Monday, 4 July 2011

Summer Nights....

Hello Bloggies...
I know, I know..still not getting here as often as I'd like and my only excuse is that I've spent lots of time sat in the sun instead of in front of my PC, infact its only about an hour since I came in tonight. Sitting outside on balmy summer evenings is really one of my greatest pleasures...especially if its quiet and I can hear all those nice 'night time' sounds, I hope some one else knows what I mean instead of thinking like most people do..'listen the mad woman's rambling again'!!!

Anyways what I wanted to show you was this sewing/tapestry frame that Kia got for me for £2 in our local charity shop!!!

 I did have some difficulty getting my tapestry on it nice and tight because the little lozenges that are meant to hold it in place kept popping off....but because the frame has holes almost all the way around it I just stitched it into place!!

Anyway I've not done anywhere near enough of my tapestry so hopefully having it in its frame on view will motivate me into picking it up and doing more than a few stitches!
One last thing, does anyone keep or has in the past kept an art journal?
I'm really interested in keeping/making one myself and just wondered if anyone had any tips they could share???

Enjoy the sunshine.
Em xxxx

Saturday, 25 June 2011

A Kid With A New Toy....

I missed the boat when it comes to smart phones...I've only recently got around to getting myself one after dismissing them for the past 18 months or so...

 I insisted that as I have 2 decent cameras I really didn't need a phone with one on too,
I had no need of a phone that doubled up as an MP3 player as I've had my trusty iPod for years and why on earth would I want the internet on my phone when I have a perfectly good PC for that (even if it did bugger up on me recently).
So god knows how I ended up with one...but I did because my poor old mobile was on its last very weary legs and WOOOOO HOOOOO I am just like a kid with a new toy!

I listen to endless music, check facebook, Tweet, read the news, check in at every single location I go to (including my bed!!) and best of all I've installed loads of photo apps so that I can take pictures and do all sorts of weird and wonderful things with them.

 As you can see...all sorts of cool effects, sparkly, smudgy, dreamy, faded retro and instamatic!
As a friend pointed out recently, We have the technology now to create such amazing images that the 'in' thing to do is make them look old and a bit washed out or faded!

 Anyways I'm off to take advantage of the nice weather by eating al fresco,hope everyone else has a lovely weekend.
Em xxxxxxx


Sunday, 19 June 2011

Saturday Coffee Morning Craft Stall.

We have a coffee morning with craft and other types of stalls every third saturday of the month in our village and this weekend it was in aid of PACT ....and everyone helped to raise lots of money for them.
There was an auction, a raffle and pledging money for singers to sing requests for them!!
Me and Evie ran our little craft stall and had a great time chatting to everyone and listening very enviously to the amazing singers!

 You'll have to excuse my really,really bad photography but I've just got a new phone and I'm still figuring out the camera....I think in future I'll just take my trusty old snapper along with me!
Hope everyone has had a nice weekend.
Em xxxxx

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Busy Month and Broken Computers!!

I know I've not been around for a while but I've had a poorly PC...don't really know what was wrong with it except that it wouldn't connect to the internet. So I got the broken lead on Evies laptop replaced and thought...'YAY back online' only for the same thing to happen again!
Anyways I'm pretty much sure its working again for all of our computers.
So in the past month...I've been really really busy, I've had a stall at various craft fairs around south and west Yorkshire, so I've had to make all sorts of little things to sell.

 As well as that I've been comissioned to crochet a huuuuuuge granny square blanket and I've been making little chicks and fried egg keyrings for These Lovely People so its been a very busy past few weeks for me.

 Anyway thats all from me for now
Hoping to be back again very soon...barring all PC emergencies!!
Em xxxxx

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Center Parcs.

I'm back and recovered from my monday-friday break at Center Parcs!
I had an absolutely brilliant time, even if I am more than a little saddle sore, after not riding a bike for about 15 years until last week!!
A good bit of my bike riding was done with a kiddy-car attached to the bike and my three year old nephew Elliott shouthing 'Faster faster Aunty Emma'.

I also indulged in lots of swimming which is always a favourite for me on any holiday, just a shame I didn't get the sunbathing in too!!
Poor Evie suffered a little as she's only recently learnt to ride a bike and she took a couple of tumbles from hers, hence the rathe rather fetching bruise on her chin and the huge monster bruise on her thigh!!

 There was loads of wildlife about...we had ducks waddle across our patio numerous times, a moorhen visited alot, scores of rabbits front and back and squirrels everywhere!!

The only bit of the week that didn't go to plan was the crafty evenings...I was so tired I managed to crochet one square for a big blanket I'm currently working on and thats it!
Anyway I had a brill time and We're already planning a return visit in the autumn hopefully.

Em xxxx

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Happy Birthday Evie.

I cant believe it's a whole year since I blogged about my youngest daughter Evie turning 8 and her We are again celebrating her 9th birthday...
The day passed in a blur of Wii games, Dr Who, Hello Kitty and Phineas and Ferb.

Evie declared it her best birthday ever, but I'm sure she said that last year and I'm sure she'll say it again next year!
We had a small buffet tea for close family as she's having her party on sunday in our local pet shop!
I think I'm looking forward to long as there's no tarantula handling involved!!!

And then next week we're off to Centre Parcs for a 5 day break, I can't wait 5 whole lovely relaxing days...lots of swimming and cycling during the day I hope and lots of crochet and films in the evenings...sounds like bliss to me!!!

Take care
Em xxxx

Saturday, 30 April 2011

A Right Royal Garden Party!

I swore I wasn't going to waste my day yesterday watching the royal wedding on TV...but like I suspect millions of other people I sat down for a few minutes quick viewing and ended up sat for over 4 hours glued to the TV screen!!

Then We spent the rest of the afternoon at my friends 'Dress as Royalty' garden party , dressed obviously as royalty!!
 As soon as Evie found out she would be expected to dress up as a princess she decided to be a zombie princess!
So after worry about wrecking one her nice dresses by 'zombiefying' it I remembered her ruined bridesmaid dress from Ruby's wedding last summer..
Hey presto..a few more holes and rips and a lot of red food colouring and there it was the perfect zombie princess royal wedding party dress!!

Zombie Princess Evie!!

Punky Princess Hermione and Zombie Princess Evie!
Hope you all had a lovely day whatever you did.
Em xxx