Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Feel good

One thing I want to introduce here in my blog are positive affirmations, quotes that inspire, bring happiness and new understanding.  I love nothing more than introducing these positive phrases into my works, as seen in my embroideries I did a few weeks ago.  So here it goes the start of my new weekly 'feel good phrases'...


Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Friends

Today is International Friendship Day, whether its a close knit few or a large group filled with different fun characters I hope you get as much enjoyment from your friends as I do with mine. :D


Monday, 29 July 2013

Embroidered characters

I've started embroidering some little people the last few days, not sure what I'm going to be doing with them yet, maybe some bookmarks or lavender bags, any ideas? 








Sunday, 28 July 2013

Back to crafting

So it's been a busy few weeks, waving family off on their various holidays, working on the house and minding my mums two tortoise - Silky and Shiloh (and yes there is a slight Brad Pitt obsession that resulted in one of the names).  As I'm much more of a fluffy animal lover my mum has already sweetened me up with a beautiful bunch of mixed flowers (below) for me to admire as I clean out the stinky tortoise tank :s

Anyway as of today I'm back on the crafting bandwagon, got my sketch pad and pencils at the ready as I plan out my next projects - happy days :)


Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Wet dog

My dog really is a wimp, leaving me to go out on my own in the wet as he's scared of a little rain, he wouldn't even come down the stairs...I may ave to give him a bath later out of spite! *cue evil laugh* mwah ha ha ha har!


Monday, 22 July 2013

Future King

Seems we have a new future king here in the UK, I wonder what he's going to be called. I have to be honest I was hoping for a future Queen, but still happy - I'm a big royal lover!


Friday, 19 July 2013

Thank God it's Friday!

Feeling good today been to Tesco and got gifts for my mum and wrestled myself through 40 minutes on the runner and its only 8.30am, lots more to do today and its roasting already!

Enjoy your day Blog Reading Pals and don't forget your sun-cream!


Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Summer!

Hold on to your hats, sun cream, glasses, ice cream, etc think today is gonna be a scorcher!


Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Monday, 15 July 2013

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Pretty cardi

Me and my mum have been busy today, I've still got a bit more to go with my project but here's my mums cardigan and hat made for a friend of my brothers who is expecting a baby girl soon - I think shes done a beautiful job of them. 


Saturday, 13 July 2013

Girly pram blanket

Here's a picture of another project I've been working on - a little pram blanket for a baby girl. Just got toads a few more rows, do a border and then I'm going to add a few white butterflies as decoration. 


Up with the early birds

I've been up early today Pals, 5.30am to be exact. Went down the shop with pup,I was to early to even get the Saturday paper, on the runner for 40 mins, again down the shop for the now stocked news paper and milk. Now I'm sitting out in the sunny garden with a nice cuppa and my faithful kindle for some peace before everyone else starts their day. 

Here's a lovely picture of the rising sun I took today. Happy weekend everyone!


Thursday, 11 July 2013

Beautified me :)

Just had a lovely morning of pampering, its nit often that I treat myself (not including buying crafty bits!) dyed lashes, waxing and nails now am feeling all beautiful and ready to enjoy the sun, that yes is still here!
My tasks today will be attempting to finish some of my projects, half done flower pots, bunnies and blankets, which to do first?


Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Still enjoying the sun

Okay I know I've been terrible and completely ignored my self appointed blog writing duties the last few days - but it's so sunny!  As I have no holiday booked this year (unlike everyone else it seems) I'm determined to make the most of it. Although I haven't been sitting idle, well not much anyway. Here's a picture of how my newest embroidery is coming along. It's a lovely positive quote from Abraham Lincoln; "whatever you are, be a good one" and I couldn't agree with good ole honest Abe more :)


Sunday, 7 July 2013

Race for Life

A big lot of luck sent to those doing Liverpool's Race for Life today, including my mum, sis and friends. Unfortunately I couldn't join them this year but - fingers crossed - I look forward to joining them next year. 
Anyway good luck on this hot day and I hope lots of money has been raised for this great cause!




Saturday, 6 July 2013

Must do coursework not craftwork (well for the next few hours at least!)

Dog walked - check, laptop - check, notes - check, most importantly a cup of tea and emergency chocolate - double check!  

Now I must get to work let no sunshine, whinny dog, Facebook message, pretty butterfly outside or empty tea cup disturb me!!!

Until much later blog reading pals xXx



Friday, 5 July 2013

Sunny Liverpool

Hi sorry you haven't heard anything from me today, I've been enjoying one of the rare sunny days here in Liverpool and I intend to make every second count!  I'm just about to go back out in the garden with my ever growing crochet project bag and enjoy the last few rays of sun before making tea.

It's nearly 5pm on Friday here which means no excuse not to break out the wine, Gin and Tonics or whatever your favourite tipple is!   Enjoy your Weekend!!!



Thursday, 4 July 2013

4th of July

Happy 4th of July to everyone who celebrates it!
My mum is slightly obsessed with all things American, we must be the only people in England who have more Halloween decorations than Christmas.  And yes I do realise Halloween isn't strictly an American festival but the first time we holidayed there and my mum found a shop dedicated to all this witchy, spooky and black, green and orange she found her calling...

Anyway enjoy the fireworks!


Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Yeh 1000+

How did I miss this not even 2 months old and Ive already had more than 1000 views, not sure if thats good in your average blog standard but I'm celebrating! (By celebrating i mean about to drag myself on the runner for 40 minutes :s:s:s ).

Thank you for everyone who has checked out my blog, I hope you liked it and as I have so much more planned i hope you come back

Much love to all

Jo
xXx


Roar!

A very happy Wednesday to all of my blog reading pals!

Thought I'd share with you a little lion face I made a while ago, not quite sure what to add little Leonard into yet, any ideas?
Him and a few of his pals were off a pattern for dummy (pacifier if your American) holders I bought last year from Etsy.  However I decided to use some scraps of orange fluffy wool I had as mane, it definitely would help Leonard stand out among the other lion crochet faces :)


Monday, 1 July 2013

Feet up, it's been a busy day

Just waved bye bye to the little fella.  My day has included hair being pulled (2 days since entering the terrible 2s and he starts that!) colouring in a cardboard box house, trying and failing to make funny shaped people sandwiches, being covered in yoghurt. (pause for deep breath...) pushing Pj plus bike up and down the road endlessly, counting cars that pass our road, kicking balls over the fence, building a tent, being covered in pasta sauce, taking down tent, being covered in ice cream and more!  To say I'm exhausted is an understatement.
Anyway the shoes are off and the feet are up ready to continue with my granny stitch blanket. So far so good on the colours, but I am finding hard to decide on the next one from the many I have in stock, I'm thinking maybe orange. 


Monday morning

Today wants to be nice, the sun is trying to shine through the grey clouds, I've been out with the pup in only a T-shirt and didn't freeze to death and I'm now enjoying a cup of tea and a cuddle with before mentioned pup.  However nothing will change the fact it's Monday! (See below picture for rant about said day!). One thing that is sure to brighten up my day (and make me tired enough to wish it was the weekend again) is minding little mister Pj!  I'm scheduled for babysitting duty twice this week then he's off on holiday for three whole weeks - I'm really going to miss him he's at the age were he's learning new things constantly.  I will have to look on the bright side being an extra few free days to spend crafting whilst he's away...  Anyway back to my original topic; for all those Monday dreaders, I feel your pain.  For all those Monday lovers, ?!?!?#%*???!? I have no words.  But I hope everyone ends up enjoying today as if it were a Saturday!