Thursday, 28 October 2010

Too many blue smarties

Honestly, that's how I feel, like a child that has eaten way too many blue smarties! For those of you that know me well, know my passion for Christmas .... I don't really do Halloween. Although I love seeing though how others celebrate it, but it's just not something I've ever done. But Christmas, well that's another matter! For me, I just can't get enough of it. We have 4 large trees each year to decorate and every room - and I mean every room gets decorated!! Part of the build up is magazines, books and of course lists - sitting down with my idea books around me, thinking and planning what this year’s colour scheme is going to be, just makes me almost squeal with delight .... so today, I pulled out the hamper under the stairs that contains past magazines, books, countdowns etc and started my planning. So, I wanted to share this beautiful site with you too.
I’m also in the process on "winterizing" our home, you know switching over the summer placemats and glasses in all their pretty pink and pastel colours for all the scrummy coloured throws & cushions of winter. I am I think a true winter girl .... only downside, is clearing out the wood burner each time. Still a small price to pay when hot chocolates with marshmallows are always welcome.

I have got some craft projects to share with you soon, so I will be back sooner rather than later.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

That's my boy

ok, I've been thinking ... no comments please! But I have all these lovely crafting gadgets, which I dust regularly, but hardly ever use - so this October, I've set myself a challenge ... firstly to craft more. If I want to get my creativity back, I need to get my act together! And secondly ... I'm going to use a piece of my gadgetry each week. This week was the turn of my Silhouette .. yup, got one of those too LOL.

Well it's been lying dormant for some time now, and recently I "re-found" it ... and I'm loving it - really loving it. In fact I'm constantly downloading images and checking out their blog for inspiration.

Well I used a title download for this layout of my boy .. Eddie. These photos of him, are just what he's like every single day! The boy is totally obsessed with his toys ... but then aren't most boys LOL.