Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Gawsworth Hall

A little while back we had a trip to Gawsworth Hall to see Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles. The performances are in an open air theatre with the beautiful hall as a back drop. It was so much fun and I can't wait to go again, if you live around the Macclesfield / Congleton area I would definitely reccomend it. There is also a craft fair there this bank holiday weekend which I might check out if I get chance.

Red Panda Love

Inspired by Shimelle's sketch I finally got around to scrapping these photos from a trip to Chester Zoo almost six months ago. I really love red pandas, they are one of my "must see" animals whenever I go to the zoo (along with otters, tapirs, monkeys...). This sketch was perfect for a multi photo layout and the digi template Shimelle is giving away made it really easy to do.

Well, it was easy apart from the stitching, that took ages. I had been planning to just zip round the edges with my machine but it has finally decided to give up the ghost. I have taken it to pieces and attempted to doctor it with some super duper super glue and am currently giving it 48 hours to set before I try it out. In the end I resorted to a Papermania stitch template which has been lurking amongst my tools (unused) for ages. I love the end result, especially as the thread is sparkly, but boy did it take a long time (and more patience than I thought I had!)

Check out the Scrap Like You Mean It section on UKS for loads more inspiration from Shimelle.

I am having a happy day today. My shift at work finished yesterday so I am at the start of four days off. My guy finishes work at 1 today and is coming round to see me. I just got a box of yumminess delivered from Sarah's Cards (AC Blue Skies if you're interested).

Wishing everyone a happy day too :)

Saturday, 22 August 2009


I seem to have a thing for pants at the moment...

I just had to have these cool pants from Topshop. The little monsters glow in the dark which makes me smile. I especially love the little guy with the tooth, I think he may be the inspiration for some halloween embroidery.

Also my guy brought me this book home from the museum shop the other day, he knows me so well :)

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Beautiful Things for Free

I love, love , love this site. I can't remeber how I arrived at it while blog hopping but if it was your blog that pointed me in the right direction then thank you so much (xoxo)

"Feed Your Soul is a free art project. Each month artists are invited to participate and to contribute a print which is totally free and available for download"
I am in love with this print by Naoko Stoop
Which one do you love?

Tuesday, 18 August 2009


a real, bona fide scrapbook layout at last. No idea where my mojo had slinked off to but seems it has decided to make a reappearance. Hurrah!

I now have 4 days off work and plan to make the most of them. Expect more layouts real soon and the mini books I have been working on thanks to the Summer Minibook event on UKS.

Sunday, 9 August 2009

How sweet is my guy?

After a recent camping trip to the Lake District with my lovely boyfriend I made him a mini book with some of the photos we had taken. He was really please with it, which made me happy cos its the fiorst time I've given him anything like that. Well anyway, when he came round to see me on wednesday afternoon I was in a creating kind of a mood. I couldn't think what to do about this as it seemed rude to start crafting when he had come over just to spend time with me. I explained this to him and he said "you make something and I'll make something too". He told me that he wanted me to have a book full of photos of our holiday too. So first of all he set about wading through my stash of patterned papers to pick out his favourites. I have to say he has really good taste, he picked out lots of my favourite ones.

Choosing the papers took him about 2 hours which gave me plenty of crafting time. The only problem was he said that looking at all the patterns made him feel travel sick!
This Wednesday he is planning to choose the photos...