Sunday, 29 March 2009

March 29th 2009

I hope you all remembered to put your clocks forward, an hour lost in bed! boo hoo! i think that it will hit me tommorrow when i get up at 6.30am, still it will take alittle getting used then the clocks will go back!.
Well the weather was kind to us today and we all went to the park for the afternoon which meant no knitting done but lots of fun to be had!.
My friend came with her 2 girls and we spent the afternoon having a natter and putting the world to rights, i think come the easter holidays we may be doing that quite abit! ( fingers crossed the weather will be good!).
I dont know where my misi tag has gone but if you click the empty box it will still take you to my store, Roxy still needs a home!.

Friday, 27 March 2009

March 27th 2009

Help, Roxy the rabbit needs a new home and someone to love her, she likes snuggling, carrots and hide and seek.

Maybe you could be that lucky person to take her on?, she is housetrained, BUT remember a rabbit is for life not just for easter!!.

Here is where you find out how to adopt Roxy......

Had a good day today, took my little'un shopping which normally is a cause for much stress but my sister brought her a little shopping trolley for her birthday so now she brings that and is quite happy pushing it around the shop, we put small things in for her and she has her handbag, looks like a right grown up i can tell you!

Still no phonecall from the council about my refund, well i did say not to hold your breath!, now if i owed them this money i'm sure i would be hearing from them days ago!.

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

March 25th 2009

Well feeling very sorry for myself at the moment:(, had to visit the dreaded dentist for 2 fillings!, really though i should'nt call him the dreaded dentitst because he is very nice and the fillings did'nt hurt ( i was a big brave girl, no injections!).
Just after the last dentist and the muck up he made of my teeth i am a little wary of dentists on the whole!.
Well still no sales, maybe i'm watching my items too carefully ( watched kettle and all that!), but the chocolate cake has had 30 views so far!!!.
Still have'nt started the teddy bear yet as i decided to knit a little bunny first, shame on me thinking of my stores before my neices birthday! ( well i have a few days so i can still do it, it will just mean a few late nights!), i suppose i am putting it off as my sister seems to have forgotton her youngest neice's birthday which was the 11th of march!, she remembered the one after on the 12th!, but whatever happens i am not like her and will remember, bleary eyed or not lol.

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

March 24th 2009

The chocolate cake has landed!!, in my folksy store right now FREE UK POSTAGE TIL THE 14TH APRIL!.

Had a rather busy day today, managed to remember to send off my nieces birthday present and my sisters card (phew finally!).

Went with my youngest to her stay and play afternoon ( great 2 hours of screaming 3 year olds!!).

So imagine my relief when i finally get to sit down to do some knitting, when it suddenly occurs to me that the teddy bear does'nt work in chunky!, so nearly 2 days wasted :( but undettered i went out and brought some more yarn and now going to start all over!.

Still at least its taking my mind off the fact that i have to have 2 fillings tommorrow! ( and i hate the dentisit!!!!).

Still waiting for my council tax refund, i'm sure they would'nt wait this long to try and get the money off me if i owed them!, really its money we never knew we would have but i'm hoping to treat myself to the tattoo i have wanted for ages and it would be a birthday pressie to myself!.

So i took the bull by the horns and rang them up to ask them when i should be getting it, and lo and behold i could'nt speak to anyone from council tax as they had gone home! (and yet the council tax letter states they are open til 6pm!) but they would leave a note on my file for them to call me back as they cant see a refund due on my file!!.

Well it does'nt take alot of working out that i'm due one as the council tax went up this year yet the weekly rate they want is £5.50 a week less then i was paying last year, plus the letter from them stating the fact i am due one helps too!.

Lets see how long it takes to get it!, its been 2 weeks since the letter so i would'nt hold your breathe!.

