Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Bye Bye 2008

happy new year Pictures, Images and Photos

Talk to you next year ....

Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Saturday, 20 December 2008

Christmas begins ...

When you get your first present!!

We hosted the "Walsh" annual christmas get togethere here in our place last night. Twenty two adults, three teenagers, and nine kiddies (ranging from one to 11). So it was a full full house.

We do a kriskringle on the gifts and I got that beautiful necklace, which is even more delightful in real life, its very 3d like, and I would say its hand crafted.

Friday, 19 December 2008

Pretty girlie nails...

Yay ... got new nails!! (stuck them on myself!!)

Funny stuff kids say!!

Yesterday was Liadan's carol show in school. In the hall. The kids were all great - no surprise there! She enjoyed it enormously - which is the main thing.

However - some idiot of a man - whom we can only presume was another daddy - kept standing directly in front of me and Des. We always go to the back of the hall, that way we can stand up or even on chairs to see (the joys of being somewhat short). So there we are with our backs against the wall, Des has the camera in his hands, and this idiot walked in with his video camera - and despite that fact that there was nobody else there - he stood right in front of us!!

I had to ask him to move. Then he did it again - again I asked him to move. And do you know he did it a total of SIX times!!??

We would have thought we had an invisibility cloak on but when we told Liadan she says ....

"No mum - I could see you!!"

That was the funniest bit - she took our comment at face value!!lol

Sunday, 14 December 2008

Donneycarney crop

First there was a class by Lainey ... lots of lovely cutting out and making!!

Then there was lunch. A raffle where I won a twenty euro voucher to The Scrapbook Store Yay!! Then we had the secret santa...see post below.

Then we had a class by Annamarie from the scrapbook store.

And of course - I stickled the wings ..there is a second page...


Secret Santa Stash ... Yummy!!

Thank you Secret Santa...!!

Various stuff I made...

Some chocolate biscuit cakes ..!!

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Christmas cards ....

Pink Glitter - based on a design I saw on craft supplies - pretty sure it was by lollipops!

I always have wee bits of paper left over, so this is what I do with them. It works for birthday cards too.

I just like black and white ... add in a wee bit of pink and your done...

Again with the black and white, I liked the topper here, got it in a pack free from a magazine. Free? sure the magazine only cost nearly seven euro.

Monday, 8 December 2008

Christmas Card

Saw this card on the docrafts site, and made my own version of it. I love the pink sparkly paper. It has the greetings in French as its for my mosiac teacher Fiona, who is from Bordeaux. She loved it by the way!! She gave us all lovely homemade spelt cookees as a christmas gift. Yay - home made gifts are the bestest!!

Sunday, 7 December 2008

Card ....

Using Jackies instructions on her blog I made a lovely card for Tara's 11th birthday...

Really really enjoyed making this card. Its even nicer in real life - they always are!! There is a lot of 3d bits and use of stickles!! Hope she likes it now.

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Wow ... where has that time gone?

Its been extreemly busy over the past week or so.

Just to give you an idea ...

Thursday last - took a trip out to musgraves cash & carry to buy the sundries for the craft fair on the sunday. Passed the Ikea building on the way - glad to see its only going to be a ten minute drive from my house - or will I be glad?! Will everything in my house end up coming from Ikea!!

Then the Friday - well in the morning I had the ever enjoyable weekly trip to tesco for the food shopping... Does anyone out there enjoy this ???

Then an hour round trip drive out and back to Trim to collect my niece (who was staying with us for friday evening thru to saturday night) - made good time actually all things considered. I had to for-go attending the opening cermony for the new special needs classes in CETNS to do this , but I havent yet learnt to do two things at once... when I do - watch out world.

Tara & Liadán - all set for the Toy Show!

Friday evening was the wonderful Late Late Toy Show. Thank the goddess for bulmers. Thats all I can say. Its nice to all sit together for a change, and we did have a roaring fire going .. so it wasn't all bad. And as I said ..there was bulmers!!

Roisin & Liadan "helping"


Saturday Liadan did gym, then we set up the hall for the Craft fair, held on the Sunday and which was a tremendous sucess. There were people in all day from 10am onwards. We finished up at 4.30 as it had eased off by then. We - as the school p.a. did very well out of it, raising near to a thousand euro. Me - as a stall holder did great - I took in over two hundred so I was happy. And one of the stalls was a fund raiser for the Irish Guide Dogs and they raised 680 euro!! For that alone it was worth every minute of the time it took me to set it up.


Monday morning was a lovely relaxing morning at stress free wind down sitting making stuff!

Tuesday I was out to lunch with the ladies!! Avoca for lunch and shopping. Except all we did was look at stuff and figure out how to make it! The joy of hanging around crafters...

Wednesday - well I had five different places to be. First I went to get more food for the house. Well they will keep eating the other stuff. Then I had to go up to the aquatic centre for L.'s swimming lesson. Then I was supposted to attend Sean's parent teacher meetings. Then L.'s dance class were doing their end of term show. And I had to pick Roisin up for an appointment. So I skipped the parent teacher meetings....

Today I had another craft fair to attend, thankfully this time I was just selling stuff. So that was easy enough. Fared much better than I thought. Thats five craft fairs this year. Three were sucessful. One fairly ok. and one disastar. So there ya go...

That was my week.

And in the middle of that Des asked me why I did not go to the gym this week. . . . .?