CHRISTMAS ROBIN GIVEAWAY
Hi everyone, gosh its been such along time since I last blogged, cant seem to find the time at the moment.
Over on my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/StripesandstarsUK you can find my latest giveaway, this fantastic felt robin, just ready to be hung on the tree.
Why not have a wonder over and try your luck, but you will have to hurry - giveaway is this Friday.
Wednesday, 19 September 2012
ITS GIVEWAY TIME
Sorry it has taken me so long to post this Giveaway. Hospital appointments seem to get in the way, but Charlie has been priority just lately.
OK, my giveaway is a Felt Mouse, Felt Halloween Garland, and a wonderful book for you to make your very own bunting and pennants.
This giveaway is open to everyone, no matter where you live in the world.
All you have to do is leave a comment with a current email address, so I can contact you if you are the lucky winner.
The winner will be announced next Wednesday. For another chance to win, please see my facebook page and leave a message on there too:
Good Luck everyone....xxxx
Sunday, 17 June 2012
Once my followers list reaches 100 on my Facebook page, I will be having a fab GIVEAWAY. Ive been wanting to do a giveaway for such along time.
My Facebook page is now open, just have to remember to update it more often than the blog.
Spread the word, please become a liker and hopefully the giveaway will be up and running very soon. Link below for new likers.
Hope you all have a great Father's Day. Hooray the sun is shining here in North Yorkshire this morning - but for how long!
Tuesday, 29 May 2012
FOR THE ATTENTION OF DOTTIE MAY BLOG
Hi Dottie May. Sorry, but this seems to be the only way I can contact you regarding the Heart Swap from Mary Poppins Blog.
Please could you email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
We are swap partners, but I need your address etc to send the swap.
Hope to hear from you soon
Saturday, 19 May 2012
Charlie had decided he would love a Harry Potter Party to celebrate his 7th Birthday. OK, I could do that, no probs. What a nightmare. I have been so stressed out over this party, but thank goodness everything came together and it was a brilliant success.
Here are the many photos I took of the preparations and party - enjoy:
Charlie's Birthday Banner at home, with some of his cards
The Birthday Party Invitations. These took forever, as I had to find all the different Harry Potter fonts and logos. They came out brilliant, I was really pleased with them
The envelopes were the more tricky, the font was a nightmare, as I had to use more than one font and in different sizes. The back of the envelope was printed with the Hogwarts Logo and I secured the seal with a Red Wax sticker with the Hogwarts Logo
The invite asked the children to look out for the Hogwarts Express sign and Station Platform number. Pretty easy to do, although the lettering did take a while. Alot of re-writing the letters
Decided to go for a box Party Favour instead of those plastic party bags (which I hate).
Here are the 32 Party Boxes all ready for the party. Phew, only took 2 hours to make up!
The boxes were tied with traditional string and topped off with a Hogwarts Owl Mail tag
And look what goodies were in the box. I made the Bertie Botts sweets using jelly beans.
The squashy frog was disgusting, but seemed to be a hit with the kids.
And now we enter the Village Hall, or should I say Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
We hired the inflatable slide which we had last year. The kids love it and keeps them pretty quiet, apart from all the screaming.
A trip around Hogwarts. The school banners, which I made from black fabric and edged with ribbon. My first major sewing project on my sewing machine - didn't think I did too bad for a first timer
The Great Hall, including the gold plates and cups
Floating candles, made out of card - and a nightmare to hang
Diagon Alley sign
We took the DVD/TV off the kitchen wall and showed Harry Potter throughout the party, the kids loved it
Harry Potter - Colouring in
Make your own Hedwig
Hedwig Owl balloon floating high up
Spell Room, including wand and lesson chart
Charlie banner, done in the Harry Potter font
Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Harmione Granger - took forever to make, but loved the end result
The cake was a real problem. Nobody seemed to sell Harry Potter cakes. So off to Tesco for a Star Cake. I purchased 3 wood blank figures from Etsy and painted them as Ron, Harry & Harmione. Charlie wanted me to do an owl, but I had to draw the line somewhere.
