Saturday, 2 January 2010

Need to practise more!!!

After seeing Jackies rag doll that she made today, I told her that I would put my raggedy doll
here for her to laugh at!!! Here you go Jackie, get the Tena Lady ready!!
Her name is Ruby, due to her ruby red hair!!! She wears a red gingham dress with pink apron over the top.

Anyway, onto other things. I had a great day out today with Kath. We went to Hythe and had a mooch around the charity shops, I got Rubys hair from one of them! I also got a small table top ironing board, that will save me having to get the full sized ironing board out just to press a hem or seam! Along with Rubys hair I also got a lot of other coloured wool, a rag doll, a raggedy doll money box, 3 sheets to use for quilting, a cup cake momey box, a cup cake trinket holder where the top lifts off and some primitive style christmas ornaments. We then went to the fabric wharehouse in Ashford where I bought 2 metres of cotton curtain lining, a metre of calico, 2 x 1 metres of gingham, 4 metres of quilt wadding and a metre of iron on interfacing. I also got some leather sewing needles for my machine, some denim needles, some bobbins, a taylors chalk and a set of doll needles!
I am really pleased with my purchases and now all I have to do is find soemwhere for them all to live!! A job for tomorrow maybe!
I am now going to show Tony my doll and let him have a good laugh before he goes to bed!!
Night all x x.

Friday, 1 January 2010

Happy New Year to one and all.

This is what I woke up to this morning. Snow, lovely white fluffy snow.

This is the view from my front window, so wintery!! I love it. I was hoping it would carry on coming down thick and fast all day, but...

sadly it was quite short lived, it soon turned to sleet; which melted the snow :(
Last night, probably whilst others were at parties getting drunk seeing in the new year, I was busy on my sewing machine. I made this Cath Kidston bag, the material came free with her book that I got for Christmas. I even managed to do the button holes, so the bag has adjustable length handles. Thank God for the 1 step buttonhole on my new sewing machine!! My machine is looking less scary with everything I make :)
I managed to get some more of my uni assignment done today, still got loads more to do, but I now think that I will get it done by the 11th Jan (hand in day!)
I found out today that my husband is a terrible liar. I wanted a cup of coffee in my fav creme egg mug, but it wasn't in the kitchen. I know my husband was bitten by the tidy bug just before Christmas (anyone who knows him knows that he has OCD big time) so asked him if he had thrown it away (he has this thing about us having too many mugs). Well, he said no and just stood there staring at the shelf it used to sit on, then started laughing, but still denying any knowledge to it's whereabouts. He is such a terrible liar, I can read him like a book and yet he still insists on playing the 'I don't know card'. My coffee just doesn't taste the same in any other mug, good job the supermarkets have the Easter eggs in now, I can go and replace my lost mug!
Anyway, I am going to get myself another Smirnoff Ice and have a looksie round blogland.
See you all later x x