Anyway I am off now to pat myself on the back and tuck into a mountain of ironing. I may well be back on ebay before the night is through!
Sunday, 12 December 2010
I am going from one extreme to the next! I am weaning myself off blogger and facebook only to discover ebay! D'oh! Since I started typing this post I have discovered, bid upon and won some Ben 10 laser guns for the boys! Whoop whoop! I am not sure if I will be so pleased with myself come Christmas afternoon and they re driving me nuts! I lucked upon 2 lots of gogos for a few quid and won them this afternoon. It gets so exciting when the auction is coming down to the last few minutes! I have been outbid on a few lots of gogos as they seem to be really popular but I managed to keep hold of too before some 10 year old sneaked in ahead of me with 20p to spare!
Sunday, 5 December 2010
I love love love Blogger. Even though I have not been posting for the past few months I have still been using it to follow all my fave blogs on RSS as this is a great way of reading the "headlines". I have, however decided to stop doing this as I find that there is soooo much lovely interesting stuff going on out there, that there is no time left to do important stuff like blogging myself and doing useful things like, erm Christmas shopping! I often read blogs for half an hour, an hour day whilst waiting for the boys to go to sleep or just noodling about on t'laptop until stupid o'clock at night. This is all very well and lovvely, but not ultimately useful or creative for me. Now this time will be used more creatively for doing inspiring crafty things and making some space and money for little old Gherkin.
The blogs I follow are largely crafty ones, written and photographed by some very clever and talented and INSPIRING people who make me OOOh and aaaah daily on sight of their pretty wares. They are just so amazing and make me go "I could make that!" and all to quickly I find myself with a bunch of new fabric and bits of shiny things to do to it and then no time to actually make a dent in said fabric and shiny things! I have vowed for 2011 to clear a space in my crafty boxes (and there are MANY) and make stuff with the stuff I have and then blog about it myself and maybe inspire someone else to drag a box out from under the bad and do something with the contents!
Here is a list of the things I plan to make over the next decade or so.
Voile fabric flower brooches (5 fabrics bought this week)
Vintage button rings (ring blanks awaiting toppers!)
Dust ruffle and bunting and bolster cover for Cornichon (fabric in bag awaiting wash)
Bunting for Little Pickle (ditto)
Earrings for Folksy shop (beads hanging around since summer)
Envelopes to sell (too many books in wardrobe waiting to be snipped)
Slides for birthday presents (make-your-own-button kit relatively unused)
Quilt for Mr Gherkin (need to get rind of some fabric!)
Quilt for me (fabric saved from January awaiting wash)
Quit sandwiched for Mum and Dad (WIP right now- will be done for Christmas!)
Lavender bags to sell (huge bag of lavender is residing in my wardrobe - yum but ugly)
Baby quilt for N's little girl (so much fabric to use up!)
Baby boy quilt (ditto)
Cut up old clothes for the ultimate recycling quilt (memories of old sicky babygros)
Denim quilt (nobody needs a whole box of old jeans that don't fit any more, do they?)
That is just the tip of the iceberg. Quilts take ma ages. Hopefully, I will have much more time on my hands now I cut out my inspirational reading time and turn it into inspired crafting time!