Saturday, 10 September 2011


I go to a regular crop run by Louise.  Every now and then she runs an all day crop, where she gives away all sorts of goodies.  At the last one I won myself a 12"x12" deep picture frame.  As we had just started to redecorate our bedroom I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.  I had seen a picture in the ideas gallery at Hobbycraft and thought it a really pretty but simple idea.  Now the picture frame I had was an untreated pine frame which really didn't go in our new bedroom, but we had plenty of paint left over from our feature wall, so this was used to paint the frame to fit into our colour scheme.  I then spent an evening punching and gluing little butterflys.
Sorry about the angle but I kept getting a reflection from the window in the glass.  And here is a close up:

We are quite happy from the result and it didn't actually cost me a penny as I was given the frame, used paper scraps from my scrapbooking and paint from our bedroom wall! - Bargin ;)

Friday, 2 September 2011

Learn Something New Everyday

Starting yesterday and all through September Shimelle Laine is running a class called Learn Something New Everyday. Today I have learnt to be grateful for having 2 happy healthy children.  An old school friend of mine was on Channel 5 news today talking about her daughter (who is a similar age to mine) who has been very sick and been through more than any 5 year old should have to.  I had tears in my eyes, just makes you feel so lucky.

The kids go back to school next week, so hopefully I will be able to tick of some of my list of projects rather than the papier mache and card making I have been doing with the kids.