Wow not posted since last November

So where has the time gone, load happened in the last 10 months, I’m been out of work since April spending time with my mum. I am know looking for work again, mainly to be able to pay for my crafty life style and lifes luxuries . Though I do have a sewing room full of stuff to do, plus lots of projects that I need to get on with in my craft room so if I didn’t go out.  I would be able to craft to my hearts content for at least a few years. As you may or may not know when you have time there never seems to be enough hours in the day to fit everything in. I am attending a Wednesday evening, Thursday & Friday morning craft groups, a fortnightly and 2 once a month groups and loving every minute. Plus doing some crafty classes. Below are some photo’s of my makes at classes I’ve have done with Ali @ Stamp addicts/Clever Cuts. TTFN I’ll try not to leave it for another 10 months.

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House of Zandra The Confused Cat

Finished today. Ok I should be making Christmas presents, but I had a cunning plan, I hate hand sewing and this confused cat (House of Zandra sewing pattern) that I’ve had for at least a year + was my practice piece for a couple of presents (to be blogged after the Christmas season bet you can’t wait) so here is the result.


My 3 little darlings

Well it’s not very offend that all 3 are in the same room at the same time or within a metre of each other so I took this opportunity (luckily I had my camera to hand). This is the result. Ok they aren’t in one picture, that would be a miracle.



Were Has the last year gone

I feel like I’ve blinked and a year has gone, not even a blog. life has just got so busy, I’m finding work is getting in the way, but I need to work so I can do the hobbies I love and try new ones. Been doing a few of Ali Reeves classes @ Clever Cuts this year, fantastic value for money and very well fed. Did the extra \Hobby craft shoe at the NEC in July or was it June. Luckily Debs got some free tickets (Would of been quite unimpressed if  had to pay £12.00, due to not many stall but what they had and not a lot of people on the Sunday I really enjoyed and managed 2 make and takes a wedding headband with Jewellery Maker and a Powertex fish with the Powertex stand. Now I have no reasons not to use the Powertex products I bought 5 ++ years ago, firstly I need to find it after sorting my craft and sewing rooms out. I now have lovely shelving  and draws mostly labelled, still work in progress, would help if I stopped buy crafty stuff. Been on a few flower arranging classes have 2 on the go at the mo. The photo I’m including is of an artificial arrangement I did for Heathers (Pete’s sister) 60th.dscf2172

well I’m off to try and finish my memories box that I did at Coleman’s  Rushden with Jo. Before I set off for this afternoons flower arranging class with Diane, Then back home to unload flower arranging stuff to travel to mum’s for a 3 day sewing get together.

Christmas flower arranging Day

To day I attended a day course were e made 3 arrangements.



first we made a table arrangement.


Then we made a contemporary arrangement.DSCF2011DSCF2013DSCF2014


And to finish the day off we made a Christmas cracker arrangement



Last Class of course Christmas Wreath

As I had made my door wreath the other week, I did a table wreath for my advent candle.

I sourced the foliage from Donna garden and a kind lady whom I knock on her door and asked if could I have some of their  Christmas tree, which she was happy about as they were moving . then cut some from a conifer and holly hedge from the road footpath.

So here it is