Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Look it!!

I have eventually gotten around to listing the upcoming classes... 
They are over there, see? ------------------------------------------------------------------>>>>>>>>>>
I might even remember to update the list occasionally! 
If you would like more details of any of these then send me an email, a text or call me or Facebook message me or leave a comment...... the list goes on! (all you need to know is in the "contact" section at www.scrapzville.com)

Sunday, December 29, 2013

2013 Round Up.

How was Christmas? Did you eat too much? drink too much? yep, me too!

But today i'm trying to make the most of the "Week in between", I was dragged kicking and screaming up the side of a mountain this morning and then made to run down. Now, this is good in one way, a head start on the "get fit" new years resolution.... but bad in another because I would love to spend a full day at home in my pj's, pottering about and it hasn't happened yet! 

Then I decided to open the lovely new paper collection I bought months ago, its Needle and Thread by kaisercraft (I love them more than Prima.... I know, what a thing to say!!) and alter my new diary for 2014. This  years one was Kaisercraft Magnolia Grove and it stood up really well to being used daily and being thrown in my bag, I think the secret is to not add any dimensional embellishments to the front no matter how tempting it is!

Here it is looking all new and lovely!

This photo was taken on Christmas day, all of us, my Mum and the dogs (Boo is in Molly's arms but hiding behind me.) Toby is wearing a paper hat from dinner!
 And this one was taken on St. Stephens day (or Boxing day) while I was out and about in the Hags Glen. Tim was busy climbing Carrontuohill for the 35th consecutive St. Stephens day, ( !!!!!) but I didn't much like the look of the sleety, snowy, cold, slippery mountain so I went for a lovely long, low level walk instead.
( I am officially a light weight!)
This  year has been eventful..... its had ups and downs as most years do, I have considerably fewer fingers then I started the year with..... but it has been pretty good, everyone is healthy and happy.
I have a huge list of goals and wishes for 2014, there will be a good bit of house renovation (I'm getting itchy feet about the hallway, Pinterest is a killer!) some kitchen cupboard reorganising and some vague idea about sorting paperwork properly (if I spent as much time doing it as reading blog posts about it I would be the Queen of organised!!)
There are the usual threats of learning to speak French, of drinking more water and keeping my car tidy. But I think I shall put "appreciating what I have " at the top of the list and that will be a good one to achieve.

Oh yes, my word of the year is.....ABUNDANCE!!

I wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous new year. xxxxx

Sunday, December 8, 2013

December Daily.

Happy December!!!!!!

I am full of festive cheer - I hope it isn't one of those things that burns out too soon. I don't think it will though, one blast of "All I want for Christmas is You" and i'm bursting with Ho-Ho-Ho-ness! 

Remember I was thinking about doing a December Daily? well, looky here! 

 I was in Athlone for the Create with Kate Christmas party (sooo much fun by the way!) and I had all these different paper collections in my hand.... I couldn't decide which ones to use, traditional or fun? and then I saw this. Its by Bo Bunny (who else?) and it has lime green and red which is my favourite colour combo, its 8x8" and comes with all sorts of cute inserts and dividers and so on.
You should have heard the scorn that was poured on me!..... "you're going to BUY an album???" "You're not MAKING it???" (Yes Midi, that was you!!) so I procrastinated for a while and then thought, Yes, I am going to buy this ready made, just put it together kit because a. its pretty. b. I don't have time to make one. c. This way I might actually complete my first December Daily!
And so far its going well :)

In other news, last Thursday was my one and only craft fair for this year. I wasn't going to do any, but this was a fund raiser for a local school so I did. It was held in the Aghadoe Heights (which is a beautiful hotel, tres posh!) It turned out to be a great evening - there was a cookery demonstration and it was really well supported.

 Thats me (in case you didn't know!)
 Now, when you go to fairs your stall neighbours are very important - these two were the best!! That is Guy Hulbert from Tralee - he makes chutneys and the most delicious vegetarian pate I have ever had (in fairness its the first time i've ever tasted any, but oh my it was FAB!!)  I bought two from him, one was beetroot,cashew and ginger and the other was Harvest pate which has lentils,garlic, thyme,sage, basil..... lets just say, Nom, Nom, Nom!!!!!
 and this is Caroline O'Connor, also from Tralee. she makes Christmas puddings, prize winning puddings with brandy and whiskey. They are so beautifully wrapped that it would be a shame to open them! I'm not a huge pudding fan but when I came home and told Himself about them he was horrified I didn't get one, so I will be down to the food fair in the Outlet centre next Friday to make my purchase!!

Last night was a bit of a do for the Kerry Mountain Rescue Team. It was held in the Beaufort Bar and it was very well supported, (nice to see so many people that I haven't seen for ages) anyhoo, there was a raffle and to my surprise and delight I won first prize!!

This hamper is huge!!! so we shall have a very merry(!) Christmas now, call in for a drink, we have loads!!