not much happening

oh the wonder of paper crafting! (Roman soldiers costume made from construction paper and foil) - this is all paper honestly!

not a lot has gone on this past week or so, Pip is still waking up at ungodly hours and we've had one or two horrific nights. Tiddly and Munch are fine, getting a bit tired as is usual towards the end of a term.

They both had parents evening last night, Munch did really well and we are very pleased with him, Tiddly seems more disruptive in class and less inclined to try very hard. So much so he now has to sit on his own on his own table so he does not distract the other pupils. I think he's so ashamed of this he got very worried and stressed and woke up with a big headache this morning. He's home now, not sounding very ill at all, but I'll give him the benefit of the doubt and make him work this afternoon.

Had a crop on Sunday which was productive, got some journal pages finished from Pip's year book and started on the journal pages for this years book for all 3 boys. Plus I started this big football mini album for Tiddly which is basically a football record of his day at Luton Town FC.

Munch went to his first proper birthday party whilst being at big school, he had a blast. He also got to take Mr Dog home for the weekend which was fun, although the responsibility got a bit much at times.

I got two lovely Dolly Beads for Mothers Day, not a suprise as I'd stayed up late on Friday night to order them as they went up on the website, it was like a 'virtual' feeding frenzy - as Jaq was loading them up they were being snapped up. Word to the wise - don't take your time choosing - dash & grab,baby, dash & grab.



His first haircut
His haircut turned him into a mad monster
His haircut always takes the longest as he has so much bloody hair!

That is not me cutting their hair. Me, scissors and small boys are not a good combination!


I have an hour to tidy up

so why am i on here?

I have been goofing off for a whole hour, I am an expert in the field of goofing off or as we Brits like to say 'an expert slacker' - it's a field that I perfected whilst working and have successfully carried it over into my non-working life. I could represent my country in it and I am training my oldest son to be an expert as well (he goofs off on Club Penguin and Neopets, whilst I am a successfull craft website slacker).

I now have these (unused but in-waiting)

and I have some of these babies too as an early mothers day present (plus one is a bday pressie for a friend), they look so pretty I could not resist forcing Hubby into buying them from here.

must go scrape some dirt from places downstairs so it looks like i have been busy at some point today :)


2 Layout already, I'm on a roll

It's March and I have already done 2 layouts. Not groundbreaking stuff admittedly, but a step up for me. The things I have managed to avoid whilst doing aforementioned LO's are tons of housework, hoovering and sorting - I think I have my priorities just bang on the nail.
Baby is protesting mightily about being put to bed so I must go and tell him the order of things -

blog first, baby soothing later.


the pursuit of stash

I went to Stamperama this weekend with my friend Ruth, although it catered very much to the cardmakers & stampers of this world there was more than enough there to keep me interested.

I bought what i considered to be a few small purchases but I didn't come home with much change from £40!
In the pic I have also included 3 of the fontwerks notables stamps from Scrapgal and the Purple Onion stamps from Self-Addressed.

Lego fever returns to this house, we are having major lego building sessions at the moment, wi

th the insistence that photos be taken, all because of my scraplift LO - Sam wants 'in' on a Lego themed LO too so I will have to see what I can come up with. (these pics were taken in the morning, early in the morning, hence Munchies tired looking face - he just doesn't do mornings that kid). If you have boys you should let them go onto the site to play - it's a great great thing :)



the baby is asleeeeeeeep!


We're Heading for a Crafty Weekend

We collect milk bottles - how cool are we? Milko hates us when we put 10 bottles out all at once, so much so that she only takes 6 of them and leaves the others to their peril on our doorstep. She only comes every other day so they are kicking around for a while, gives them a bit of street experience though, which is always a useful thing to have living where we live. My word you can see empty milk bottles, washing up liquid and cans of beer & beans on the window sill - what is this student digs?????

Church accounts signed and out of here, hurrah! It's a right royal pain, and I am not even a qualified auditor, hell I'm a qualified nothing (half qualified insane but that's nothing to brag about is it?).

Still have a few projects on the go, and as the Church Treasurer was here this morning the house is tidy and relatively clean (well clean has so many meanings don't you think?), I made him wait for half an hour before coming around because the house was such a tip, I said to him when he came 'there is no way I am going to let you see me living in a tip' even thought that is how I live most of my life. 3 boys do not make for a tidy house.

Big consternation this morning in the house when 'meme' was lost, 'meme' being the toy of choice and weapon of mass destruction both at the same time, I do so love the efficiency of that whole deal. 'Meme' could take your eye out at 20 paces and I do believe that Pip's eye was very nearly out on several occasions whilst he was unguarded when i was making the tea. 'Meme' is an elastic band (red) and a large paper clip (stripy) made for Sam by his school friend, said schoolfriend will be throttled next time I see him.

You will also be pleased to note, dear reader, that Pip slept the whole night through last night. Rather, I slept the whole night through. What a breakthrough. Now I have spent the whole day with a nonspecific headache, maybe it's Sky+ at 2am withdrawal symptoms.

I have a Sunday School project to finish (well start & finish) which will consist of paper flowers/straws & plant pots plus a zillion mini albums to make and minipics to print. If Pip sleeps tonight I will do some of them then.

Stamperama is on Sunday at Stevenage, I may go and window shop as I have overspent March already with purchases and prospective purchases but the odd StazOn may slip into my bag (ink pad of choice if only for the aroma).

Pip being pantsless by the washing machine door - his version of heaven.