Thursday, 15 September 2011

Library Fun!

(a joint collaboration with Little Myz)

I went to the library in Colburn last weekend and they had a dinosaur making hour on. yeay! I went in the 6-11 year old section and the 5s and under were coming out as me and Mummy went in .. we were the only people in our session! ... but the Sports Centre has a fun day on so everyone else was probably there. Mummy said it was a good thing as she can't take the noise so a quiet library was her cup of tea- Mummy likes cups of tea....

The lady who was running the session was called Ruth- I like Ruth she is very kind and helpful and always has a big smile on her face.

I cut out my dinosaur finger puppets

I showed one to Ruth

Mummy even made some!

I was so proud of my puppets

Thank you Ruth for making it such a fun day for Mummy and me.... they have something going on every month. If you live near Colburn maybe you can come and have a play next month?


Little Myz xxxx


Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Don't Faint....

.....but after 2 mths here is a blog post!... and it's crafty related! :0

*waits for certain people to pick themselves up off the floor* lol

Painted wooden stuff aside (if you aren't a FB fan you won't know what I'm on about but that's your fault :p ) I haven't really been doing much crafty wise. Plenty of resting has been in evidence so hopefully things will look up soon crafty wise- being stuck in house is all well and good when you can craft but when you can't it's a rather dire state of affairs...

Aaaanyway, I had an idea (I do sometimes!) of making some 'easy' cards .. which have the bonus of Little Myz being able to craft alone too as they don't need supervision- boooonus! So here are some expensive-but-cool Kanban Flying Fairy tunnel cards

Aren't they dinky? Can you tell which one was made by Little Myz? ;)

They can be folded into an a5 envelope too.. woooo

I also made another one but forgot to take a photo before I sent it lol but it's much the same ;)

I love kanban and Hunkydory stuff but it's so expensive.. although I guess you get what you pay for - you know you're not going to get crud from them lol

Please stay tuned for details of our library crafting hour the other weekend which I'll document when I can

Big *hugs* and thanks to hte people who have been supporting me recently.. You Know Who You Are... (lol and for the people that haven't and seem to have gone out of their way to make life difficult for me- a huuuge raspberry to you! :P )

Myz xxx

Friday, 1 July 2011

Rocking Your World Friday

Bit tough week but going to hang on in there because of these things (and prob loads of things can't remember- sorry xx)

My kids

Was Little Myz' birthday this week and she made me feel so happy going on and on about the card I managed to make her (have I posted it yet? Sorry if i haven't... world a bit upside down right now..) saying how great it was .. making me feel a little less than totally useless lol

Last of the Summer Wine

Yes I know pretty sad but sometimes it's the only thing that can make me laugh and sometimes those laughs are very huge... not a clue why it get me that way but it does :)

Staying The Same

As posted on fatty fat fat blog I have stayed the same this month which believe me is a lot better feeling than gaining.. it's weird tho as I look better in my clothes i am wearing smaller clothes and look smaller... but I am up about half a stone from my original 3.5 stone loss.... it's a mystery.... but staying the same? .. Defo A Good Thing...

I love slimming world food.. look at this:

Tastes as good as KFC... well to me.. in fact better as we tried KFC a few months ago and it made me ill- all that fat... never though I'd go off it lol

Ok so I have been gaining but it's prob something going on inside of me as I look smaller.. and unless someone has gone through my wardrobe and put bigger sizes in there I *am* smaller.. weirdness... so keeping on with SW is prob doing at least *something* in there :)

Anyway I think that's it...and I really hope this made sense my brain is still asleep I think :/

Can you think of anything that's rocking your world this week? Please post it on your blog and link up to Virginia's blog.. we'd love to hear about it


Monday, 27 June 2011

Shrink plastic on cards

Those of you who read my subversive blog will already have had a sneak look at my shrink plastic makes on these cards but not the finished cards... so here they be:

First was for my 10th wedding anniversary last Thurs. Had a few problems (and lots of swearing) as after all the disappointments with no-party-times and no going away times- stupid body!) but finally came up with this card which was heartfelt but simple :)

Might use the heart on a necklace or something so all my hours spent making the darn thing weren't wasted, lol...

The next one was for my Mum's birthday on Friday

Hope you like them


Sunday, 26 June 2011


I can't move very well and it's all very completely owwwch

.....still glad I went out tho

.....cos I'm a stupid hehe

Saturday, 25 June 2011

I went out!

...I went out!...or What's Rocking My World Saturday... lol...

Just a quick post to let you know before I lay shaking in the bedroom after all the

I went out!!!!

