Sunday, 11 April 2010

Fireman Sam and a couple of crafty bits

The sun was shining again today and we all managed to get up early enough to hit the car boot sales, 3 in total!!! The boys have enough toys really but we agreed that if there was something special or a real bargain then they could have something new. Both boys are OBSESSED with Fireman Sam at the moment and they both already have the fire engine and Fireman Sam character but in the last couple of weeks they have been asking if they can have a helicopter from the programme (or hocilidopter as they call it). I couldn't believe my luck when on the first stall i went to i found a set of the vehicles (including the helicopter) for £3.50, from then on I had two very happy little boys and lots of 'thank you' kisses.

We had not been home long when poor old Josh needed to pay a visit to minor injuries after he managed to split his gum. I can only assume from the bits i pieced together from a very tearful, sobbing little boy ( I was in the kitchen when it happened) was that Fireman Sam's Helicopter (flying around in his brothers hand) had somehow managed to collide with his mouth. Luckily minor injuries is only two minutes from our house and even more lucky was that his mouth will heal without any treatment, my mind went into stitches mode for a while there. No doubt as a mum of 2 boys this is just something I will have to get used to.

With both of the little people totally worn out and sleeping I have had time to finish a couple of projects that I started a while ago. Both 'gifts' were made from previous Scrapagogo kits as I am on a mission to use them up before they stack up and i had fun making them as it was a change from creating layouts.

The first is a gift card holder made using the April 09 kt (I think) I would love to credit the person who gave instructions on how to make the tree out of punched leaves, but I stumbled across it when blog hopping and didn't take the details. The bark effect ribbon was just perfect for the tree trunk.

This sweet/Go Go gift was made using the packaging that held the buttons in the November kit, i always save the packaging but this is he first time i have put it to good use.

Tfl x

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Spring sunshine

How nice is it to get out in the warm spring air, my little ones had a blast today running and laughing in the park. Another thing I love about spring is the start of the carboot season, we have been to 2 today and have another 3 planned for tomorrow!!! I love the thought of finding things I'm looking for at a great price (and things I never new I needed!), luckily my partner shares my enthusiasm and my children are quite happy to tag along as they never seem to come home empty handed.

Today I only picked up a couple of sets of knitting needles at 25p each and some embroidery thread but in the last few weeks I have picked up some great items at the car boot and also at a new find, a local charity shop/warehouse just down the road from where I live. The charity shop is like an Aladdin's cave of bric a brac, furniture, clothing, books etc from donations and house clearances and you never know what you will find.

The photos below only show a sample of the bits I picked up, the whole lot only came to around £12 which I consider to be a real bargin. The cute little flower buttons were only 10p for 8 and the beads came in a bag of around 100 for only 50p. I have plans for some of the items but couldn't pass up on the others, i will find a use somewhere. I also nearly have a full set of crochet hooks and knitting needles now and each one/set cost no more than 30p.

The peach flowers have napkin rings on the back, but as they came in a set of 6 for only £1 i thought i could take the rings off and glue them back together.

The pink satin fabric at the back is almost a couple of metres worth and i have already started to put it to good use, watch this space!!

This 8x8 cardstock pack had to be my biggest bargin, only 4 of the 58 sheets are missing and I only paid £1, they seem to retail at at least £10.

Lets hope the sun keeps shining.

Friday, 9 April 2010

Another month gone

Is it just me or does the time seem to be going quicker than ever? I cannot believe that it has been nearly a month since my last blog entry, I am such a bad blogger and must get more organised. The trouble is that i spend so long reading other peoples blogs that I never get around to posting on my own!!!!!

Despite my lack of blogging, i am glad to say that I have still managed to get some crafty projects done. I seemed to loose my way for a while and all I seemed to do was push paper around, create a mess then put it all away again.

My kits from Scrapagogo have been building up, I have been subscribing for a year now, so thought it was about time I actually started using some of them up instead of opening them up, looking at them and puting them away again!

This layout was made using the March kit. I have taken the more subtle elements (the kit was very 'loud') to create a layout about one of my twin boys. Everything is from the kit expect for the alphas which were from the February kit as they seemed to 'fit' better with the feel of the layout.

My second layout is from the February kit

Now that the sun has finally decided to make a long awaited apperance, I have spent the day photographing layouts and also the interesting bits and pieces i have found at the local carboot sales and a new charity shop/warehouse i have discovered (that is practically on my doorstep) where you never know what you are going to find, so I hope to have some photos up soon.

Tfl x