My Crafty Corner

Ok, so it turns out that the flat I live in is far to small for all of my crafty obsessions and creations, and I have therefore spread them out on the massive crafty table that is the internet, this is My Corner.
Generally speaking everything I make is to be given away - even if I don't want to - but now at least I can keep them on here.

Monday, 21 May 2012


So Lazy!

I cant believe I haven't posted for soooo long!

I guess partly it is because I haven't had time for crafty pursuits (so sad) but mostly it is lazyness.

Luckily I have a few weeks of unemployment to look forward to before I start my summer job at Buckingham Palace (yay me) and although some of that time will be spent catching up on the neglected housework and visiting the folks, I may well crack on with birthdays and Christmas prep (she lied optimistically)

Still if you do fancy catching up with my exploits I have another blog which regales my adventures on a slightly more regular basis (though this too has sadly been neglected) which you can find here...

See you soon

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Christmas presents...

with it being well past christmas (and the fact that i have given them to the kids) i thought i would share the gifts i made for my sisters children this year without fear of spoiling any surprises.

benjamin is now 11 (very soon to be 12 - feeling a bit old) and as much of a doctor who freak as me and therefore deserving of his very own dalek (similar having been previously shown) and for jessica i thought a pink rabbit (and why not). in fairness anything pink would have sufficed.

having squandered my free time whilst being unemployed on volunteering the new challenge was to get them made before christmas, thus revealing my crafty side to my work colleagues and the builders on site.

as a side story this caused an amusing incident of ageism but i digress.

the dalek production went swimmingly, but as christmas drew nearer the demands on my time exceeded crafty limits so by the time we were on our way to the folks it was still not done. luckily it was constructed in parts and i was still able to continue production whilst joining in with family games on xmas eve.

inevitable drinkies were consumed and wool started running out so amendments were made to the pattern resulting in a rabbit that looks like he has had a hard life, but i think he is great, and so does jess

and so, without further ado may i present...


Monday, 2 January 2012

A new home

Having wanted to build a gingerbread house with me niece and nephew at Xmas, and not being able to get near the oven, my sous chef (husband) decided we would do it today, Yay!

After running out to buy ingredients we cracked on, i was busy doing the washing up, cleaning the kitchen and supervising the process whilst Paul was in charge of mixing, and rolling. A fair division of labour.

Unfortunately there was a small incident or two with regards to walls falling apart, but nothing a lot of icing can't fix, more problematic is the curvature but I am nothing if not obsessive about details, and I find all old buildings to have similar problems :)

Construction complete, it was time to decorate, but having quickly got bored by this (I must be coming down with something) we decided that we should just eat it.

Yum Yum Yum ...

(i know these pictures are out of order, it wont let me move them, but you get the point. finished product - as far as it is going to get - is picture 3)

Monday, 10 October 2011

Snippet scavenge

So as I visited the house of hearts this weekend for the annual pancake championship, I thought what better opportunity to procure some stamps and make my Christmas embellishments?
And to show my gratitude I thought I would help mummy Gibbs by using some of her pesky snippets from the big snippet box.  I think it took me half an our to go through and choose, her snippet collection is greater than my stash, but I waded through the goodies to make one of this months birthday cards, though I think I didn't really make much impact on the box :)
So here it is, the image I know is penny black, but the papers are anyone's guess :)

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Birthday Bees

A quick share of my birthday make for aunty Jo, many hap-bee returns :)
The fab backing papers are from the wonderful Funky Hand, and I lurve them too.

Friday, 23 September 2011


So finally I have time to craft after all the stress of wedding stationary, and then a few busy social weekends, but now there is once again time for birthdays, and of course getting ready for Christmas! :)

But before all that a big Congratulations to my baby brother and his girlfriend, who got engaged (without consulting Me).  I have had to have words as I found out via Facebook (other social networks are available) but we are all very pleased about officially extending our tribe :)

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Happy Birthday Sal

The first of the June birthdays (and there are quite a few, not to mention Fathers Day) my first brother's girlfriend has just turned 25, which makes me feel slightly less old than I did last month, not that I think 30 is old, but sometimes after digging for 8 hours it does feel it! :-)

Always the girly girl, this gave me the chance to use up some of my pink scrap and a fab penny black image :-)