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Monday, 31 December 2007

New Widget

I expect you'll all have seen the widget for Typepad and Paypal so that we can sell straight from our blogs. So, I started filling it out and then when it was time to upload the image, there's nothing to click on. Has anyone else done this? If you have, please feel free to enlighten me. I did email paypal but they haven't replied. The idea is wonderful.

Saturday, 29 December 2007

Hello and new things

I'm very excited to be starting soon an online workshop with Karyn Gartel Just Junque It and have been to town for supplies - it's always like a shot of adrenalin when I buy arty stuff! I had a hard time finding molding paste but I did in the end - so expensive - and it didn't even have to cross the Atlantic as it's made in France!

The centre was mobbed and an absolute madhouse, throngs of people milling about in holiday mood psyching themselves up for Hogmanay!

Wednesday, 26 December 2007

Feeling a tad heavier?

I will admit to having indulged myself in all the sweetening chocolatey extras that make up Christmas - you know when you say 'well just one more, after all it's Christmas' - does that sound familiar hehe!!!

I even made a new year's resolution and have already put it into practice - but I can't tell you what it is or it won't come true LOL.

Monday, 24 December 2007

'Twas the night before Christmas ...

... and all through the house, not a creature was stirring except for Evie who's so tired she can't even catnap. OK, fridge groaning under the weight of food ready for the oven tomorrow, presents are all wrapped, house cleaned, champagne chilled -- what more can I say except for A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE!!

Wednesday, 19 December 2007

I've been tagged

Well, that was a nice surprise, thanks to Wendy, so here are 7 things about me and will try to make it interesting LOL.

1. I like dogs but LOVE cats and in my lifetime have had 14 felines and 4 dogs.

2. I have survived 6 life threatening illnesses and if we are like cats, I can only manage another 3 of those!

3. I am happiest when I am doing anything that involves fabric.

4. I have 6 grandchildren.

5. I have always liked old second hand furniture and  was stripping and painting it way back in the 70s.

6. I now prefer instant coffee to percolated or filtered.

7. When I sometimes forget what I wanted in another room, it's amazing that I was once school dux LOL!!

So, now it's my turn to tag someone and I nominate Kari.

Have a nice day!!

Wednesday, 12 December 2007

Here's the book cover


Wires and great book

I've been having a battle with all the wires under my work table, so I've put sticky labels on all the plugs and transformers and tried to tidy them up a bit. It doesn't look much better but at least now I know what's what.

So onto more pleasant things - I had pre-ordered 'Altered Curiosities' by Jane Ann Wynn and it has arrived. I looked at every single page in one go as it's so wonderful. The techniques are given in a step-by-step manner, and if you like quirky, you'll love this book.

I only have one present to find and I'll have finished my christmas shopping. Decorated the house yesterday and it's feelng more like Christmas - I love the tiny lights and wouldn't mind keeping them there all year!!

Also treated myself to a facial today, only the second time in my life LOL.

Saturday, 8 December 2007

What now??

Just when I thought I had everything under control and installed for Vista - my printer won't work. And of course the support works only Mon-Fri..... I can honestly say that for 10 days now the problems have been numerous and I'm feeling worn out.

I was going to start 'arting' again but I need to print out some images - so I'll just have to do something else and be patient (not easy for me)!

Winter has arrived and there's slush out there - but it's more Christmassy so no complaints!

Tuesday, 4 December 2007

I'm back!!

I have been through a nightmarish few days following the death of my laptop - bought a new one, Windows Vista (OMG did I really need this) - wireless (but it wouldn't connect to the internet) - DD1 has now been elevated to saint status ferrying me back and forth to the PC shop and she spent 4 hours yesterday to no avail, but had a brainwave today and now I have 'wireless'. She just saved me £70 as I had asked for a technician to come to the house to resolve this. Hoorah!!!!! Honestly, I'm very aware of how much time I spend on the internet and not having it these last few days, freed me up to do loads of other pending things. I've been experimenting with bondaweb and paint, crayons, metallics etc. on rough handmade paper.

I did sell something on ebay so maybe I should persevere - but with Christmas very near now I think it'll have to wait till January.

More later ..........