Monday, 19 January 2009

Crafts and Birthdays.

I have been off owrk today (as ordered by Hubby) as I have an awful cold and I guess sitting in a room with 25 children wouldnt help on the road to recovery.
Anyway whilst I have been sat here wallowing in self pity I have had the chance to surf the net for some blogtastic ideas to craft.

My crafting has become none existent recently although I did sew together the cardigan the other night and as it is the first thing that I have knitted which is not a blanket I am pretty pleased with it. (will post pictures when I can be bothered to find the batterys for the camera).

I was thinking earlier this year to try and make all gifts this year for birthdays and other occasions. There are so many wonderful ideas out there and I feel that most of the shops are full of what can only be described as ....... Well you kinda get the idea, right?
I am hoping that I will get the time to do this and think that it is best to try and plan ahead for what I need so that there is no need to dash out at last minute to get a gift.

I am still thinking about the soon to be 10 year olds birthday. We cant decide what to do.. It is still work in progress, although after today I think I may have some ideas of things to make her. I will just have to have a trip to the fabric shop, oohh the things you have to do to keep them happy .....

Right, off for an early dinner then off to swimming lessons. My son moved from swimming one to swimming two after christmas. we went to his first lesson last week at level two and the instructor said she wanted him moved straight into level three as he was doing so well. He has come on leaps and bounds, he was unable to swim a stroke in September when he started and was terrified of the water and now we jump in and swim and go under the water.


Levin (and Emily) said...

we had swimming breakthroughs yesterday! mind you not at lessons, we were in a friends pool and both my boys just 'got it'. fabulous!
hope you feel better soon.

periwinkle said...

hope you feel better soon - I've been thinking about taking the boys swimming too
lisa x

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Hi Sarah,
Thanks so much for leaving such a lovely coment on my blog!
Please feel free to visit me as many times you will like!
Also, I hope that you are feeling much better... I too started this awful cold today...and been in bed all day... not nice at all!
But I`m happy to give you some good news!
You are the winner of my guessing competition!
If you would like to email me your adress, I will post your Treasures to you...
My email is:

Thanks so much for taking part!
Speak to you soon.
Debbie Moss

Pixiedust said...

Looking forward to seeing what you make. Beware though, trips to fabric shops are dangerous. :o) Hope you feel better soon. ((((hugs))) Pixiedust. xxx

Jane said...

Hope you soon feel better Sarah, Hope you have fun with your making/sewing. Jane x

Pixiedust said...

Hi Sarah, I've left you an award on my blog. xxx

Greentwinsmummy said...

Hope you feel better x I am so chuffed with my Craft Scared Self lol I made my sister teatowels for her birthday,She rang me today to say how much she loved them so I am all glowy lol!! it was the first thing I made that turned out exactly as I saw in my minds eye,usually something gets lost in translation lol!
GTM x xx

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Hi Sarah,
I hope that you are feeling much better by now!

By the way, Thank You so much for that lovely link, that you left on my email.
I will definately will add it to my list of the places that I would love to visit one day!

I have posted your "Gifts" only today!
Sorry! We all have the "cold" that is been going around, and only today, I managed to venture outdoors to the post office.

I hope that you like all your new Treasures!
Debbie Moss