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!