Saturday, November 27, 2010

Crafty fun times

As I mentioned in my last blog, I have decided to make alot of my Christmas decorations or alter ones that we buy.
My package from Hobby craft didn't arrive until earlier this week so I haven't had much chance to start my decorations. I have so far done a wreath and I plan to do some more on Tuesday and Wednesday when I'm off work.
I am also buying my Christmas tree on Tuesday and I'm really excited as it's very pretty already and as I'm going for a silver and gold theme I need to spray the green baubles I already have to match my colour scheme.

In other news, last night I accompanied my friend Jade  to the Festival of Trees at the Isle of Man airport where she had made a fantastic Lego tree for the festival on behalf of Alliance and Leicester. All of the trees were lovely and you can read about them on Jade's blog post from today.
I really enjoyed myself as we got to listen to the choir and drink wine and eat mince pies which was lovely to do.

Also, on Tuesday evening I am going to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows again with my husband and Jade as they both haven't seen it yet and I would very much like to see it again. I will be posting a review after watching it a second time as I would like to get it fresh in my memory before advising what I felt about the latest instalment of the Harry Potter films.

Anyway I'm going to watch Sweeney Todd with my husband before bed.

Au Revoir!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Christmas and Crafts

I know, I know I have been a very bad blogger recently so I do apologise sincerely! My husband and I have had many visitors to come see us so I haven't had the time.

I decided to do a post today as we went to a fabulous garden centre and they had some gorgeous Christmas stock in and tonight I have bought many items from Hobby craft to get our Christmas started. This year, we have decided to make most of our decorations and presents and at Hobby craft you can get the most amazing crafty stuff for next to nothing so we've bought quite a few bits and bobs. If you live in England then it is most likely that there is a Hobby craft somewhere near you but unfortunately we don't have one in the Isle of Man so I have had to order online.

Making your Christmas decorations is a fantastic idea for a few reasons: a) Its cheaper b) It's more personal and c) you can add your own feel to everything therefore having some self satisfaction.
Again, this applies to making your own gifts because of all the reasons I just gave plus the person receiving a gift will know that you put a lot of effort into making something so it is more special to both of you.

There are many things you can make as gifts including jams and preserves, pickles, biscuits and cakes, sweets, jewellery, books, photo frames, ceramics, etc etc and you don't have to make things from scratch you could get items and then customize to make it more personal to the person you are giving the gift to.
There are a few items that will not need anything changing but they still mean alot anyways.

I must admit, I absolutely adore Christmas and this year is the first one that we are completely independent and doing everything ourselves including cooking, decorating and gift giving so we want to make it a special one, I will be attending as many Christmas fairs I can and getting involved in all things Christmas so over the next month there will be a few Christmas themed posts.

Why not comment on my posts and let me know any ideas you have for decorations, crafts and gifts that you are doing or want to share? I would love to know what everyone thinks.

Au Revoir!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Pin Up's and Photographs

Hello Guys and Dolls!
I sincerely apologize for my absence recently, you see I have been quite busy with my Photography Course and also helping out my favourite Social Network PinUpLifestyle.
I have been recruited to the PinUpLifestyle Army and asked to recruit new members to this fantastic website, run by two amazing people. I have been sent on tasks and so far have messaged about 10 people but I wanted to make my recruitment message go out to alot more so I posted on my blog in the hopes that the word will be spread and we will get alot more pin ups to join us!
PinUpLifestyle is a place where people from all over the world interested in all things pin up whether you're a model, photographer or even just a fan you can join and share you're knowledge and ask for help on just about everything!
The guys and dolls over at the site are wonderful people and although I haven't spoken to a heck of a lot of them, the ones I have are just delightful and if you think you have a stupid question they don't make you feel stupid and to be honest, it's just like one big happy family!

So spread the word, join us at this fabulous network and if you could message/add me on my page to let me know that my message worked, I would be much obliged!

Thank you everyone for reading!
Au Revoir.