Monday, 11 December 2017

Advent Pirates: the new goodies!

Here are the original pirate-y pieces in situ (the Advent calendar came with a fold out background scene) and some of the newer items that have come out of the next few doors

The backgrounds make the whole scene look very 3D whereas in fact its only printed, but in such a way as to give a sense of depth when you place the items and characters.

Pirate now has  a red bag for his loot, several barrels of different sizes and two black things but, as I recycled the cardboard sleeve the Advent calendar came in, I've no idea what they are!

He also has a rather snazzy telescope (and wet boots).

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Advent Pirates: the first two doors

Here are the lovely goodies they put behind the first two doors, just to make sure there was enough to play with so they could have a few days of dullness to follow

Pirate with accessories and pirate wearing his accessories (although I'm sure he doesn't call them that!).

And his trusty rowing boat.

More pirate necessities to follow, including the background scene that comes with the advent set., so the following items will be in situ.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Advent Pirates

Lovely husband bought me a Playmobile Advent Calendar as a surprise... so share it along with me!

I won't do every day but check in every so often with a few lovely bits and pieces.

BTW, Last year I bought a plastic pirate boat and set it up in the garden in a flower pot, out in the elements... that's where he got the piratey idea!

Monday, 20 November 2017

Sloth Wrap!

I confess I see faces everywhere! Not some kind of paranoia but a tendency to just see inanimate things as having faces.

Here is the start of my husband's lunch...

... it may appear at first glance to be a wholemeal wrap with a slice of ham and three olives, but it is without doubt the face of a sloth.

or you can view it the other way up.
Talking of sloths... look out in future posts for little sewn felt ones to hang in your Christmas tree.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Bujo: A September Summary page

Here is my September Summary page.

I saw the idea online to do a summary page where you add a sentence as and when, with an illustrated first letter of each sentence. At the end of the month, you have a page full of interesting happenings. If you decide to focus on the positives and leave out the bad stuff, you end up with a positive outlook to reflect on (which is better for the soul than letting the rubbish replay in your head- that happens without any encouragement or effort... positive takes effort!).

And as I like a bit of drawing, here's the pictorial summary of my month! If you've followed posts on my blog, you may recognise some of the things on here
(The upside-down car was an MOT failure not a terrible accident.)

Sunday, 12 November 2017

September Bujo continued

At the rate I'm blogging, rather than actually crafting, I shall soon run out of things to show you. So if it all goes quiet for a while, you'll know why.

Doing a little self- improvement course looking at how life is going and what is forming it: choice, habit or inertia? The answer can be all three.

Been listening to a teaching CD with a couple of friends while colouring in Autumn colouring sheets and making notes in the gaps.

A lovely chance to play with sparkly gel pens and reflect at the same time, then stick it in the bujo rather than lose it around the house.

One of the suggestions is to make a non-judgemental list of the things you actually do in a day (including non things like vegging in front of the tv) and see if there is one thing you do by habit that you could swap for something you would really like to put in its place on purpose, until it has become the better habit.

Saturday, 11 November 2017

September Bujo

This was my first official page of keeping a Bujo.

The theme was orange (not a fave colour of mine but definitely my husband's) because it seemed in keeping with the season.

And the second was this:

As you know, I love crafting, so keeping a craft list of things I made during the month was a good way of both remembering them and making sure I did enough of them to keep me sane: low craft = high stress levels!

The odd (and useful) thing about Bujo lists is that, once I write them in something permanent, rather than a scrap piece of paper, they feel official and  I feel more obliged to do them. So be careful what you write... or you might have to stick to it!

More anon  : )