I decided to try the short walk (with hill!!) to school early today so that I'd have plenty of recovery time Should It All Go Wrong. is me all excited... lol

Jumper dress, although It Seemed A Good Idea At The Time, was far too hot and I got all sweaty. We stopped a few times en route and eventually we got to the school! (Well outside it lol)

After a rest we set off back with Little Myz allowed into the park on the way back for 5 mins as she's Been A Good Girl.

Can't say I feel physically great, but needs must, and I NEEDED TO GET OUT! lol...

So can prob manage that a few next week let's see how the rest of today and tomorrow go...



Friday, 24 June 2011

Rocking Your World Friday

Worse week grr

Good things:


Good company. A bit clingy but she's always there for me while I'm stuck here in the house

Scary friends

Talking to you on the phone during the most inappropriate times..makes me laugh

New things

Deciding to try something new when stuck in bed, getting the huuuugest needles from your bamboo needle pack and putting two wool threads together and making a blanket for teddy

Yes that's Corrie. Found out this week I have won one of the characters from the Harvey's ads either side of Corrie.. so wonder what I'll get :)

Poor daughter turning it around

Late Weds she fell off scooter- ow

Had fitful sleep and lots of pain lip wise... but in morning she had an assembly at school which she had lots of narrating to do and a very important job to be a chick. Came through with flying colours

Also hubby who took the day off work and gave me photos of the assembly


For sending me this postcard Just Because... to make me smile

So many people have said they will send me things and then not bothered (yes yes, I realise everyone else not stuck in the house has a very busy life and is prone to forget lonely people that are.. :P ) it's lovely to get a surprise you weren't expecting lol

(I didn't hurt myself on the edges- so go me!) ;)

New Laundry hamper

Other very much falling to bits as you can see...

So after many months of ooh and ahhing and a near spike incident involving runabout dog I searched Ebay and got a new one


Have a nice Friday and weekend I hope next week goes off better for us all


G xxx

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Rocking Your World Friday


This week has been particularly tough- lots of going backwards health wise lots of tears and lots of other stuff that I can't go into

..but having jumped back onto the Rocking Your World wagon last week I really felt as if I should continue....

So here's what rocked my world this week :)

Skinny Cow Triple choc brownies

5 syns... ultra tasty.. nuff said!

My Kids

They really make me laugh (sometimes!) and for that I am so thankful. Too much sh*** going down at the moment yet these guys keep me from dropping off the deep end into the ocean of tears.. love em so much


Never, never NEVER underestimate The Power Of Tea. It's got me through some very tough times and if I ever run low (less than 20 bags) I get the shakes lol... Don't get me wrong I don't drink it all day but... mm... teeeaa....


Ok, so I haven't done any for quite a few days but I managed to finish this last Friday which was a present for hubby's best friend

It was supposed to be a book but shhhh wasn't well enough so used my noggin and made a board

Woohooo see... one of the cruddest weeks I have had for a while yet there are still some things that you can find that are cooooolio :)

Find some and hook your post up with Virginia ... it's always great to hear about what other people are grateful for... it sometimes jogs your own memories ;)


G xxx

40th Birthday Board


Myz made this for a friend of her hubby's 40th birthday. Great ambitions for a book were cast aside what with the wobbliness and general yuckiness so it became a board instead as time was at a premium

She started with a board covered with a 12x12 paper from Smirk 'for him' papers...

Each photo was framed with shiny blue card cut out with some square nesties and glittered with blue glitter pens and printed out words were also framed with the same card to give an overall effect not usually seen in a Myz design..... woohooo conformity ;P

Only one word phrases as Myz' brain a little dead right now :P

So here it be hung up with a glittery ribbon:

Myz couldn't get to the party due to 'damn body letting me down yet again' ... she still hasn't got out of the house other than a cup of tea sitting outside the door and general washing hang-uppness that cause much of next day bed staying in-ness :P

..she was. however, rewarded with cake

...and Myz LOVE DA CAKE!!

Nommy nom nom nom!


Friday, 10 June 2011

Rocking Your World Friday

(been writing since wednesday-ish lol just so could finally post)

Ok. So I'm sat at home with minimum potterage... still quite a bit of painage and no going outside age....

...but there must be some things this week that have rocked my world?

Been thinking about it since yesterday and... here they are!!!!

(1) My massagers

Help really well with the painage and sufferage... this usb one is the nuts... and also I have one I use on my legs and feet in the bath which has little balls inside that I think have fairies in... cos they are sooo goood..... I likes those fairies :)

(2) My wonderful kids

They have been brill the past few weeks. Ok, so son-of-mine has teenager hormones and Little Myz has a tendency to chatter chatter sing and chatter all day...usually at high volume... but when the chips are down they are so helpful :) As they is the only kids I has and am ever going to have.... I am glad that I have been left with these ones not worse ones (*)

My delightful 5 year old came home with this yesterday... for those of you without such ickle ones now we aren't allowed to correct spelling (??!!??) as they write phonetically.... I am very much hoping I'll be allowed to hothouse her spelling wise soonish... as it's driving me up the wall... but if you can read it... it's really really sweet......


