Goal!

Hello Crafters

Well thank goodness someone turned the oven down, think it must have been a fellow crafters prayer (The Cobweborium Emporium) that did it – thank you muchly Cobs!

I have yet again been exceptionally busy, I know how a dog that chases his tail feels now, except I not only catch it, I overtake it! I had a busy day picking up my son’s first car, and taking it over to him, and then in the afternoon, I was busy baking Cappuccino Cupcakes and then flying over to my youngest sons for his house warming barbecue, so we had a lovely family day, bit windy but better than being burnt to a crisp!

Today I’ve been busy baking bread rolls, making cards, housework and I will shortly be off to finish the ironing before making my lunch for work. I really am getting toooooo busy to work!

Anyway a quick share of my son’s birthday card, which he opened today, so I know I’m safe to show you!

Items Used:

  • 15 x 15cm Base Card
  • Lily of the Valley – Football Trio Stamp
  • Creative – Stars Dies
  • Cheery Lyn – Son Die
  • Spectrum Noir Pens

My son is an avid football supporter, and he supports my team Tottenham Hotspur, I was born a mile away from the football ground, but never quite made it to actually watch a match there!

Well I hope you all have a great week and can’t wait to see your crafty makes!

Hugs

Kim x

 

Sunshine & Flowers!

Hello Crafters

What a wonderful Sunday it has been, warmth for everyone to enjoy, and I hope you have had a lovely day.

It has been pretty busy here, I have been baking cupcakes, making a skirt and dress (doesn’t look much here but looks smashing on), card making and long walks with our little lad and a home grooming session, as well as catching up with family, and all while starting to arrange the house sale!

I can’t share the cards with you until next weekend but I have a few pictures of the garden and our little lad, so I am going to keep you in suspenders on the cards until then.

The story of our little lad is that we were attending regularly a groomers near our home, and it was great, but the main groomer has just had a baby and gone on maternity and she left her mum and an apprentice to take appointments, which are now a minimum wait of 9 weeks (by which time little lad looks like Chewbacca!)

I gave him to the young girl and said ‘As it will be a while please cut him a little shorter but everything the same as last time please’

‘Okay, that’s fine’ was the reply.

Mr Kim collected him for me, and he said ‘As soon as I saw him, I knew it weren’t right’, so he walked in and I just looked, you know the one where your heart sinks to the floor!

We were told sometime ago never to cut his coat on the back, as it would remove the colour, and it would never grow the same again, advice I heeded for 2 years might I add. He was always cut on his rear end (as it would become the best fishing net ever), his tail trimmed (to avoid him tripping over it), his legs and paws (so they didn’t become the bestest mop in the world, bless him, they are so short!), and his bib (so he stopped his impersonation of a gorilla), so all round the bottom, and trim the sides (to stop him looking like Dougal from the Magic Roundabout)! Imagine my horror when I saw him, and they had done EXACTLY the opposite, cut all the back and left the bottom………I could have cried. I couldn’t even take photos of him. So Mr Kim was speaking to his customer, telling her about what happened, and noticed the groomer who was there  and she stated that she had used her for years and she comes to your house, and Mr Kim said how good she was with the doggy woggy and I said ‘Ok, can’t get any worse and we need to fix the mess before Will becomes depressed!’, so Wednesday came the knock at the door, and I peeked out and thought, ‘Hey, I know that face!’ I answered the door to find our new groomer was in fact a lovely lady I meet regularly at a favourite walking spot!

She confirmed my fears that they have in fact ruined his coat, and she will do the best she can to put it right, but it will take a few cuts, and I am so pleased with all she did, I can now take a photo. It was a lovely afternoon of chat and recovery and here he is:

The first picture is the before picture, you can see the beautiful long layers on top, this is what he looks like now AFTER Rea managed to get some order, you wouldn’t believe the before, honestly! That’s only one rant I have, but it’s enough for now.

To end on a brighter note, the garden is amazing, full of colour, so I took some photos for you to make you smile

The thing that made me smile most was that yellow rose, planted in memory of mum, and it’s the first ever bloom, isn’t it beautiful 🙂

Have a lovely week, and thank you for reading my rant, it’s you people that keep me going when life gets hard.

Have a beautiful week people

Hugs

Kim x