Saturday, 25 February 2012

~ Coat Candy ~

This is my newest make.

Ive used a mix of cath Kidston ,Tilda  and fabric from my stash,I needed to brighten up my coat So I deceided to make this flower Brooch,It's the first time Ive made a brooch, I'm definitely going to make more. I feel the sun is on It's way when I wear my sunny flower.


Tuesday, 21 February 2012

~ And the award goes too.... ~

How exciting THANK YOU ! to Alix at Used-to-Bees who has very kindly gave me my first award!!! 
             ♥ ~ X ♥ X ~ ♥                       
Right! now down to the nitty gritty.After receiving the award,yes you've guessed it several rules to
1. Pass the award on to 15 recently discovered blogs and let the bloggers know they have been nominated.
Then you have to share 7 things about yourself.
Finally thank the award giver and link back to them

Here's my 15 blogs...phew
The Lemon pony
Natalia Glazacheva
Scented Sweet peas
Dollie day dream
Marylou Cinnamon
Polly dolly Vintage
A House mouse
Monnalisa style
Scarlett loves Elvis
Shortbread & Ginger
Katherine's Dream
Chipper Nelly
Here goes, 7 things about moi and be warned they re a bit random!!

1.Once while on holiday in Florida,friends and I decided to go water skiing...Nothing odd about that you re thinking,only I can't swim a stroke ,still I managed to do it with the aid of a buoyancy suit (MR BLOB BY),not a good look I can assure you when you re trying to impress the boys.
Just to let you know I saw a great many fish that day,also the man in the boat hooked me back on to said speed boat by a great metal hook ,SO GLAMOROUS.

2.I dislike,fisherman friends lozenges,Liquorice and peanut butter with a passion ,not all together of course eughhhh !!!

3.I once watched a shuttle launch from cape Canaveral,which was one of the most amazing things I'd ever seen think were it was going, fantastic.

4.whilst visiting Holland,a friend asked if I fancied a ride on his motorbike,after saying yeah that'll be great ,I instally started to regret it ,when around the corner came a Harley Davidson Electra glide.
Of we went ,It was fab at first,just going at a nice speed ,UNTIL THE MOTORWAY and that's when my nightmare  began as he started to fly down the road at a speed of 90mph with me screaming like a banshee to slow down .....when he finally stopped I was like a gibbering wreck and thru up at his feet.
Amanda  and speed don't mix

5.I had my first baby when I was 31 and my 4th and last baby when I  was 37 = busy busy busy

6.When I was 16 and at college,a 5 day trip to Paris was organised ,I was training to be a hairdresser and the reason of the trip was a visit to the L'oreal labs and to see some hair shows,just before we were due to travel our travel agent informed us that the hotel was over booked,but not to worry they had got us booked in somewhere else ,by us I mean the 30 other hairdressing students.
After a long day of travelling our coach driver drove us to our hotel ,we couldn't believe our eyes we were right behind the moulin rouge right  slap bang into a world of things my 16 yr old eyes had not seen.
The hotel was all red velvet,and hidden dark corners and lots of spiral iron stairs I don't think the decor had been changed for a 100 yrs can you imagine 30 girls aged 16 /21 in this hotel,It was a totall eyeopener and our walks along the nearby streets of this hotel.
 Well lets just say I learnt a lot from my first visit to Paris.

7.As soon has I set foot on a boat whether it be ferry or rowing boat ,I instantly feel sea sick!!!

                                        THE END .....Hope you haven't all fell asleep after that ??

Friday, 17 February 2012

~ Weekend Wishes ~


Thursday, 9 February 2012

~ It started with a book ~

How's everyone today?,I for one am not enjoying this Ice rain It's been continuously pouring all day here in the North East
.There's only so many coats a girl possesses and I,m clean out of the waterproof type
Anyway that's my little moan out of the way.
I thought I'd share with you my newest easy  make,and It really is soo easy,and on the plus side I had the company of my two girls,who I must say look to be taking after there mum ( don't know whether that's good or bad )
Here goes:
 Oldest, hobby daughter received a lovely book for her birthday,It's called MADE BY ME by Jane Bull It has lovely crafty projects and It's a really pretty book
So after flicking through, we came across the knitting section,after working out what goes where,following the step by steps, the girls  had worked out how to finger knit !! it was then up to me to make something with there little knits.
Drum roll please.....

With a nice big button and a pretty ribbon I made this flower brooch
what do you think?? ......

Saturday, 4 February 2012

~ Brrr ! It's cold Outside ~

Well what do you do when It's freezing and snowing outside .....I do this
Drink lots of coffee
Read books &  magazines
Light candles & Tea lights
And last but not least perouse your lovely blogs.

Stay warm  if you're expecting snow,this weekend, and to my blogger friends in
warmer climates,I'm SOOO  JEALOUS

               XX Manda XX

~This so applies to me ~

~This so applies to me ~

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