Wednesday, October 25, 2006

My Princely Cook

Even though she wasn't a prince, she still wore the crown while she said her line in the play, then passed it over charitably to the "real" prince. When I collected her from after school care she was still wearing the crown. I had to pry it off her head going to bed last night. She's wearing it now eating her breakfast... I think she fancies herself as royalty.

While making the sambos for school yeserday morning, I glanced out the window and saw the most amazing sky. grabbed the camera and shuffled outside in my slippers and dressing gown to capture it. Wow isn't nature magnificent!

Last night I made a gift box and card for my Aunt, who we are going to stay with at the weekend. Can't wait to get to the beach and breath in the atlantic sea air. The yummy papers are the October kit from Bumbleberry Crafts. They are gorgeous Cherry Art papers, kinda vintage looking.

Right off for another day at the grind stone, y'all have a great day and see ya later!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

"Mammy can you make an outfit for school tomorrow?!

Shona: "Mammy can you make an outfit for school tomorrow?"
Me: "For tomorrow???? That doesn't give me much time, what kind of outfit?"
Shona: "Its for a play in school"
Me: "For tomorrow??? Who are you in the play?"
Shona: "Not really sure, Its either a Prince, a Cook or Custard. I think i'm a Prince and then a no body"
Me:"Are you sure you need it by tomorrow? Okay, will give it a go"

half an hour later, glitter glue stuck to my hands and face, cardstock cut into bits for a crown, dinner burning in the oven....

Shona: "Mammy, you're doing a great job, I love you"
Me: "I love you too babes, just give me a second while i stick this ruby onto the crown"
Shona: "Can you come to the play tomorrow?"
Me: "Oh babes, not sure with work, what time is it on?"
Shona: "I dunno"
Me: "I'll talk to your teacher tomorrow, but not promising anything, ok?"
Shona: "Ok, love you mammy"
Me: "Love you too babes"

This morning, I eventually found the teacher and told her about all the fun we had making the outfit about nearly eating glitter for tea and how Shona said she was a Prince and then a no-body, which of course i thought was so funny

Mrs Patterson the teacher: "....but Shona is the Cook "

The moral of the story, next time make an outfit for a Prince, a Cook and a bowl of custard!

Monday, October 23, 2006

Scrap West Blog

Ok its official Scrap West has its own blog, yipee!! So whats it all about??? Each week a theme or a title will be posted up along with the interpretations. The idea is to try and think outside the box... Each week we will have a guest on board to give us their version of the title. We are looking for you to join in too. Leave a link to your LO's, cards, ATC'S or altered art in your comments. Have fun :-)

Sunday, October 22, 2006

A Beautiful Day

What a gorgeous day it was today - in between the showers. Gorgeous blue skies with a touch of grey. Shona and I went to Castle connell to meet my parents who have arrived back from spending the summer in Kerry. My Dad was looking brilliant, the time in Kerry has worked wonders for him. After a spot of lunch and catching up with my Mum, Shona and I headed to the river (Shannon) to see the Swans and Ducks where a lovely lady gave Shona some bread to feed the birds. It's simple moments like this that make life great!

Saturday, October 21, 2006

A Day Off

My darling daughter is away with her Dad for the weekend so I'm spending they day being creative....Yipee!!! Of course I'll miss her.... but I love this ME time!

I've spent the mornning making Birthday cards for girls on Craftsupplies . This gorgeous paper used for the card is from Silkes in Limerick. It has this beautiful Batik look to it so I didn't want to add to much to the card.

Gonna be spending the afternoon scrapping. Have 2 entries in CJ's to do and a LO for a new project, keep posted for details really, really soon - hee hee.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Scrap West

I now its very late in the day but I thought I'd put up a the LO that I gave a class in at Scrap West 2 weeks ago. My Gosh..... what a fantastic turn out! All those wonderful women who supported the first ever West of Ireland scrappy event. Thanks a million girls..

The class was called"Things I love Today" for a Book of Me. One of the ladies at the Crop did a version with each of her kids, wonderful idea, especially since their tastes change from second to second.

My sister went too - she's nutter, i think she is offically hooked. She rang me later in the week to tell me she has done up her craft room to become a scrap room. Yipee!!!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

The first of many?

It was only a matter of time wasn't it... my first blog entry..... what will it be full of? Ramblings and bad spelling no doubt..... so here I go:

Spent a wonderful weekend scrapping my little heart over at Little Cottage Crafts. I was so chuffed when Tracie asked me to do a class. To be amongst such talent was a thrill. Thanks Tracie :-)

The photos I used are of my little woman when she was in Italy with her Dad a few weeks ago. She is lookng up in all the photos, totally engrossed in her new surroundings.

Oh wouldn't it be wonderful for one day to see things as if for the first time again....