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Hi my name is Louise (Lou) and I am a craftaholic. I am in my mid twenties and live in wonderful Scotland. My addictions are jewelry making and cross stitching, I do knit and love to try other things, but these are the two that have stuck. I have been stitching ever since i can remember, but only started stitching properly when i was pregnant with my first daughter. I manage to get my fix in between looking after my two angels and hubby.

Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Happy new year


2009 is almost upon us, can you believe it? I sure cant... It seems like there isn't enough time in the world to do everything that we would like to. And now there is even less time to stitch or play with my beads. I have so many ideas and tutorials that I would like to do but cant seem to get the time to do it. And to top it all off Santa brought us a Wii. Now there is another excuse not to do my course work ;0).

We had a great Christmas this year, my youngest had her first Christmas where she was aware of what was going on. The girls went straight to sleep because they knew santa wouldnt come if they stayed awake. If only I could have gotten some sleep. I was awake till 2am and woke up every hour till 5am and finally went and woke my girls up at 7.30am. Can you believe I had to wake the kids up on Christmas day!! Just goes to show who is the bigger kid lol...

I dont normally do resolutions but this year I think I will. So here it goes...
  • I will make more time for my hobbies

  • I will listen to my doctor and do as she says (I suffer from depression but I hate taking medication so am really bad at taking my tablets, I tend to forget and end up quite weepy and suffer from mood swings)

  • I will make enough time for my course work (and try not to find an excuse as to why I dont have to do it)

I wonder if I can stick to these!!

I hope everyone has a great 2009 full of health and happiness.

Saturday, 20 December 2008

Its nearly chcristmas.

Wow, I'm so excited this year. I'm already having trouble getting to sleep at night lol... I dont know who is going to be worse on Christmas eve, me or the kids!!

I got my partents landscape finished last week but in my excitement I wrapped it before I could get a chance to take a picture. I wasnt sure if I was going to like it but once it was in the frame I had to change my mind. I will take a picture once my mum and dad have opened it and post it.

Now I am working on a chart by HEAD. Its called sister angels and the girls in the design look just like my two girls. Its going to take me a while to get it done but it will definately be worth it.

I am just about finished another module in my degree, just a report to write and send off, then I get a months rest and another module starts in February. I wasnt sure if I wanted to start another one just yet, my motivation is a bit lacking just now (except for making things lol...).

The Christmas holidays have just started here and my girls and I have been busy crafting and decorating their play room with lots of snowflakes and trees and paperchains and pictures, we have no space left for toys lol...

This is one of the trees my girls made, they had a blast with the glitter making this, it was awesome to watch their little faces when they were playing with it.

I have two of these, one made by each of my girls, its the first thing we see when we come down stairs in the morning and last thing we see when we leave the house. It was my 4 year olds idea to put them in the spots they are so that Santa will see them when he comes to visit.

This was made by my oldest at nursery, it was the first thing we put on the tree and boy was she proud of it, needless to say so was I.

This wasn't made by any of us, it was made by my mother in law for our christmas last year, I just had to show him off. I love this little guy and couldnt wait to get him out this year.

Have a great Christmas and pray that I will get some sleep before the big day lol...