Monday, 4 April 2016

Walks, Wheels, Listings and Swans.

It has been a while since I last blogged so there is a fair bit to catch up on. Good Friday my boyfriend and me set off from Blackpool to go to Coventry to pick up some wheels for his car (He's a HUGE car enthusiast but I can't really say anything due to my obsession with anything crafty) The plan was to get there in about 2.5 hours, pick up the wheels then spend the afternoon at Warwick Castle....6 hours travelling in stop/start traffic and that plan went a bit wrong! However, we decided to make the best of it and found a lovely place called Coombe Abbey Park. It was gorgeous and we had a lovely walk around the grounds and a picnic so the day wasn't a total write off (well, apart from the successful wheel buying!) We stopped off on the way home for steak pudding and chips..bliss! So, after a verrry long day, we finally got back to mine about half ten.

Saturday was a very much needed lazy one, we just chilled out and relaxed so when Sunday came I was up for a good walk ( well a bit of one, my rubbish lungs aren't up to anything even close to be described as a good walk! hehe) We went to the beach to photograph the big metal shell that was put on the beach as part of several art instillations. It was very windy and the tide was in, it was brilliant! It definitely cleared my head and blew the cobwebs away. My poor boyfriend J was freezing though and was pretty glad when we got back to the car and the heated seats!

It was still early and the sun was shining so off we went to a country park called Stannah for a wander. We ended up near a pylon which crossed the path and you could stand underneath it, I was a bit scared of it if I'm honest, especially since I could hear it humming. My boyfriend took some really good photographs while stood directly underneath it, I'll make an artist out of him yet! 

I think I will stick to non hummy things!

You can just see the rubber duck floating down the river, it made me laugh to see it but I have no idea where it came from. 

I have been slowly adding items to my shop, the photos below are links to the item. I'm really enjoying getting back into craft and hoping to sell again. I've lots of ideas of the things I want to make next.. I just need to find the time to fit everything in! 

I am linking up with Handmade Monday

Have a great week :)

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Invisible Terrapins and Swine Flu

I'am linking this blog to Handmade Monday It has been absolutely forever since I took part, I have missed it!

Well I managed to jinx myself in my last post by saying the admission was going well... to be honest it was at first, my lungs were getting better and I was managing longer and farer on the treadmill, I'd had two lots of unsuccessful lithotripsy but was hopeful the third lot would work...then I caught the flu..
I was pretty much stuck in bed for ten days on oxygen. I was getting lots of visits from the physio to try and clear my chest as much as possible. I was not a happy bunny! It was hard work, I was tired and ill but it needed to be done even when all I wanted to do was sleep.
Slowly I got better, I was taken walks and allowed ( with the the promise I would take it easy and take lots of oxygen tanks with me) a Friday and Saturday out. Finally, after near 6 weeks as an inpatient, I was allowed home.
It has been bliss! I have eaten like a pig! I have slept and I have had an amazing soak in the bath to drown my fleas.
Today has been really good, my boyfriend an I took advantage of the decent weather and went to the local park, it was lovely to be in natural light! I was a bit worried I'd turned into a vampire while I was away. During the Ninja Turtle phase of the 90's, people released terrapins into the lake when the realised they couldn't care for them properly, we tried to spot some but they were all hiding today, maybe it needs to be a bit warmer.
Here are some photos my boyfriend took, I have to say I love the squirrels.

Now I am home, I have been doing lots of thinking about what I want to make first now I am a seller on conscious crafties I have an urge to make something bright and shiny.. though to be honest I always have a love for bright and shiny! Its a great excuse t buy yet more craft supplies.

Please give Conscious Crafties a look, as the website says it's a WORLDWIDE craft marketplace and supportive community for creative people crafting through:

Here are some of the items being sold by my fellow crafties, all photos are links to the shops.