Saturday, 29 September 2007

Loads O'Photos!!!

Have been creating loads this week. And snapping loads too !! Got this lovely paper in I.Ideas this week...they are starting to sell loose sheets now... so did this nice layout of Róisín & Pals...

So I guess Líadán had the making bug as she created this .... they may just be a prize for quessing what it is !!

Well actually I will just tell ye !! It is a witch. For halloween. Made out of a cake doily, a hat, a jam jar, a hair clip and a plastic drinking cup. All lovenly finished off with googley eyes.

She is delighted with it anyway.

So got the double page layout finished for kiki's circle journal...sneaky out of focus photo here.

Sneaky out of focus image !! And I "pimped" the wee bag that came with the wee t-light butterfly we got Jade for her birthday....

Feeling very old when I am buying birthday presents for my son's girlfriend.

Sunday, 23 September 2007

Sunday 23rd September

Smiley happy faces at Dublin's Collins Barracks Museum.
We had a lovely - if a tad expensive - lunch. A good look at the Viking Boat. And there was a falcon "show" scheduled. It turned out to be four people with some fabalous birds. But we got to touch them!!
Then a quick trip on the luas into Hickeys and we got some material and ribbons....
So a nice family sunday ... except we were missing Sean as usual. Ah Well.....

Saturday, 22 September 2007

One Liners ...... LOL

A bird in the hand makes it difficult to blow your nose.
After eating, do amphibians have to wait one hour before getting out of the water?
Age happens
All I ask is a chance to prove that money can't make me happy.
Fishing is the sport of drowning worms.
Daylight savings time: Why are they saving it and where do they keep it?
Have you ever seen a plumber bite his nails?

How come abbreviated is such a long word?
I almost had a psychic boyfriend but she left me before we met.
I bought some powdered water, but I didn't know what to add.
I once had a dog I named "peeve" so I could really say, "I have a pet peeve."
I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder.

.I just got skylights put in my place. The people who live above me are furious.
I love deadlines. I especially like the whooshing sound they make as they go flying by.
I went to a general store, but they wouldn't let me buy anything specific.
If swimming is so good for your figure, how do you explain whales?
In order to avoid criticism, never do anything. Ever.
I'm still not sure if I understand ambiguity.
Most packages say "Open here." What is the protocol if it says, "Open somewhere else"?
No man knows less than the man who knows it all.
No matter where you go, there you are.
Not afraid of heights...afraid of widths.
The early bird gets the worm. But the second mouse gets the cheese.
Okay, so what's the speed of dark?
People who feel the need to tell you that they have an excellent sense of humor are telling you that they have no sense of humor.
Some people are like blisters. They don't show up until the work is done.
The earth is like a tiny grain of sand, only much, much heavier.
The face of a child can say it all, especially the mouth part of the face.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a broken fan belt and a leaky tire.
The latest survey shows that three out of four people make up 75% of the population.
The obituaries in the newspaper prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that people die in alphabetical order.
The four stages of man: He believes in Santa Claus. He doesn't believe in Santa Claus. He plays Santa Claus. He looks like Santa Claus.
The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that's the way to bet.
The second day of a diet is always easier than the first. By the second day you're off it.
The trouble with bucket seats is that not everybody has the same size bucket.
The way to achieve inner peace is to finish the things we have started. Today I finished 2 bags of potato chips and a chocolate cake. I feel better already.
The world is full of willing people: Some willing to work and some willing to let them.
The world's full of apathy, but I don't care.
What do you call a chicken that is afraid?
What do little birdies see when they get knocked unconscious?
What do they use to ship Styrofoam?
Why isn't there a mouse-flavored cat food?

Thursday, 20 September 2007

Cake for a 30th Birthday..... spec - likes to travel, proud of being from dublin, and recently engaged. You cant see it but I did put a sparkler on her left hand.

Actually the photo is very its not really doing the cake justice :-(

It reminded me why I quit making the darn things for money. It took hours to make this cake, the blooming thing was difficult to bake as its very big - 14 inch round - and the centre seemed to take agesssssssssssssssssssssss before it cooked.

Then the actual making of the model etc took up almost the entire day. Ok so I didn't start till 10 am... stopped for ten minutes for a phone call... broke for lunch & school run from 1-3.30... but then I was another hour and a half from when we arrived home from collecting L.

Its too much work for the amount of money you can charge for it. Or rather for the amount I do charge for them. I totally undercharge for the cakes.

Silly me !!


Saturday, 15 September 2007

Lazy Saturday after hectic Friday...

.... Only fair so!!

Friday was a wee bit manic.... Lesley was heading away for the weekend and Pip could not swing a halfer. So into the breach rides I.

Which meant driving out to Trim for 12.30 picking up the lads, driving back home, just time for a quick bite to eat, driving out to collect Liadan.

It was all to the good, as it meant I got to spend some time with Liam and Tara. They all played away happily in the garden all afternoon. Pip collected them at 6....and Des and I sat down for a nice end of week rest.

But Then .... Then....

My mum and dad arrived....

Ah well best laid plans and all that......


Saturday... was a real lazy day. Liadan skidadled off up to Shaunas... Sean went into town, my folks gave him money, so that was burning a hole in his wee pocket, he is aparently getting a new piercing... so watch this space !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I spent the afternoon tidying up the craft press, sorting out this and that and the other.... and started making a new mini book.

Gonna watch the rugby now..

Thursday, 13 September 2007

Junior cert ... done !!!

Well thats it then. The results came out yesterday. The school were holding the results back till 3pm. Which was fine by us. I could see no harm in them doing that. Not with our laid back lad anyway.

So I switched off the house phone yesterday morning.. and just stuck with me mobile. That gave me the chance to screen the calls!! I had no intention of talking to my smarmy brother about this whatsoever.... he drives me nuts ... feels you should expect nothing less than an A from the kids all the time.... grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

So anyway...

Seán got .... ta da ...

One - A
One - B
Five - C
Two - D
One - E
One - F

Strange mix ... but the child had never got an honor before in his life. Got an A in history despite never having passed this in the school tests in three years !!!!!

Which shows what can be done when a child with severe dsylexia gets to do his exams onto tape and the writing element is taken out of the equasion.

Just think what he could have done if he had put even one ounce of effort into it !!!!!

Trilled for him anyway... proud as punch...and its got to do his confidence (which is sky high anyway) the world of good :)

Tuesday, 11 September 2007

The latest hair "do".....

This is what comes when a sixteen year old is left alone in a house with a razor. *rolls eyes upwards*

I had to take over and finish it.

And stick the plasters on his head.

And give him a clip around the ear for being ...... well 16 really :-)

I am a Lazy so and so..........

I have been so lazy about posting to this blog. Novelty sort of wore off... but will try harder!!

Have been doing loads of papercraft over the past week, with the kids back in school I have been parking the car at the school, going for a nice walk, then home to do a quick and I do mean quick tidy up.

Then its sticking this, cutting that and drawing and planning the other.

Have done four pages ... two polaroid photo frames ... bookmarks to beat the well as going to the scrapbook workshop in castleknock last saturday.

Somewhere in all that time the clothes have gotten washed, the rooms tidied, the ironing done, and we have all eaten.

So its all to the good.

Saturday, 1 September 2007

Spidy Time

Look at this beauty ... found him - or its more likely to be a her - today while cleaning out Líadán's toy pram.
Never saw the kids disappear so fast. To be fair it was the hoover that made them run .... not the spider.
I called Seán out to see it. Big strapping lad that he is ... nearly fell over in his speed to get away.