Friday, 23 April 2010

Mega Bargains!!!

Just a quick post peeps, mega busy with kids, bags, knitting funky bag straps with wool won from the lovely Hardup Hester I was in town today for coffee with my Mam, and charity shop scouring to find fabric to recycle into bag linings. And get this... I found two lovely Candlewick bedspreads for £1.29 each!!! I couldn't believe it! I've loved them since i was a kid. Are they back in vogue yet? lol. I don't care, i love the shabby chicness they have. A lovely purple one (my fav colour) and a pink one with the fluffy patterns on. As I type, I've already washed the purple beauty and dried it, and am wrapped up in it with the cat vying for lap space with the laptop. Life is good! I'm easily pleased! Also got mega bargainous fabric, sarongs. So I'm set for at least a few more bags, will post pics when i get time. Hope everyone has a fab weekend! Take care.
Sal. X

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Potty Training.

Not had much time or energy for blogging i'm afraid. My almost 3 year old Little D has finally decided he wants to go in the toilet! Guess i should have called this post toilet training, I have bought potty's with all three of my boys, but none of them have ever used one. Not so much as a christening drip! They all preferred the toilet. Saves time I guess. No major accidents so far, so i'm thrilled as is Little D. He's loving the whole thing, including flushing and washing his hands. Fingers crossed it continues to go so well. I hope everyone is well, and i'll be back soon with pictures of some more makes for the craft fair.
Sal. X

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Meme/Award thingy and Jewelery!

Wow! I am gobsmacked and thrilled! My first ever award, meme thingy! I got it from the lovely Sue over at Smiffy's blog. I think I'm meant to tell you all 7 things about myself I'd rather people not know. Lol. This could be horrific! (kidding).
1/ I am terrified of becoming an alcoholic, but i still drink alcohol. Having a glass of Shiraz as i write this.
2/ I was brought up catholic, and as a result ended up hating religion and the hypocrisy that goes with it, I'm kind of pagan/satanist.
3/ I used to run around naked in the rain. (not confident enough in my own skin or i still would)
4/ I love to argue with people online! My very geeky OH Say's I'm a troll! lol
5/ I am a wannabe domestic goddess. It never goes to plan, house stays an overcrowded tip. But i try.
6/ I have predictive dreams. Always have, i woke up and knew when my Grandad had a stroke, i knew when my Nana died, etc etc.
7/ A lot of the time, i have more time for animals than people.

So there you go! That's it. Not as bad as i thought really. So now i think i tag 7 other people?

I look forward to seeing what these ladies responses are!
This is a handbag charm I've made to go along with the bags I'm making for the craft fair next month. First attempt, so any comments or constructive criticism greatly appreciated.
I LOVE the little frog bead on this bracelet i made, as soon as i saw him i had to put him on something! The start are hematite, the big beads all lampwork. Beautiful.
Another bracelet. I've also done some earrings, and very simple necklaces so far, with bone hearts, some with wings. Just getting familiar with the tools and beads for now. Let me know what you think. Good or bad, i gotta learn! So, back to the Shiraz i guess, there's some chocolate with my name on it too! Good times!
Take care everyone! xxx

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

I feel sick!!!

I've just booked a table at a local craft fair in May. I've never done it before and i have social phobia! Stupid non? Grab the bull by the horns i say! Woo hoo! (Help, I'm going to vomit!)

Monday, 5 April 2010


This first pic is the unusual fungus that is taking over a bush at the bottom of my garden. Unexpected find while i was tidying up. I thought it was quite pretty to look at, intricate, a perfect example of nature in my tiny garden where even grass refuses to grow, before we moved in here some numpty buried tins of paint in the meagre topsoil, so that up until now, the only things resilient enough to grow on the mud patch were two bushes and weeds. So the fungus makes a nice change.
These are the eggs Little D painted while his big brother A was at school painting his. I had the big jar from Xmas, a bargain find in a charity shop bought to put sweets in, the pretty cloth in the bottom i got in poundland, they have all sorts with nice cheerful designs. Much better to wipe down worktops with in my opinion, bring a bit of spring brightness to the kitchen too.
And finally, my cheery tablecloth! And beautiful and pungent lilies my lovely man brought me home for our 4yr anniversary. The hurricane lamp was another charity shop find. I love candles, and flowers. Although these lilies have been a lot of work! They look funny as I've cut all the stamen off. the pollen not only stains everything it touches but is also very poisonous to cats. So the lilies have been moved around a lot, to make sure they're always out of the kitties reach. I'm still enjoying them though. Beautiful!

I've had an odd evening, found out via my sister that over the weekend, two people we know have died. Very unexpectedly. One had only just gotten married last weekend. So tragic. So I'm feeling kind of shell shocked to be honest. Just feels so surreal. My heart is breaking for the families involved.

So, I think I'll do the original post i had planned later in the week. I hope every one's weekend went well, and everyone enjoyed their Easter celebrations. I'm off to catch up on some blog reading now, I've missed so much. Take care!
Sal. X


I have been going around the twist lately. (nothing new there) Our rotten weather here interfered with my Internet access. I only have a mobile dongle and apparently the snow broke the transmitter Aeriel up here. So i have been sans interwebs. Hence no blog posts, I aim to remedy this later today, with a proper post. Lol. Hopefully. I have spent the time constructively, painting eggs with Little D, clearing the garden, (finding a huge fungi at the bottom of the garden in the process) I have yet to find any time or energy to do some sewing, I am lacking inspiration and motivation which really isn't helping. But i will get there. I have a lot i want to get done, spring cleaning and organisation, and by the time i get some of these things done i have no energy left for luxuries such as crafting. The crochet has fallen by the wayside, as i discovered i was doing it wrong. Ha! Typical, but I'll start over and try to find the rhythm again, with the right stitches this time. Anyway, enough whingeing, back later, with a photo of the weird fungi hopefully, if it brightens up.