Sunday, 26 April 2009

All in a line xxxx

I have made the most of the good weather and have been washing all of Gabrielle's cuddly toys. Gabrielle had a big basket full of them in her bedroom and we would wash them for her as they are little dust magnets.... We have not done this since she died so decided that it was time to do so and we are pleased that we have..... and we have also taken a big step and have packed them in some storage boxes. The thinking behind this is that we would like to give them to Gabrielle's brother or sister, hopefully one day, should the IVF work xxxxxxx

They looked so cute hanging on the line xxxxxxxx

I have spent the weekend continuing to try and clear "Mount Griffin" of Ironing that grows so quickly in the house. I have also continued with LO's for Karen and John's wedding book, i think that I must have at least 15 completed now, although I am running out of photo's to match to the cards, so I have made my request to Karen

Below are a few pictures of my making area that Paul completed for me... I still have a few little area's to finish off and will post better pictures when the whole room is completed. I am getting the new day bed this Friday.... so things are progressing....
Work tomorrow and i have to go for more blood tests for my treatment, checking my hormone levels.... will pop back soon xxxxxx

Magic and Sparkle

Saturday, 25 April 2009

Time passes when you are surrounded with stash xx

Life is passing by so fast, I am finding myself saying that our little girl's 2ND anniversary is approaching. But to be honest it really feels like a life time xxxxx
I miss my little angel so much, I am thinking about her a million times a day. I just wish that I could share another cuddle, kiss and giggle with her........

Work continues to be hectic, I have a new manager now as Moira is leaving.... this change brings a little uncertainty for me, i find that i am not able to cope with change as much as i used to....
So what have i been up to..... I visited my aunts last Sunday taking with me my famous 4 booze trifle, containing: Sherry, Disonlarento, Contraeu and Brandy. I had a very small serving... honestly!!!!! I know that i was good as i lost another 1lb this week, so i am at the grand total of 1 stone...Big Smile xxx

Oh, last Saturday i went to Ali Pali for the scrapbooking and stamping fair... I spent lots of money on stash...... and had a real good time. I travelled with Shay, thank you for being such a good shopping buddy. We had lots of oohhh's, lots of ahhhh's and most of all lots of laughs xxx

I have managed to get organised for the Writtle Crop that I am looking after, buying some notebooks and a money tin. We met on Wednesday this week.... although we are small in numbers we will plod on as we all enjoy it. I am hoping to get more people to come and join us (fingers crossed). I am hoping to get some guest visitors to run classes, to bring something new to the group.

I have also welcomed a sewing machine to my family of stash... to be honest I am really scared of it as i did not have a good experience of using one at school. I will need to spend a whole day practising, to overcome my fear, but i know that it will be worth it as I will be able to do so much with it for my LO....

And to top it off i have bought a Bind It All, in the baby blue. I have re homed it from Smartie (lisa), Thank you....

So I am officially on a stash ban till i go away in June to the Scrapagogo Getaway...


Oh, before i go HAPPY BIRTHDAY mum xxxxx 60 TODAY xxxx

See you soon, Magic and Sparkle xxxx

Monday, 13 April 2009

Angels are everywhere?

So, How was your Easter? I hope that you have enjoyed lots of chocolate!
I have had a real nice little rest, tinkering around at home getting organised. It has been really good to spend time with Paul (DH). He has become obsessed with some items that we have for sale on EBaY. They finish tomorrow evening, thank goodness. 1. It will stop him having to go and have a look if we have any further bids. 2.The money that we get will come in really handy as I have still lots to do to get my Crafting Space finished.
Above are some pictures of my first ever attempt at a Maze book. It was for my team on UKS the Prima Divas. I have had the books packed away to give to Lisa, but have forgotten to bring them as she has started to attend the crop I attend at Writtle College Chelmsford. I felt so sorry for the little books I thought that it would be nice to wrap them up for my teamies... I hope that they like. I have already received from Miss Tiggy (Shelley) and Craft Dee (Dee) and Lisa (Smartiepants) has some alterations to do on hers as they have fallen apart.
I have finished my first ever canvas, that I will be posting to my cousin for her kitchen. I will take pictures in better light tomorrow.
I want to go and start a book for my special friends Karen and John as I said that I would help Scrap Up some pictures taken from their wedding... shamefully they have celebrated their first anniversary already....
Take care, and thank you for popping by xxx Magic and Sparkle xxx

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Easter fairies and chocolate xxx

Happy Easter
I have been looking on my favourite blogs and found some more cute little fairies.... I was at the County Living fair a couple of years ago and stumbled across the best stall. I bought some and they live in my kitchen in a little jar. When my friends pop over they all want to take them home. I returned to the fair at Eatser with loads more money to buy them and was so upset as the stall was not there. The lady that makes them Stephanie, lives in France. I was so upset...

But the good news is that she will be at the Country Living Fair this November... So I have time to save up as I might just have to buy them all.
Well Easter is here.... I am going into hospital tomorrow for a little operation, hopefully I will be home and recovered for the long weekend. I have lined up several projects that I want to complete.
As I am on a diet I will be eating minimal chocolate. I am hoping that I am well enough tomorrow night to go and weigh in, fingers crossed I have lost weight... the pj's may help.
Wishing you a lovely Easter, I hope that the Easter bunny bring's you lots of chocolate...
Magic and Sparkle

I so want to give all those cuties above a good home xxxx

Sunday, 5 April 2009

Oranges and Lemon's and Limes too!

I am going away in June for my first Scrapagogo Getaway and I am really excited xxxxx
I have been placed in the Orange Fizz team as we a split in the colours of Scrapagogo. In preperation for the weekend we can access the forun and chat to one another. They will set challenges in preperation too and I have completed the first one, which is above.
The challenge is to allow us to get to know one another. We had to list 5 facts that we are willing to share and must stick to the coporate colours Orange, Yellow and Green. I have had such fun......... I just had to sneak in a little pink, and I had a play with my favourite things.
I have included, stickles, punched shapes, die cut and embossing, stitching, rub on's, alphas, stickers, ribbons, buttons, paint, stamping, gems, journaling, pins, and a couple of different embelishments. It is the most busiest layout that I have completed to date and I love it. The picture that I used Paul took last week.
So, Easter is nearly here and all adverts on the tv are of chocolate and hot cross buns and it's driving me crazy. I am being really god on my diet, I lost 6.5lb in the first week and then gained 1lb this week and I am so MAD. I have been a really good girl, so fingers crossed this week I will have made up for it.
I have a couple of days off this week and I am aiming to have a whole making day. I am really enthused at the moment. I was asked informed last week that Sally could not run the crop at Writtle College anymore. So I have stepped into babysit and run the crop on Wednesday and I am pleased that it all went well. I have to book the future dates this week. All good fun..
So I can hear the ironing calling me and I can't ignore it anymore, I hope to pop back soon with more fun and makes... MAGIC AND SPARKLE xxxxx