Sunday, 6 June 2010

Too hot to sleep

Ugh! It's a fact that us Brits are always talking about the weather - maybe because it's so diverse. And right now it's just tooooooo hot! I'm really tired this morning because I just couldn't sleep at all last night! Instead I spent half the night tossing and turning and listening to Joe Public's solutions to Britain's binge-drink culture on TalkSport! I even had the fan blasting out all night but I just could not get comfortable. I did do my bit for England yesterday though - we're not footy fans in this house (thank the lord!) but I am feeling a bit left out by the red n' white craze that's taking over the country right now. But there's no way I'm going to be hanging flags and pennants out of the windows here so I made my hanging baskets using only frenzy red and vanilla white petunia's, and now I feel quite patriotic! LOL!

So, over at Tag, You're It! this week we're starting our June Swap. We are really hoping that many people will join in this because at the end of it, we all get back 4 lovely surprise tags from the other players as our lovely teamie Janet has offered to collect all the tags in, mix 'em up and re-distribute them for us. I know from doing this many years ago what great fun it is not knowing what you're going to get in return and how lovely it is to recieve something from another crafter that you may not even know! Our first theme is Needle and Thread. All our themes are open to interpretation, and although it was absolutely my intention to get my sewing machine out and do some proper stitching, unfortunately I just never got round to it so I went for the faux stitch look. You see the problem is, my workstation (aka dining table!) was in such a horrid mess and I felt that I just had to clear it all and get things put away. So I did and there was lots of room for my sewing machine then..... but there's nothing more enticing to me than a lovely clean workspace and an idea brewing in my head, so out came the stamps, out came the inks, brushes, acrylic blocks, d/s tapes, papers, scissors, box of scraps, flowers, pearls, bling, ribbons, the glitter glues, and lo and behold, it looked exactly the same again in no time at all - and still no room for the sewing machine! So I gave up domesticity - it doesn't suit me! I did however manage to produce this:

Very, very simple, but then I think tags should be. The image is coloured with distress inks and stickles and the sentiment is a home-made rub-on which I'm very impressed with and intend to make many, many more!

Today is the last day of the holidays - back to school tomorrow and my therapy starts here. I calculated that I have only 34 more school days to go before the 6 weeks holiday - great, except that my baby has exactly the same number of days left at First School. I'm struggling to imagine him beginning a new life at Middle School from September, though he's really cool about it - he just seems so young to be joining 'the big kids', and it's going to feel pretty strange for me being at my school without him..... Oh lord, get me a therapist, quick!!!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a happy Sunday - I will be spending it at the Cinema and Frankie & Benny's entertaining my son and his friends for his 9th bithday bash! Thanks for stopping by! :o) xx


  1. oh this is lovely and yes couldnt sleep too well last night and when i did woke with a headache not sure if heat or the small drink i had too. Dont drink but well watched bit of tv and had a small one.

  2. phew it was too hot Anne! Thanks for stopping by my blog too I am feeling better today. Love this tag you colour so beautifully! Enjoy the birthday bash - they grow up so quickly - My eldest will be 23 in September and it seems only a blink away since he was born.

  3. Hi Anne love your tag I agree with Janet you colour so beautifully. Have a great day celebrating and what a fab idea to make your flowers patriotic. I have all my pots flowering on the balcony I went for purples and whites. Hugs Pascale

  4. your colouring is just beautiful! I love the fact the image is coloured and the rest of the tag is white, it gives it a really elegant feel! Love it! Hugs Juls

  5. Hi Anne wow this is so pretty and that home made rub on is gorgeous how do you do that?


    Amy xx

  6. Wow your colouring is amazing Anne and this is one stunning tag. I´m like Amy and would love to know how to make my own rub ons especially as I have no craft shops near me.
    Nicola -x-

  7. Hope the birthday bash went well Anne.
    What's this your making home made rub on's.. do tell use more...are you using "Dry rub off decal papers"
    Your tag is DELIGHTFUL...
    I love how you keep everything so simply.. yet breathtaking.


  8. Wonderful, love the image and all the details.


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