Thursday, 22 July 2010

A big hello and a few random things..... :)

Hi Everyone, long time, no blog!

And what a naughty blogger I've been too!
Things are still very much up in the air with our house, but hopefully this is the last leg of it before the builders start.

Meanwhile, everything has been crazy in preparation, so I'm so sorry for not being around to catch up with all your lovely blogs.

As you may have noticed, my blog has had a bit of a makeover too. I loved my old blog, but was about to loose the images due to the blog providers site changes, boo hoo!
Oh well, at least I've managed to find another owl to keep me company, twit twoo :)

I thought I would show you a few things I've been up to, along with some packing up photos.

I've been very naughty lately and bought the WRMK Cinch, boy what a whopper! As you can see next to my BIA, but I love it!!!!!!!!!!
I also bought some wonderful paper stacks, two of them are boys paper which is fab for me, living with so many males, lol! And as we all know, crafting for males can be soooooo tricky!

I also decided to treat the kids to some crafty bits, so with the help of some fun paint and large stones from the garden, we set to work on making some rock people, and we think they look great!
My youngest (Robbie) who's nearly six loved making these (as you can tell from the photo, it was very hot that day, lol!)
My eldest who's nine is in sunny Dublin visiting his grandparents at the moment, but I know he will love these too! Hi Zach, if you're reading this xxx :)

Also, I'm still deciding on worktops for the kitchen, I think we may go for real wood, as I just love the warmth of wood.
The only problem is.... the kitchen fitter brought round walnut and oak, oh no!!! I love them both!!!!!

Anyway my lovely crafty pals, sorry once again I've not being around to catch up with the news and all your wonderful blogs, promise to sort that out soon!

Big Hugs!

Suzie xxxxxxx :)


Carole said...

Goodness Suzie, you have been a busy bee! I love your stone people - well done Robbie! Are they for outside, nestling in your flower pots and dotted around? Love them!

Loving the painted cupboard doors, and I vote for the oak work top, it's just gorgeous!

Fab new papers - can't wait to see what you do with them ;o) one day! As for the new machine - tut tut!!! How naughty are you?!!!

Hoping to speak to you soon! Thanks for all your lovely comments on my blog!

Take care. Lots of hugs - Carole xxx

SusieJ said...

You have been busy Suzie - I'd go for oak too!
Great stash haul there too and well done Robbie - great stone people!
Hope all goes well with the house makeover.
Hugs and sparkles,
Sue xx

sue-bubbles said...

Lovely to hear all your news and see such a fabby selection of photos Suzie! Loving the rock people, and your new goodness, you werent kidding about the Cinch being a whopper...crikey mikey, its a beast! Glad that you love it though and good for you, if you want it, have it ;)
Oodles of sparkles for your housey stuff!
Sue x

Scrappin' Sam said...

Nice to see you on again, great haul you got and love the pebble people. Hope all goes well with the house.
Luv Sam x

Hi I'm Maria... said...

hey long time no see suzie, so pleased things are going along nicely (another vote for oak here too)...

love robbie's pebble people, they're all fab, well done robbie...

and you stash look lush, now do I need it, for the cinch... my goodness that is a whopper, I know gina said it was heavy, but never imagined it being that BIG... think I'll leave it, as the space is needed for the 'big shot pro', lol...

hugs and sparkles for busy life at the moment...

maria x

tea_bag said...

Wow love your stone people Yes another vote for Oak

Crafting to stay sane! said...

Great to see you Suzie! Love the rock people well done Robbie! Hope Zach is having a great time!
Good luck with the building work it will be wonderful when it is all done!
Have a great summer!
hugs Alyson x

jakamoo said...

Hiya Suzie! I don't envy you having all that upheaval but as they say "no pain no gain" unfortunately. However, I do envy your new kitchen and I would defo go with the oak!!!
Loving you stash haul - where do you shop? My local craft supply shop don't stock that brand - it looks lovely. Also loving the rock people and might let my girls try some of these out too!!!
Gret stuff

jackie(worcs) said...

Hi there! Love the rock people! What a great holiday crafting idea. Both the woods look great with the units.. I wouldnt know which to choose.. Liking the look of your new stash too!
Jackie :-)

Jennifer said...

Lovely photos xx Jenny xx

DGgirl said...

Hi Suzie

Nice to see you blogging again sweetie. Don't envy you the upheavel with the house though. Good luck with that one. I love your crafty purchases and am so tempted by the Cinch. Love my BIA but still haven't totally got to grips with it.

Another vote for oak here.

Keep posting - remember it doesn't have to be crafty stuff!



Hi Suzie x love the pebbles really cute! I would definately go with the Walnut if you want wow, and the oak if you want smart x The walnut is to die for and more unusual x Having just done my kitchen recently (my whole home actually) and understand the difficult choices only too well x enjoy x Leigh x

Sue C said...

I would go for the walnut - it is so rich and lush. I too love the pebble people, such fun! Love all your new craft bits - I'm hoping to get some crafting done this week x