Tuesday, August 27, 2013

More Mixed Media

Just a very quick flyby post today.

So I was sorting my photos on the PC and came across these little gems. I had forgotten all about them and never posted them here to show you all!! (another reason I am a bad blogger)

Made for my Boy's school teachers last Christmas. all are done on 6-12 inch canvas

And these ones were for my daughters daycare teachers
All done on 4-4 inch canvas

I hope you like them. 

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Fly, A Mixed Media Canvas

So a we while ago my LSS, Hastings Rubber Stamps asked me to make something for one of their classes. They are looking for something a little different, ie not scrapbooking pages!! I am so freaking out, I have never done a class before let alone teach one !!! ekkkk!

I was given some product and then sent hm to see what I could come up with and this is what I made,

What I used

Sewing pattern, tissue paper
Butterfly paper
Mod podge
Brown waterbased marker
Black gel pen

I am so excited to be doing my first class in October, Im sure you will hear all about it!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Meet Molly

We have just added a new member to the family, meet Molly everyone, our tiny little puppy.

She won’t stay tiny for long, she is a mastiff staffy cross. So she is going be BIG.

After the death of our last Dog pepper a month ago we talked it over and decided to wait a few months to get another one, but then a opportunity came up and well, we just couldn’t say no. 

Elliott and Molly

On Mum's lap

Thursday, August 22, 2013

10 Days Smoke Free!!

Yes like the title says I am now 10 days smoke free, yay go me.

This giving up smoking thing has got to be one of the hardest things I have ever done. We are talking about a 20 year habit here, and to be really honest I didn’t ever think I would be able to do this. The craving is still there, someday more than others, but I know I have gone this long I can hold out and wait for the craving to pass and you know what??? It does, often with in a minute of having the thought it’s gone.

How did I do this?
Lots of lollies
A very supportive husband
And lots and lots of will power

Bonus so far
I don’t stink anymore.
My sense of smell has gotten better. (Living with 5 boys this is not always a good thing)
I have found time.
I no longer have to go outside in the cold winter nights and freeze my ass off just to have a smoke.
I am saving money.

This post isn’t very earth shattering; I just wanted to let everyone out there know that if I can do it so can you!!  Be strong, set your quit date and go hard. You are worth it and I am here to help in any way I can!!

For those of you that have quit smoking in the past, what worked for you??

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Time For A New Direction!!

Ok people it is time to be brutally honest. I am not a good blogger (I think we all know this already), I am not a good speller (I think we all know this too) I am not a great cook or house wife and I am really not a great poker player. But you know what I am doing it all anyway, and I really want to get better at it all. I have decided that a new direction is needed.

I first made this blog solely for my craft stuff but at some point I started adding new things to it then I went back to crafting, and I have just sort of flip flopped ever since. truth is that I don’t always craft so I don’t always have crafty things to blog about, but I am always living my life and have things to say, So why not  say them here!! So much has happened in the last 6 months I could have told you guys all about, and I have just sat silent and being very blah!

I am a mother, wife, friend, crafter, reader, DIY enthusiast. I am messy, unorganized and a lot of the times unmotivated. I am honest if not with myself with you guys, I am not scared to show you my before pics no matter how bad they are (ok  so that’s a big fat lie I am petrified) I am not perfect and I don’t come off as. I am a mess, I have a couch full of washing (mostly clean) none of the beds in the house are made, I haven’t unloaded the dishwasher this morning, and I haven’t brushed my hair. But I’m here in the hopes that as I stumble and fall I can help a few of you get your shit sorted too!!

First off
The house
I have decided I hate living in my house the way it is. It is messy cluttered and untidy All the time and I’m over it, and guess what??? It’s not going to change itself it’s up to me!! I can’t be doing the same stuff everyday expecting different results, then complaining about it. So I am making it my mission to do it up one room at a time. Starting with the master bedroom, so keep an eye out for that very soon, the wallpaper striping has already begun!

Look good feel good
I don’t bother dressing up most of the time and I only every really wear makeup if I’m going out for the night or out to dinner, I’m thinking it might be time to change that, I’m not meaning going full on Kim Kardashian everyday but you know making an effort every now and then could be a good thing and might just make me feel a little bit better about myself

So this is me now and the new direction I am going to be taking with this blog. I will still be posting crafty stuff as I do it but now it will just be mixed in with a lot of other awesomeness!

It also may be a time for a bit of a makeover!! what do you recon??

Thanks for reading Jennie