Thursday, February 27, 2014

No crafting in sight but lots of decisions to make instead...but why?

Afternoon all, missed a post again yesterday.
I was out shopping for my kitchen bits.  I finally decided on slate effect flooring and oak effect work tops.  I would have liked real slate and oak but as we may not be here in a couple of years, this refurbishment is about tidying the place up.
I've also been told that as we have a suspended floor, slate is not a good idea as it will move.
My units were made by hand as the previous owner was a chippy.  It therefore seems such a shame to take them out.  Plus is it not trendy just now to reuse and recycle?
I did have pictures to show you but the Internet says no!  Boo, hiss.

I haven't picked up my crochet since earlier in the week but I have picked out my next couple of projects, Spring bunting and some boot warmers.
Watch this space.
The ball is also rolling for my next material project and using the lovely cotton beach quarter....if only I could find my red bias binding which appears to be in the loft.  Argh, it might be easier to buy some more, how sad is that?

Today I have decided to show you a scrapbook page that I made ages ago but I saw it the other day and it did make me smile.  This is from a 6" album that I really should add too.  The original idea was a monthly challenge set by Karen with a Scottish word.  The layout had to include the Scottish word, the meaning and a relevant photograph.  I really did enjoy this challenge and would love to continue and finish the album.  Another PhD in crafting required!

I think you can gather the meaning of the word "sicht"....what a sight!  
Somebody still likes chocolate puddings to this day.  
Little ones that get covered in food always make me smile....saving a wee bit for later or having trouble finding their mouths?  
You decide.  
As it is a Scottish album I decided to go neutral and tartan.  Keeping it simple..

I've also done quite a bit of reading lately finishing off this group of books......

I do like a detective story rather than a chick lit book.  These are a light read and I do like to try and solve the crime before I get to the end.  
I don't always manage it but it's fun trying.

That's all from me today, back tomorrow with more.  x


marion said...

Those are a bunch of books you read, love your lay-out, when you are a baby you can smear all you want, when you grow up you do not want to think about it LOL, hugs, Marion

Hazel said...

Erika this scrapbook page is great and yes the words are just right, I am like you I think children are funny when they start to wear their food!! don't do messy but these times are just part of growing and learning. Good for you that you have made those decisions about your work tops and flooring, nothing worse than spending loads of money refitting a kitchen then having to move. Been there and done it bought a house and 18 months later husband got posted, just as we had finished the house. Hazel xx

Patricia said...

What a fantastic Scrapbook Page I love it.
Right decision as far as the refurb. goes. If you know it is not permanent no point spending for the sake of it.
Taming my rebels but they are not attending the Rose making class........LOL!!!
Have a Great weekend

Patricia xxx

cuilliesocks said...

What a brilliant page Erika, I remember Daimian looking like that with spag bol. Love the tartan too and the fab Scots word.
Sounds like your making the right decisions about your kitchen, especially if its not permanent. Have a good weekend, hugs Kate x

Lau W said...

Oh cuuute page ! Adorable !

Shazza said...

what do you mean may not be here in couple of years????????????? I certainly hope you are not going far! Love the page and look forward to seeing your next projects too x