Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Yoohoo blogettes me again.
Hope you're all well, I'm good.  I hope you all enjoyed  the bank holiday, over here in Yorkshire it was so nice to see some sun, shame the weather has turned back to damp, dull and dreary today but heyho it's Britain eh.
Hubby and I are still enjoying the jiggler (aka the vibration plate exerciser). Its brill, pop on for ten minutes jiggle about and your done and feeling quite good. We've been on every day since we got it out of the box on Thursday, sometimes just once, sometimes twice a day.
I've not made a lot this weekend craftywise as I was busy on facebook giving away my jewellery that was left over from my jewellery making days. I offered it on facebook on Saturday for free with just a fee for p&p. About half of it has gone and someone is wanting the rest so that will be a bit of space cleared. I've no doubt lost a fortune on the cost of all the beads I bought to make them but I wasn't selling them anyway and they were taking up space so I'm just happy for them to be used/worn by someone rather than sitting on a shelf. It took quite a bit of sorting out as facebook decided not to let me know when people commented on pics so I had to go through the album looking for comments every so often and noting down who asked for what but I got it all sorted in the end.
Today hubby and I took a few more of my Andies Accessories bits into the emporium that I sell in. I love that shop its a real aladins cave with lots of different items in by lots of different sellers, crafters, vintage, secondhand clothes and furniture.
My ex hairdresser who last year started a vintage clothing shop was in the emporium today as she's going to have a couple of rails of clothes in there too. I'd asked her to save me a dress I'd seen on her facebook page and today I picked it up, while we were both in the emporium. Its a pretty simple, red and white 40's tea dress type thing, I'm just waiting for some nice weather now so I can wear it. Here's hoping we get some soon eh.
Here's a quick pic of me in my new dress, I must say looking at me in the picture I need to go back on the jiggler a LOT

Well that's it for me I think, so night night all

Friday, 24 May 2013

Wibble wobble wibble wobble Andie on a plate

Hello blogettes. Well hubby and I have had some fun tonight, last week we ordered a vibration platform, its a sort of exerciser thing that you stand on while it vibrates and your muscles work trying to keep you upright. It arrived on Monday and tonight hubby built it tonight and we had a go. I've never wibbled and wobbled so much in my life, its an odd feeling standing there on the vibrating platform that's tilting and jiggling while you stand upright, but not horrible. I was a bit worried I wouldn't like it as I'm not a fan of vibration, mum had a foot spa once and I couldn't stand it, but its nothing like that thankfully.
First off we had it on manual setting and on the first couple of speeds which was fine, we jiggled loads and I could feel my tummy muscles trying to hold me up, but it wasn't hard. Later on we tried one of the preset programmes which changes speeds every minute or so during a 10 minute cycle and got up to 49 and oh my did it move!!! And so did I!!!  I felt like my whole body was jiggling and couldn't stop laughing and neither could Paul. I could certainly feel my muscles trying to keep me upright, my inner thighs felt like they had 90 elastic bands round them along with quite a few other places, I thought I was going to explode but I stayed on and finished the ten minutes.
I'm hoping it will be something that'll tone me up a bit if I keep going on it, I have far too many wobbly bits even when I'm not on the machine. I'm not the best at exercising and this seemed like quite a good idea. I don't expect it to make me stick thin with a figure like an Olympian but if I manage to keep up using it and it tones me up a bit I'll be pleased. Its supposed to be good for circulation and improving bone density and good for aches and pains too so I was interested in it as much for that as the exercise element as my circulation is terrible and I'm hoping it might help a bit with my arthritis too. Mind you I'll have to keep going on it and I do tend to lose interest in exercisey things but its all set up in Matts old room so at least it will be ready and waiting for me. Excuse the mess of room on photo but Matts bed has been dismantled and is waiting to go to the dump.

On a crafty note I made a toddler bed quilt cover and pillowcase set earlier this week for a past customer who I've made a few things in the same style for before.


Also I've been making some sets of lavender sachets ready for my upcoming fairs .

Well that's all from me tonight so night night all x

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Hello blogettes me again, still can't get myself back into the blogging routine properly I keep forgetting about it. Anyhoo here I am today and I thought I'd do another. Not got much to say really, I've just been working on building up my stock again ready for my upcoming fairs and to keep stocking up my table in the Peel Street Emporium in town.
I had a couple of days on the sewing machine making coin purses


Then I decided to do a bit of handsewing and make some yoyo puff thingys which are something I haven't made in ages. I've made some into hair clips and some into brooches

And lastly tonight I had a fun time making fabric covered badges, which I really enjoyed and can't wait to make some more.


Friday, 10 May 2013

New trend ~felt ornaments lol

Just a ickle quickie before I go to bed, thought I'd post a pic of the felt owlys and bears I've made since Tuesday. I really need to stock up ready for two fairs I'm doing in June, I cut out lots of things on Tuesday evening and have been sewing them when I had spare time since. So far I've managed 9 owlys and 5 bears, and I've got 8 gingers cut out ready for sewing too.

I think they look quite cute lined up on the radiator shelf lol, new ornament trend maybe do you think?
Ok well I'm off to bed now as getting quite sleepy so night night blogettes hope you all have a lovely sleep x

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Bit of an emotional day

Hello there blogettes hope all are well. Its been a funny old day here. Mum, hubby and I all got a bit emotional earlier on as our nephew Matt has moved out today. He's moving in with his fiancĂ©e at her mums house ready for starting his new job in London on Tuesday.  They're planning on living at Abi's mums for a few months and then when Abi starts uni they are hoping to rent somewhere together in London.
He's lived here nearly 5 years so its a bit strange thinking he's not going to be here anymore except for visits. Abi drove up from Berkhampstead yesterday to collect him and some of his things and they left here this afternoon. I got a little tearful when we had our goodbye hug and waved them off. I'll miss him and worry about him but I hope he enjoys his new start and him and Abi have a happy life together.
After Matt and Abi left and we were all a bit teary and needed a distraction so we started looking for somewhere to go for a walk and look round this weekend and decided on Lotherton Hall. We've been before but not for quite a long time, so it should be nice to go for a look round.
Also while on the internet I came across the website for the new arena opening this summer in leeds and decided to look what was coming up. We all got very excited when we saw Miranda Hart was coming there in march next year with her stand up tour so we've booked tickets for Mum, Paul and me to go see her. We're all very excited and sure it will be 'such fun'
We also looked to see if there was anything on at the theatre in July when Paul and I are planning to go to Liverpool for a few days and found out the lion king is on so think we'll go and see that. Once we get round to booking an apartment we'll book tickets for it. We've been thinking of going for quite a while but haven't actually booked anything yet and we really need to get on with it. I was going to do it tonight but I seem to have lost the details of the city centre apartments we were thinking of renting so now need to spend more time on t'internet finding them again, but hopefully will get it all sorted and booked this week.
That's all my news for today blogettes so I'll say night night  now night night x