spoonful of sugar

Monday, 29 October 2012

Happy Birthday !!

My baby boy is 8 today !! We have been busy making cake and party bags for the party . Remind me, never to make a lego cake again, that just took forever !!

Now, let's party !!

Have a lovely half term and halloween.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

It is conker time...

and Harry and I have been busy playing !! Where do we find the time ( and the talent !!! )I wonder !!

Anyway, time for the next challenge over at Sketches in Thyme. It is sadly the last one I have done for them as I have decided to stop being a designer. I am finding it hard to find the time to scrap at the moment, working hard and becoming increasingly tired with pregnancy. I am sure I will be back some times soon but for now, here is sketch 91

and here is what I did with it...

I am so glad how this page turned out. I really love it. Most of the papers and bits and pieces came free in a magazine and I think it is one of my favourite pages, ever ! Nice way to finish yeh, I hope that you all like it and it will give you all inspiration. And don't forget there is a chance to become a designer at the moment, so why don't you give it a go.
Time for work unfortunately.
See you soon.

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Let's party !!

Amelie's birthday seems to go on and on !! On her actual birthday we went to her favourite restaurant and had a lovely meal. Last night was the barn dance at school and she had the time of her life.( The same girl who said " I won't be dancing, it isn't cool ! " actually never stopped ) and she looked the part too.

And this afternoon, she is sharing a birthday pool party with some good friends. Julie and I have been busy making a cake ! Now, I am not a very good baker but I will try any craft and this was soooo much fun !! Not sure how many e numbers are in this cake or even if it is going to taste any good but it does look COOL !! Check this out !!

Maybe this will become my new Hobby D'un Jour !!

Have a great weekend.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Monday, 8 October 2012

Something I have been hiding !!

There is something I have meant to say for a while but I have had to wait until last weekend. We are having another baby ! And as you might have guessed, it is a baby girl, hence the mobile ! And the reason I couldn't tell you about it, is because we were having a big family gathering in Paris at the weekend and I wanted to keep it a surprise. So I am now 6 months pregnant, growing everyday but feeling fine and healthy. We are all getting very excited and looking forward to welcoming a little one in our house ( that is not quite big enough as yet, but we are working on it !! ) .
So here is what I look like now...

When I look at pictures I don't think I look THAT big, but I do feel it !!. I have always loved being pregnant and this time is no different. It is magical and special and I can't stop being amazed every time I feel a little kick.

And the best bit about having a baby... having my gorgeous sister knitting me the most adorable little things !! Like these...

But back to reality and once again I have missed the new lay out at Sketches in Thyme. I loved the sketch this month and had real fun playing with it.

here is the sketch..

and here is my page...

these pictures were taken on the first day of school this September. Not that long ago but it feels like ages. The weather has now turned to winter and we are now getting ready to celebrate the kids birthday and Halloween.

Why don't you have a go this week and don't forget the designer call, you have to be in to win it !!


Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Not very much to do...

with scrapping but I am in the process of making a mobile for a baby girl's room. I had this idea from a necklace I wear a lot which a lot of people comment on. I bought it a long long time ago in Asia somewhere, at the time I was a stewardess. Looking back I should I bought hundreds of them as I could have sold twice as many ! Anyway, I have decided to embark on this project, using mainly a Moda Charm Pack called Wing It. I think it is actually discontinued now but a friend of mine had a few bits and pieces left, enough for me to get some ideas. I also got inspired by a wonderful lady called Chloe Owens who has published a great book full of easy projects using applique, embroidery and more. The book is called All Sewn Up and I really recommend it, may be you could put it on your Xmas list?
So here is the famous necklace.

and here is what I have made so far..

I especially like the little clouds ! Now, I am not sure how I will attach them all together, may be a wooden circle at the top. I still need to make another 3 dangly bits so I will keep you updated !!
Still nothing to do with scrapbooking, but this month, we are celebrating Amelie and Harry's birthday. I am not a big fan of birthday parties when you feel obliged to invite the whole class and all of your friends kids even when you don't like them, and I have always managed to convince the kids to have a small gathering at home. In fact, it has always been quite a lot of organising and thinking about how to entertain 5 or 6 children for two hours. But this year, Amelie has decided to share a swimming pool party with some friends born on the same day and Harry has decided to take a few friends to Laser Run. So I don't have too much thinking to do !! I didn't even have to make Amelie's party invitations as the other mum made them !! Perfect !! ( well, not quite how I would have made them myself, but perfectly adequate !! ). So, all I had to do was to worry about Harry's invitations . Because he is a huge fan of Legos, it had to be something related. I found the perfect inspiration on Pinterest ( best site ever !! ) and here is what we have come up with. It was a team effort, although, I ended up having to really work at it and all Harry had to do was give his ideas !!


the idea is that you can change his outfit by just lifting the flaps !! I know pretty cool hey !! Especially like the gold necklace ! I would like to take all the credit for this realisation but in fact, I only copied an idea, it wasn't ours in the first place, we just loved it !

And finally, go and check Sketches in Thyme. The have a designer call at the moment. Come on, give it a go. The team is lovely, all you need to create two lay outs a month and comment on a few blogs, and you get to vote for your favourites ! What have you got to lose ?
See you soon.