Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Altered Vase

Hi all

A quiet week for me this week - not really anything very much going on at all.

It snowed last night which was a bonus, not enough to be able to stay home from work though ho hum!

I had a "flower" thing in this vase over xmas (dont ask me what it was called though!) so rather than throw it out i decided it needed altering LOL

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Sofa shannanigans!

why is buying a comfortable sofa bed such a malarky! you would think it would be straight forward...but its NOT!!

The said sofa bed that i wanted is

so, i ring up to check with Bristol has it in stock - no she says, its a direct delivery only. Okay, no problem, how can i pay over the phone for it! - you can't she says, you have to drive to Bristol to pay for it!

WTF!, why oh why would i drive a 3 hour return trip to a store, to pay for something that a. isnt even stocked there in the first place b. that will be coming straight from the warehouse!

no thank you IKEA!

So!, as luck would have it i found the exact same bed for sale on ebay with 3O mins left - whoo hooooo! so, i bid a bit more than i should have done because i really REALLY want it!

Matty then goes with his friend this morning who is delivering to the other side of Bristol, in the vain hope that the sellers might get in touch before they come back - that way he can pick the sofa up NO HASSLE [apparently!]

Well, have just phoned said hubby who is mighty peed off because he has got up at 4am for no reason at all because they didn't phone - oooopppps!

Anyway, my good news is that i completed my first 2 lo's for sarahscards yesterday. I was really worried that they wouldnt be good enough but i think Sarah is pleased with them so thats fab, i can breath again :D


Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Birthday girls pressie.....

Well, not strictly her birthday yet but i couldnt wait any longer before i sent them LOL , they've been ready for ages and ages and if i didnt send them now then they would have found a permanent home with me hehe

LOADS of piccies - got a bit carried away :)

I made a stash box (piccies before but they looked a weird colour!), a year planner and a little prima jar.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Tagged by Lisa..

What is the song which affects you most? Good or bad?

I have 2 that really get me everytime! BIG TIME!

1. It's such a perfect day - A few years ago a friend of mine was having a baby after years and years of nothing at all. The whole pregnancy was perfect [used to rest my tea cup on him :D] to keep him warm.

When my friend gave birth he was immediately put on a life support machine. We all had to go to the hospital to meet him and then to say goodbye - all in one meeting.

At his funeral they played It's such a perfect day - i still can't hear that song without bawling!

2. Simon Webbs No worries - I used to hear this song quite a lot after "London" 7th July and when i really listened to the words i adopted it as "my song" - still makes me feel really emotional though.

Thanks for the tag Lise xx

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Loving Patchey...

Yet another lo of patchey.

A bit of a rubbish scan though :( looks a lot nicer irl.

Apart from that, nothing much to report today [that's just the way i like it]

Friday, January 12, 2007

A great end to the week...

I've had such an absolute crap week this week - probably the worse i've known for a long time.

but....i had a fab pm yesterday from Sarah @ asking if i would become a member of her Design Team whoo hooo!!! - of course i accepted, and i am so so chuffed to have been asked.

It does mean that i have to resign from Ribbonmad though which is really sad but i'm quietly hoping that Carole might change her mind and let me stay :(

Anywhoose, wasnt such a bad end to a terrible week :)

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Singing the blues........

Oh my word - have i got the blues or what! gees, i really dont know whats up with me this week.

I am so tempremental and touchy! i'm feeling a bit left out of one "situation" childish i know but heh, i can't help it! i feel like like an outsider just barely looking in (you know, kind of teetering on the edge but not really in the middle of it)

As for the car situation, that just doesnt bare talking about - the whole situation is like something out of a reality show it's so unbelieveable. Hopefully i have sorted it now, until the next time that is!

Work is really busy and im feeling thoroughly fed up - this is my 11th year in this job and im wondering whether this is "my lot" or whether there is something else out there for me. Don't get me wrong, i work with the most fantastic people, i love them all dearly but im just kinda.....bored!

Told you i was a moaning minnie didnt i! - i really need to sort myself out and stop being so blooming miserable! One of my resolutions after London was to never moan and whinge about things like this but.....

Anyway, enough of my self whinging - i shall try and jolly myself up before my next post.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

My CBC Challenge - Review of 2OO6

Here's my effort for the Crafts by Carolyn SB Challenge - Review of 2OO6.

We're planning lots more challenges this year so should be plenty to keep us occupied.

Friday, January 05, 2007

All About Me....

Well the start of my new year is what i can only describe as "crap". Can't go into it at the minute but we are having problems with the car that we lent to mattys friend. What a flipping saga. Try and do someone a favour and get it chucked back in your face.

Oh well, hopefully i'll get it sorted out soon.

Back to nicer things :D

I created this lo for a challenge that i'll be doing pretty soon - watch this space.

I really must get to grips with my camera this year my photos are rubbish!