Saturday, 4 December 2010
I am however on Twitter so if you wanna follow me - wentworthsgal - ofcourse :-p and I'll probably be using that more than this or Youtube, purely because I can tweet from my mobile with text messages. So simple!! Just my cuppa tea :oD
Anyway - some crafty goodness in the form of some photos :o) just what the doctor ordered :o)
Both of these I made for birthday presents for my cousins. I do have 2 more to show but have yet to take photos of... Naturally none of them were handed in on time - actually tell a lie - the S was handed in on the day of his party so that was pretty good :o) I'm making a new years resolution to be more organised next year!!! I really wanna get into the right headspace and make next year work for me. Do the crafting stuff I wanna do. I have a craft fair lined up mid year which will be good, and I wanna get some more planned too... Wish me luck!!
Organisation, organisation, organisation!! That's gunna be my new mantra. Altho I spose I should really be adding housework, housework, housework too - but baby steps! First things first!! :o)
Hugs to all xxx
Monday, 6 September 2010
Well, last night I made JAM!!! Yep my Mum, Mike and myself picked some blackberries from around the corner of our house and I made some jam :oD I used Lyndsey's recipe over here
http://swirlyarts.blogspot.com/2008/08/easiest-way-to-make-jam-ever.html and it was super dooper quick and easy! Had some on my toast this morning and even though I wasn't too keen on the taste, it turned out really well :oD I will however buy a sieve for next time and sieve out the pips lol!! Mike tasted some and decided that even for him it was a bit sweet!!! And believe me, that IS saying something!!! So I shall reduce the amount of sugar next time, see how it turns out. Really looking forward to next year when the strawberries come out again - gunna go pick our own and make some strawberry jam :oD I'm really loving this jam making lol!! Got some plums from my Mum's garden this weekend - she has tonnes on her tree!! I might even make a small pot of jam from a few of them too... :oD who knows :oD I'm feeling the need to make pies and crumbles now too lol!!! So much for trying to *lose* weight!!! Hehe, oh well...
Went to a couple of bootfairs with my Mum too - bought quite a lot :-s oops!! But mostly things to alter and use in my crafting :o) ooh I found some cheap pearl bling too!! Obviously I had to get one of each colour hehe :oD They were from The Works in Folkestone and only £1 so if you're near one of their shops, check them out!!! Also they had some vampire books which I had to get 3 of (3 for £5) unfortunately they didn't have number 1 in the series so I got 2,3, 4 and have instructed my Mum to look out for the others for me lol!! I have plenty to read at the moment anyway lol. Oooh bargain of the century!!! I got a tube of Emerald Green Rub N Buff for 10p!!!!! TEN P!!!!! Can you believe it?!!?!?! Have never tried it before so I was like ooooh yes gimme gimme gimme!! Unfortunately it was the only one in the box so... Otherwise I would have bought them all and shared with my lovely youtube friends :oD
Anyway, I'm off to record my haul goodies from the bootfairs etc...
Big hugs to everyone!!! xx
Thursday, 22 July 2010
Not much happening on the craft front and none on the craft room sorting front either. Hopefully I'll be a bit more exciting tomoro!!
Hope you're all having a crafty fun time :o)
big hugs xx
Tuesday, 20 July 2010
Bought some more storage for the craft room so I'm hopefully gunna do some more to there to sort it all out - STILL!! I'll probably have a nap at some point to catch up on missed sleep and hopefully it won;t be a sleepy day like the other sunday! Not good!! Too much to do, so little time to sleep lol!!
Found some great bargains today craft wise so some are for me and some for my 1 year youtube anniversary lol :oD yeyy!!! Can;t believe I posted my first video almost a year ago!! As it was a tour of my messy craft room, I'm gunna do another tour of this room, one year on - hopefully it won;t be AS messy as before lol!!!
