Friday, 27 February 2015

My gorgeous chest!

Well folks I had a lovely surprise at work today when I was given some fabby presents including this absolutely gorgeous hand painted chest.  Isn't it just stunning!!! 

I'm lucky to work with such fab people.  We share fun & laughter as well as worries and woes,  tea, coffee,  biscuits etc etc etc lol.   We work hard and are there for each other.   Not very often you find that in a work environment so I feel truly blessed.


My wonderful stash of goodies from my friends at work.. can't thank them enough for their thoughtfulness!

Spellbinders Pre Order

No wonder we're always busy at work with all these new goodies either arriving or taking pre orders for soon to be released goodies..  easy way to keep fit though I guess with no need to go to sweaty gyms lol. 

Die'Sire dies

More new goodies in store!

Cut 'n' Boss keeping us busy at work! 

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Click click with Rico yarn

Well folks it's been a few days as there's been lots going on but I've still managed to fit in a little bit of knitting in the evenings when I've been chilling.   Current work in progress is a hooded baby cardigan.. first part complete.. The back.  Now I just have 2 side panels, 2 sleeves and a hood left to do.  I may be some time as I'm  not the quickest of knitters lol

Monday, 23 February 2015

Even more Tim Holtz!!!

Well last weekend when I was at the trade show my dear friend Susan Jones owner of Crafty Bunch in Telford brought along a bag of goodies for me..  3 fabulous sets of Tim Holtz goodies!!! 

I do love the love heart she drew on the bag for me too lol.  I sure am blessed to have the wonderful friends I have in life. 

Now I need to get all the mundane stuff out the way so I can get some crafty time to play with these gorgeous babies.

Lorraine xxx

More Tim Holtz goodies

Tim Holtz goodies

Hels Sheridan workshop

The gorgeous and very talented Hels Sheridan is teaching a workshop this coming Saturday (Feb 28th) at Crafty Bunch in Telford.   There are a few places became available so if you're in the area and fancy joining the fun give Susan a call on 01952 872067. 

Saturday, 21 February 2015


Well Spellbinders have produced a UK only release!!!!  Some right little cuties in this range and are available on the website


Thanks Ken!

Gorgeous new paper ranges from Ken Oliver..  can't help but adore these papers and beautiful high quality too.

Thanks Finnabair!

Renowned for her stunning projects this will now take residence in the craft room for inspiration.

Thanks Andy

Fab misters we used in Andy Skinner's workshop.

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Award Time..

Proud of the bosses as they collect the award for Best Independent Retailer in Scotland. 

Our Hels..  intergalactic star extraordinaire.. showing we were still going strong with the madness even in to the night..  what a hoot we had and hoping it's not too long before the four of us are together again

The gorgeous Pauline Wheeler designer & demonstrator who was the hostess with the mostest and allowed me share her home during my time in Birmingham. 

The mad Susan Jones from The Crafty Bunch in Telford.. 

The day drew to a close over dinner which lasted for hours over lots of chatting

This is my favourite of all..  just look at how that paint brush is incorporated in the design!

Another of Finnabair's gorgeous creations

Another blurred one I'm afraid but you can still make out the pencil sharpener

Sorry it's not the clearest but such detail on this piece including the use of micro beads

Fab idea using the Hometown range

The fabulous Ken Oliver had his very own stand showcasing his yummy products.. 

Day 2 at Stitches began with the gorgeous Hels Sheridan joining us which needless to say led to some madness before we even entered the show.

Monday, 16 February 2015

Stitches show Day 1

Me being told off for snapping a pic of Pauline whilst she tried to snap one of me lol.

Going to be even madder today as the gorgeous Hels Sheridan is joining us so that's 4 bouts of trouble in the one hall! 


Light evening refreshment

Sue getting attacked by camera from both ends lol

Sue in pose mode lol

Sue from Crafty Bunch starting a new hobby lol

Some fresh flowers gifted by the organisers after the award ceremony

Second workshop of the day with Leandra from PaperArty.   Again fantastic!

Wee selfie with my dear friend Ken Oliver.

First make of the day with Andy Skinner..  fantastic workshop!

What a gorgeous view when I woke yesterday morning and the bird chorus was every bit as breath taking.

Dear Pauline had dinner & wine served up as soon as I arrived bless her.

Fantastic journey down to Birmingham on Saturday until I was 10 miles from my destination then I get stuck on the M5 for 2.5 hours!   Lol