Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Quick 20 Mins-a-Day update

Quick, because I don't have much to report at all. I only managed to make another 7 1/2 granny squares yesterday, and then I spent most of the night trying to sleep in the armchair downstairs, because Hector had a very upset stomach and needed his mummy to look after him ( and let him out in the garden ).

He was feeling much better this morning and the dreadful rumbling and gurgling and cramping had stopped, so we took them both to the Firehills for a walk. In the freezing cold sleet and rain. Nuts, eh? But they get so bored indoors, and Poppy gets very argumentative and talks back at you when you tell her off ( which is hilarious really ). I got muddy, soggy and wet, but enjoyed it anyway. Somehow even in the nastiest weather the doggies make us smile with their antics.

So I haven't really done any crafting today, I seem to do most of mine in the evenings. But I did iron the aged papers for the Alter It! giveaway. I love using them to print on, it saves so much on printing inks when you are printing vintage stuff. Just remove the beige/light brown old paper colour background in photoshop and print it on beige/light brown tea and coffee stained paper instead.

Oh, and another little tip ( which you probably know anyway so just ignore it ). The paper won't be very flat after it has dried, so I iron it between two sheets of white tissue paper, on a very high setting with full steam. Works really well.

Now I am off to pick up DS No. 1 and accompany him to the solicitors, to give him moral support, lol. Buying your first place is scary.

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xx

12 comments:

bekimarie said...

Glad Hector is feeling better!
I also do most of my crafting on a night time although sometimes if i'm very good then the little man will let me get some done during the day ;)

Take care
((hugs))
Beki xxx

Elizabethd said...

Hope all is going well with the house buying.

Mary Poppins said...

I adore the name Hector :) Glad he is feeling better. Thanks for your brilliant tips too. You would have to keep mentioning the Fantastic giveaway wouldn't you ;) :) :)

I keep dreaming about that lace ;)

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your generous offer of a fabric square, I have emailed you :)

Love and Hugs

X

made with love said...

Glad to hear that Hector is feeling better.
I bet you are getting pretty excited now about the move. Good luck
Rachael XX

Kate said...

Good to hear Hector is on the mend. There was a discussion on LBC97.3 FM about animals and the sort of food they should really be having (apparently the canned stuff is no good for them). If that was the reason he wasn't well perhaps you may like to do a podcast (Jeni Barnet's show).

Off to do another 20 minutes! x

Andi's English Attic said...

Oh poor Hector. Glad to hear he's on the mend. xx

Serenata said...

Glad Hector is feeling better (for both your sakes!)

Florence and Mary said...

Good luck to your son on buying his first home, whilst I won't own my own home I can appreciate how much fun and exciting it is.

Victoria xx

Sarah said...

Oh the poor little dog! You are one dedicated Mama staying up with him all night. I couldn't even do that with my girls! I hope you got some sleep.

Hope that flat buying is nearly sorted. What makes it a flat? Does that mean he will own part of a house?

Michela said...

Poor little thing, hugs to Hector!

Wipso said...

Glad Hector is feeling better. I guess it doesn't matter what time we do our 20 minuter but I try to do mine earlier in the day because I get brain fade by evening time when I'm busy all day. I seem to loose my mojo :-)
A x

Floss said...

Hello agin Liz! I've just done a post with final questions for the Magazine Swappers. Could you pop over and let me know what you think, please? I've asked if anyone is interested in your needlework mag...