Autumn cards

for these cards I followed the sketch at freshly made sketches so be sure to check out the other fabulous card inspirations

Haven’t made cards for awhile but as I love autumn I though I would make a few..for these owl cards I used some lovely paper from an old making cards magazine..I love owls.

Enjoy your weekend..bye for now


Autumn approaches

Yesterday I made this autumn heart at craft group and today I decided to tackle the garden. I got a lovely surprise when cutting down some branches which were hiding these grapes! I had one and they are delicious. I bought myself some flowers too and like to have them by the front door drinking a cuppa watching out for my sons bus. We have been trying the food delivery service Hello Fresh and we absolutely love the meals and it takes the hassle out of meal planning as we were getting fed up of eating the same meals all the time..even my sons are having a little taste here if you want £25 off a box and I get a little discount too

Happy tea Tuesday and always buy yourself flowers

Every sunset brings the promise..

Havent done any art for awhile as have been on holiday so this is for the sunset challenge over at mix it monthly

while we were staying in the cottage I did lots of crochet watching Harry Potter films with my sons every night

the quality of the sand and clear water in Northumberland is sure to visit the area around Bamburgh Castle its fantastic

A short walk  near the cottage in Amble where we stayed..fantastic sunsets such a beautiful holiday to remember..we shall definitely return as loved it

,…and as requested check out Art Journal journey challenge too..

Blue hair wardrobes n bags

my sons are off school now so not much getting done craftwise..but I have been starting a new grey crochet bag with handles and have got all the pieces ready for my coffee sack bag.  Today has been visit the dentist day so treated my son to a doughnut and a teacake for myself as we were so brave..he then wanted blue hair dye so bought him some spray on wash out colour..doesnt he look cool.  My eldest son put together this little white bedside table to hold my teamaker and it goes really well with our new white wardrobes which he also helped to put together..its handy having lots of sons sometimes!

Before I forget..if any of you are members of the craft artist daisy trail community they are closing down so you need to make sure you download the digital craft kits before 11th August…got some great bargains and free stuff on there at the moment!

Happy Teacake Tuesday!



Sunflowers, cushions and yoga crochet

So nice to finish projects I started a while ago.  My sons are all off school now so its nice to be able to do a bit of crochet of a night time watching tv etc..I can never just sit there can you? I have just finished this yoga bag and used an old handbag handle..quite pleased with it as it matches my new handbag. Bought myself these lovely sunflowers..such a happy flower to greet me when I enter the house.  My son is still mad on Harry Potter and made these bookmarks..he is reading the second book at the moment..its lovely to see him curled up with a book like I used to and still do.  I am currently reading Gadfly in Russia by Alan Sillitoe.  Keeping on the russian theme I finished this russian doll cushion from a craft group I attend and decided to make a Toscana tea towel sent to me by an Italian friend into a cushion too as I think the colours go well together.


while my sons were still in bed early this morning I decided to have a bit of craft “me time” drinking my ethiopian coffee from freshly ground beans.  I am currently making a bag out of an old coffee sack so will share that next week perhaps when its finished

IMG_20170725_112806_147 sunflowers outside havent bloomed yet but will be able to see the happy flowers out of my craft area window hopefully soon

well off to take the sons out in the sunshine

Happy Tea Tuesday and paper players card sketch no 354 challenge

Beatles, rain n jam

I go to a craft group at St Peters church in Woolton where the Beatles met 50 yrs ago so the village has been having a Beatles week…to commemorate it we made this collaged tray and a little heart too


a friend gave us some rhubarb so I had a go at making rhubarb, ginger and honey jam..its quite nice on some toast.  A favourite place to visit is the Hayloft in Lydiate which has peacocks everywhere and this time a little gift shop so I bough some lovely fruit, a new handbag and my son wanted this reindeer cushion.  I am currently catching up with the reset girls planner challenge and making this little planner using up my stash of papers.  I have just come back from a lovely lunch with my eldest son at our local Morrisons where the salmon n cucumber sandwiches are delicious..the cafe has a had a refit and I love the teapot table number holder. My youngest son is mad on Harry Potter at the moment so he made a little wand using a chopstick, paint and glue…I think it looks fabulous and I love it when he wants to play in the craft area.

Happy Tea Tuesday