Thursday, 29 October 2009

GoGo Getting away....

Preparations are now underway, starting with me being up at seven this morning to raid the kids "make it" cupboard for some yellow paint. By half past eight I had the beginnings of my name badge for GoGoGetaway which starts tomorrow evening. I may add a couple of bits to it yet though.
In the meantime my desk tote is almost packed. Oh boy there was a lot of stuff in it (now all over Chris' desk - soz love!) but I am making us a special dinner to make up for being away.
I'm travelling light and not taking any page kits with me. I'm just going to relax and finish what I start in the classes. My goLITE is charging up and the camera is charged. So, the next thing to do is sort my overnight bag out and decide what I'm going to wear for my photo shoot with CJ!
Hope you all have a fab weekend and I'll share what I've done when I get back!
I'm soooo excited!

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

365 #300

At last, a 365 photo! Beads again though - sorry. I'm a tad obsessed with them at the moment. Some of this little lot are destined to be turned into a bracelet. I'm itching to get on with it, but all the household duties and a retreat this weekend come first. Or do they...?
For a sense of scale, each of these teardrop shaped beads are about the size as the tip of your little finger.

Sunday, 25 October 2009

An old flame...

At last, the lurgy is finally feeling like my body is kicking it in to touch! Hurrah! These last few weeks have been a nightmare, just hoping half term is kind to me.

As a result I treated myself to a trip to the Bead Fair this weekend in Harrogate. At first I didn't think I was going to spend much... that didn't last long. Jewellery making is an old hobby of mine, one for which I used to get a lot of commissions from people. So, here are the first pair of earrings I have made in about, oooh, ten years! Eeek! Kept them nice and simple though and used my favourite metal for them - Stirling Silver.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, 16 October 2009

Questions, questions...

Having taken a break from trawling through photo's, I decided to do a little blog-hopping and stopped on I Speak Melsh. She's posted these questions, as always, discovered by a spot of blog hopping herself, so I thought I'd do them. Something I wouldn't normally do, but as the idea is one word answers I thought - why not?

1. Where is your cell/mobile phone? Desk
2. Your hair? Greying
3. Your mother? Hmmmm..... (lol)
4. Your father? Undeserving
5. Your favourite food? Homemade pasta
6. Your dream last night? Peaceful
7. Your favourite drink? Water
8. Your dream/goal? Less chaos
9. What room are you in? Study
10. Your hobby? Creating
11. Your fear? Loneliness
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Home
13.Where were you last night? Home
14. Something that you aren’t? Sad
15. Muffins? No
16. Wish list item? Organisation
17. Where did you grow up? Midlands
18. Last thing you did? Blog-hopped
19. What are you wearing? Jeans
20. Your TV? Off
21. Your pet? Annoying
22. Friends? Few
23. Your life? Busy
24. Your mood? Exhausted
25. Missing someone? Yes
26. Vehicle? Car
27. Something you’re not wearing? Necklace
28. Your favourite store? Lakeland
29. Your favourite colour? Brown
30. When was the last time you laughed? Yesterday
31. Last time you cried? Tuesday
32. Your best friend? Chris
33. One place that you go to over and over? School
34. One person who emails you regularly? Junkmail fairy
35. Favourite place to eat? Piccolinos

If you answer them and share them on your blog, let me know, the nosey side of me would like to, well, take a nose!

An apology

Hello folks.

Just wanted to pop on and post to say sorry for not posting. Illness has hit this house like a dose of salts recently and although I've been around on the UKS and the Scrapagogo Clubhouse, I haven't had anything to post about.

I'm hoping to be able to share a few things with you next week, including the new GoGo Celebrate CJ that I've just finished making the covers for. Outside of doing the admin side of that, I'm also sorting out an Advent Swap and getting ready for GoGoGetaway which is in two weeks time. I'm currently in photo hell for that, trawling through literally thousands of photo's to find some suitable to scrap for the 7 classes I'll be taking while there. I haven't even started the pre-getaway challenges yet, but then again I have been in bed most of this week.
Between now and then Jamie is desperate for a train ride, I have a lunch in Birmingham with friends and a Bead Fair to go to. So, no rest for the wicked as they say, and lets face it - for those of you that read my blog and know me well, I've had some wicked moments in my life. Take that how you will.
I'll announce it now, but you'll have to wait a while.... It's my "blogiversary" on December 1st. Wow, a whole year since I started to talking to nobody in particular out there is cyber space! LOL. Well, not strictly true, I started blogging to share my Journal Your Christmas. So, to celebrate the enormous support I have received for my blog I'll be doing blog candy! It will be up in November and the winner drawn on the 1st of December, so keep your eyes out for details. Sorry, but it will only be of interest to those of you who are crafters, or want to start crafting.
Right, that's it for now. Coffee is required and a return to the photo mountain.
Vicki xx

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

It's CJ time again....

Here we are nearly at the end of my first CJ on UKS. It's been an experience, and yes, one I will repeat. (I've signed up for one over on the scrapagogo clubhouse. We just need two more if you are interested...)

So, this time Tilda came to visit..... and now she's winging her way across Yorkshire to visit Tracy.

Don't you just love those cork alphas... I've broken into my pack especially for this one.
Right, Tracy's CJ is waiting for me to come up with something. It's the next on my HUGE crafting to do list. (That's after craft shopping of course)

As always, TFL!

365 2009

I've lost track of the days now, and the dates I took photo's, but here are a couple to share. Chris sent me flowers last week when I have having a particularly horrid day, so I took some close ups a few days later in an attempt to get the camera out again.