About Moi

I was born in June 1981, I'm a hearing impaired paper-crafter who loves all things crafty. I sew, although I'm still very much a novice at sewing. I bake and cook hopefully all kinds of delicious treats. I have a huge passion for photography and the camera {yes I'm old school I still use an actual camera} is never far from me. I also love creative writing from making up sentiments/verses for my cards and other paper-craft projects to penning some fiction. I am an avid reader and I may even throw in some book reviews on here too!

Monday, 23 April 2012

Beading fun and a challenge

Firstly I feel I ought to apologize to those who are only interested in the challenge part of this post but I wish to share the beading with a friend and this is the most effective way.  If you do not wish me to combine posts {because it will mean they will be chatty and general rather than the 'specific' challenge ones I generally do} please leave me a comment.

Secondly I have a new blog, please come check it out at Scrumptious Delights

I have over the weekend {now I can see again with new glasses} dug out my beads and as you do on cold wet April days begun beading Christmas Decorations once more.  This lot is, umm, slightly harder than the previous beaded decorations I have made and the process came with lots of choice words and the binning of a certain amount of wire.  However, I have found a personal way of developing my beading.  I am none too keen on the thinner more flexible wire.  I have a tendency to break it and of course it isn't as easily mold-able and won't stay in position.  Due to this I have purchased from Hobbycraft {THANK YOU SUZANNE your suggestion for DST led to a rather large order...well I couldn't not get free postage now could I?}some sturdier wire I am much happier creating the decorations with this opposed to what came in the kits.  Okay so here goes, some pics of the most recent decorations I've been making, well technically it is only the one as it took me most if not all of Sunday afternoon to do the one 'wreath'.  I also decided to document my progress through photography and I admit to feeling smugly pleased with the finished result given how it looked at the start.  The snowflake/star is one I finished from a long overdue project.

Oh yes and now for the Make My Monday Blog Challenge entry!

Monday, 16 April 2012

MMM Challenge

This is very um ecentric i think is the word for an entry into male sports and hobbies but then I think the nicest way to refer to certain members of my family would be ecentric so here goes.  This is my grandad's hobby I use hobby in the loosest sense of the word because it's very unsusual I also say it's my grandad's hobby but given that he is 81 and heading fast towards 82 this hobby of breeding ducks and geese is fast becoming mine and my dad's hobby too!  Anyway here is the MMM Challenge!

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

MMM Challenge

Make My Monday Challenge

And for anyone who {unlike me} didn't give up before this point I STILL cannot get these stupid pics to turn the right way around!  I've done it i've found it, it appears the photo's were too big and scaling them down makes them the right way around!

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

MMM Challenge

I'm not very good at following instructions and usually tend to break rules, which is probably why I have done this rather 'odd' entry for the MMM blog Challenge and much to my annoyance I cannot work out how to rotate my image, sorry folks!  Ok, so I tried the info from Cazz, it didn't work the image is the right way up in my folder thingy just turns itself when I put it on here. :S  This is why I shouldn't blog!!!!!!!