Friday, 29 October 2010


Little treat bags...

Hey everyone! Hope you're all spooked up and ready for some trick or treating. The girls here are all dressed up and waiting impatiently to go and harrass ahem entertain the neighbours with some songs and rubbish jokes. We don't get many Trick or Treaters (or 'guisers as we used to call them) round here as there aren't many kids close by so I've not had to get much goodies in. I made the girls and Millie's friend a little bag each and filled them with stuff and nonesense. Theres a few litle bags of treats too. Any excuse to get inky mitts! Still trying to make a few Xmas cards too for Sadie's nursery fundraiser but really not going anywhere fast with them. I don't have a lot of Xmas stash so I think that's why I'm struggling a bit. Will need to be a bit more inventive or... buy some new stuff. Hmmm... Hope you all have a fun Halloween!
Keep popping by to see what we're up to.
Take care

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Hello, hello...

I have been neglecting my poor little blog of late because it's been a bit busy round here recently. Millie has just turned 8 (how did that happen) and there was quite a bit of work of the non crafting variety namely h*******k (-bah) and shopping leading up to this. She had a lovely day - see piccie - and we all ate too much rubbish and me and auntie Kaggy drank more wine than we should have. The birthday girl could have opened a sweetie shop with the amount of choccie she was given but as is the Strachan tradition, we have all helped out to get rid of/consume about a shed load already and there really isn't too much left now! Heehee happy days! Craft wise I have fitted in a 12x12 and managed to lead little Sadies friend's mummy (hello Elaine) astray down the craft path. Oh dear she's displaying the first signs of obsession/addiction to papercrafting already. I must be a bad influence....
More stuff later!
Love J xxx

Sunday, 10 October 2010

A coupla hallowe'en tags...

Lovin these vintage hallowe'en images and thought I'd try playing with them to acquaint myself better. They pixelate when used larger than actual size (must be lo res scans or something) so I've started out by trying them out on a coupla tags. Hallowe'en is my fave time of year (big kid!), Autumn my fave season. Love the smells and the changing of colours/light...

Hop over to have a look at some of this amazing halloween stuff. Some people are just soooo talented!! Amazingly inspirational!!!!

Sunday, 3 October 2010


...we had a nice autumn walk here...

...Millie's friend Clodagh came too...

...And Leon did this...

...and we got these!!!!
Yay!! Chessies!!!

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Friday, 1 October 2010

What a life!!!!

Sometimes there just isn't enough hours in the day/days in the week and as you know I'm not one to off-load to you all in blogland but man, I'm spent! Work is outrageously busy this last 2,3 weeks, I've designed my socks off and only now am making headway with it all, result being that I'm quite actually a zombie by the time I've done the work thing then the Mummmy/domestic goddess(!)bit - there's just nothing left in the creative pot to do much of anything inspiring.
However, apart from Sadie and her exploding snotty nose and my horrendous acid reflux (thats stress for ya), we are all in rude health here on Planet Strachan, so I guess I should be grateful for small mercies and just roll with it. I'm just getting antsy cos I'm too tired to play just now although I have made the effort to complete my paperbag book that I made at a class a couple of weeks ago at Kitty Krafts! I loved this and the good thing about it is once the book is made up there's lots of little flappy bits and pockets to put extra photos and bits of journalling into. I think the next one I do I might put some of the girls drawings inside the pockets and make it into a little story about their developing artistic talents. I actually tried to put some pics on last night but as usual the bloomin' laptop gave up on me and decided to have a mini nervous breakdown instead - not good. I wish we could just retire her but just not possible at the moment. Perhaps if I treat her with dignity and respect instead of shouting and namecalling she might soldier on for another few months. Wishful thinking perhaps, meantime there's always the lottery!
Happy crafting peeps!