Wednesday, 28 October 2009
Monday, 26 October 2009
I wasn't feeling 100% Thursday, Friday and part of Saturday. A gift from the small person and we think her nursery friends (again). But I'm feeling better which leaves no excuses for not getting my regular household type work done (and boy does it need it). So, looking in on the kitchen and seeing heaps of washing in varying states of finished (some hanging to dry, some wet and folded ready to be dried when there is a space, some dry folded wanting a good iron etc etc) made me want to go "meh". Then there's the washing up which we never do on a Sunday evening (lazy, I know, but it is our family day, so we'd much rather watch a movie together. This Sunday we watched High School Musical 3). "Meh" The bathroom is always cleaned on a Monday, but looks remarkably worse than ususal. "Meh" I'm not even going to mention the small person's room, but lets just say we've had a long chat this morning about looking after toys. "Meh". So, all around, "meh".
Thursday, 22 October 2009
Thinking of the answers I've given, I have come to the realisation that I am completely incapable of giving a short answer/description/discussion about anything. I wonder if I sound like that in person?!
And just because pretty pictures are always required to decorate a post, here's a sneaky peak at some Christmas gift tags in progress which will be making thier way into my Folksy shop (and onto my Christmas gifts) when they're done.
Hope you're having a lovely week :)
Wednesday, 21 October 2009
There are still plenty of unfinished projects that need my attention. I'm finishing that Hen weekend scrapbook this week (if it kills me! See, this is why I wanted all the bits, pieces and photographs earlier so that I could have it finished before all these other things happened and I had less time. Oh well.) and I have made some progress this week.
I've also been sketching an idea I've had for a while. Well it's less of an idea and more of an urge that must be fulfilled in order to stop me going crazy! So far my sketches are close, but not quite right. In fact the first incarnation on paper was, according to Mr Bogert, "Freaky looking". Not quite the look I was going for, so I'll keep sketching until I get a Eureka moment, and then I might actually try and bring it to life (in a non Dr Frankenstein way, of course).
All my big plans for things I wanted to make myself for Halloween have flown out of the window. Just not going to happen. My lovely halloween wreath that's been floating around my head since last Halloween, will have to carry on floating for another year. The only thing I MUST do is finish the small person's trick or treating costume. I also need to plan with Mr Bogert what we're going to carve on our pumpkins this year. I love Pumpkin carving (not so much the smell of the goopy stuff as you scrape it though) and my friend who lives a few houses down from us has asked me to help her carve her pumpkins this year. She's never done it before, but she's having a little party so I'll be getting an email later with her plans on! Very excited! (Halloween is the second best holiday of the year and it means it's getting closer to Christmas).
Other craftiness that has been sitting on the back burner and now desperately needs my attention are the bits and pieces for Alexandra's Pirate Birthday Party. Invitations still aren't finished, fabric still hasn't even been cut for bunting and I really need to think of little extra bits of decor. I wanted to use streamers to hang from the cieling, but I can neither find any streamers or work out how Mr Bogert would reach a cieling that high. I also have the last few eye patches to finish for the goody bags (as I ran out of elastic) and most important of all The Dread Pirate Ali requires a Pirate Princess costume (and so do Mummy and Daddy pirate). I've definately got my work cut out for me.
So much to do, so little time. So I probably shouldn't be sitting here talking to you guys, much as I enjoy it, but I have far more pressing matters to attend to!
Tuesday, 20 October 2009
That big blue splodge is actually her hand print, I just couldn't get a decent angle to show that part.
That's her lovely green handprint. It looks big, but these are actually small plates. Somewhere between the size of a saucer and a side plate.
So yes, I have been to toddler group today, but minus my little one. She's not feeling very well, so Grandma and Grandpa agreed to sit with her (wearing face masks, so as not to catch anything) whilst I went and ran the group. I had no choice. I've got the keys, the books and the cash! We painted pumpkin masks today, but as Alexandra wasn't there, I don't have one to show. In fact not having Alex here with me felt like I'd lost an arm or something. I kept looking to check where she was, then remembering she was at home. I went to sign her name in the book before realising, no, she's not here. I even went to pour her a squash at snack time before placing the cup back on the tray and shuffling off away into the kitchen, hoping no one has noticed I've lost the plot.
That's Grandma on the left with curly hair and glasses, and that's Grandpa on the right also with glasses (I think he looks a little grumpy too!)
