Thursday, 7 January 2010

Finally - I'm in!

oOo, I've finally taken the plunge into this blogging malarky. I guess it's all the lovely ladies on MSE that have inspired me to take the steps - thanking you.

I would like to say i'll have lots of lovely things to show you here, but 9 times out of 10 my crafting goes wrong lol. But hey i'm a tryer not a quiter.

I'll post up as much of my crafts as possible to show off, but I'll no doubt just pop by and blog my thoughts and ideas of the day :)

I supose a good place to start would be today..

I finished off a 1000 piece jigsaw for my brother last night, I bought it for him for xmas, but he has no patience so asked me to do it. Just have to glue it for him, and then he can frame it, as he knows how he wants it himself. Dad wants me to do the 2 he has so will no doubt get started on them asap.

I also started to knit my niece a scarf. I had some lovely fluffy yellow and purple wool left over, was a little worried that it might not look right, but actually it's coming on quite nice, and anyways they are her favourite colours so that's just fine by me. I was going to knit with eyelash wook but it was just so difficult that I scrapped that idea, to be honest i'm getting fed up with it I might just give it to mum to see what she can do with it.

On the path of crafting, I did sign up to do the year long project of cooking 1 recipe each week and making a little gift out of it in the form of a recipe box with the recipe and some photos.... This is a challenge which was brought up on MSE, and I thought it would be good to pass on to my niece next year in a possible baking hamper for christmas. So I was supposed to make a recipe box, and there was clear instructions posted by Debbie on her blog Country Heart And Home but I don't have any 12x12 cardstock, only some lovely A4 card which I bought from ebay sometime last year. Debbie did come to my rescue though and pointed me in the right direction to a lovely notelet box which she had instructions for on her blog also. I did have a little mishap while making the box and glued it the wrong way *mental note - buy some double sided sticky tape* but i've managed to salvage it, and I'm very happy with the outcome...

So all in all had a couple of cracking crafty days ... all thanks to being snowed in and inspired by the lovely ladies on the MSE pages.


  1. Congratulations on your new blog - and your background is GORGEOUS! Off to have a wee peak round Catarific's site. Jaqui x

  2. gorgeous backgrounds over there :)