Friday, 6 January 2017

Celebrating today . . . . . . . ..

Celebrating today as it's my Grandson's first birthday and mine too!!  Looking forward to seeing him this afternoon.  Cake baked and iced in the shape of a '1' as per Samantha's instructions  .   .   .  .   Presents wrapped and card made!!

together a several weeks ago.

Last night we went out for a curry with friends which was lovely as Joe and I don't go out for curries too often so it makes it extra special when we do.  Although it was bitter last night and quite icy on the pavements and road.  So when we were walking to the  the car park  from the restaurant I was a little apprehensive as I didn't want to slip and fall, so I was holding Joe's arm to keep me steady.  But all was fine so I needn't have worried!!!  

It's warmed up today with frost gone this morning - the weather is so strange of late and very changeable.  

Daughter and son in law's Christmas card this year made at a workshop back in October.  We did some embossing on acetate which was the first time for me and very effective.  

Lesley x

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Tuesday's twitter . . .

This was the card I gave to my husband this Christmas, created at a crafting day at Spondon,  back in October.  

The last few days have been spent in the craft room creating as I've got a few cards to make for January birthdays and I've a workshop to prepare for at the end of this month .

Yesterday for the first time in ages I put washing on the line.   I hung the towels out on the washing line as it proved to be cold but a sunny day, and by jove they dried.  I just had to put them in the tumble dryer for a few moments to air them .  Today I will not be so lucky as it's overcast and miserable :( 

Pam took me out yesterday afternoon for a  couple of hours to a friends for a crafty make and take with crafting chat, coffee and cake!!

Well of to the shops in a bit and then back to bake a cake for Friday, finish of my grandson's first birthday card and then to start on another card for my daughter.

Lesley x

Monday, 2 January 2017

just a few hand crafted Christmas cards I received this Christmas (2016)

Well the New Year is upon us and the sun shine might be with us in March . . . . hopefully :)   Lets hope this cold weather goes soon.  

I've got an exiting year ahead, these of a few of the things I've got to look forward too . . . . my grandson will celebrate his first birthday on the 6th January and I will be celebrating my birthday on that day too!!!  He has bought such joy to us over the last 12 months :) 

I've been semi retired for 1 year and I have thoroughly enjoyed it so far  . . . . . 

Joe and I will be celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary in August with special holiday with friends who will be celebrating their 40th anniversary on the exact day too . . . 

from Moreen 

from Doreen

 from Brenda

from Nerissa

Lesley x

Saturday, 31 December 2016


Wishing you all a very happy 
prosperous New Year  . . . . . . . . . 

Lesley  x x x 

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Happy Christmas . . .

wishing everyone a very Happy Christmas

Lesley x

Thursday, 22 December 2016

now for something different . . . .

Jack Frost has visited us over night and its very cold outside, so I think I will stay in the warm today.  I also started with a cold a few days ago so I've had several dates with blackcurrent lemsip!!!

 Emily came yesterday and stayed over night.  She wants to bake today.  She wants to  bake a cake  to  decorate with Christmas cake decoration and take home to her Mum,  Dad and brothers for Christmas Day.  She had great fun last night looking through the cake decorations that I've kept for such a time from when her Dad and Auntie Samantha was small and we used to bake in the days leading up to Christmas.  We used to bake Mince pies, sausage rolls, Christmas cakes, maids of honour, millionaires shortbread(one of my favourites)  and all manner of festive goodies.  Now days lots of people no longer like fruit cakes and mince pies, so I I rarely bake them (I have to watch my weight these days).  Joe the hubster has never been a fan of them either!!!

Now for something a little bit different today, no card but a hand crafted decoration .  .  .   .  

I made this for Oscar's 1st Christmas, he loved it because there is a bell on it and it made a noise.  His mummy loved it because it was traditional & especially for Oscar . . . 

Lesley x

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

after a bit of a rest I'm back . . . . .

I've not blogged for a while as life has been quite busy and you can only do so much . . . .   and sometimes you need to take a little bit of time out which is exactly what I have done!!

I have however still been crafting and holding crafting sessions with a group of lovely ladies who live in the Long Eaton area . . . 

Here are some of the cards we've made at theses sessions over the past few months & some that I've made just on my own.

wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year 

Lesley x