miss my cats. Since flying the nest i have had to leave mine with my parents and its safe to say you never realise how much a part of your life they are, until you dont have them any more. I would love to spend these chilly and blustery nights curled up on the sofa with a cup of hot tea and a cat on my lap. Hopefully the new year will bring me these little pleasures, its high time i took my life back!

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Looking ahead...

If theres one thing i have learned from 2009, its that in alot of situations its allways best to look ahead, regardless of what has happened or is happening at that exact moment. Don't dwell. Today for example, i just cant seem to do right by anyone. I feel like everything today has been a choice of either loose or, loose. So i find myself once again, looking ahead. This is aside from the fact that i have plenty of other things to worry about, especially as my son has flu. I tell myself as i sit munching on puff mince pies and some Chai that this wont last forever and there are much better times ahead. If you do find yourself concentrating on whatever shit life has thrown at you, it will damage you more in the long run. The person that said to 'Live for the moment' has alot to answer for.
That said, looking ahead all the time isnt allways a good thing. It takes your mind away from things that really need to get done, usually the mundane chores that allways seem to become huge mountains within seconds.
Its all about working out the balance between staying postive by planning for the future, and getting things that need to be done out the way as soon as possible.

In all the fantasising i've done today i've come to the conclusion i must start some new projects. You never know i might actually be able to finish peoples gifts!






















I LOVE Amy Butler. I love her designs, i love her fabrics, everything. I think alot of inspiration for peoples gifts will come from some of her wonderful books this year.
Perhaps i'll have enough offcuts to get busy with one of her quilt patterns!

























She has some fantastic free patterns available here!

So i guess now ive just got to decide on what i want to do. Sewing, baking, cake decorating, knitting or maybe even crochet? hmmm, i do have that stunning cashmerino yarn by Debbie Bliss i need to use....

Friday, 11 December 2009

Fresh start, Fresh blog!

As an early christmas present to myself I've created a new blog!
I dont know about you but i am quite ready to wave 2009 good bye, and with that comes fresh starts all round.


Now lets get down to some business...












And how about a sneak peek at some Christmas crafting?
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Ciao! xoxo