Thursday, 12 February 2009

Taking the liberty ...and looking forward to something BIG!!

Journeys to the craft room have had to be somewhat curtailed these last few days as there seem to be a number of children who are behind with their GCSE English Lit coursework!!
Why is it always boys? ;-)
The latest addition to my English classes came along last night.He has 5 pieces of work to do in only just over 10 days. OMG!
Added to his problems, he said he supported Exeter City and Man Utd.
Poor lad ;-)
I hope he gets over it one day! LOL
Picking myself up from the floor, having heard that, I spent the rest of the lesson with gritted teeth...glaring and snarling at him....I am only joking of course.
I have devoted the whole morning writing..err I mean planning.. his English Media essay.
Hence the lack of crafting.
That done, I took the liberty or should I say some small pieces of Liberty fabrics ,along with some felt pieces..and played around.
Pin cushions!

Well they might be... when I've finished with media and Macbeth!

Nowhere near finished but you get the gist.

There is just not enough time in the day,is there?!!
But wait!!
I have something I must share..!!
I received an email from my sister yesterday!.....
Her hubby is off to Bristol to watch Southampton play footy (well they try to but are not very good at it!) on Saturday and ...(ooooh wait for this)..did I want to go as well..and we could go shopping together in Clifton and make our way down to Park Street where waiting for us will be...
Did I want to go?!!
With birthday dosh to spend, what do you think I said?
And Dear Mr Snippets is quite happy to have some peace and quiet and watch the endless amounts of rugby on the tv.
Anyway, I have another essay to plan ..and a CK catalogue to browse...and my Country Living to read...but maybe not in that order !!
Hope your day is going well!! ;-)
(Roll on Saturday!) ;-)

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Divorced,beheaded,died,divorced,beheaded....!! And crafts ;-)

This is a crafting post..almost... but I must just say that I get a huge amount of fun from reading one or two sports writers! My favourite is Oliver Holt but today,however,I think he has been beaten fair and square by Simon Barnes of The Times...who writes:

''.... if a World Cup-winning coach isn't good enough for you, where the hell are you going to go for the next one? Chelsea have reached the limit of human possibility in their quest for the right man. The logical next step is to hire an archangel. But a few months down the line and it'll be,
"Out you go, Gabriel. What do you know about routing the forces of the ungodly? You've lost the dressing-room, you've mislaid the owner, your press conferences are crap and, besides, we're not the most successful club in the world and that proves you're rubbish."
You have to laugh, don't you (unless you are a Chelski fan!)?
And then this:

''When a man presents you to his fifth wife, you don't wonder what was wrong with the previous four; you wonder what's wrong with the bloke. And when a football club get rid of four top managers in half a dozen seasons - well, you don't wonder what's wrong with the managers, do you? ''
Oooh brilliant writing !
Yeah, it might be gutting for Scolari's pride but before anyone feels sorry for him remember that nice fat cheque he will walk away with !! ;-)
And there, is all that I hate about football!
And now, on to crafting!
Funnily enough, blue is the colour today...!! ;-)

I found another lovely tea towel at the weekend ;-)

I felt quite bad making that first cut!

Note... blues and purples this time!

Makes a change from the usual reds and pinks which seem to dominate my blog...

I'm not too sure what to put in them yet..Lavender? Soaps? Pot Pourri?

I'll think on!

A long, long time ago ( I can still remember! ) I bought some different coloured cotton fabric...and never used it.

I think because it was such a good selection of colours,I was reluctant to do anything with it and just stashed it away.

The other day I discovered it.

It's fatal when I discover things as my mind goes into overdrive .

Anyway, I hit upon this idea that I would make....'Patchwork in a bag'.

This was prompted by 'crazy patchwork'.

Everyone is doing it!

I was meant to be doing it last Tuesday's craft morning but that was cancelled due to the weather and so I did these instead...

You get 12 lovely 5'' patchwork squares ; thread; pins; a needle etc..all in a bag.

And there you have it..patchwork in a bag;-)

So if you want a 'taster' but don't want to buy loads of fabric, they are in my a snip ;-)

And now I am off to do my crazy patchwork at today's craft morning ..oh and also scan the job pages..oh look here is one...

'Mug wanted, must speak fluent Russian...and a knowledge of Czech,Serbian,Portuguese,Italian,German, French etc etc etc, is useful! ;-)English not essential as little is spoken during the day.

Probably only short don't think of buying a house, just rent one.'

Location very handy for Cath will keep your OH happy'

Apply asap.