The kids all had a brilliant time - all 32 of them, I must have been mad. NEVER AGAIN
Molly came as Rons pet rat - Scabbers
Charlie blowing out his candles and making a wish
With all the excitement of the day, I totally forgot to take a picture of Charlie in his Harry Potter costume, so here he is on Halloween in the same outfit:
A fab day was had by all. Thank you to all the kids that turned up and made this party one to remember. Thanks for all the help I received from Neil, my sister (Alison), Mum and Paul - there was alot of tidying up afterwards.
Happy Birthday Charlie. Wonder what his next birthday will bring.
Monday, 7 May 2012
Can't quite believe how Charlie has got to 7 so quickly, how the heck did that happen. But its true, my darling boy turns 7 today.
A PSP was the order of the day, plus Lego, Lego, and more Lego.
We are off ten pin bowling this afternoon, then ending the day at Frankie and Benny's for our tea - yummy.
Sunday will be Charlie's 'Harry Potter' themed party (for the WHOLE CLASS - oh no what have I done!). I'm in abit of a spin with it all at the moment, cant quite get my head round the many things still on my TO DO LIST.
Hey, Ive opened a new Facebook page for my felt goodies - find me here, hope you will be one of my followers. Would be really grateful if you could pass on my facebook page details to all your friends. Once I have afew more followers, a GIVEAWAY will take place: http://www.facebook.com/StripesandstarsUK/timeline
Happy 7th Birthday my sweet Charlie, hope you have the most wonderful day....x
Friday, 4 May 2012
OK, the gym really didn't work out for me last year. When I was there, I was always thinking of stuff that needed to be done around the house, ironing, dusting etc, so I quit. This morning the fitness regime started again, only this time on my very doorstep. I live in the most wonderful village, with lots of countryside just a stroll away. I got off my bum and walked 3 miles. This I am going to try and do every morning, except for Tuesdays, as I am round at the village Primary School helping out. Took me 45 minutes this morning, hopefully I will become quicker. Do any of you bloggers exercise, would love to hear your tips. Right off now, need to bake 27 buns for Charlie's class. It's his 7th birthday on Monday, but as it's Bank Holiday, he wants to take goodies in today. Best get baking.
Tuesday, 1 May 2012
Me and the kids watched Foxes Live last night. They stayed up a bit later, as Henrietta is always late home from Brownies on a Monday. Normally, they are both in bed for 7.30!
The fox cubs where just so cute. I know foxes can do damage, but watching them last night just makes your heart melt.
If you want a little cute fox of your very own, check out my Fox Brooch - link here: http://folksy.com/shops/StripesandStars
I haven't increased my postage prices in my Folksy shop, so grab this crafty fox, he's looking for a new home.
Sunday, 29 April 2012
I have just changed my postage prices in my Etsy shop. I have had to increase postage by $2, and it still doesn't cover the cost.
I am now charging more for postage than the items in my shop.
Royal Mail, you should be ashamed of yourselves. The new pricing structure is completely unfair. I have a feeling my sales will suffer due to this increase.
I am not a happy bunny.
Wednesday, 25 April 2012
Sunday, 4 March 2012
Hi lovely bloggers. Im still here, although I do feel like I have fallen off the edge of the earth, in more ways than one.
I have been really busy with all my sewing projects, and life seems to have gotten in the way of blogging. Im hoping to get my mo jo back, and will be blogging again very soon.
Another reason for my disappearing act is Charlies arthritis. Although it has not reared its ugly head since well before Christmas, he has been through alot lately:
First he lost nearly all his vision in his right eye, as the arthritis fluid had gotten behind. We have had many trips to the eye clinic at York Hospital. Charlie is under the wonderful care of Mr Taylor and Dr Naylor (yeah I know they rhyme). Without their help and support, we would not have got through this as a family. I have cried many tears over Charlie, especially his eye sight, but these wonderful doctors always know the right thing to say, so we thank you both from the bottom of our hearts.
Charlie now has to take medication, although he got himself so worked up on Friday night, he was sick everywhere.
He will now be seeing a Child Psychologist at Leeds Hospital in the hope we can get him to talk about his condition, fears etc. He has to have regular blood tests and he is terrified of needles, blood test tomorrow, so fingers crossed.
So thats about it really, as you can see from the above, blogging hasnt really been on the 'to do' list.
I now have 94 followers, THANK YOU SO MUCH. When I reach 100 followers, I will be doing regular giveaways, so SPREAD THE WORD and help me get to the magic 100.
Although I am not blogging, I am still keeping up with all the goings on in blog land.