Anyway, sweet dreams xx
Monday, 12 July 2010
Here they are... 10 recycled envelopes from an old catalogue :o) it all started when I tore the front page off so I could cut out the flowers, then I had to wrap a guys present up and had no wrapping paper - so I thought a page of bras would be gratefully received as the wrapping lol (and it was lol). Couldn't bring myself to throw the rest away so I've been making envelopes with the pages instead :o) I'm gunna get some sticky labels and decorate them so they can be used as envelope seals and address labels to make the use of them more easy and more practical.
Not done much other than this, did a crochet round 'flower' this morning but still in the practicing stage lol! Really looking forward to getting some more stuff up on my Etsy : http://www.etsy.com/shop/StormCrafts and my Folksy too: http://www.folksy.com/shops/StormCrafts
Feeling full of oomph right now which is great :oD
Big hugs to you all xxx
Saturday, 10 July 2010
Big hugs and crafty times for all... Altho for me I'm off to watch Eclipse later :oD woo hoo!!! Gunna wear my "I'm in love with a vampire" t shirt that my friend gave me :oD hehe
Wednesday, 7 July 2010
Waaay past my bedtime and battery's bout to fall asleep too.
I shall say gdnight to you all and we shall both go and recharge our batteries to play some more tomoro...
Big hugs and sweet dreams xx
Wednesday, 23 June 2010
So today I have been really lazy - due to being really tired... Me and Scrubby were up til 1am moving pieces of paper without touching them and trying not to create a draft lol. Crazy it may sound but it was a lot of fun :o)
Operation Martha Stewart is gunna be initiated soon - hopefully tomoro I'll be up to it. Sorting out this house, it's so not tidy or organised so I'm hoping to have the energy to do that. Lounge first, bedroom 2nd then craftroom!! Maybe the kitchen in the middle somewhere too. I can't wait to get into that craftroom again and get creating!! It's been too long (and way too messy!!) but now I have nothing to distract me from doing it - other than family - so I have no excuse :o)
I really want to have a somewhat minimalistic look to this place but it's hard when you have naff all storage and too much stuff. I know I should get rid of stuff but crafters are notorious for being hoarders so it's quite tough to do so. Especially as I'm sure I will "need" everything one day!
Anyhoo, sleep is waving its magic wand over me again so I'm gunna stop typing before I start rambling and not making any sense lol.
Big hugs xx
Tuesday, 25 May 2010
Well, where to begin? Ok, Friday I had my final biology exam :o) yippeeee!! The end is in sight now lol, only 2 more exams to go - environmental studies - and then I'm well and truely finished with college :o) well unless I figure out what I want to do with my life and find out that more studying and qualifications are involved...!! So, the exam was really REALLY hard and it was only a GCSE - I feel so sorry for all the teenagers taking it at the same time as me - I'm an adult and found it challenging without all the pressures and hormones of being a teenager! But anyway it is done :o) yeyyy :o) Friday afternoon I met with my friend and gave her the mini album I had worked on for her to give as a birthday present. The next day I had a table at my daughters school fair and made around £20 which was good for the amount of people that came and it got my name out there which is the main thing. This time next month I shall be celebrating the end of college and throwing myself into crafting to make a living from it - I hope!!
Here;s the mini I made - excuse the mumbling and wierd voice - was tired and didn;t really know what I was doing :-/ oh well :o) lol
Also here's a birthday present I made back in January or February :o)
The recipient likes penguins so I printed out a gorgeous piccie to place inside the frame :o) baby Mumble looking up at his mummy and daddy :o) how cute!! Need to go upto HC this week and get some more letters to make some more for the cousins birthdays- some which I'm sure I've missed :-/ time flies too quickly I just can't keep up :o(
Anyway, lots of love and hugs to my wonderful followers :o) xxx
Tuesday, 27 April 2010
Well, Today was spent clearing hard drive on sky+ and crafting for the school fair... No pics yet but I shall take some once I've made a few more items. Made 2 notebooks, a door hanger and I've started on an altered large playing card... It's nearly finished.. Not too sure whether I like it or not, it doesn't look that good yet - I'm hoping it'll improve lol!!
