Sunday, 10 May 2015

So tired

I love birthday's making cards for girls/ladies they are so easy I have so much card & paper stock, embellishments and ribbons I can make a card in no time. However for men "WOW" that's hard. I just can't find the right mix that is manly enough, even if I have CD rom's to make a card. 

So when I found out that a member of staff at work's (Male) birthday is coming up my heart sank. There is no way I can make a card that will fit his personality and have bits to create a card. 

Luckily the idea hits me... Peter (The Birthday Boy) it a bit of a joker and love telling us jokes, so I made a very nice male card with a sail boat but the insert was filled with loads of jokes I found off the internet. His personal Joke book. So it was more like a card and present combined. He absolutely loved it that its on his desk and uses the joke to entertain us. 

Return from Bank Holiday...

Why is it when you come back from a bank holiday weekend all nice and refreshed the next 4 days becomes over worked, over tired and wonder to your self what just happened? This week I had to work over time for 3 day's doing 12 hour shifts since Tuesday - Thursday catching up with Reports, Calls and emails and supporting Adult Students with there course work. Yep have not had much sleep :-( 

By Friday it was time to get crafting. My friends baby girl turned 4 this week and we were invited to her birthday. I was so sick of making Frozen cards (Cant understand why this has not gone yet) I made this really lovely owl card for her. 

Saturday afternoon the card is ready and the birthday present is in my bag half way down the road I realize that I forgot to bring my phone so had no pictures. My Friend had hired Elas and Anna to come and wish happy birthday and play and dance with the kids. In all my life I have never met so many shy and quite children in the same room LOL. The one day I forget to bring my phone and the funnest moment happens. Oh well.  

Future projects...
I was talking to my husband this week and I was telling him I really want a new jacket to wear when I go out at weekend, friends house you know nothing special just to put over a top. But this year I want to make it myself with my own style. 

It all came about when I was trawling through crafting websites and saw that there are loads of projects that can be done with the sewing machine and I thought it would be fun. 

All the prep work has been done. Large roll of paper, pattern design and I think I know what fabric I want to have. I just need to put it all together and sew it. 

Oh and another project I want to do this month is clear my craft room as I have so many stamps stuff that I will never use. My plan is to set them on ebay and wish they go to a good home. So please keep your eyes on my blogs as I will share the link to you guys as well. 

Hope you all have a lovely week and have lots of crafting projects to work on.