Monday 17 June 2013

June - Days 16 and 17

Hello blogworld

I warn you now this is going to be a long post!  Please bear with me, you may find some bits interesting ;-)

Ooops, fell a bit behind there!  Well I don't think you can blame me for missing yesterday - I had a very busy day.  SHMbO woke her daddy up around 7am - she was very excited that to(yester)day is/was Fathers' Day.  As far as she was concerned it was as good as his birthday!

We presented him with the cupcakes we made - made them with faces on!  Great fun!  Then we nipped to the shops and got him a couple of presents - a new T-shirt and some flowers - then in the afternoon we headed over to church.

The church that sits on the edge of our Hamlet held their flower festival over the weekend and as it was Rainbow themed the Leader of the Rainbows group that SHMbO goes was asked if any of the girls would like to do a reading for the Sunday service.  Emily and her friend Jessica were asked, and agreed, to do the reading.  Very excited they were as well - and they did brilliantly!  They loved going to Church and singing the Hymns - couple of my favourites as well.  I sing very badly, but very enthusiastically - oooh you'd wince if you heard me!!! I managed to slightly murder, Give me Joy in My Heart and Amazing Grace!  Not to mention the damage I did to We Plough the Fields and Scatter.

Then we headed home to make Daddy his favourite dinner - home-made Pizza.

Which all left very little time for blogging.

Then today we are back at the usual weekly grind.  Add into the mix that I've got a broken tooth and it's SHMbO's birthday on Saturday so we are winding up the pace getting ready for The Party in The Garden and you've got one busy week.

Anyway - enough waffle for now moving onto the prompts:

Day 16: When you’re not crafting what do you do OR Craft something that celebrates marriage

Umm, what don't I do?  I clean our house, cook our food, take the daughter to and from school - take her to her weekly Rainbows group, her friends houses, trips out.  I go to whatever activity they want us to attend at school - I've also been roped into being a part of the Friends of the school, not so sure about that one!

I also clean the holiday cottage that we let, make up the welcome pack which includes cooking the bread for said pack. I don't do the meet and greet - makes me nervous!

I wash the car, visit with my friends - a once a month ladies who lunch group! - I go swimming (twice a week if I'm being good), I go for a walk on the prom, when I get time.  I don't do the garden (I'm a plant killer!), I don't put the washing in the machine (I'm a washing machine killer as well!), I do do the ironing and put everything away.

To sum up shall we say I'm a ~Wife and Mother; a Domestic Engineer and a Cleaner for a holiday cottage.  I'll let you know another day if I remember another one of my many duties!

Day 17: Tell us how to do something, can be a craft technique that’s as old as the hills but your take on it OR Craft something that has the colour red in it

Oh My Goodness, there's no way I'm going to tell you how to do something!  I haven't got the nerve or the expertise to do that.  Instead I'll show you a card I made earlier in the year, but didn't blog, that's got a touch of red in it.

Front view:

The close up:

The Arty Farty:

I used:

The Greeting Farm - Oliver & Amelia: Surprise
coloured with my Promarkers

Nesties - circle and scalloped circle

Anything else?
Scrap of patterned paper
Embossing folder
Chipboard word - ages old
Bit of yarn

Hopefully I'll be back tomorrow - we've got an appt with the Head of SHMbO school, again, to see if we can do anything about this boy who keeps bullying her - tho it will probably be late in the evening again.



Unknown said...

Wow! Busy,busy, busy! I know how you feel lol! Hope you manage to get ready for the party...good luck with that! ;)
Lizy xx

DesignerDiva said...

The card is pretty Sarah but I'm hooked on your stories!!
This is so much fun lol
Hugs Laurie
PS the some odd girl card below is a cracker too!

Kairen said...

love the pink, Im newly into pink. Dont forget to add this to yesterdays link up if you havent already so that your in the hat for the draw

Sharon said...

I am enjoying reading you posts Sarah. Your card is gorgeous. Love the image and the scrummy letters.
Hugs Sharon x

catherine said...

Sounds like a good day was had on Sunday Sarah and bet your singing is not that bad!!
Glad Emily had a great time. Fab card
x catherine

coops said...

so gorgeous sarah.stunning design and I love the sweet image :D

xx coops xx