Tuesday, September 18, 2012


Well, Tuesday night and I can't believe that my desk hasn't been touched since a fortnight ago. That was the last time that I had a chance to pop over to Julia's to sneek at peek at everyone else's workspace.

I need to start tidying my desk so that I might have a chance of crafting on it. It looks more like an unloved dumping ground at the moment. Most of my work-in-progress lives in a bag at the moment. That is because on Wednesdays I beat a hasty retreat when the carer comes in and I escape to my local      
craft shop for a few hours of retail therapy and crafting me-time.

So I hope to drop by a few blogs this evening, why don't you join in the fun.

cut and blow dry

Everything I do just now seems to be at a single pace.......FAST!

That is the speed if it relates to something that I want to do. I was at the hairdressers this morning. I booked 5 min prior to going in. Unusually for me I had 2 shampoos and a conditioning, and there was a sneaky wee head massage in there too.

I joked with the hairdresser, that I can have a shower and wash my hair in the time she took to shampoo! I wasn't joking.

Admittedly, that doesn't apply to the footmuff from the previous post. The fabric for that hasn't even seen the light of day since purchase.

Do you speed your way through the day? Or are you selective like me in the things that lurk at snail's pace?

Monday, September 17, 2012

foot muff

Going to try my hand at some sewing in the next wee while. Bought some black fleece material to make a foot muff for Little miss A's new buggy. It was only £5 so doesn't matter if it goes wrong...but watch this space.

Thankfully I found a premade one locally, in black. So at least she won't freeze while I get my finger out. To be honest, I dont really know where to start so I'm putting it off. Does that sound familiar to anyone?

Saturday, September 15, 2012

holidays should be relaxing...

Well, that is a good theory. For this trip however, I'm not holding much hope. We have booked to go to Turkey in October. We won't have any carers there, it will be hot and bright and I don't know how she will cope with either.

We booked with our local Thomas Cook office, and I have to tell you I am so glad that we did. The ladies there have been marvellous. It has been stressful already, but they have been a great support.

It would appear that we need to provide our own portable oxygen concentrator for the flight. (done)
We need a variety of stuff to be detailed on a doctor's note. (done)
Her meds need to be in small bottles, apart from a couple (done)

Do you think I'm mad? I can tell you.... every night that is my mantra... (must be off my head....must be crazy....what am I thinking....) but after her grandfather passed a couple of months ago I realised that it was an opportunity missed forever. Mr K's family still haven't met his only child. That just isn't fair, for either of them. So, the flight is booked and everything that I can prepare in advance has been prepared. I'm hoping that I get to the other end and wonder what the fuss is all about, but I'm thinking I'll just be so knackered  I will be happy just to get Little Miss A safely there and safely back.

Actually, I'm trying to not think about it too much or I might just frighten myself out of going at all.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


Can it really be wednesday again?? Join the fun over at julia's.

Not much on my workdesk at this time of night, sitting watching LittleMissA as she is a bit poorly so taking the opportunity to do some well deserved bloghopping.

Hoping for some inspiration. My SIL got some fab photos of the kids for her birthday, I want to do some LOs but they need to be suitably impressive...so no pressure....

A completed LO sits for the moment - filling the gap whilst inspiration is lacking.

have a great wednesday.