Monday, 29 June 2009


Made a dozen of these for the wedding last week. I had intended to make an elaborate base for them, but ran out of time so just placed them on these wee glass trays. We also got a load of tea lights in wee glass holders and had them on the tables too. It looked nice. And people were fighting to get one to bring home at the end of the meal !! So they were a hit.

Saturday, 27 June 2009

Family Wedding ....

Des's brother Anthony got married yesterday to the lovely Cora. We had a brilliant day, the sun shone down for them for most of the day - no rain till around 9.30 and that only helped cool us all down a bit anyway!

Here are the happy couple just married in the registary office in the morning ... early cermony but sure there ya go....

This is how your assembled guests look when the groom says he will take her as his 'awfully' wedded wife instead of 'lawfully'!!!

Anthony & Cora

We went from the registary office to the church for a blessing .. . got some lovely photos in the grounds of the church...

Nana & her kids !! ..... x

Me & Him - self portrait.

Seán - Róisín - Líadán

Desmond & his brothers - his two brothers-in-law - and of course Uncle Ben, his dad's identical twin brother (Des's father passed away 12 years ago)

Me & 3 of my 6 sister-in-laws & my neice Sophie.

Monday, 22 June 2009

Craft fairs - the death of ... (yay)

I did a craft room at my youngest daughters school yesterday ... and thanks to getting a part time job recently I am very very glad to be able to only do them by choice now !!

Its so much work getting stock built up, and at times having to make stuff takes the joy out of it. Then the actual day is hard work, and so much of it depends on other people ... its just hard.

The location yesterday was pants too .... *rolls eyes* .... and that was something beyond my control too ...

So rant over - and on with the week.

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Circle journal ....

Yes folks - its circle journal time !! Giving this another shot ... glutton for punishment. Anyhoo here is a sneak peek of my cover.

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Paperplay - Sketch.

Paperplay this week is this sketch set by Sandie ...

And this is what I came up with and was to be my entry for it this week...

I made the flower out of the mishapen circles cut with the Slice ! Used the versamark and chalk to emboss the scrolls across the back and the letters are rub-ons.

After I had finished that I did the card below... and when I stood back and looked at it I realised it too was the sketch. Slightly inverted but its there nevertheless....

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Altered Notebook

One of the items I started for paperplay buttons last week. Then I re-read the 'rules' and realised it called for more than one button. .... I love this - I spent the evening looking at it when it was finished (*note to self - get a life*)

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Ikea ......

Well .... I got offered a job in Ikea today. And while the interview was not quite like the above - it wasn't far off!!

I am delighted - they seem a good company to work for - its only 10-15 minutes drive from me - and its 20 hours a week.

So they are getting in touch with my reference's and then we are all systems go.