Monday, 23 March 2009

March 23rd 2009

Well i hope mothers day went well for everyone, and you all got pampered in someway, mine went very well although it was tinged with sadness at the thought of Jade Goody's children having lost thier mum.
Why is it though when the kids buy you a box of chocolates for mothers day they want to eat all of them! lol.
I had a loverly roast chicken dinner cooked for me and double chocolate cake for afters and no washing up for me!!! aint i lucky!.
The only downer to the day was my 8 year old getting punched and pinched by the girl over the road!, she came in really upset as this girl was meant to be one of her best friends although this girl has been banned from our garden as she has twice punched my 3 year old when she would'nt do what she wanted her to do!!!.

Managed to finsh my chocolate cake ( knitted of cause!) and soon that will be put in one of my stores, i'm going to offer free postage on it until easter but it would be good as a birthday cake as well.
Found a bunny pattern to make for my niece but then it was decided a bear would be better but the only yarn i have is chunky so trying it out in that ( was meant to be dk yarn), its turning out quite big but will be good to cuddle in bed!, in fact i might want to keep it for myself!.

FREE uk postage on all my items in my folksy store until 14th april!

Sunday, 22 March 2009

March 21st 2009

Golly gosh (never used them words before lol), another beautiful day! well if i overlook the fact that i was awake at 4am due to me sneezing alot!, still even that had its bright side as i managed to get 2 whole hours of knitting done before the 3 year old terror woke up lol..Decided (why i'll never know as its soo unlike me!) that today would be a great day for a spring clean, so while the kids where in the garden helping dad clear it, i went from top to bottom in my house (nipping out to enjoy the sun now and then!).

Finally finshed at 3pm which was lucky as 20 mins after that my sister popped round with easter eggs for the kids, thought this was quite strange as easter is quite a way off but the reason became clear about half and hour after she got here.

The kids were showing her thier knitting when she suddenly pipped up "sharne i want to knit!", bearing in mind i have'nt seen her knit since our nan taught us all them years ago!.

She asked if i had many knitting needles! ( yes just by that statement you can tell she is'nt a knitter lol), so i choose her some chunky wool and needles as i thought this might be easier for her to start with.

Away she went, she did'nt need any help really just doing garter stitch, it seemed to just flood back to her but i had to cast on for her, did try to teach her but i'm not sure i am the best teacher lol.

by the time she left here she had done 2 whole rows!.

So the sister that used to call me an old lady for knitting is now a knitter herself! my nan would be soo pleased!.

Another good thing to happen to me this morning was that my loverly necklace i won came in the post! and i'm now proudly wearing it, its even better then the photo!

Friday, 20 March 2009

March 20th 2009

Oh what a beautiful morninggggggggggggggggg oh what a beautiful dayy!.
Errmmm i think thats enough singing ( well you know when its enough when the dog starts to howl along with you lol.
Dont know why i'm soo happy today cos all i have done all day is food shop, pay bills and housework, no crafting boo hoo!.
Well i took the plunge and listed my alsort keyring in my folksy store ( click the tag on the left!), soon the store is gonna be filled up as no one is buying!, mind alot over there are now starting to get sales so hopefully the buying fairy will come my way soon!.
Oh gosh i could have spent a fortune today, browsing some shops and finding loads i could craft with, i have stored most of it away in my head on my to do list which is growing at a mad rate lol.
Both children back at school so only had a mad 3 year old to contend with lol, me thinks this maybe the reason i've been soo happy today lol.

Thursday, 19 March 2009

March 19th 2009

Well managed to get one child to school today, still dont think she is right but she hates to miss school well she would love to miss school if i let her out to play but she says its boring being ill so off she went!.
Went into her school at lunchtime for a mothers day meal which was nice but blimey aint them tables small lol, perched i was on them small chairs lol.
Came home to a ill 9 year old who if i did'nt know any better i would swear was male and had man flu! lol, also to a mad 3 year old racing around coughing and spluttering! bless!.
So yet another day without crafting, gonna have to fit some in before bed i think!.
Noticing that my items on folksy are having more views now :), now if i could get a sale before mothers day that would make my month!, but at least people are looking ( and hopefully not saying omg how crap is that!). Think maybe its because folksy has speeded up now, meaning its easier to look at items!.
I have a huge parcel in my hallway for one of the neighbours been sitting there all day and its now 6pm now if that was me i'd be hot footing it round to get it as i love getting parcels lol, would love to know what it is ( yeah i know i'm ultra nosey lol).

