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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.

Saturday, 15 August 2009

A great day out and some finishes

Since my last couple of posts things have been a little better, my doctor has increased the dose of my meds and I have learned not to stress about the fact I have not had the time to decorate our new house. Its been the school holidays here in Scotland for the past six weeks so the kids have been up later than usual and I don't like decorating while they are up.

I have a sad day on Monday as my oldest girl Hollie is starting her first day at school, I can't believe how fast it has arrived and how excited she is to go to school. And to top it all off my other daughter, Jamie, starts pre-school nursery at the end of the month. Ughh I'm gonna have to stock up on tissues lol.
We finally managed to get out for the day on Thursday and went to Burntisland. Burntisland is a lovely town with an award winning beach, lovely town centre and a great play park right next to the beach called the links. The links plays host to a fairground during the summer months as well as having a great little water park and plenty of climbing frames doted around the place, but best of all great sized hills to play roly poly down.

We all had an amazing day and I thought I would share some pictures

These beautiful girls are my princesses, just before I took this picture they were walking along the beach hand in hand, but in typical fashion dropped hands just as I took the picture.

And this is the biggest kid in the household, my wonderful hubby, playing in the playground with the girls. Just after this picture was taken he fell off, I wish I had managed to get a pic of that lol...
While walking along the beach I found several pieces of sea glass, I have been following the work of a talented jewelry designer who makes jewelry out of sea glass and broken china and have wanted to have a go a making sea glass jewelry for a while. Check out Marjories blog here.

I plan on stocking up on some craft wire and having a play with these soon.

I also have a stitchy finish. I found a cute chart in the UK cross stitcher magazine for a glasses case and thought I would stitch a couple up for my mum and MIL's birthdays, they are only 11 days apart. Doing this chart though did mean having to attempt the sewing machine again, but I'm happy to report that there were no mess ups this time lol...

I made a start on the five sisters (pic on the side bar) but only have a little done so far so will take a pic after I next get a chance to work on it. I have decided to put sister angels aside for a while too and concentrate on the new start for a bit.
Hope everyone is well