Friday, 24 April 2009

Manic Weekend of Getting Ready-nees....eep


This weekend is going to be one of mental getting ready-ness for the Hen Do of Hell. its too much of a long story to go into on here, but its not somthing i am particularly looking forward to (if you didnt already guess). Im sure it will be ok when we get there, and everyone will enjoy themselves....ahem.

So, the plan for this weekend - i want to see if i can sew at least something - im aiming for a skirt and bag, but i think this is a little optimistic as ive not even practised yet. i didnt manage to take full advantage of the fella being away like i was intending to, so havent even got the sewing machine set up yet - im hoping to do that tonight. Im also hoping to get to the supermarket after work while the chap is at Friday Club (pub!).

I think i will aim to invite Lady Wilfred and her boyf over for tea - i fancy doing a slow roast lamb either saturday or sunday, depending on how tidy i get the house, and when they are working. we shall see how that develops.

I have my hair cut and spray tan booked for monday night - the barnet seriously needs a trim - im trying to grow it longer, but its getting all straggely as i havent had it chopped in about 6 months...oops. my hair dresser will be telling me off...again. I didnt want to be bearng my Daz white-ness whilst on holiday, and im really not the sun worshiping type (i like to be kind to my skin, and hope it repays the favour in later life), so im going fake all the way! ive been issued instruction to exfoliate and moisturise like mad till monday. my skin will be happy.

The chappy got back late tursday night, so i didnt see him till last night. sosovery pleased he is home. he bought us some tuip bulbs to share - proper Amsterdam tulips, so they will look fabulous next year. so very thoughtful.

today is long, but i have got the work that i needed to do done, which is good. ready for home now tho.


Thursday, 23 April 2009

Happy Tutorial of the Week...again!

you can never have too many really can you :) hehe.

Well, I aquired one fo those heat pad things from training last night where its full of seedy things, and you just shove it in the microwave and it smells nice, and then i stumbled accross this tutorial today, and thought i'd save it for a rainy day. i like the potential use of odd leftover bits of material to make them pretty, and the cooling face mask looks like it would be very relaxign and theraputic.

the tutorial is here (another fabulous Sew, Mama Sew! creation), i recommend you have a gander.

***polite note: I am in no way, shape or form claiming any aspect of this tutorial as my own...dances away***

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Happy Tutorial of the Week...


i came accross a fabulous tutorial for this gorgeous bag, and wanted to share it. it was poted on Sew, mama, Sew!'s blog - i highly recommend you visit this site as it is a treasure trove of goodies and ideas.

The tutorial is posted here!

***Polite note: I am in no way, shape, or form claiming any part of this tutorial to be my own***...just in case!


i did it i did it i did it...*celebratory dance*


i did it (if you didnt guess from the title) - i was awarded my yellow belt last night at training. i am sovery pleased! and they gave it to me infront of the yummy hunk that trains on a monday. hehe. OBVIOUSLY not worth a chap sacrifice, but soemthing nice to look at on a monday night is always pleasent.

Speaking of my man, he gets back late tomorrow night. sosovery excited. ive decided not to plant his new plant tonight, i will take it over on my way to training tomorrow. im going to plant my plants tonight tho - i have an azalia that i need to put in its special pot, a clem (pixie) that i need to pot up, and my beautiful new bamboo is going in a matching pot to my other beautiful bamboo! sounds like ive got a full evening planned. also need to do a bit of tidyign while i have chance, hmmmm.

yey *bounce, bounce*..

*skips away*....tra la laaaa....hehe xx

Monday, 20 April 2009

Keeping it ganster....

Ive been told im keeping it gangster today - fabulous!

This weekend was quite productive actually! I made it to the market and plucked up the courage to ask how much material was (i dont know why this skill escaped me, i think market folk just unnerve me with their forwardness). anyhoo, i found a nice lady that was very helpful, and i got some right jems! I wasnt expecting it to be as cheap as it was, but i found a pure cotton which was a deep rich chocolate brown for £2 a metre (just got 1 of that puppy), then some cute stuff that was a fudgy brown with teeny tiny flowers all over it - £1 a metre! so i got 2 of those. there was also some fabulous silky blue stuff that was in the offcut bin - just over a metre, so i got that for a quid n'all. job done. I also raided the habidashery (sp?) at the top and got some elastic, and some interfacing for 50p each. its just a shame that leeds is such a trek away! i will have to get better at getting the training from knottingley - im sure it will bea easier if i time it right!

I also raided H&M AGAIN! i know its bad, but i got a beautiful summer skirt - it was £20, BUT is very tasteful so i can wear it all summer as apposed to 'just for holiday' wear, which i resent. i got a couple more work tops - these were the same as i got last week, but in different colours! i wore them for work last week and they were so comfy, so i thought i might as well get a couple and revamp the old workwear wardrobe! i also got some daytime sandles and some vest tops, which are always useful!

on sunday, mumsie came round to help me move the old kitchen off my drive (ive had a new kitchen put in, i WILL get some photos eventually), and take it to the tip. we had it all planned out, and gained a pass for the tip round the corner. car filled, set off....closed - all the skips were full apparently. so then we went for a tour round vegas to places i never knew existed. finally found the next nearest (which was about 10 times further than the one just round the bloody corner), and off loaded load 1. went back for load 2 (managed to ket it all in 2 carloads - hurrah), got back to the far away tip....closed at 1. bastards. so then we went for another venture and found an open tip. all in all it took us about 3 and a half hours to do 2 car loads - this should have only taken us about an hour since the original tip was just round the corner. scandelous.

we then went to the huge cheap garden centre of goodness, and i bought lots of pretty things, including another bamboo! fabulous! i also got my beatiful boy a new cordyline to replace the one that has carked it in his front garden. i will plant it for him tomorrow, and it will be a nice surprise for him when he returns from the stag do. yey.

I made a carbonara for tea, and a crumble for afterwards (pear and mixed friut, with cinamen, and oat/wholemeal topping). the mistake of the crumble was not taking the skin of the pears off - so its not a pleasent as it should be. still tasty tho, and good for a 1st attempt. i will defo make another and experiment with different fruits!

I also mowed the grass in front of my house (and next doors - we share a lawn). i will plant my plants out this week soemtime - i didnt have the energy after i got home (apart from to mow the grass it seems...hmmm)

happy crumble...


They are dishing out the belts for people who graded at training tonight - i hope i get mine! fingers crossed please.