March 18th 2009

Howdy all!.

I have woke up with a stinking cold and sore throat, but what a beautiful day!, bright sunshine, warm great i thought a day in the garden will do me the world of good, throw some knitting in and i will be in heaven!.

So off i went to the butchers popped in the my lys then came home sorted out some washing then sat down in the garden "ring ring " went the phone.

It was my middle'un's school she was'nt very well could i pick her up!, so went and got her, she was suffering with a headache and felt sick, so put her to bed and settled back in the garden!.

Got halfway through knitting my alsorts keyring when the phone rang again!, this time it was my eldests school, she also was'nt well can i pick her up!.

So what with all my three children ill there was no more sitting in the garden for me, nurse mummy to the rescue!.

Managed to finsh the keyring by the time i got them into bed, let me know what you think!, whether its worth listing or not.

Having a self esteem issues here or rather a lack of one lol, will feel better when i sell something!, proof someone likes my work lol. I'm sure i'm not the only one to feel like this at times!

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

March 17th 2009

Wow these last few days have just flown by!!!.

What loverly weather we are having at the moment, its been loverly to be able to sit out in the garden and knit feeling the sun on my face, long may it continue!!.

Well what a great day i am having today, 2 new items listed one on misi and one on folksy.

Remember to click the tags on the left to check them out!

Not only that i log into my misi account to find a message that i have won a prize from, take a look at my beautiful necklace!, i mean wow its lush and i'm soo looking forward to that coming in the post.

I would like to say to all the fellas out there please dont forget its mother's day on sunday, heres hoping my partner does'nt forget and i get a nice card off the kids.

I swear i am going senile lol, i decided to make some cake today, ones i have made loads of times before but only when i put them in to cook i realise i had put too much of one thing in and not enough of another!, result??? crumbly cakes!!! still at least the kids will still eat them lol

Friday, 13 March 2009

March 13th 2009

Happy birthday to meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! lol.
well the last 2 days have gone in a whirl of childrens birthdays, wrapping paper and birthday cake!.
I have listed 2 more items in my misi store and one in my folksy store, please check them out!, click the tags on the left hand of your screen and they will take you stright there!.

I seem to be getting my mojo back this week and want to crack on with my pieces, i really need to fill up my stores and i'm now looking into getting a website up and running but as i'm not tech minded, i think i will need alot of help.

I got a loverly card off my best mate lisa with such nice wording that i welled up ( yeah i know must be my age lol), i just want her to know that i feel very lucky to have such a good friend like her.

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

March 10th 2009

Well today has gone in a blur!.
trying to get ready for my youngests 3rd birthday tommorrow and i still have to blow up ballons and put up the banners but at least the presents are wrapped!!!.
My dad came round tonight right when i was dishing up tea! still the kids loved to see him and sue.
i have 3 cards already for my birthday on friday! and there was me thinking everyone had forgotton about me!, still my hints on the wii fit have fallen on deaf ears and looking at myself i really need it lol! ( well anyone that knows me could tell you that!).
Still its not friday yet but had a card off my mum and small present, a card off my dad and a card and small present off my nan, no wii fit there lol.
Started on a little evening bag with flowers today but have'nt got very far due to me rushing around :(.

Monday, 9 March 2009

March 9th 2009

Well had quite a productive day today!,
found some loverly yarn, a mixture of pinks and knitted up another ds/mobile phone case :).
Not sure whereabouts i'm going to put it but i'm sure i'll let you know!.

Not sure if i have mentioned this before lol but i do have a store on folksy and now on misi, click either of the tags and they will take you right to them :).

