Thursday, May 31, 2012


Well, there wasnt much crafting going on when the carer came in yesterday. Instead Mr K and I went out for lunch and then did a bit of shopping. Mr K duly reported to Mum on our return that he managed to persuade me that he could buy Little Miss A some clothes.

It is not that I dont want her to get new clothes, it is more like I have so many clothes for her that I tend to rotate the same ones over and over again because I cant face digging through the drawers for anything else. As a result there are some lovely things that she has hardly had on her back. I hate when that happens. I am actually lucky with some of my favourite clothes because she has had loads of wear out of them. She is only just getting into 3-6mth clothing now. This is what I call progress.

These are all the sizes that Little Miss A has now grown out of. It has been hard work over this last 9 months....but SOOOOOOOO worth it to see her progress.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

WOYWW 156 and charity night

I can hardly believe it, last night our charity night for CHAS raised just under £2000. A massive thanks goes to Simone, my Sister in Law, and Karen my crafty mentor (just out of the pic)

Little Miss A picking the first raffle ticket

I have to thank all those WOYWWers who sent me cards and items to sell. You were all very generous with your crafted items and we could not have done it without you.

all the donated cards from our generous crafty friends

The work desk today??? Well, another part of yesterday that made the whole day special was that it was my first birthday as a Mum. I got 2 cards from my 9 month old daughter. Amazing really.....I don't know where she got the time to go shopping.....I also received many crafty things. So today, I get 4 hours when a carer comes in to watch Little Miss A, and I get to go to my favourite crafty place and play with my new stash.

It is also my sisters birthday tomorrow so I will be working on her card and voucher wallet (brill tutorial on canny crafter's blog here).

Apologies for not getting back round to everyone that left comments on last weeks post. It is still a piece of work in action, just slower than i would have liked - but i will get to you all.

If this post leaves you wondering what on earth I am blethering about pop over to Julia's and you can find other desks just as intriguing.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

woyww 155

It is only 6 days until our pamper night. My desk, my room and even my Sister in Law's salon Beauty Matters is becoming a bit chaotic with all the donations being stored. We have already had a great response to the cards that we are selling in the salon. This is just a small selection of the cards that we had donated.

If any of our lovely ladies want to send some cards to support CHAS please send them to me at the following address:

Caroline Johnstone
c/o Beauty matters
65 Main Street
FK10 3JT

Many thanks to Julia for allowing me to make the request on WOYWW. If you want to see other crafty desks drop by her blog and prepare to lose a couple of hours.

Friday, May 18, 2012

9 months today

Can you believe it..... I have hardly drawn breath....and now it is 9 months on. How did that happen? One of the Rachel house (CHAS) team had a great phrase. She said that time with Ayla evaporates. How true.

Scary but fabulous. I have loved being a mum to this little bundle of joy.


Hope you have a great weekend

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

WOYWW 154 and CHAS

On my workdesk this week is a batch of Hunkydory toppers that are destined to go on some charity cards.

My team mate on UKScrappers sent me a set of 10 cards to sell, and a fab RAK bundle of crafty bits just for me :-) I have the coolest teamies!

To explain: on 29th, my SIL is organising a charity Ladies Pamper Night for CHAS . There will be beauty therapies and stalls and most importantly cake with a cuppa while the lady from CHAS does a little presentation to raise awareness.

To celebrate my birthday, which is the same day, we will be taking little miss A for a browse of the stalls before I treat myself to a couple of 15min therapies.

For those who know us, we are regulars at Rachel House. We love it there, it is such a happy place to build precious memories. Can't believe how time has flown. Little Miss A will be 9 months on Friday. She wasn't meant to last a week!

We are still collecting cards to sell. Those that dont sell on the night will be taken to the CHAS charity shop in Kinross for them to sell.

Well, a mammoth post for me - trying to catch up cos i am so rarely on the PC at the moment. Hope I haven't bored you too much. Just incase you want to browse some more desks....

Pop over to Julia's to see other workdesks this week

I'm hoping to get round a few blogs over the next couple of days as I have been a little out of touch over the past few months, and my nose is getting the better of me.

have a great wednesday.