Sunday, 29 April 2012

A day of aromas

Evening all.. I know it's a little late in the day but I've been a busy wee bee in the kitchen today.

This afternoon started with making 3 big Herman cakes.. 1 was sent over to our friends, 1 went to my mum for her & Eric and we kept the 3rd to munch on ourselves.

Throughout the afternoon and evening I was also working away on some sourdough.. My 1st ever attempt at making any kind of bread so had no idea what it was going to be like! Well after a lot of kneeding, 3 rises and then a division of the dough this is the end result of my hard work. Not perfect in colour or shape by any means but it sure does taste good.. Hubby stole the 1st part as being from the USA he knew exactly what the taste and texture should be like so once he gave it the thumbs up I got stuck in too. Lol. There was 4 in the beginning and now there's only 3!!! Quite proud of myself on my 1st attempt and will defo be making more in the future as can't wait to dunk it in some chicken noodle soup.

Well folks it's 10.30pm and I've still got some papers to cut ready for mounting on samples so I'm off to make myself a fresh cuppa and get back to my guillotine. Taking hubby to the hospital tomorrow so we've got a nice 2 hour drive there and another back again so hoping the weather's nice and we can enjoy the scenery.

Toodles for now and happy crafting all.

Love 'n' hugs
Lorraine xxx

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Best neighbours..

Evening folks.. Boy do I have the best neighbours or what!!! A huge slab of cake delivered to the door today by my gorgeous wee pal Nicole. I'll return the goodwill tomorrow when I give them a slab of Herman. Lol

Not much been happening here today as we lazed about all morning, done some chores then went to the supermarket. Both Hermans have just been fed ready for the big baking day tomorrow and tonight I think I'll tackle a few samples whilst watching tv with dear old hubby.. Oh who may I add is tackling some Sourdough Bread tomorrow too. Can wait for the aroma in the kitchen.

Well I think I'll finish my coffee and toddle off to the kitchen and make myself some dinner before tackling the evening animal feeding routine then I can sit down for the rest of the night. Hope you've all had a wonderful day.

Love 'n' hugs
Lorraine xxx

Friday, 27 April 2012

Sample time..

Having taken some time off the last few weeks then doing wacky races last weekend with the Sincerely Yours shows in Edinburgh and Newcastle it's time to get back to some work again starting with samples for Kay Rutter from the new 'Wedding & Party Ideas' project book. Not that I told you but I've heard there's a show coming up on C&C in a few weeks time to share some ideas with you all.

Once these are done and out of the way it will be time to get organised for the big craft weekend event at Craft World in Hillington which is on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th May so if you're in the area be sure to drop in. As always there will be a pile of demonstrators there for the weekend to share lots of hints, tips and techniques with you all.

Well.. Guess I better get the head down and on with work as idle hands make for mischief. Lol.

Toodles for now my lovelies and hope everyone's had as much sunshine as me today.

Love 'n' hugs
Lorraine xxx

Friday, 20 April 2012

Massive 25% discount in SHOP

If you happen to be around Glasgow tomorrow (Saturday 21st April) then why not pop in to the Craft World shop and get 25% off all your purchases.

All you need do is print this picture and present it at the checkout..

Offer is in SHOP only.. NOT online.

Any problems with printing leave me a comment with your email address and I will forward the voucher to you via email.

Happy crafting xxx

Show agenda for the coming weekend

Afternoon all and I know it's been a while so I do apologise... there's been quite a lot happening with family the last few weeks so I've not really been doing much craft seeing as I had the opportunity to take some time off between shows so that's exactly what I did and now the house is almost back in order, the family's in order and my holiday is booked so time to get back in to motion again starting tomorrow...  here's a run down of where I'll be Saturday and Sunday so if any of you happen to be visiting the shows please pop by and say hi... I'll be with the mad Kay Rutter on the Hougie Crafts stand so you're almost definately guaranteed a laugh or two between us.  

Saturday April 21st 2012


Royal Highland Centre



EH28 8NB

Order your tickets for Free Tea/Coffee

Pre booked Tickets £3.00(£3.50 on the door).

Accompanied children under 14 years Free.

Parties of 10 or more, ask for our special rates.

Sunday April 22nd 2012


Gateshead International Stadium

Neilson Road


NE10 0EF

Order your tickets for FREE tea/coffee.

Pre booked Tickets £3.00(£3.50 on the door).

Accompanied children under 14 years Free.

Parties of 10 or more, ask for our special rates.

There is a cafe on site for lunch, etc.

Now if these shows aren't near you then check out the Sincerely Yours website to see where other shows will be held over the coming months...   right need to make a move as lots to do and will catch up with you again later.
Love 'n' hugs
Lorraine xxx

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Happy Easter

Morning all and blessed Easter wishes being sent to one and all. Hope you have a wonderful day and not too many of the kiddies get poorly eating their chocolate eggs. Gosh it's amazing how memories come flooding back isn't it. We were always allowed to look at our eggs but were only given permission to open 1 egg at a time and even then we were only allowed to eat a portion of it a day.. Think it took us about a week to make our way through just 1 egg. Lol. Obviously there was the annual egg rolling race too which was a time of high excitement, hysteria and occasionally a little disastrous when we had to tackle torrential rain during the race. Nothing better than reaching the bottom of the hill to find a pile of boiled eggs with all their colours running and trying to figure out which one belonged to who.. Being the baby of the family with a brother 9 years older than me, I think you can probably all guess who tended to win the race.. ME!!! Lol

Well I felt rather poorly over the last week with a nasty virus but thankfully I felt a lot better yesterday and even managed to get out for a few hours so I'm glad to say that normal service will resume in the craft room next week.

Hope everyone has a wonderful time today and build some amazing memories to ponder over in years to come.

Happy Easter and love 'n' hugs
Lorraine xxx

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

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Sunday, 1 April 2012

More Tbag folding

Alright folks that's the last of the Cupcakecrafting samples uploaded for now and my cup is almost empty so time to make a move and get on with today's chores. Have a great day everyone.

L xxx

Tbag folding

Posie box

Blowing bubbles

Snoozing Ted

Rugby Card

Birthday gift bag

Afternoon all... Having a wee cuppa just now before I started on afternoon duties so thought I'd go through my pics and upload some samples I made for the Tumble Ted and Tumble Tizzy cd's from Cupcakecrafting whilst I'm sipping away.

Have a happy Sunday all.

Love 'n' hugs
Lorraine xxx