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Thursday, 31 July 2008

More Magnolias :-)

I've not been able to make much since Moonbeams was born, not because of her but because of Eefie! Sounds daft but I cant work when I finally manage to get them to sleep as the fuse in my lamp has blown and i keep forgetting to get some and fix it and cant root round in the garage that time of night when i remember! I must must must remember to fix lamp lol!


Also need to go the village and pick up my photo printer ink for Molly's thank you cards, they're ready but just need photos to put on them!



Anyhow, this is one I made for Michelle's birthday who is a chums 4 mums co-ordinator from Crewe. She has rescued horses so I thought she might like it :) Background is moonglow shadow ink (the purple one!) Bronte the horse was painted in distress inks.





This is one I made for my nan's birthday. Its my usual shadow inks and starburst stains only this time I stamped Tilda onto paper matching the background, cut out the top and trousers and glued them on.

This one a bit out of focus sorry, was a rush job! DD came home with this grey piece of card with some ribbon and wooden flowers superglued on and asked if I could do anything with it as it was their english teacher retiring. The kids had written happy retirment..... ummm not good for an english teacher lol! She then told me she needed it for the morning! Was up till 2am working on it for her but did it!




Sunday, 27 July 2008

Sheilakins bright idea!

My dear dear friend Sheilakins aka Mrs Doubtfire suggested a couple of weeks ago I give Eefie a pot of paint to play with and let him create as he could be the next salvador dali so I got him some paints as instructed, laid the paper out ready and gave him some brushes....

Not quite what I had envisaged lol!


He did manage to get a bit on the paper!









Thursday, 24 July 2008

Molly Moonbeams

She's coming along nicely, getting her features now. She looks like her Granny Bali haha! Her hair sticks up and goes curly when she has a bath! She's got her daddy's nose and green eyes, he got them off his mum so she's actually more Trixie than us!


And here's Big Bruv taking his job seriously! He's quite taken with her, tries to put her dummy back in and passes me nappies. We have a little routine where I try to spend some one on one with both and then at 5pm we all sit on the couch and watch goldenballs, its quite sweet! Eefie isn't jealous of Molly, he's jealous of me and sometimes he throws a bit of a wobbler if he's not getting his fair share but he's really quite settled and accepting of her which is also nice :)


An Award and some cards!

I got an award off my good friend Loopy aka Rachel for being an inspiring crafter, thank You Rachel and what a gorgeous looking one it is too!


I gotta show you this card by Sheilakins. She used copic markers to colour it in and coloured the gems and ribbon to match. I recognised the crafter as soon as I saw it, very distinct style has Sheilakins and her work is always top notch




And I managed to make one too! This is for a Noobie swap on our yahoo group. One of the noobies let us down so I step in and replace it so her partner isn't let down. Its a nice and quick one, I stamped on a background of alcohol inks and gold krylon pen, mounted it on white and then another layer of alcohol ink then onto white card. Stamped a HOTP swirl at the bottom in versamagic and added some sticky gems - voila!


Friday, 11 July 2008

Oooh Magnolia blog candy!


Just spied this Magnolia blog candy on Andrea's blog. To be in with a chance of winning go to Andrea's blog


Saturday, 5 July 2008

Good golly Miss Molly

Ahhh bless her little cotton socks! I rang the midwives last saturday as I wasnt happy with Miss Molly's cord, looked infected to me. Two midwives came out sunday and said it was fine. Again on thursday I didnt like the look of it and another midwife came out friday so I asked her to look and guess what - its infected!!! She's had a few gripey, clingy days and MW cut the clamp and stump off and phoned the doctor to get her anti biotic cream and I now have a happy Molly Moomins again :D

She's sleeping well (when its my turn haha!) and only up once in the night, well I say night its actually about 6am! She goes back off again for a couple of hours so she's a breeze most of the time. Ethan on the other hand, well I have the tune Oh Fortuna by Carl Orff running through my head all the time lol! He's developed the green eyed monster the past couple of days, throws his toys and dummies around, follows his dad everywhere and DEMANDS his lap time. He just likes to park his bum on my lap and cling hold of my hair and god forbid you interrupt his lap time!!

It will pass I'm sure :)


As for me, well I'm feeling immensely calm and serene at the moment, very content. Just need to work on getting my body back, my waist is like a size 12 but I have the deflated balloon look belly still lol! Need to do some sit ups when I get discharged from the midwives. Its all coming off gradually, about 2-3lb a day (great diet eh lol!) Been looking at those Wii fit thingies, they sound like fun so will save up for one.
What else, well I havent managed to make anything yet, I did some stamping and colouring but Eefie is being very demanding at the mo so attention is diverted to him as he needs it and I'm usually too knackered in the evening plus my table is a mess with baby things so that needs organising and things finding a place then I can sit down and make sumfink! I got a koi brush to see if that makes any difference to colouring which I'm keen to experiment with so watch this space!
Heres new pics of Miss Molly Moomims, looks like she's going to have her daddy's green eyes, she's got his nose, my lips, my mums mouth and her right ear is starting to stick out just like her dad lol! She's looking less like Yoda with each day and more like a lil girl as the wrinkles start to disappear!





Wednesday, 2 July 2008

We've survived!

Yes we're still in the land of the living and actually doing quite well! Ethan has turned into a little angel bless him! He's normally a handful and a half but the past few days he's been good as gold, he even put himself on the changing mat for a bum change, I couldnt believe it, normally its an ordeal and I have to chase him everywhere. He also seems to be understanding more of what you're saying to him, I asked him to get his shoe and he got his shoe and sat still whilst I put it back on, fantastic!


Molly Moo is a bit colicky some days so she gets clingy. On days where she's screaming and clinging to us its followed by a day of her doing non stop sleep! She only wakes once in the night between 4-6am for a feed and goes straight back to sleep so so far has been a doddle to look after!

We treated Ethan to his first ice cream cone as he's been a good lad.


We also took the kids out for a walk down the trans pennine. Ethan wanted to climb in and out of the new pram, he helped me push Molly Moo and had a good run round.
Daddy got Molly Moo out for a breath of fresh air and look at the size of those feet ahhhhh!