Sunday, 22 March 2015

Let's have a catch up...

What a perfect time for a proper catch up, early Sunday morning, everyone else is still in bed, the cats have been fed so I've made myself a cuppa and I'm in my favourite spot in the lounge with my blanket and Nell fidgeting on my knee.

With everything else that's going on I totally forgot to show you the goodies that I won from the lovely Christy's giveaway over at Sweet Tidings. Oh how I do love washi tape, the blue one on the end is my favourite. I also received a cute note book, stickers and a pen with a coffee cup on the top (very appropriate for me being a huge coffee fan). Thanks Christy :D

Also I finished this gorgeous beauty, if you follow me on Instagram or like my Facebook page you will have seen a picture of the full bag. Its funny, I knew exactly what fabrics to choose with the lovely Rachel in mind and she commented straight away on my fabric selection. I really love to make custom bags, there's something really special about crafting something for someone you feel you know but have never met in the flesh.

And then this also happened, I finally finished undercoating the whole and yes I mean the whole of the banister!!!!! It was a massive job but its looking fantastic so far! I cant wait to get it glossed now. That will be a job for a couple of weekends I think. Then it will be onto the next DIY job.

And then on Friday this was my view of the eclipse from the car park at work, there were quite a few of us stood outside waiting together to see what would happen. It was eerily grey and the sun did just look like the moon but as I've never seen one before this was pretty special. I have no idea what I was actually doing for the last eclipse? Oh well maybe I will still be around the next time we have one? 

Right now that's me all caught up what about you? 

I'm off to go and potter in the garden, there are some naughty weeds appearing already and it wont be long now until the grass will need cutting, its definitely spring out there for sure :D

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

'THE' list

Oooops I've just remembered that I promised to tell you all about my 'LIST' but I think I forgot about it just a little bit :) In the break after Christmas just before I went back to work I sat down and started writing a list of things I wanted to do or learn in 2015. I don't really tend to make New Year's Resolutions, and this year especially I wanted to be able to look back at a year where I really took charge of business. Also having a list to work to seems to be the best way to get myself motivated. I do love a good list, don't you?

So would you like to see that list? 

OK here it is:

1. Master twist locks
2. Learn how to bake red velvet cupcakes
3. Master piping
4. Go on holiday!
5. Learn to crochet
6. Master zippered pockets
7. Learn to ice skate - without falling on my butt!
8. Eat healthier
9. Drink more water
10. Meet up with the lovely Sarah and Rachel (I promise ladies I will do this!!)
11. De-stash some fabrics

I think its a reasonably achievable list, some sewing/crafting goals and some personal ones thrown in too. Now you might be thinking how is "Go on holiday" on a to do list but since we haven't been on holiday for the last 3 years its definitely on my to do list. We have thought about going to Cornwall or Devon, as I'm a northern gal the south coast was a little too far to travel when I was younger. Then maybe next year we can stretch to a overseas holiday. Obviously you can see the progress with the sewing/crafty goals here on my blog and I'm making a concious effort to eat healthier and move about more. 

I went ice skating at Christmas and I had forgotten how much I enjoyed it, I hadn't been skating since I was 14. I'm proud to say that I didn't fall over once and by the time the session was over I wanted to skate again. Nottingham has a pretty impressive ice rink and I have heard a little rumour that they do a disco session on a Friday and Saturday night!! I'd like to make more time for fun activities and since Mr.B can already skate its a great opportunity to do something fun together. So the general goal for 2015 is to live healthier, have more fun, push myself more and spend more time with my lovely friends. 

I've got this list nailed!!! :D