Being Quietly Productive !!

So what have I been up to?

well I have been making, I have also been making something else (soon to be revealed), doesn’t tell you much really does it lol but it is a secret at the minute as I work on it !!

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 and then I have also been booking into craft fairs, all while my sewing machine has been playing up again, only used it 3 times since it came back from being mended the last time….driving me crazy it is !!!

I have also been looking about for places to stock my goodies, I have recently found a little shop in Nottingham where you can now find some of my fabric goodies with more to follow.

Dotty Design in Chilwell, Nottingham.

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so if your out and about go and have a look and say hi to Chrissie.



Dalby Crafters Weekend

We had a great weekend with the Dalby Crafters, lots of laughter with a little bit of crafting on Saturday then we went out for a meal with those stopping over for the night in the village, we had a lovely meal at the brewery and then went to the newly re opened crown for a drink, fab evening


Then it was back to the hall for more crafting on Sunday …..but all did not go to plan, the first sign of something wrong was the cry from the kitchen….”Lorna there’s water”……… “LORNA THERE’S LOTS OF WATER” I have never seen so much water arrive so quickly, so that put a stop to the crafting as water and electric don’t mix, the power was turned off and the mopping began…… we spent the rest of the afternoon  with no power and no water, those that could craft without sewing  machines carried on sitting by the windows for light lol

i did manage a finish and an almost finish, I finished the Christmas stocking and (with 5 minutes at home) finished the little bag


imageI have to say a memorable but fab weekend, thanks ladies.

A Bit Productive!

After a busy weekend, what with setting up for Dalby Day, Works BBQ then Dalby Day itself, I then had the week off for some me time……..and some time spent in the cabin down the garden, the weather held out with a few showers but still warm enough to have the door open, and have all that fresh air, aaahhhh lovely, and I was quite productive too……..

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plenty of sewing going on and then I had a play with some paper, paint and glue, got quite messy but love what I came up with, still need to add a bit of gloss but very happy with the result.

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might add a little more colour mmmmm not sure if I should just stop there!!

its the Dalby Crafters, crafty weekend this weekend, so more time to play, I have my BOM, block of the month to do to keep up with that and a new frivol tin quilt, part 1 of a 12 part set, cant wait to see the fabrics we will be playing with.

I am really enjoying the BOM’s and monthly projects, I don’t feel so under pressure to produce things, I do a block or two and I am up to date so don’t feel guilty about going onto something else, great idea !!

First Day at School

For Mia, she has been waiting for this for months,  and it was all smiles before she went in…….

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I wonder how she got on all day…….

well she was still smiling when she came out but was not wanting to have her photo taken,

probably tired after her full day

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New Garden!!

So how do you get from a mess like this, or more to the point how do you get INTO a mess like this lol, well you have a shed, you abandon said shed, you then leave it till it implodes , you then decide to get rid of said shed….with a chain saw, mmmmmm so you chop it in half with a chain saw and then decide that is not going to work….in the end you have to get a a skip and remove said shed bit by bit…………..

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and then you can turn it into this………with a bit of turf

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still have to paint the shed and relay the brick patio, out of shot the hole in the bike shed needs covering and the side of the bike shed repairing but I am very happy with my new space outside the cabin, so next year it should all be done and lovely, easier to pretty up a little space than a big one !!

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Bob pretending to be a plant so I don’t notice he is in the forbidden garden, (he can still climb through the fence….. not for much longer !!!

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loving this space and cant wait to pretty it up a bit

Together day

Thursday was works together day, a day to bring our 3 sites together and to get to know each other, so we had photos, this is us practicing our dept group photo, I will show the official one later when I get it, great fun messing around with this.

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we then had fish and chips served to us for lunch…..they were good !!!

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It’s your Birthday

Mia’s 4th Birthday party

4 years old, where does the time go?

with a lovely party to celebrate, the weather held out and  was lovely, so lots of face painting, bouncy castle, party games  food and birthday cake

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