Sunday, 27 September 2015

My Love of Crafting

I've always been creative. I loved doing cross stich with my mum when I was younger, but the back of mine was never as neat as hers! I'd sit and watch her crochet baby blankets, sewing badges on my school jumpers, and general clothing repairs. I think that's where it came from, my love of creating things, mending things and even taking one thing and turning it into something else.

About 18 months ago I went to a crafting day that my cousin was organising near where I used to live. It wasn't long after my wedding and I wanted to work on a little album to put some pictures in. So the day before, my cousin took me shopping to The Range to get basic supplies, card, embelishments and some other basics. I turned up with my handbag of bits and bobs ready to start, and I watched as ladies walked in with what can only be described as suitcases full of crafting amazingness! This was when I got hooked.

Dies, punches, inks, glitter, and so much more. It's been addictive! But I love it so much, and it's become a passion for me now. I have loved making my own cards for friends and family, for special occasions, trying out new designs and putting care and thought into each one. I've also made a few cards on request for friends, from new home, baby and birthday cards. Here are a couple I've made recently.

This care I made for my mum's birthday this year.

And this one was for my sister and her fiancée after they got engaged.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Happy September

Hello my friends!
Today is the first day of September, and I can't believe it. This year has flown by and I don't feel like I have done much. Next thing we know, Christmas will be around the corner, including both my kids birthdays, and an empty bank account for sure!
September is a busy month for us, and this year is no exception! The kids are both back to school this week, Mike is back into work routine after the holidays and the bank holiday weekend, and I have gone and got myself a job! Need to confirm hours this week, but should be starting soon. I am really looking forward to starting this new chapter of my life, and I'll be sure to let you know how I get on. We then have events pretty much every weekend, including one Saturday with two parties to go to!
Today, Maria and I went to Bluewater as we both needed clothes - I needed some black trousers for work, and she needed something to wear for my sister's wedding party this Saturday. Let me just explain why I have called it a party - her and her already husband actually got married earlier in the year when they were on holiday in Africa, but are now having a kind of wedding reception here for all their friends and family. I can't wait! I bought my outfit a few months ago, which includes this skirt from the Scarlett and Jo.
I'm teaming it with a plain black vest top and maybe a cream bolero - maybe a coat if this weather doesn't get any better! 

As we have got a few parties and events on this month, expect some OOTD posts for sure! I hope to bring some more throughout the rest of the year, I have missed talking about clothes, what I like, what is on trend and how they suit me, so I shall be back with a force this month with lots of outfit pics!!