Monday, 26 October 2009

A Crafting Drought

Well what with the move and feeling under the weather, crafting has been pushed to the back of my hectic life. However yesterday I managed to get the baby asleep and the eldest content at the same time (shock horror) I had a whole hour to sit and craft. Well I spend the first 50 mins deciding what to do and the last 10 mins adapting a design I created for the craft fair. Now i'm chomping at the bit to get started again much to the annoyance of my children.

Friday, 23 October 2009

1980's Fantasy Movie Craft Swap - Received

Well I finally have had a moment to blog about the amazing gifts I received by Caroline @ Seawood Designs from the 1980s Fantasy Movie Swap hosted by Meridian Ariel.

I have to say Caroline is such a lovely lady and also very talented to boot. I am over the moon with my goodies!

The image of the parcels was rushed to say the least, this was my first bit of post at my new home that didnt have a bill attached to it lol

I received some fab stash items, i'm not 100% sure what to do with them but the colours are just my style.    

Caroline made me the most amazing sketchbook/note pad using Lost Boys imagery, I was so in love with Keifer Sutherland after seeing this film. Included was a bookmark too which I desperately needed!                                                                                                                   

She gave me the most interesting book called the Faerie Oracle which included oracle cards, its very inspiring even just by looking at the illustrations. I knew of Brian Froud before this swap but thanks to Caroline I have learnt alot more.                                                                                                        

I also got two lovely pieces or jewellery, I don't wear bracelets very often due to my fat wrists so im really pleased to have something that fits.                                                                                                           
Now this fab cross stitch is so apt for my home, so much so it will stand pride of place in my hallway as a warning to others lol I am ever so slightly guilty or force feeding my kids happiness haha!                        

Now I LOVED everything but this had me OMG out loud. It's amazing - the time, effort and detailing gone into this is astonishing. Emperor Ming was photographed outside surveying his kingdom (ok the back garden lol)

Thank you Caroline once again everything! I will blog what I sent another time this has taken ages especially trying to work out this new blogging layout thingy.                                                                                      

Monday, 12 October 2009


I moving tomorrow... yay! Lordy knows when I'll be back online I leave that to the fate of the Internet provider gods. :)

I'm using this image as an incentive and reminder that I am happiest when crafting - so I'd better unpack quickly.

Be back soon xxx