Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Halloween Ooooooh!

Ok So I promised a pic with my papers from Jen at Flurogodess,
And here it is.
It is a 3 layered paper cut, Halloween Card.
I wanted to put "Halloween" on it but felt I couldn't add anymore without ruining it, already felt I had gone a step too far with the Cob web!

I wonned I wonned!!

Thank You to the wonderful Jen at Flurogodess

I have received a bunch of Halloween goodies including a Fake worm

(with a warning, "I am for scaring not for eating" yet I still had a little Sniff, Poke and yes even a lick! *Blush* )

Some much needed Orange and Black papers amongst other goodies which my children will be thrilled with too. I hope to produce something half decent with the papers and post some pics!

Thank you again Jen x x

Tuesday, 21 October 2008


I have been tagged by the lovely Chris at Kiamyka
Thank you x x

The rules are;

1. Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog.

2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.

3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by including links to their blogs.

4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blogs.

So 7 facts about me;

I was coeliac (Allergic to Gluten) as a child, thankfully I out grew the condition in my late teens.
Discovering Doughnuts and fresh baked bread was a heavenly Joy!

I had a friend at school who said I could eat the remains of her cake mix as her mum had used gluten free flour; She lied and I was very poorly sick and missed the party.
(that was nearly 30 years ago!)

I don't hold grudges.

A brick wall fell on me when I was about 6 or 7 years old. I suffered nothing more than a grazed shoulder! and I had no top on!

My family owned a pure white cat called fluffy,
she had 3 ears, 1 eye and 2 club paws! (she hated me!)

My name "Buffy" is a pet form of "Elizabeth" As a little girl I used to say Lily ~ Buff and the Buff stuck, I was chuffed to see this in a baby names book recently!

I have always lived around this area and my children attend the same school as I did,
Some of the teachers from my days are still there!

I completed a 5 year Mechanical Engineering apprenticeship at Imperial College and went on to work there as a workshop Technician. It was the last year and as far as I know the last Company to offer such an Apprenticeship as the old school apprenticeships are now long gone!

My 7 Tags are;

My World
Cinnamon Cottage
All about eden
Pearls and Whirls
The Lilac Kitchen
The Vintage Kitten
Scrapbooking Virgin

Run for the Camera! The Sun is shining!

Having received my delivery of a new knife I thought I would put it to the test with a little paper cutting. It passed the test and got my eldest hooked on stenciling Rock Stars for his own Banksy style posters! I never get to keep anything for long in this house!

I am also chuffed to pieces with a lovely set of cute Christmas stamps and have produced my first Christmas card of the year! Albeit a very simple design.

And finally I have got my website up and running! wooo Joy! :D

There are only a few wine glass charms up for the time being but it is a start!

Like the true professional that I am, I made a set of Fimo Wine glass charms for a commission and failed to photograph them before Selling! D'uh

So have made three more though I am not happy with the present with the larger ribbon as the gold leaf looks Naff.

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Christmas already!

With two fayres on the horizon and Halloween!
I have ordered in some card making bits n bobs.

Been busy with more wine glass charms and generally running around like a headless chicken crying out for inspiration and a feeling of "I can't do nothing!! "

I haven't bought a thing in black and Orange!! arrrggghhhhhhh

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Dreaming in Crochet Patterns

It's true! People in my dreams are being represented by certain lines and dashes, with a key for reference. Thought it best I take a break from it and come here, before I start talking in "Crochet Pattern" ~ "triple crochet for 2 then chain 3" 0_o

Going back ~~~~~~~


Princess' birthday she was as pleased as punch with her Lovely Cake, of which I confess to ordering and not making.


Cat Cake


With a few "eureka!" moments I managed to get to grips with Crochet and pattern reading on a basic level. I am enjoying it albeit at a "retro" level as opposed to contemporary but it will come! along with inspiration, I hope!

Croyden Square

DK Rose

4 ply Rose

The Square needs to be fixed but I don't have enough pins for pining at the moment!

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Baking and Stalking, as you do!

No! not Baking for my stalkees!
My youngest daughter has her 5th birthday tomorrow, along with her great nan's 92nd birthday! so we have all been a cup cake a making! 5 (genuine kids) and an overgrown kid (ie Other Half!) and I, knocked up some cupcakes for the class tomorrow. nowt too exciting but trust me, hectic enough! As for me! Today I have mostly been stalking blogs and adding them to my list, I am in awe! each one has taken away my hours, looking agasp and enjoying!

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Clapped out cars and Crochet!

I am off to a start, not necessarily a good start but a start all the same!

I have managed to fix my Camera, all by myself with no expense spared.

Albeit in a "Clapped out second hand car" knack type way. ie to make it work you have to have the right knack to it and pull out the lens by hand at exactly the right time!

My little "pop up" tent has arrived and I have managed to get in an hour of experimenting with taking pictures. The natural light today was too "grey" so I tried a lamp which is a tad too "Orange" Ah well, guess I will have to add a "White lamp" of sorts, to my list of things i need / Want to buy. All necessary items of course! Such as Crochet needles, Yarn, Wire, sewing machine and Fabrics.

Not sure if wanting to "Have a Go" at everything is a good thing or bad! It is so hard not to dabble when surrounded by so many creative souls!

Art Deco themed Swarvoski Wine Glass Charm.

Monday, 22 September 2008

The Blogging Begins!

(Halloween Pumpkin from last year, it's nearly here again!)

I am a stay at home mum to five lovely (most of the time!) children.

I like to spend my spare time making Arts and Crafts. Card Making, Knitting, Scrap booking, Painting, Drawing, Modeling with Recycling materials, Fimo, Wirework, Beading and Jewellery making are all the things I have dabbled in so far. My latest goals are to try Crochet, Aplique and wire crochet / Knitting.

I am always trying new methods and "Giving things a go!"

I hope to keep this blog to show my journey through crafting and hopefully my improvements!

Unfortunatley my Camera is in need of repair! So for now I will just upload some of my previous work.

Wirework Bag charm and the Startings of a Bridal Tiara.

First Fimo Beads and My English Rose and some Letter Canes.