Wednesday, October 24, 2007
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'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
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
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 ...
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.