A week of birthdays coming up now!, my youngest on wednesday and my middle one's on thursday! and of cause mine on friday, oh i can feel old age creeping up on me lol.
Shreddie cushion cover is coming along nicely but it is slow going hence the reason for me to do little bits in between, as i really need to stock up on my shops (hopefully have a sale soon!).
Please feel free to leave a comment on the items in my stores, would be good to have some feedback!.

Sunday, 8 March 2009

March 8th 2009

Had a lazy sunday,
caught up with some washing, made a loverly roast pork dinner.
decided to put some of the items i have on folksy on Misi just got to hope i dont sell 2 of them! as they are kinda one off pieces but as i did'nt seem to be getting any sales i decided to try my luck in 2 places at once.
fingers crossed i get a sale soon!

Shreddie cushion cover is coming along nicely, just gotta decide how to make it stand out and be tactile, was thinking i cords or crochet something along them lines, think i will have to just give them both a try and see what i like the most!.
Cant believe its nearly my youngest 3rd birthday! time just seems to have flown by! then its my middle childs 8 the birthday the next day!, then mine the day after gosh i'm gonna feel old!.

Saturday, 7 March 2009

March 7th 2009

Well was hoping for a lay in this morning but my 2 year old had other thoughts lol, is'nt that always the way!.
My eldest had the bright idea of making some cookies (shes 9) so her and the 2 year old got stuck in, so when i finally managed to get my kitchen back to looking like a kitchen and did some washing most of the day was gone so not alot of time to work on my cushion cover :(.
hopefully tommorrow should be better!.
At least i think i am doing it the way i want it to be!.
Still the cookies are nice and i cant see them lasting very long!.
At least the sun has been shining today and i got some washing dried so thats a plus point!.

Friday, 6 March 2009

March 6th 2009

Today has been differcult,
i have started my shreddies cushion cover 3 times so far as i was'nt happy with it!.
mind you at least i should get some peace tonight as my mum has taken my middle child for the night and she is the most loud lol.

Also realised its not long til my niece's birthday (3rd april) and i wanted to knit her a kimono and i have'nt even got the yarn yet!, i forsee alot of late nights for me!.
My partner has been diagnosed with asthma a couple of days ago and has asked me if i could knit him an inhaler cover with a belt loop!.
Has anyone made one of these before?.
I am now on twitter! for anyone who would like to see what i ramble on about all day lol.
Still waiting for my first sale on folksy, hopefully someone will make my day soon!, i am not giving up though, 2009 is gonna be the year i just know it!.
This year i'm going to try new things and make pieces i want to make (my own designs!) and so far i seem to be doing ok!.
Remember click the folksy tag on the left and it will take you stright through to my shop!.

Thursday, 5 March 2009

March 5th 2009

Happy birthday to my brother 22 today!!.
Had a good day today, met my friend lisa for coffee it was great to catch up and have a gossip!.
Finally finshed the Ds case, it ended up with a fringe which for some reason reminds me of my uncles tash!.
Please let me know what you think!

Ihave started on my shreddies cushion, have no idea where this is going to take me!.
ideas are just whirling around my head at the moment, hopefully it will turn out looking like a shreddie or at least somewhere close!.
8 days now til i'm 34! hopefully i will have finshed the shreddies cushion by then but then will it make me a nanna if i knit a shreddie? lol, gawd i hope not.
I'm now on twitter if you want to follow me on there, i am still finding my way but this week i have had my eyes opened to many things eg blogging and twittering lol, all thanks to the loverly people on folksy!, dont know if i have mentioned it before but i have a shop on there lol, just click the tag and it will take you stright there.

But if my items dont interest you bet ya bottom dollar you will find something on there you will like!!!, i've found loads just gotta drop mega hints for my birthday lol.

