Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Teacher Gifts & 1st Cross Stitch

Good Evening All
Hope your all well...and enjoying the school hols
its day 2 of ours and not including the weekend we've
had one day of sun...that was yesterday..it was gorgeous
and it was great to see the kids out playing...but sadly it was
back to rain again today...its the same story as always,
as soon as the kids break up for school summer hols the weather
Anyway i thought i would share with you my 1st cross stitch project
since primary school and what i made for Jake's teacher!
Here is a ikea photo frame i bought from a boot sale,i bought a pile
of them around 8 for £1
I white washed them with white acrylic paint & water.
And while around my next door neighbours house
she had been sorting a lot of stuff she had stored in her attic
for a boot sale....and she came across a load of cross stitch projects
that she had collected when she was at home...they were the ones
you have every month from the newsagents..so taking look thou them
i found this nice easy project..and thought that would look lovely
in the frame for Jake's teacher.I also made another one and stuck it on to a thank
you card for her.
I asked Jake what did his teacher say and that all he said was "Thank You"
So wish i could of been there to see her reaction...so not sure if she liked
it or not!
But if i was given this i would of been sooo pleased.
Sorry the pic is dark...it was taken late last Thursday night..when the wind
and rain was lashing against the window...lol

So here it is...i free hand stitch Mrs Long..which looking at it now
i wish I'd left it out...but i wanted to personalise it for her.
What you see in the frame...is what came with the project
thread,button,blue gingham paper & blue card.
But the card the red gingham hand made paper was from
my card making stash....wish i think looks better against the
I really enjoyed making these gifts..esp the cross stitching
and this is not the last you'll see of this cute little heart...lol
Ive got a couple of idea's running around...and xmas idea's.
So watch this space.
Also I'm pleased to say that i had a lovely email
from my strawberry swap partner Rachel...She loved all her goodies
and she will be blogging about them tomo....so i will hopefully
be able to pinch a couple of pic's off her to show you what i made
.....I know.....I forgot to take pic's of them....i only remembered
after i wrapped them up(pic below)...lol
Right sorry for the long post...hope you haven't fallen asleep
So until next time....Have fun & happy crafting
Hugs Clare xx

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

My Strawberry Swap Goodies

Good Morning All

Hope your well and having a good week so far!

As the title says "my strawberry swap goodies"

Have arrived from my lovely partner

Thanks hun..they are all gorgeous x

Hanging Heart
And a FQ Gorgeous strawberry & Cherry Material

And just look at this gorgeous strawberry bunting!

2 brooches
1 Keyring

And here is a sneaky peek at my strawberry
goodies Ive made for her!

This was my first swap...and defo my last!
Ive really enjoyed making my goodies
it got to one point i was dreaming about strawberries...lol
The best bit is receiving goodies in the post
not know what they are.....
I can't wait for the next one...if anyone knows
of any..please point me in the direction!
Thanks x

Back Soon x
With hand made teachers gifts.
Hugs Clare x

Friday, 9 July 2010

Birthday Pic's x

Good Morning All
Hope your all well...and had a lovely week!
Where has the sun gone...its been dull & grey here now since
Wednesday...but still muggy esp at nite!
Woo hoo its Friday...can't believe the weeks
are flying by and a week today will be the start of
our summer half term....6weeks off work/school
I sooo can't wait..as Ive loads of idea's to get started on.
Anyway i would like to thank everyone
for my birthday wishes on my last post...much appreciated!
So i thought i would share with you my
birthday gifts off family & friends.

Firstly this gorgeous bunch of flowers
and the CK sew! book & a lovely card off
my gorgeous Hubby.

Another bunch of flowers off my good neighbour/friend
Gemma,Christian & son Declan

This gorgeous/cute Jam jar off my two
boys Jordan & Jake

And my new bling Mobile phone...i bought with some of
my birthday money....as soon as i seen
this phone..i just had to have it...i just love the colour..lol
I also had a bit of money off family...that I'm trying to save,
which is sooo burning a hole in my pocket already.
Also mu hubby surprised me on my birthday
by arranging my parents/brother & his partner
to look after the boys...for him to take me out
for a meal....How nice is that!!
It was the first time in 12yrs that we went out for a meal
on ore own without the kids....and it was bliss...but also very strange
not having the boys with us..lol
But we had a lovely time.
So that's it....I'm busy at the moment making end of year teacher
gifts....so once finished i will share them with you...and also
i will be making a start on my PIF gifts so watch this space!
I would like to say a big Hello to my new followers
** Waves**
Can i just ask that you post a comment please
so i can pop over to your blog....as i don't know how
to find your blog from my followers list...Thanks!
Speak Soon!
Hugs Clare x

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Look What I Won - Cath Kitston Goodies

Good Evening All
Hope you all had a lovely weekend!
Can't believe how quick the weekend has flown
by....and to be honest this year...as I'm another yr
older tomo....Its my 33rd birthday.
But more of that tomo.
I wanted to show you my gorgeous
CK goodies i was lucky enough to won
this time last week.
I had a lovely email of the lovely Kandi
to say i had won here blog giveaway.
And here is it....all wrapped in gorgeous
pink paper and CK stickers

How gorgeous is this card

I used the shopping bag today to carry my boot sale
bargains....and i used the hand made makeup bag as a purse...lol
I don't wear makeup....so thought it would look great
as a purse...and its a great size that holds my money,cards
and Mobile phone.
So i want to say a massive thanks to the lovely Kandi
for giving me the chance to won these gorgeous
Thanks Kandi xx
Back soon
Hugs Clare xx