Saturday, 28 May 2011

New Shoes!!!!

Happy Bank Holiday everyone.

I hope the weather is nicer where you are than it is here where it is cold, windy and rainy.  All I can say is thank goodness Jenna and Tony got married last Saturday and not today, lol!

Well, I'm back sooner than I expected with another post because this month's Chocolate Baroque Guild Newsletter has started arriving on member's doorsteps (I got mine this morning) and one of the articles in there was a fun challenge Glenda gave the teamies a while ago .................... to make some paper shoes!

Now, I have to admit that I was not amused when she gave us this challenge, lol!  I am definitely not into this sort of thing normally but I got stuck in to give it my best shot and I ended up having so much fun.  Glenda asked us if we could add more pictures to the DT blog.  My buddy Judith did her post last night and  I've just done mine so if you'd like to pop over there using the link in my sidebar you can see some better pics of what we came up with.

I've just decided while doing these posts that I'm going to make one of these for my Mum in lieu of a birthday card.  It's just the sort of thing she will appreciate although it will of course mean I have to look at it for at least the next year, displayed on her dresser, Ha! Ha!

Oooh, I forgot to mention that there is a free downloadable shoe template on the Chocolate Baroque website (link in my sidebar) if you'd like to have a play.  Leave us a comment on the DT blog if you do as I'd love to come and see what you make.

Thanks for looking.

Lesley  Xx

PS   Thanks to those of you who left messages yesterday wishing me better from my virus.  Your wishes must be working because I had a much better night's sleep and the cough finally seems to be subsiding, Yay!!!

Friday, 27 May 2011

Normal Service Resumed ?!?

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all feeling fine and dandy .......... 'cos I'm not, lol!  No seriously,  I have been a bit under the weather since just before our big day last Saturday.  I caught some sort of virus from one of the little ones and have had a really nasty sore throat and chest.  My voice virtually disappeared, which our granddaughters thought was hilarious and they took great delight in getting me to sing to them with my squeak, Ha! Ha!  Lullabies have never sounded so truly awful.  Things are finally settling down a bit so I'm hoping the weekend to come will get rid of the bugs completely.

I thought I'd just pop in a quick post to say hello while I'm waiting to get the photos of Jenna's wedding.  They should have the cd very shortly and as they will own the copyright I will be able to share some of them with you.  Much better than our amateur snaps!  As my only makes other than wedding stuff have been for design team work I haven't anything to show you just yet so I'm going to show you the wedding invites I made plus some postcards.

This is actually a picture of the 'prototype' as the photo of the final article seems to have gone missing.  The only difference though was a natural shell button with a tiny bow made from thread in the centre of the rosette and there were four sets of colours, dusky pink, dusky mauve, pale blue and a pale greeny yellow.  The reason for the sweetpeas was because when Jenna was little, every week through the summer my late Mother-in-Law used to send her home with a lovely posy of sweetpeas from her garden for me so this was Jenna's way of including her in the wedding.

This was a 'poster' which Jenna asked me to make to put up in her office at work to save me doing about 20 separate invites.

and these were a few of the 80 odd 'postcards' I and my lovely Craft Stamping Quartet buddies made.  Thankyou girls!  Jenna borrowed a vintage suitcase from a friend for guests to deposit their cards, etc., in and we scattered the postcards around the case and asked people to choose one and write a message to the Newleyweds on the back instead of a guest book.  Everyone thought it was a lovely idea.

We had a wonderful day but I'm not going to say anymore until I have some proper pics to show you.

Hopefully I'll be back very soon either with the wedding photos or something I've made.

Have a lovely bank holiday weekend everyone.

Love and Hugs
Lesley  Xx