25 June 2008
23 June 2008
21 June 2008
You must understand that I have to look up the word "housework" in the dictionary from time to time, just to check what the word means.
However, I am a little troubled by my result :
As a 1930s wife, I am
I can only assume it had something to do with answering 'yes' to these questions :
Fails to wash top of milk bottle before opening it.
Often late for appointments.
Is more than 15 pounds overweight.
Serves too much from tin cans or the delicatessen store
Wears red nail polish.
Wears pajamas while cooking.
Tells risque or vulgar stories.
19 June 2008
16 June 2008
Claire, the shop-owner, has been so generous and allowed me to infiltrate her shop with lots of our products.She's even made a window display with our personalised items!
15 June 2008
13 June 2008
12 June 2008
10 June 2008
Whenever she goes, she always has fantastic weather.
She also sends me phone-texts with pictures.
I sighed wistfully when she sent this one saying
8 June 2008
You will need :
A wooden or mdf object
White / light colour matt emulsion paint for the undercoat
Mod Podge – either gloss or matt finish
Any trimmings, ribbons, buttons for embellishment
2) Mark on the inside of the box where the holes for screwing are – this will make life easier at the end of the project!
3) Apply one coat of matt paint to the surfaces of your box that you wish to cover
5) Separate ALL layers of your paper napkin until you have just one layer. (This takes a bit of practice but it is crucial that you only have one layer of napkin.)
6) Gently lay the napkin onto your box trying to avoid getting any creases.
7) With Mod Podge on your brush, gently apply a layer over the top of your napkin, smoothing it onto the box carefully with your brush. This layer of Mod Podge seals your napkin and acts like a varnish
8) Don’t panic if you get some tears or rips. Try to find a matching part of the pattern on another napkin and tear a piece off to cover the rip. Don’t cut it with scissors, as you want the torn edges to blend into the ripped piece. Stick your “repair” piece onto your box with the Mod Podge on your brush.
Fixing a tear
9) Fold down all the corners, trimming off any excess and smoothing down with Mod Podge on your brush.
10) When your box has gone tacky, gently poke some holes through the tissue paper so that you can screw the hinges back into place later.
11) Leave to fully dry and that’s it!
12) Screw the hinges back into place and decorate with any embellishments.
You could also line the inside of the box in the same way, just make sure the outside is completely dry first.
7 June 2008
I've seen this meme on a few people's blogs lately and decided to join in.
a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
b. Using only the first page, pick an image.
c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd’s mosaic maker.
1. What is your first name? Emma
2. What is your favorite food? Lemon Meringue Pie
3. What high school did you go to? Corsham
4. What is your favorite color? Pink
5. Who is your celebrity crush? David Tenant
6. Favorite drink? Tea
7. Dream vacation? Bahamas
8. Favorite dessert? Profiteroles
9. What you want to be when you grow up? A good mum
10. What do you love most in life? Family
11. One Word to describe you. Generous
12. Your flickr name. jellybelly*jellybrain
And here is my mosaic :
jellybelly*jellybrain had a recent press article in a local-ish magazine that gets given to all the schools locally and the surrounding area.
6 June 2008
5 June 2008
I have been so busy lately that we lost touch for a little while ... which is inexcusable as she only lives 5 minutes away.
Can you think of any funny slogans I could use on baby vests?