Anyway, I'm back with her now, and she's feeling slightly better. The first thing she said when I walked back through the door was "I'm not poorly anymore. Can I have a kiss?" Hmmmmm, I'll kiss the top of your head because you still have the lurgy.
We have half term next week, so a break from toddlers should give me just enough time to sort out the handouts for dates in the run up to xmas, any craft bits that need sorting, a sign up sheet for the last day of term before xmas (this is so we have numbers for the tea party), and a request for donations for our stall at the xmas fair.
Something that I also need to tell you about is our lovely new decorations! Unless you've never ever been on my blog before, you will know that I live for xmas. That's the whole point of the rest of the year. To prepare for christmas and to make christmas more special when it get's here! So every year we each get new decorations for the tree and we're especially fond of Disney ones (can't imagine why! :D). When Mr Bogert was away on his business trip to Kansas City a few weeks back, he spent alot of time at Hallmark (one of their big clients) and so he bought me back a a Hallmark Disney decoration which I love!
Obviously because we knew we were going to Eurodisney we were hoping they would have decorations in the shops too. We've only ever been in November before when they're already into their christmas season and festivities, so we weren't sure if they'd have any in October, but they did! Yay! So we each got to choose our favourite.
The small person chose this Princess one. It has the Frog Princess from the new movie in. We've promised to take her to see it when it's released.
Mr Bogert loves these rustic looking ones. He already bought one from the same set a couple of years ago when we were in Florida, so now he's got a second one to match.
I chose this one because I love the "snow" and the mickey ears bauble shape. I couldn't decide between the Mickey or the Minnie one, and when faced with indecisiveness, I always ask Mr Bogert to make the final decision (otherwise we'll be there all day!).
So I'm really excited and want to decorate my tree. NOW! But I have to pretend like I'm a grown up just for a little bit longer.....
Monday, 19 October 2009
Thursday, 15 October 2009
Mr Bogert said that even if he didn't have the photography club he would have still taught me what he knows. I pointed out that it would be highly unlikely he would put together a powerpoint presentation with printed handouts just for little old me.
Here's my piccies from the last assignment. Most people are from our village, which meant we had alot of photos of the church. But it was interesting to see different perspectives.
Our village church
War memorial cross in the churchyard
Mr Bogert also serves on the village hall committee, and they asked him if we would display some prints along with the art club at the Christmas fair. Yay! He's asked everyone who wants to take part to submit 10 photographs we like of our own work for the club members to vote which to use. One final print chosen from each person wishing to take part. I'm really looking forward to seeing what pictures everyone submits.
I'm slowly catching you up on what's been going on at the Wishes household. And well done Mr Bogert on making a really good idea a reality. See, I knew you were wonderful when I married you :)
Wednesday, 14 October 2009
Anyway, that has nothing at all to do with what I've been doing. Ignore my cold rambling self. Mr Bogert was away with work not last week but the week before. I thought I would get muchos crafting done. Not to be I'm afraid. I still had to go into work (my lovely grandparents watched the small person for me as I couldn't get her to nursery) and I had a big burst of energy that I threw at our insurmountable washing pile, and I nearly won too. I'm sure the white washing pile would agree I put up a good fight. I also did major cleaning works on the rest of the house, and it was all clean and shiny for about 3 hours. But I did enjoy those spotless 3 hours, even if they were shortlived.
My lovely girly friends (minus a couple who couldn't make it and one who had to leave early with the kids) - thanks for a great time girls
"Potato salad" Heather
So as you can see there has been very little time for crafting. I did however sit up until about 11pm on that Sunday night finishing the Snow White Evil Queen costume, and I'm glad I did because Alexandra loves wearing it and acting "evil" (which to her means alot of pointing, cape flapping and frowning until you have a double chin). It's not up to my usual standards as I was rushing it, but it looks OK.
Also Heather (yes, it's the same Heather. She pops up alot here doesn't she?) and her lovely fella, brought me lots of lovely scrummy fabric. Yay! What am I going to make? Lots of things! Yay! The crown for the small person costume was made from a bit of one of the fabrics. It was like it was made for the purpose. Bad point of all this? Rob gets home. "What's all this in the bedroom?" Me - "It was already here" (this was said in a sort of hopeful way rather than an actual statement) And Mr Bogert's reply? He just rolled his eyes and went back downstairs. Good job he loves me.
Tuesday, 13 October 2009
That's right. The Evil Queen from Snow White! MWAH HA HA HAAAAAAAAA!