Saturday, 25 February 2012

Where Did That Go?!!!

I can't believe that it's nearly two weeks since my last blog post. Where did the time go?
As always it's been a busy time of housey stuff and Doodle minding accompanied by yet another cold caught from Ruby.
.......And talking of Ruby.......she started pre school yesterday (sob, sob). Where has my little baby gone? It was her first proper day after a couple of visits to see what it was like and she loved it but was totally exhausted and slept for one and a half hours after mummy collected her.
I got caught out in my pj's with uncombed hair by DDIL who dropped Ruby off and then came to cry on my shoulder....poor girl. Ruby has never been left with anyone other than family before so it was a bit of a trial for her.
I have got quite a bit of crafting done this last couple of days as I was very, very behind with getting Mother's Day cards done for the shop. All done now though and they just need packing tomorrow after I have taken pics.
There won't be any crafting done at all next week as I am off to the cottage on Wednesday lunchtime to be a live in mamma while DS and DDIL take a short break in New York. With the surroundings the cottage is in I shall feel like I am holiday myself so I am looking forward to it immensely.
No more crafting tonight. Mr Manic has gone up to bed as he is at work early in the morning. I think I will watch The Bodyguard later as I haven't seen it for a while. But for now I think I will do a bit of surfing and catching up on www stuff.
Thanks for dropping by.

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Party Time!!!

 Ooooh I am so glad these aren't real cakes. I have made 24 of them so that I have some to hand for personalised cards if I get any orders once they hit the shop.
Cake is hand cut and then embossed in the Cuttlebug, wrapped with ribbon which has then been dotted with Viva pearl pen and decorated with a tiny bouquet of flowers.

Yesterday was Miss Doodles second birthday and we had a party at the local village hall.
It was fabulous.
This is the only picture I have where you can see Ruby's face. She was on the go for the whole time and most of the pics ended up being either the back of her head or her bum as she crawled in and out of things.
I spent a lot of time crawling around on the floor as we had a roll of lining paper rolled out the length of the hall with crayons for all the kids to draw on it. DDIL is going to roll it up to tie with a ribbon for a keepsake......what a great idea.
There was a rather nice compliment from one of DDIL's work colleagues who was there with her little grandson........she thought I was DS's sister. Must be doing something right as that is twice in the last month that I have been told I don't look my age.
Well that's it from me......Dancing On Ice is just about to start and I need to bag my seat.
Thanks for dropping by.

PS...I have added a page to sell off some of my unused/unwanted craft stuff if anyone is interested,

Monday, 6 February 2012


Thought I had best pop in and let you all know that I am still alive and kicking.
It's been another mad week here at Manic Towers. An absolute whirlwind of looking after Ruby, cooking, planning and shopping for the birthday cake, shopping for fabric and making curtains, a night out with DD and DDIL etc, know how it is.
There has been a little cardmaking going on but not as much as I would have liked unfortunately.
Life with Ruby is such fun now albeit somewhat hectic. She is going through a sticker phase at the moment. Can't get enough of them. We make cards and pictures, she sticks them all over the sofa's, the coffe table and anyone who is daft enough to stand still for five minutes. Even the dog doesn't escape.
Last week I thought I would give her a little crafting box we got her for Christmas....just by way of a change. The box measures probably eight inches by four inches and the contents cover the floor of one living room, one kitchen and one back room......believe me I!!!
I would love to have seen her little face yesterday when it snowed. Today they are snowed in and DS had to phone Mr Manic at some ungodly hour this morning to see if the main roads were clear enough for him to pick him up and take him to work. The poor lad had a bit of a hike from the cottage down to the main road and then back again when he finished his shift. Luckily he is off this next week but it anyway it seems to be melting now.
Yesterday and today I have been making curtains for the back room. It's a job I have put off for far too long so I went off to Derby market on Friday and purchased some lovely red and white stripey fabric. I have some left which I will use to make some little aprons for Doodle.
The night out was fab. I was treated to dinner at a Chinese buffet restaurant and we had a good old girly natter. Just what I needed after feeling so low with the sinus infection.
No Ruby this week so in amongst the 'must do' jobs there will be time for some crafting even if it's just putting together some cards with the toppers I have been making.
Hope you are all keeping warm.