Had a great night at my Tarot and Tea tonight and after answering someone's question on what I'll be doing the rest of the week (college and crafting for the fair) I was asked to bring some of my work in to next class :o) It'll be great to see what they think of them :o)
Anyway, I shall bid you all good night and sweet dreams, take care xx
Monday, 26 April 2010
So... Today consists of college - I'm already here and killing time before my class at half 1. I've checked my mail so onto reading some blogs and catching up with you guys. Must admit I do not like their keyboard lol - Wentworth's so much easier to type on! This one is on it's way to becoming a typewriter!! Ok, so how many exclamation marks can I fit into one blog post?? I do apologise :oD
So anyway, onto the study bit... Catch up with you soon, big hugs xx
Wednesday, 21 April 2010
But anyway, Wentworth is back and all healthy after his recent trip to the Dell helath spa. I didn;t half miss him, lol!! I did find myself reading more tho, I managed to finish Twlilight and I'm now onto Richard Hammond's autobio which is really interesting to read.
Craft wise: I'm getting closer to finishing the craft room :oD yey!! But still a lot to do to it. I've been a bust bumble today and have been making two gifts for the Youtube 100 subs giveaway. I think I drew the winners about 3 weeks ago but haven't had much chance until now to get them made - needless to say my fingers went purple with the shimmer spray lol!! I do hope they like their little packages... :o)
Speaking of packages, I wanna say a formal THANK YOU to Angela for her goodies :oD you're such a sweetheart babe :o) and her belated birthday card is amazing!! :o)
Ooh good news on my biology exam results - 2 'A*'s :o) yippeeeee!! I'm so proud of myself :oD just gotta study now for the next exam on Monday :-/ we did the practical this Monday and the questions will be regarding that and some general ones too... Scary!!! I'm at the stage where I can't wait to finish college so I can get stuck in deep with my crafting and get more makes up on my Folksy and maybe Etsy too..
Ooh went to a tarot and tea evening last Thursday (maybe Tuesday?) which I really enjoyed and am really looking forward to the next one :o) I've bought the Universal Waite deck so I can follow the teachings and readings better as the deck I bought about 14 years ago is a native american style so will be more difficult to follow... Until I'm fully confident with this deck first of course :o)
Anyway, just a quick catch up to say I'm still here :o) hopefully I'll be able to blog more frequently when I have less to think about lol!! I cannot wait lol :oD
Big hugs xx
Sunday, 11 April 2010
Not been upto much craft wise as I'm still trying to sort the craft room out and have gotten a little closer to moving it into the bigger room :o) the metal bookcase thingy is now in it's new home :o) but still sooo much more to do!! Sigh, it'll get there eventually :o)
Ooh great news :o) I found where I can buy cinnamon flavoured sweets!!! :oD Yey!!
Thursday, 18 March 2010
Thursday, 4 March 2010
Friday, 26 February 2010
And I also got a special package in the post too.... My Tim Holtz TSV!!!! Woo hoo!!! The video below shows my youtube vid I took when I opened them up :o) do you think I was excited?! Lol.
Ok, it was taking ages to load the video... Literally over an hour!! So I decided to just add the link above. It's not highlighted yet so I hope it works!! If all else fails, search for Wentworthsgal on youtube and you'll find it lol :o)
Woo hoo!! I can see the floor in the craft room now :oD yippeeeee!!! It's not near finished but at least I can get to my desk without needing mountaineering advice!! Things are slowly starting to take shape :o) I've still got loads of stuff to bring in from the old craft room - including the metal shelving unit and everything on the floor in front of it :-/ but one step at a time me thinks :o)
Ooh I bought a printer today so I can print off my pics for scrapping and also so I can print off digi stamps and background papers etc. Thank you Jan http://www.amethyststarotwisdom.blogspot.com/ she makes some gorgeous pieces of work using this type of source. The printer I got was just a cheap one. It's a Canon Pixma?? ip1900 I think. It was £25 from PC World online and it had free p&p - which I love!! It took ages for us to set up (well, I say us but I really mean Mike!!) and even longer to print out a decent image! In the end we realised that Windows didn't really like to print the images and we were getting really light pics coming through with no intensity... So... We tried using the software that came with it to print it off and BINGO!! Problem solved :o) The paper used won;t go to waste of course as I'll be using it to work on so I don't make my desk messy :o) I don;t have a proper craft mat and I like to use paper underneath when I'm colouring or stamping so I can test the colours out on the paper first :o)
Ok, I suppose I should go and tidy up some more... A few more tubies first tho perhaps :-p
Happy scrapping!! x
Wednesday, 24 February 2010
I love these little owls, they're just so adorable!! Especially now I've glossy'ed up their eyes :o)
I hope you like them,
Thanks for looking and reading,
Monday, 22 February 2010
Ok, I gotta go to bed lol. Ooh just one more bit... I had a mock exam in Biology today and I got 33/36 :oD which equals 92% :oD the teacher's not sure of the grade boundaries yet but I'm thinking an A or maybe a high B, but I'm hoping an A lol!! Got another mock next mon then the real McCoy next weds so wish me luck!!! :-/ Gotta get my study brain on as opposed to my crafty brain lol :-p
Anyway sleep is calling me...
