Sunday, 15 March 2009

The Eggs Are Back lol xxx

Here they are :))) xxx
I bought 2 packets but one of my piglets as En calls them - and rightly so in this case - ate them.

Although pot, kettle and chip off the old block spring to mind!!!!

So before they all went again, I put them in a bag, double sealed it down in case of any more piggery pokery goings on in this house, and took the pics.

This is my original entry for the Colour Create Challenge - see the post here for what happened first time round, I am too ashamed to admit to it again lol xxx

I just realised that being the dope I am, I don't think I actually went over to the challenge blog and linked up on Friday!! Ohhh what a plonker.

This template was a free download from here - thanks Mel xxx The paper was also a freebie download but I've had it for ages and now cannot remember where I got it from, sorry. I think it may have been from one of the mags but I wouldn't swear to it, but I've used it before quite a few times and I really like it cos it is so striking. I used one of MSBP's and the flowers were all from the very wonderful Poppicrafts. The buttons were from the depths of my button box

These little punched flowers were done using a couple of X Cut punches which I got from the Paper Mill Shop and the lace on the handle is Innovations self adhesive lace which I THINK I got from Hobbycraft

See that orange string?

Well I have to thank Kath for giving me a tip to unravel thicker string so it will go through buttons. I am so dim that this was practically a 'Eureka' moment for me. Shame isnt it!!

And Kim Fee, lovely gorgeous girlie that she is, gave me a tip ages ago about using Pro Markers to colour thread, so I thought I would do that here. Thanks for these fab tips girls xxx

I have to say that by the time I'd finished with the PMs, my fingers were a delightful shade of orange, but it came off, thankfully. But for a while I did look like I had been on 60 a day of the Capstan full strengths :((

Another bit more detail for ya xxx

Well we went to Southport yesterday and had a fab day, just the two of us. We dropped the books off with Jo, had a mooch round the shops, had a nice meal in this little wine bar we found and then mosied back home. It was a bit late to start blogging last night and I knew I was going to be up super early today so I didn't want to burn the midnight oil.

I was up at just after 5am cos Emma and Kyla went off to Sharm-el-Sheik today for a week. So no toys under my feet for 7 days, no little voice waking me up at stupid o'clock asking me if it is time to go downstairs yet, no babysitting, it's just the 2 of us for a whole week. Do ya think I'll enjoy it??? Not a chance. Once the novely of having a tidy and orderly house once more has worn off, say about a day, I will miss them like anything, especially that dear little face first thing in the morning, which is when we have our chats. Come to think of it, they have only been gone 7 hours and I am missing them already :((((

Best keep busy crafting to take my mind off it. And I will be able to catch up with the blog hopping which has been truly awful this last few week - sorry lovelies. So I may see ya later but if not, have a fab Sunday xxxxx

15 comments:

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Dawny, this little basket is super! If I was to make one, it would be eggless, I am an eggoholic, cannot have them in the house for long as they get eaten, lol. Am off to download that template, what super gifts they will make for the teachers, and cheap ones too, cheers mate! hugs Heidi xxx

Donalda said...

Oh hon your basket is just so adorable!!!!!!! Such a beautiful job dear.
Hugs

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Dawny, what a stunning basket. You are a plonker if you didn't link it to the challenge d'oh (a girl after my own heart haha). I am so like you, as soon as choccies appear in our house it's not the kids who eat them it's me lol! Hope you don't miss the kiddies too much. Hugs, Denise x

Riet said...

what a beautiful creations Dawny.

hugs Riet.x

jacque4u2c said...

You are so inspiring!

sassy said...

oh you are so funny i chuckled my way through your interesting read....and your ickle basket is so fitting for a basket case...only joking its super and eggstrordianary pretty too lv sassxxxx

SallyB said...

I had the same thought as Heidi...teachers gifts or we could make them up for the little ones to take home. Super little basket.
I saw an egg box decorated as well recently ...was that you? It was fab!

Macpurp said...

this is such a great wee basket! plenty eggs left in it!
am also away to go have a lok at the template! TFS.
enjoy the quiet...they will be home soon.

love teen xx

Kath said...

what a gorgeous little easter basket but don't mention mini eggs..have already eaten one out of the 2 bags I bought today...so naughty.
Hugs Kath xxxxx

Jill said...

aww Dawny I love your little bag, and I hope you don't miss them too much aww it's only a week hun hugs Jill xx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh your basket is just fabulous!
Love that paper and your flower is just so perfect!
So glad the eggs were good and didn't do a runner this time!
Oh you will miss your babies!
hugs
kim x

Sue said...

oh fabby basket hun, brill job, i luv them eggs, aww im sure the week will go quick, hope its nice n hot for them, sue.x

Love to Doodle! said...

Fabulous - a gorgeous creation....and I would eat all those eggs in one....infact, I did the other day....hence my health kick has not commenced as yet - hope yours is still going well....xx

Dawn said...

This is stunning Dawny - I'mm always in stitches reading your posts - you're a funny pink piggy!!!
You'll be glad to have your brood all back together but hey plenty crafting meantime!!

Dawn
xx

Dulcie said...

Dawny I love this basket!! So cute and of course the chocs make it even more attractive! (not surprised they disappeared so quickly....) Dulcie xx