Friday, 29 July 2011

Day Out at Norton Priory

Yesterday Dave & I had a day off and took our selves to Norton Priory for the afternoon. It has a renovated Walled Ground that Dave has wanted to check out for some time. As you can see from the picture they have done a very good job but I think we were a month to later to see it at it's best. Still well worth a visit with a very nice cheap tea room within the ground.

Jamie Growing Up

Yet another little frame I picked up last Sunday at the Car Boot.
The pictures are of Jamie , Daves Grandson who lives in Czech. He is 2 in August and is growing up very fast . Dave is going over at end  of August to see him with a suitcase full of presents.

Dave like this so much i've made another one from another cheap frame I pick up. This one he is taking with him for Jamie's bedroom.

Saturday, 23 July 2011

A War Time Story

This LO is of Dave's Granddad's brother Harry who fought in the First World War. The picture was taken in Crewe when he was visiting his brother Frederick(Daves Granddad).
The paper I have used I think is very fitting for the subject, it is from Bo Bunny Timepiece range.
The clock around the picture is from Dusty Atic and the clock in the top right hand corner is made up from a watch cut out of Bo Bunny timepiece paper with a surround from 7 Gypsies Optical Lens. 
The Medal is a medal I believe every one who was alive at the end of the war got and the document is his army record.
The story behind the picture is that Harry  like Daves Granddad  fell out with his father and left home at fifteen .When he was old enough he changed his name from Poynter to Kemp and joined the Army.
He went through the 1st World War and left in 1920 after serving in the Machine Gun Corp and the West Yorkshire regiment’s. The letter below is a letter to his Mum apologising for his actions.
This photo and letter was sent to Dave from a distant relation in Portsmouth when he was researching his family tree.

Harrys letter to his mum

Old layouts of our Cats

Old layouts of Puss our first cat who is no longer with us and our two new cats Holly & Mitzy.All picked up from the RSPCA.

Fight night , who gets the chair.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Lets Get Shabby July Challenge

Here is my entry for this months challenge over on Lets Get Shabby titled No. 2 Robins Nest.
This birdbox was made using music paper from an old book shop a punched roof that I lifted in different places to give some texture.
Wooden lollie pop stick fencing and a wooden hanging frame that I painted both in white paint.

I have just got a HONORABLE MENTION on this months challenge .
Thanks very much Lets Get Shabby.


Amber as a Baby

Amber's Mum found this picture with coffee Stain marks all over it.Dave played with it with his magic photo software & I made two LO's of it. One for me and one for her Mum.

Sunday, 10 July 2011

What do I do with all my framed Lay Outs

Sharon (Fat Monica) asked the question where do I put all my framed Lay Outs & Projects when finshed.
Bed Room

Bed Room

Dinning Room
  I hope this answers your question Sharon

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Another Two Ikea Mirrows

Yet another two Ikea Mirrows picked up at a Car Boot sale last week for 50p each. I will have to stop doing these mirrows, at the last count I had 10 made and two more to do LOL.I have linked this Post to HandMade Monday.