Sunday, February 18, 2007

Its been a while

Progress is being made in our bedroom and it won't be long now till we're back in there. Tomorrow we are having a new window fitted then John will paint the room. We then just need the radiator putting back on (the guy who does it is on holiday for the next week!) and the carpet fitting. We finally got round to choosing the carpet and it's really nice but then it should be for what we paid!

Here are some updated photos of the room from the last few weeks:

Here are a few photos of Ethan whilst helping John! As you can see in the background the plaster has dried and the coving is up.

I went to the Hobby Horse crop on Friday and Saturday and had a great time. I manged to complete about 6 layouts so quite a productive weekend. My Big Picture Scrapbooking class is also going well and I'm still really enjoying it. I need to catch up on a few of the things but I have plenty of time and I've printed everything off. Over the last week I've done a few layouts, some Rolodex cards, decorated tag, card and a few other things. Today's task is to do a mini book which I'm really looking forward to doing. There is a free class on Big Picture Scrapbooking at the moment called Kid Perspective by Deanna Lambson so it's worth going and accessing it. I think there are a few others too if you look under classes then give it a try.

It's half term this week so I'm having Wednesday off. I was going to have the whole week off but Ethan wanted to go to his Grandparents so he's having a day at each. We'll then have the rest of the week to chill out, catch up with friends etc.

Ethan hasn't been very well over the weekend. He is full of cold and has had a cough and high temperature. I think it'll be a trip to the doctors and a day off work tomorrow if he is no better. I don't think he has ever suffered like he is at the moment with a cold. He has a constant runny nose, streaming red puffy dry eyes, high temperature, achy etc

Tuesday, February 06, 2007


Huge progress has been made with our bedroom over the weekend and last couple of days. It has now all been plastered and should be dry ready for the weekend. John will then get the coving up and hopefully have time to paint it as well - really must get to B&Q and choose some paint!!!

Here are a few photos before plastering (I'll take some photos tomorrow in the daylight of after it was plastered and post them):

I have also signed up for the 28 Day class at Big Picture Scrapbooking. I signed up a few days into it so am still catching up! So far I'm really enjoying it and have completed most of the daily tasks and photos.

Here is the journal I decorated:

Here are a few of the photos - My fridge and something you use everyday (my mobile!)

I was getting a bit fed up with my old ribbon storage so I've now got all my ribbons in these glass vases a got a while ago. Once I have my scrapping area up and running I think they'll look quite good :)

Thursday, February 01, 2007


Well I've finally got round to updating to the new blogger and it seems to have gone well. I've also managed to put some links up which I could never figure out how to do before. I'll add some more as soon as I get the chance.

It's been a busy few weeks especially with the house. John is making good progress on our room and hopefully it will be finished by the end of the month. We have the plasterer coming in next week to plaster the whole room - walls and ceiling. Then the following week we are hoping to get a new window and radiator fitted. That then leaves coving, skirting, painting, fire surround etc to be fitted before we have the carpet fitted. In the mean time I need to get a move on and get curtains, duvet cover, photos/pictures for the walls, storage basket and boxes and other things to finish the room. We will then need to move everything back in and put up the few new pieces of furniture we've got - and not forgetting the 32" LCD HD ready TV John has got, the main reason John is working so hard to get the room done as quick as possible! Here are a few photos of the bedroom before we started (well John had done a mornings work).

I got my order through the post yesterday from A Million Little Things which I had been waiting for so I could finish a layout. I was so pleased it came so quickly and I added some of the American Crafts foam letters to finish off my Rain Forest Cafe layout. I have done 6 more layouts from our holiday since I last posted so will try and upload a couple of those soon. Here are the things I got from A Million Little Things - American Crafts foam letters and cardstock stickers, KI Memories Epoxy Stickers, Heidi Swapp stickers (a bargain at 18p) and Imaginisce Goin Places ribbon slide.

Here are a couple of recent photos of Ethan, taken at Olivia's party a few weeks ago - he is dancing!