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

March 4th 2009

Not a great day, it was 'D' day, yes thats right today i had to go to the dentist!!.
I'm terrifed of the dentist although i suppose i should be grateful as its only taken me 12 months to find one for the whole family.
Lets just say the last dentist i saw my mum nicknamed the butcher!!! and she has been proven right really as i have to have the 2 fillings he gave me redone!.
Think even so thats not bad considering i have'nt been near a dentist for myself for nearly 3 years!.
Still he was very nice and friendly, the kids were fine ( and so they should be!) but my poor partner has to have 6 fillings redone ( yes he had the butcher too!).
The ds case is coming along if not abit slow, the handle is on but i'm now unsure whether i am going to do the fringe effect or just have one tassel.
I had a strange request from one of my childrens friends at school, as she had told them i knit they asked me if i could knit them a shreddie!.
Which got me thinking if it could be possible to do a huge one as a cushion cover ( bet you cant guess what i'm into at the moment!).
I'm thinking that prehaps it could be done and i might give that ago if i can find the right kind of yarn needed.
I'm sure if i can do it then i'll make 2 and put one up on folksy in my shop ( have you checked my shop out yet??, click on the folksy tag and it will take you right there!), sorry shameless plug there but i'm dying for my first sale and just might dance around the front room when it happens!.
I know also have a facebook page please feel free to take alook, would love some feedback on my pieces.

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

March 3rd 2009

Well here goes for my 2nd posting.

Finally finshed my cushion cover with the pocket at the back for a remote control or a crafty bar of chocolate!.
Now up for sale on folksy, click on the folksy tag on the left and it will take you stright to my shop!
Its funny how some ideas can come to you right out of the blue, at the moment i am knitting a nintendo ds case which could be used for a iphone or ipod etc, and even if i have a design in mind as i am knitting i am constantly changing my mind.
One change of mind came to me last night as i went to my middle childs parents evening, as i was waiting to go in i was blowing my fringe out of my eyes and thinking i needed to go and get it cut when it came to me that the ds case would look good with a fringe!!!, so a fringe so to speak it will have!.
I'm also toying with the idea of a strap but i'll wait and see how the piece evolves.
Well i'm pleased to say the parents evening went very well apart from her lack of concenration, both her teacher and i think she could do really well if she would just stop chatting!.
When she puts her mind to it she does really well after all she taught herself to knit just by watching me, i did'nt even have to show her!. although she does still make mistakes after all its been less then a week since she picked up her own set of needles.
Her elder sister has also taken up knitting and is struggling alittle bit more but is sticking with it and i'm sure both will go on to be knitters for life!.

Monday, 2 March 2009

March 2nd 2009

Well wow my first post, does this mean i have popped my blog cherry i wonder?.
Unsure of where to start but here goes, i'll say sorry in advance if i ramble ( as i tend to do this!).

I was introduced to the world of knitting by my wonderful nan (r.i.p) who was a very clever lady, she taught me and my 2 sisters but she taught one of us to cast on, another to cast off, another to purl, this way she figured we might get along with each other.
I remember being in awe of how fast she could knit all while chatting or watching tv, plus i figured out pretty fast she used to keep some sweets in her knitting bag.
I remember my first piece, i think it was meant to be a scarf, well it was a wavey holey scarf anyway.
i used to love her sense of humour as she taught us to knit willy warmers!!

I came back to knitting in a big way when i was trying for my first child, now fast forward to my third and i was following patterns thinking if i did this or if i did that then it would be better , so me starting to make up my own designs was born!.
some are simple, some are not, but all are made to be tactile eg i design alot of cushion covers and i love them to be soft and cuddly.
My partner thinks i'm mad when i'm choosing a new yarn as i cuddle it, stroke it etc.
At the moment i am knitting a cushion cover in green and black with a checker stripe on the front, stocking stitch back with a pocket you could put the tv remote in or a crafty bar of chocolate!.
Now i have started designing my own knits i have ideas all the time, i now have to take a notebook out with me whereever i go as sometimes the smallest thing gives me an idea, now i just need to live to 100 years old to do them all!.