Night night xx video & pics of makes tomoro!! Or rather later today lol :-/
Tuesday, 16 February 2010
This little notebook I made for Ayse a while ago just to see how it went - I really quite enjoyed it and loved using the cupcake papers from Papermania's sweet nothings collection (I think!!).
Happy crafting!! x
Sunday, 14 February 2010
I'm working my way up to doing flowers!! So hopefully I can show you my progress upto that stage :o)
As for yesterday, I kinda slept most of the day away, I did however manage to do an essential bit of crafting in the evening - Mike's valentine's card!! Typically I couldn't find what I wanted to use on it so I had to do something different, but it turned out ok, not as great as I'd hoped but good for a last minute deisgn. I'll take a pic of it once Mike's opened it and you can tell me how good or bad it is lol!
Well, hopefully I'll get some more crafting done later. Maybe some more crochet, altho there is a brooch I wanna try using a felt flower and some beads... We shall see... :o)
Happy crafting and............... HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!! x
Friday, 12 February 2010
Doodley doop de doop! Or so the theme tune goes lol. Yey another two items up in my Folksy shop :o) woo hoo!! Two sets of 8 Spongebob tags recycled from my daughters old magazine. When she was tidying her room a while ago she wondered if I wanted to use it for my crafting, who was I to refuse? And after seeing what I was doing with it the other day she promptly went upstairs and came down with some more for me! What a wonderful girl she is :o) and I'm so proud to say that she even made a few gift tags herself :o) I shall show you them tomoro once I've found out if they're fully finished or not.
Ok then, set #1...
And set number 2...
Ok, just for fun... My result was exactly as I imagined it would be lol.
As a 1930s wife, I am
Wednesday, 10 February 2010
And in case you can't read it, it says... "Battery not required in this location". So we had to ask... Why put it there in the first place?? Put a holder in that only has space for one... Makes sense don't you think? Anyway, it did produce some amusement for us, especially as it was late at night and the brain cells had already started to fall asleep one by one! So, yeah :o) thought I'd share that with you :o)
I had planned earlier this morning to get into that craft room and tidy it up (again) but I'm just not feeling it right now so I shall probably get dressed (had shower and am drip drying - yes Angela, lol, aren't I always!! Hehe) then mosey on back downstairs and watch some of the Martha Stewart Crafting on QVC today :o) I'm guna try my best and not pick up that phone!! I'm being very strict with myself and not buying anything at the mo'... Altho I did pick up a cheap teeth whitening pen off of ebay the other day... I'll let yo know I get on... And I *had* to buy it coz my vampire fangs are a bit whiter than my teeth, lol, and I can't be having that now!! :-p
Big hugs x
Tuesday, 9 February 2010
She's such a sweetheart (most of the time!! Lol) it's horrible to think that this cat and another one - ginger and white - like to gang up on her :o( maybe it's coz she's old and fat so they probably think of her as an easy target. But at least she has us to help fight her corner :oD
Well, my little Ayse has now jumped on the bandwagon and is now setting up her own blog too!! I expect she will have a blog that looks far more superior to mine in know time lol!
