Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A New Day

Never managed to do any blogging yesterday as was not in my craft room. Went with my daughter to the hospital for a scan and ended up being there for over 5 hours!!!!

She is so heavily pregnant that it hurts her and has been exhausted so much so that she's been off work for 10 weeks. After much too and froing from the doctors and hospital they decided the best thing would be for her to start her maternity leave early.

To top it all her blood pressure is high and rising and she is also undergoing test for sleep apnea and has had to be wear one of those masks for two months. So she's not getting much sleep either!

What was supposed to be just a scan (she has 5 weeks to go) turned into us having to go to four different departments for further tests and if you saw her you would think she is about ready to burst!!!

when doctor asked her if she had any problems she told him how she was in constant pain and he actually said 'take paracetamol'!!!!!!

Wanted to fit her with a 24 hour blood pressure monitor but after half an hour they could not get it to work so in the end told her she has to go to her midwife every two days to have her pressure checked and to contact them if it gets any higher!!

My daughter may be 35 but she is still my baby and I really feel for her!

I had high blood pressure with all three of mine and was induced before my time because of it.

Hopefully in a few weeks it will be all over for her - or will it be just starting! ..

Monday, May 11, 2009

Not My Day Today

Think I should have stayed in bed today as I'm not really getting anywhere!

I'm sure most of you will understand where I'm coming from when I say that nothing I seem to do right (craft wise) is working.

I've been working on a bride's dress now and twice I've squished it to restart and decided to build it up in two stages. Anyway, after softening the white fimo I have just seen blooming grey streaks running though it which now makes it unusable!! (well for the white dress anyway).

Sooooooo I am going to stop for the day and restart fresh tomorrow!

Wedding Cake Toppers Finished

Well just finished this pair of wedding cake toppers and have them all ready and packed up to get in the post tomorrow for delivery to bride-to-be Tuesday morning!
Don't really get a lot of sitting down couples and without having the actual cake, or any cake for that matter, to judge it can be a bit fiddly if I don't get the body part correct otherwise the figurine would topple over! Thankfully I got this one right!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Another Day Blog Building

Well its day three of me trying to get the hang of blog building and I've called on the help of some really great people on a craft forum I'm hooked on - and if anybody can help me - they can!!!

I'm not even sure what to write about and if thats strange because if you ever met me, I never stop talking . Mind you when I do find something to write about I can sometimes get a bit carried away and end up almost writing a book when I could have said it in two paragraphs!

Right, its back to the craft table and finish of my latest bride and groom pair as I want to get them in the post tomorrow. Will put up a picture later on if I remember!

Thanks for reading so far.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Painting Rocks

I was looking at some old files in my photobucket account and came across my painted rocks I used to do. I started painting them for something to do while living in America as I was unable to work and wanted something pretty to put on the steps in front of our house. I really enjoyed painting them and before I knew it I even had orders for them and they were being sent through the post to others! Anybody in UK would have thought me mad if I had told them I was posting rocks all over the place I'm sure! Anyway, just wanted to share a few of these with you and maybe one day I can get moving and paint some more - would love to find the time!!

A couple of my cottages - the blue one was my first!

This one has always been my favorite and I have promised myself when I start painting again I will reproduce this one!
This little lot were from my 'blue snowman' collection
These were for customers who used them as doorstops.
And on that note I better stop posting pictures otherwise I could go on all night!!! lol
hope you enjoy looking at them.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Inspired Wedding Favours by Joanne

My soon to be second time mum daughter is now on maternity leave and is looking at working from home once her maternity leave is over.

I've naturally pointed her in the wedding direction as I believe her talent could lie there and of course I can give her a helping hand to get started.

She has been working hard with designing various wedding favours and has loads ideas now that she has the craft bug!

Here is a few pictures of her favours so far.

April's Cake Toppers

I've been kept busy with the start of the wedding season upon us and the next few months thankfully will be keeping me even more busy.

Wanted to try and 'have a go' at building up my blog instead of it lying dormant for a few weeks/months at a time.

wish me luck and just a few pictures of toppers I did last month!