Monday, 12 December 2011

bump at 24 weeks..
crochet snowflakes, pattern from crochet today. ( )

crochet wrap, pattern from inside crochet. ( )

Monday, 28 November 2011

in which i miss time BP - before pregnancy

dont get me wrong, i love the whole pregnancy thing....well...except the sickness, tiredness and other nesses. what i hate is feeling like a social leper.
i loved Roller Derby. i still do. but obviously it doesnt really go well with pregnancy. so i had to stop. that was 17 weeks ago and i miss it so much; i miss the sweaty practices, the socialising, the gossip....
my team are now at the point where bouting against others is getting closer and closer..and i cant be as much a part of it as i would like. i feel like things are moving so fast and im being left behind, and thats tough, especially as i was in it from the start.
i just want my wheels back.

Monday, 14 November 2011

week 20 and other stories

baby has cooked to week 20 now, and is moving all the time and kicking nicely. Bump is growing slowly and has a nice shape, so i now look pregnant rather than have eaten too much...
this year ive decided to crochet some christmas presents.
my mum will be getting this scarf...
and my sister this cowl, pattern here...
i also used some of the silver flecked wool to make another blythe hat which is listed in my etsy.
ive also picked some gender neutral colours for a baby blanket. i went with Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino, and if we decided to find out the sex, can add in the appropriate colour palette as needed.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

new dolly hats

i finally figured out how to make blythe granny hats. 3 are in my etsy and i'll see how they go.
bump at 16 weeks..not that different to 12 weeks..

Friday, 21 October 2011

bump at 12 weeks

growing slowly. but surely. am now 16 weeks so bump is a bit bigger. the sickness has stopped, the tiredness has stopped, i finally feel human.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

blanket progression

this blanket is a very slow process!! i have enough squares for 6 rows and need at least double that for it to be of a decent size!!

Sunday, 2 October 2011

big news

in 26 weeks my husband and I will be joined by this little person!

Monday, 19 September 2011


having gotten fed up with being messed around with various agencies, hubby and i turned around last friday and told all involved we wanted to move this thursday (22nd) and they had to make it happen..fingers crossed, things are looking good.

had a call at work from hubby whilst at work to say a man was wandering around our estate looking for his daughter's cat..that went missing 3 months ago. of course im worried its Darwin, but as he's now chipped he's officially ours...isnt he??

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

here's the LO from the previous post, but now i have a working camera again (yay) you get a proper picture. i also managed my first one of our new cat.
Speaking of Darwin, he isnt coping well with the whole move thing, especially as we appear to have hit a bit of a stumbling block. He's gone off his food and will only eat is one of us sits next to him and strokes him. He's losing weight and doesnt like being outside too long. poor little man.

another treat for you, ive started a new crochet project. its a biggie, and will take a long time but will look amazing!
the long haul...

Friday, 26 August 2011

rubbish scan...

so i wanted to share a LO i did with some bits from one of my quirky kit lites. but my camera is refusing to turn on so im afraid im leaving you with a rubbish scan...

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

a long time..

gosh its been too long since i last posted..
and i really dont have much to say!!

the move is still progressing. slower than originally thought but we're aiming to finally move september 2nd. lots of annoying questions from various solicitors, and random requests for money but its getting there.

i do have some other news but it really has to wait for now. dont worry, its a goodie.

to satisfy those visual needs, here's some flickr faves.

1. Rainbow Cake!, 2. Sea view, 3. If you go down to the woods today...., 4. For Steph.Kaye!, 5. IMGP0052, 6. 20110703 1829 5272--PENTAX -ist DS 18 mm, 7. Too many colours… ! ;P, 8. Neo Blythe Border Spirit, 9. Heart sweater and crochet edge skirt, 10. Kimber's Mosaic, 11. Love It - Sassafras Lass, 12. BlytheCon Europe, 13. monchhichi, 14. Going to live with Camillaeatfiftyeggs!, 15. Chimong, 16. Miss No-name

Friday, 29 July 2011

nearly there..

we very almost have a new house.
This has taken a long time to get to this point, and even now we're not convinced it will go through. We're waiting on the mortgage confirmation but it seems to be taking forever.
Solicitors dont seem to know our moving date, despite being told from the start. The management company that looks after where we live now are crooks, and aren't willing to give up information easily or without a hefty fee.
But hopefully we'll get there.

Monday, 18 July 2011

International Air Tattoo 2011

Saturday 16 july, marcus and i went to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford. The weather all morning was horrific, mainly swinging towards monsoons. but by some miracle, in the afternoon it cleared up! There were some magnificent displays, with my highlights being the Red Arrows, the Vulcan and the Typhoon. Great day, shame about the weather.

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

i scrapped!

yes ladies and gentleman, i have. All created using my quirky kit lite from crafty templates.

Sunday, 3 July 2011

old town festival

25June, Old Town Festival.
Our Derby team was invited to take part.
This involved skating on a road!!

Dad's 60th

June 18th, my Dad's 60th birthday BBQ.
Me (r) and my younger (!) sister Natasha.

Girlies with Dad.

Marcus (my hubby, front) and Ben (Tasha's fiance, back)

Monday, 20 June 2011

an ow and an aww

Darwin is my Aww. we've semi officially adopted him and am taking him for his big boy operation on friday.
And this is my ow. my palm sized, roller derby related bruise. very ow.

It seems that since we took Darwin in, everything else has been put on hold. I havent crocheted, i havent used the scrapbooking kit i bought..buts its all ready to go when i get the chance.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

im lost!

This handsome little man has been roaming around my close for 2 weeks with no obvious home. So last night we decided to take him in. I visited the vets today who say he's about 6 months and isnt microchipped, and noone has reported him missing in the last month. Fingers crossed he gets to stay with us.

Thursday, 9 June 2011

scrap books for sale

im after £10 including postage for each of these, both for £16.
post in the comments section if interested.

bunting WIP

getting there..

Wednesday, 8 June 2011


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