Friday, November 30, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Does anyone else say "Next year I'm not going to get caught out and I'm going to be more organised?"
Thought so. I'm not alone then. Happy shopping to all those out there who are as organised as me, oh and there is all the Christmas cards to make yet.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
The next of my Nellie cards, Sir Knight!
My wee son loves knights and horses and has done since he could walk. As soon as he saw this he asked if it was for him and what was the answer?
It had to be YES of course it is. He will always be my little Knight in shining armour. Argh!!
But on that note the final challenge of the evening, after a chocolate eating competition and balloon race, was to make a Gingerbread house using products from the pizza room. By this time it was after midnight and I for one, "boring", was keen to get to bed, ready for classes next morning. With this in mind it was suggested we used the same principal the dutch had used with the balloons, SIZE matters!
As you can see from the picture our house was small but beautifully formed and completed rather quickly, whilst munching on the left over chocolate that Maggie and Evelyn hadn't finished during the chocolate tasting competition. Plus we could divi what wasn't used!!!!
We also had a hidden weapon, our last rolo underneath the house, hoping to sway the judges with our "do you love anyone enough to give them your last Rolo"!
Our team being: Maggie and I, construction, Pam, roofer, Pam Gardener and of course who could forget Frances, the Executive Director!
We had a good giggle at the thought the other 2 teams were planning a late night and taking the whole construction thing very seriously whilst we ate chocolate, had a laugh and probably produced the smallest gingerbread house in record time.
To our surprise on Sunday having seen the size of the competition we actually came a close second to the middle house, which incidentally the other team spent all night on. Or so we were told!
I think of course this being due to the late addition of the rolo and shear cute-ability factor, I'm sure you agree!
If indeed you can see it?!*
The hotel staff must have loved all us manic crafters staying for the weekend as our group alone left a trail of glitter from our working area right to our rooms, just as Hansel and Gretal had with their Gingerbread house experience.
Monday, November 19, 2007
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Sugar Nellie part 2. Had fun taking the picture today as the weather is really dreich and yeuky a perfect day to be in the warm crafting, if only the kids would leave me in peace and play nicely together.
Out to the pictures later to see Elizabeth, haven't been to an adult film for ages, should be fun.
Friday, November 09, 2007
At long last today after promising first thing to show you my first Sugar Nellie baby, here she is.
I love them.
Thanks Karen for bringing them to us (see @ http://www.funkykits.co.uk/ ) I can't believe you've sold most of them already after only putting them on the site this week. WE WANT MORE! Hope everyone else lucky enough to be the first to buy the Sugar Nellie stamps is having as much fun playing as me.