Wednesday, October 24, 2007

I'm "baddy"

There's a word used here in Wales (mainly by my husband) which means unwell. One might say they had a 'baddy' thumb if they shut it in a door or a 'baddy' head if they had a headache or if they described themselves as 'baddy', it would mean that they are generally unwell. I used to only use the word 'baddy' as a noun, especially when watching war films e.g., "is he a goodie or a baddy". I have now adopted the adjective 'baddy' and I use it today. I'm baddy. I've had a sore throat for a few days and now I've got a serious case of the sniffles, along with a general feeling of just having been trampled on. Very achy indeed. And so tired! I guess that comes with having ME though, right? But alas, no time for rest. I have packing to do! 

Thursday, October 11, 2007

I love the autumn

I've had a really hectic few days, which is why I haven't blogged...

My craft day with Sian on Monday was wonderful. She taught me the art of dry-felting, which I have fallen in love with. Sian gave me a bag FULL of wool and fibres so that I can continue the dry-felting at home. Hurrah!


Here's the scene of Monday. 

I've been working over-time on searching for a house. We're viewing properties all day tomorrow, which I am quite excited about.

Autumn is finally here! We had an awful summer but as a result of all that rain, we're having the most colourful autumn. It's always been my favourite season. I love the orange leaves and the chill in the air. I love to wade through crisp leaves in the park.

Most of all, I love that I get to wear big scarves and mittens. It makes me smile just thinking about it! I used to associate autumn with new stationary and new shoes, as that was the time I would get my new school shoes and new stationary ready for the start of term. Fond memories.

We are going away for a week tomorrow. First, we will view houses and then to stay with some friends for the rest of the week for a little holiday.  So, my dear readers (that's you, mum and dad!), I apologise in advance for the lack of posts.  I'll have plenty to post about when I return!  Cheerio for now.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

first attempt at crochet

There was one butterfly biscuit left, so I thought I'd have it along with a cup of tea from my favourite mug...

My friend Sian taught me to crochet last week. She crocheted the most beautiful hat for me in just one afternoon! I love it. I shall have to post a photo of the hat later. So here is my first ever attempt at crocheting ...

My First Attempt

I was quite disappointed, as I did not intend for it to look like a Christmas Tree. So I began again ...

My Second Attempt

... not bad eh? I am very pleased indeed! I find it really relaxing. I thought I'd practice using cheap wool, but now that it's looking good, I'm not quite sure what to do with it.

Tomorrow I am going to Sian's house to do some dry-felting: something I have never tried before. I always enjoy a day at Sian's house. Let's see how the felting goes.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

yummy biscuits

I made some biscuits this week - a great excuse to use my cutters.  It's a really easy biscuit recipe.
4 oz (100g) Butter
2 oz (50g) Caster Sugar
1 Egg Yolk
6 oz (150g) Plain Flour
Half Teaspoon of Baking Powder
A Pinch of Salt (when do you not add a pinch of salt? Anyone know?)

Sift the dry ingredients.  Rub the butter in and add the sugar.  Add beaten egg yolk and knead into a stiff dough.  Roll out with a great big rolling pin and have fun with the cutters. 
Be sure to grease to baking tray, otherwise it will be a nightmare to get them off in one piece.

Bake for 20-30 minutes at 180C (I can't find the little degree symbol), then take out of the oven and leave to cool on a cooling rack.  Here's what mine looked like ...


first post

I've finally got round to creating a blog! 

Why am I doing a blog? Well I really want to get into the art/craft scene but am seriously lacking motivation. By doing this I am making myself accountable. I may not get any readers, but I'm really doing this for me. My reason for creating a blog may change as time goes by. We'll see. For now, I'm trying to get myself to create more - instead of constantly looking at the creations of other people. Also, my mum gets to see what I'm up to.

I'm not sure where this blog will take me.

We'll see...