Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The things you make in a hurry....

 I wanted to dress up two bottles of wine so I made a little box and added bits from my scraps bag and viola a lovely gift - might make a few more of these to dress up the Christmas bottles of wine for the teachers.

 My girs are ALWAYS at the doctors, so much so that I have developed a friendship with the girls there and one of the main angels (Maeve!) got married recently and showed me the snaps of her wedding and took out a wedge of photos and tried to flick thru some of the best ones... Well out of my mouth popped the offer to make her a book (time for me is a problem, but I wanted her to have something nice to show her photos off!).  So that evening I cut the chipboard while making dinner, I covered the pages before I went out to camera club, and I came home and finished some details on each page when I got home later that night and the next day she dropped over the photos, and I finsihed the book in about 2 hours that afternoon.  Quick and simple.  I put the photos in with repositionable adhesive so she can add better ones when she gets copies from friends.  Now she has a book she can had people to see her lovey day and better than a big wedge of photos falling out of a folder.... (I hope!)

 Before the girls had a bath last week I allowed them to paint - Shannon got bored after about 10 mins but Little Miss got really into it and painted and painted and then got bored with the paper so painted herself and her hands... She had fun and I got lovely photos.  Pity Shannon did'nt stay longer to enjoy the fun and allow me take some pics of her.

Have a photo shoot tomorrow - with a little boy who is 1 yr old.  Wish my new toys had arrived in time to play with them (new lens and softbox).  I just photographed the lastest project but have to hold on to it for a while as it's going in the post.

Ta for now - Michelle

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Perfection in blog land??

I don't tend to watch much TV, I generally sit down late and take my laptop and have a wonder thru blog land and stop at my favourites (on the side panel .....).

The funny thing is this... these girls portray a lifestyle of perfection. I'm not sure if its just an American thing, but they say such lovely things about their kids, their "soul mate" husbands, perfect houses, perfect scrapbooking, abundant stash mountains and perfect figures (and they are so fertile (lots are pregnant!)) I HAVE ISSUES with this!!

Apart from The Pioneer Woman (whom I think is just fab!) who talks of her laundry mountain. No body calls it as it is! Bloody hard work.....

So (throwing this out ther for you all to comment!) do you blog the view that its all rosey and happy and here are the lovely things I have made or do we call it as it is - having 3 small kids, working part-time, extra curricular activities, and a more than busy day normally, it is hard as hell to get caught up and then find time and mojo to craft. Tonight I had planned to get crafty, but by the time I got the kids to bed the and took a moment to sit down, my eyes are closing and I just can't craft....

So truth time.... My house is a mess, we are getting work done and stuff is everywhere, kitchen a mess from dinner, craft room so bad I just can't work in there tonight. Bedrooms are really in a heap, and this is hurting my mojo. (Nothing a good day of cleaning won't sort out, but OMG life is just too short for cleaning all the time.)