Thursday, February 03, 2011

Ippety Skippety.......

Actually I am all skipped out.....I feel totally exhausted and have no idea why. Maybe I'm working out to hard at the gym?!!!

Even when I'm tired though I still feel the need to do something creative, so drawing whilst snuggled up watching tv was a prefect solution earlier this week. And thanks to the suggestion from the lovely Rachael, may I introduce you to Rapunzel....

I promised a little update on my crochet blanket....it's the first "practical" item I've made so it's interesting...it's coming along slowly.....it's much more vibrant than this in real life.......
As you can tell I got a little impatient and had to sew a few squares together as I was desperate to see what it looked like (and check that it did indeed resemble some sort of blanket!!!)......Meanwhile I have a nice little growing pile of these....

I received this lovely hat box stuffed with smelly goodies for Christmas, and it's made the perfect travel solution for my work in progress....
I tend to take it to Mr T's every few weekends....once his little girl is settled in bed we tend to have dinner and watch a film, so I've been sneaking my hooks and wool out at these opportune moments and whipping up a few squares in front of the tv :)

The lovely oriental rolling pouch of hooks you can just about spy popping out here was a thoughtful lil pressie from Mr T himself as I'd lost my old set. What a lovely lil thing he is :)

I was a bit naughty this week and decided to treat myself to these beauties that I saw going for an absolute bargain on fleabay.......I've been looking for a tape measure stamp for a while but not seen one I can justify spending out on, so when I saw this pack I fell in love.....all the borders are really usable which is unusual for me: there's usually something in a pack that I don't like or won't use, but I've got ideas for all the embossing patterns in this lot.
 
I got the herringbone one too as i felt it would be an alternative to my beloved Swiss dots..............which incidentally I have LOST!!! Before going away with the Sarah's Cards girls in November, I streamlined the stash that was inside my rolling robox to take just the essential stuff I knew I'd use over the weekend, which included putting a see-through box with most of my acrylic stamps and my swiss dot embossing folder to one side.............in a safe place.......ahem!

I have turned the place upside down looking for them but can't find them anywhere and the only thing I can think of is the box was mistakenly thrown away when I had a big clear up just after Christmas. Gutted!!!
Well I'm off to play with my new toys, maybe in conjunction with the lovely kit I have waiting to play with here from Sarah, featuring the gorgeous Love Nest papers from Glitz......there just might be time to get your subscription here...... if you haven't already ;)

Catch ya soon peeps xxxx

1 comment:

Rachael said...

Gorgeous drawing Nat!!! Who is coming next?! Love the crocheting too :)Hope you find your dotted swiss don't you just hate it when that happens. Have you seen the new Martha Stewart around the page punch bubbles think you might like that too!