Friday, 7 December 2012

The elf on the shelf!!!

Eeeee I am sooo excited!!!
The elf on the shelf has just arrived for the minis!! I cannot wait to show them later tonight!!!
For those of you who have not heard if the elf in the shelf tradition before now...
The elf supposedly arrives at your home, a special gift from Santa, sometime around the beginning of the holidays. His sole responsibility is to watch the children's behaviour and report it to Santa each night. The next morning when the children awake they discover the elf has returned from the North Pole and is resting in a new place.

To preserve the elfs magic he must not be touched although talking to him is encouraged.

I can't wait to hide the elf in a new place each night and have him getting up to mischief :) I will of course be sure to take lots of pictures and keep you updated on how he's settling into his new home. And of course, if he actually helps the children to better control themselves :)

If you fancy making the elf on the shelf tradition your own visit

You can also register your elfs name here and receive a special response from Santa :)

Up-cycled Book Page Baubles

My Mother works in a local charity shop which means I get to purchase sacks full of damaged books that they are unable to sell in the shop :)
My collection of old damaged books is quickly overtaking the garage so I have spent the past week being TOTALLY obsessed with making holiday decorations from old books.

I found these tree ornaments on pinterest and HAD to try them :)

Here is my version which I currently have listed for sale on etsy (here)...

Sweet don't you think???

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Christening :)

Thought I'd share a few pics from the lil kings baptisms which took place on Remembrance Sunday.....
The cake!!! (I am oh so proud of this!!)
Poorly Mini King - but oh so cute hehe
My beautiful Sister, Momma and Me :)
My Bro and I :)

I'm Back...

I never meant to go away but have had a lot going on lately (including the dreaded winter bugs that have been going around) and I just haven't had the energy :(

But anyway I am back now and have quite a few Christmas projects to share with you :)

eeee I am getting soooo excited for Christmas now!!!

I did a crafty table top sale a week ago and am doing another this Friday so I have a couple of things from that to share and I also have the Home Made Christmas Project going on at the moment too (every present I give this year, other than the munchkins, of course, will be hand made) so will be sharing some of my makes over the coming weeks (only 4 left now!!! yaaay)

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Giveaway announcement

I am pleased to announce the winner of the blogtoberfest giveaway iiiisss....

* drum roll please*

Amy from [amys] crafty shenanigans

Well done Amy!!! I will be in touch re posting your prize :)

Tuesday, 6 November 2012


First off - apologies for the lack of posts over the past week!!
It has been a difficult and very busy week!!
My Grandad had a knee replacement last Monday, he recovered well at first and was back home by Thursday but has since suffered a few complications and has been in and out of hospital. My Nana has found it pretty stressful so my  time has been pretty much used up with hospital visits and helping out where needed :(
Thankfully he is much better now - home and recovering well and back to his usual high spirited self :)

The posts I had planned (and promised) will be put on tomorrow - including the winner of the blogtoberfest giveaway - yaayy

Oh - and seen as this is FAR too cute to not share with you straight away...

Here is mini King all ready for his first day of school :)

#proud mummy alert hehe

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

OMG!!! £100 to spend in Hobby Craft!!!

That's right - This is what I have just WON!!!
I am so SO excited!!!

I entered a competition in the August edition of Womans Weekly Craft - whilst pressing send on the text thinking "don't know why I'm bothering I never win anything (before going ahead and sending another text, oh okay and another lol)

The competition closed at the end o September and I never heard anything so I shrugged it off, oh well another £3 down the drain (whilst secretly being kinda gutted lol)

Whilst nattering away on the phone to my mum this morning Mr Posty knocked on the door asking me to sign for a package, I did, then shouted for hubby "what ya been buying online again???"

That's when I noticed the Hobby Craft sticker and my name - I ripped open the envelope to find my vouchers and think I left poor mummy dearest a little deaf after jumping around my kitchen shouting and doing a crazy lady happy dance with phone still clutched in hand.

Wow I am so excited - this is going to come in so handy for my Home Made Christmas Project (more on that later) Trip to Sheffield has already been planned for Thursday - hubby will be accompanying me to calm me down in the event of any more crazy lady fits when I enter the shop hehe

Don't know what I'm going to spend it all on yet though...
any recommendations for must have supplies???