Happiness is light purple
Sparkling firework make me happy
Happiness is cuddly teddies
Happiness smells like strawberry cake
Happiness tastes like minty ice cream
Happiness sounds like calming songs

*sniff* she definitely makes me happy!!!! (

(3) my crafting

Have been able to finish various things this week so even though I can't do the stand uppage my concentration is a lot better than it was so yeay for that. It definitely lifts my mood to be able to create something that will last for a while (or finish it off)

I am proud of something else I managed to finish off this week but I can't blog that... not yet at least as it hasn't been given to said blokie yet. Nothing Earth-shattering but it's better than a card and a slap on the back hehe.. and I like it.. I might make one for me :)

(4) Good Food

Ok, so my body is doing ***** things at the moment and major failing all over the place, but at least I can put into it tasty food for when the amblage gets sorted and I can have a nice wander. Who knows what's going in there but I can try as much as I can to put nice healthy food in when I can bear making the blooming stuff (which is another positive as I can stand up more now than last week.. get in!)

(5) Being Positive

I must admit, this week has been a tough one for me but do you realise how much different your face can look when you contort it into various positions? :)


Note the cruddy eyes lol..


Heyy..where'd those cruddy eyes go??? lol

try it and see ;)

..and then hook up with Virginia... our Mighty leader...

Big hugs!!!!!

G xxx

(*) you do realise, though, that I reserve the right to slate them, swear about them and generally have a go about them in my next post as it won't be a Friday? .... :P

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Easter Shennanigans

(Can't be fiddle arsing about... not atm.. this will either go live half 6 Sun evening or won't hehe....)

I don't know whether it's because I love my kids more this year (hmm prob not, lol...) or that because of certain things that have happened making me more aware of our mortality etc, etc... Make The Most Of Things While You Can.... you never know when you may lose someone type thing.. I decided to Make The Effort to make something for the kids this year instead of buying a few eggs and hoping for the best lol..... After all they will soon have flown the nest and I'm sure they won't be wanting silly knitted toys hehe.... and I'm aaaalways making things for other people all year round and the kids only seem to get things birthdays or Christmas..hehe...

I started preparations quite early, worried about maybe health wobbles etc...thinking..thinking..thinking about what I could do.. and a plan started to form

Hello... we is Bunneyz....

We were closely followed by Da Chickz....

We jumped on various yummy eggs....

Then made a nest where we laid quite a few more ickle eggs...

Bad Gaily then decided to hide all the little eggs under some more crepe paper so it looked like they only got 2 little eggs on top and the rest would be a surprise..

..and then everything was hidden under copious amounts of whatever-this-stuff-is and tied it with a bow:


...but they isn't getting it again innit :)

Too Much Like Hard Work atm....

..I like to keep busy tho at the mo so it was fun....

..and the eggs are all wrapped up now so I don't get tempted by them during the week if I have a major wobble...

...reeeesult :)


Saturday, 16 April 2011

Hellooo... quickie update

Hopefully this post will work.. the one on my weightloss blog took ages to post stupid blogger....

Got a date for my op/procedure whatsit- May 11th- so at least, as Jaqui says, it will be over in a month or so.. hopefully on the up after that.... it's bad enough with the ME/Fibro but dang if life wants to throw summat else in the mix we'll cope with that too! hehe

Have been posting lots of stuff on Facebook.. got let down again with the whole 'ooh gail make me some cards and I'll buy 3 or 4' shite again :( .. now I have a pile of Easter cards I can't do anything with :( .. so been going thru stuff that I haven't uploaded yet and some newish things too but here's some for those of you without FB

Made lots of earrings but these be my favourites as they have a story behind them.... bought some gorgeous ornate beads from China a while back and when they finally arrived... muuuch smaller than I thought lol :

Little Myz and I had a play with shrink plastic, with varied results:

Sorry Little Myz for spoiling your Hello Kitty one :(

I think I like my stained glass one best... but look at that black and purple diamond one on the left of the photo.... if you hold it up to the light it looks awesome.. on the plate it looks cruddity crud

..but lookie at my Hello Kitty necklace... rock on!

Well that's all from me for now but hope that will keep you going for a while. Weightloss not going so well so have been experimenting with comfort food Slimming World stylee with varied results... it's just my bod at the minute with all its coping with I guess.... once the nasties are eradicated who knows it may all drop off...

..but for now I'm trying to stick to it even though the scales show a gain of 1-2lb a mth.. still lost over 40 and it may all drop off once the nasties go...

..a girl can hope can't she? :)


G xxxx