Well, back to the tags :oD
Ok, here's the link to the page... Alhto it might need some copy and paste action from your goodself in order to use it lol, I'm rather... err.... bad!! when it comes to computer stuff lol :-p
Ooh a line has just gone underneath the link...!! It may be click city after all :oD yeyyy!!!
Ok, ok, so here are some pics of the mini :o)
Okey dokey, this is what it looks like all tied up and the front cover. The ribbon wraps around the right and ties up and the left to keep the mini closed.
The other side....
Well, needless to say I'm still getting to grips with adding photos lol!! But I hope you can still see how gorgeous it is!! :-p Lol, ok, ok, I know I made it lol, but I love it and I'm proud of it :oD it's the first accordian one I've made and I'm loving the Papermania papers :oD
Thank you for reading :oD catch up with you soon xxx
Monday, 8 February 2010
Fingers crossed for an eventful day tomoro craft wise... First thing I wanna take advantage of the sunlight and snap my pics for Folksy of the mini I made Friday evening. Wanna make my fiance a v-day card too as that's fast approaching :-/ I would also like to make a few more bits and pieces for my Folksy. Oh yes... I forgot.... That hour of tidying the craft room which I had meant to do at the weekend... Oopsy!! Guess it would be beneficial to do that first huh?
Well, I'm off to settle into the evening now, watch some tubies, write some mail and catch up with the idiot box (i.e tv!! But hey, I do have some docus to watch on the harddrive too lol, so it's not all bad :-p ah, what can I say...? I love tv :o) )
Take care all
Sunday, 7 February 2010
If not, it could just be a load of rubbish lol. I tried to paste in the url and the embed bit too... Hopefully one of two will work lol!!
Hope you like... x
P.s. IT WORKED!! Hehe I'm so proud of myself lol :p
I had planned on doing an hours craft room tidying today but I'm not feeling all that great - tired and achey :o( so I'll probably just save what's left of my energy to do my homework and to get this mini listed.
The last four of my christmas clocks have been posted up on Youtube (Wentworthsgal) unfortunately I don't have any pics to put up on here and I had nearly forgotten to film them for Youtube - which is why it's a very short vid without any speaking lol!
Ok, guna go shower and try to losen up the muscles in my neck... Fingers crossed!!
I will have pics of the mini soon...
Friday, 5 February 2010
I haven't got everything in the new room just yet so I intend to sort out my desk first and work around that. If you've not yet seen my old craft room - check my Youtube channel - Wentworthsgal - for my messy craft room... It never did get sorted out, lol, almost once but then I started creating again and whoops!! Where did all that mess come from?!
I've been a very good girl and not spent any money lately :o) I'm determined to get rid of one of my credit cards this year!! Pay it all off and be done with it :o) When I get sorted out with my craft room I wanna bash out loads of gorgeous goodies which will help pay them off too... Wish me luck!! Lol.
Ok, gunna go do that room!! Get some done before I decide to have lunch first!! Lol.
Hugs and a "Hello" to Angela :o)
Tuesday, 2 February 2010
So... I am currently nursing a cold :o( so I've not been upto much today. I watched a bit of craft on QVC - still have an hour left to watch so I shall do that tomorrow... Watched a few youtubes as well - I'm Wentworthsgal if you wanna check me out.... Oh yes, Wentworth Miller - what a dish! My fiance isn't impressed lol but mmmmm me likey :o)
My good friend Angela sent me a truck load of goodies today for crafting! We're doing a swap and I need to post mine out for her tomoro - hopefully I'll be feeling better and that it won;t be raining again!! THANK YOU Angie!!! Check her out too ANGELAH7030 she does the most AMAZING cards and scrapbooks!!
After a few people asked if I had a blog, I decided to start one up... So here I am ready to share with the world :-/ scary thought!! Be kind, I'm new to this lol!! I hope you enjoy and follow in the ups and downs and twisty turns that my life my take me through...