Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A fan

I am starting a new craft group in the WI that I am in, as there isn't one. There was quite a good response, and I needed to find an easy first project. So I thought we would make fans, this is my attempt, I am looking forward to seeing how the group gets on with it!

Don't forget my giveaway, see post below....its the last day to enter tomorrow!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Purplecats Big Giveaway!!!!
I said I would do a giveaway and here it is. This is to thank everyone who follows and visits my blog, I really do appreciate it.
So I have decided to give the winner any item/items of their choice from my etsy shop up to the value of $20 and I will pay the postage too!!
To enter just leave a comment here on my blog, along with your contact details, leave your e-mail address like this = karenjtomlinsonAThotmailDOTcoDOTuk.
If you are a follower of my blog just tell me and I will give you an extra entry.
Entries close on 30th April and I will draw the winner on 1st May.....good luck !

My etsy shop

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Back from trip

Thanks for all your good wishes for our trip, we had a lovely time. We went to the Lake District for the first day and night, staying with our friends Ian and Helen, in their cottage near Penrith. The boys wanted to go Kayaking in the afternoon (Ian has his own kayak), so we went to one of the lakes, and Toby, Ollie and Hubby had a go- they all had a great time! Nathan and Toby built a rock mountain by the lakeside.
Weds morning we set off for Chester, took us about 2 hours, then after checking in the hotel, it was off to Cheshire Oaks, a big outlet village, after much shopping it was time for dinner, then off to the cinema. Thurs we went to the zoo, then into Chester, which is an old Roman town, we shopped in the old town centre,the shops date from the 1600's as you can see from the architecture, we walked the walls, Chester still has the old roman walls,then dinner, then back to the hotel for a swim. Friday was more shopping, visiting a craft centre for me, then lunch, then we dropped Nathan back at his University and headed back for the ferry home!
I think we packed a week into 4 days!!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Just to let you know I am away until next Saturday,
We are going to England to take our eldest back to University, and we are going to stay there, in Chester, for a few days, and do all the sight seeing stuff we haven't had time for before.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Easter greetings

Easter greetings
to each one of you!

I managed to have a" play" today, I got some ATC's done for a swap on, called all bottled up, great fun!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Picnics and fun times

I haven't got much art done this week, but have had some lovely family times. The boys are off school for Easter and the eldest is home from University. On Sunday the sun was shinning, so we took the opportunity to go for a picnic.We went to Silverdale Glen, one of the national Glens on the Island. After our picnic we went for a stroll along the river, and Oliver (16)just had to try to cross over, well, he made it across ok, but coming back was different, he spent ages (he always was an action man), moving boulders to make a bridge back, and off course, just as he got it in place his leg slipped and he got wet!! We thought it was really funny, which watching from the bank it was !!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Serene in Green

I finally got a painting finished. Things have been so busy around here lately!
Someone asked me to do a bag for her Grandaughter, and wanted green colours, and music, so this is the painting I will take the print from. This then is now in my etsy shop.