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Monday, April 25, 2011

Preparing for Prom

The hair Style..But with red hair.

The dress ordered, paid ,just waiting delivery.
We still need shoes and Meg wants fairly flat ones as she is tall. I also need to get a petticote ( watching one on Ebay) .
Hard to believe that she has 10 days of school left + exam days before she leaves.

Love Soojay xx

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Natalie's Birthday

Natalie was 26 yrs today..Where DID the time go?! We had a small BBQ in the back garden to celebrate as it was such a lovely day. We bought her a new suitcase and a camera for her Butlins Holiday later in the year. Thankfully I also bought her a hard case to put her camera in a she has already dropped it!!

As usual I left it to the last moment to decide to do something. A couple of hours before, thought I'd make a banner. I used my new spellbinder dies and a Tim Holtz alterations die ( for the rosettes ).

Daniel never seems to wear much in this weather around the house, just shorts. I have cropped this photo to save your poor eyes!

Derek took hundreds of photos of himself, so I thought I'd better include one of him trying to be cool. He also took loads of me but not one is flattering!

Lovely sunny day with the sun about to set.


Love Soojay xx

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


These fell into my basket and a snip at £13.30 ! Nip over to Craft Obsessions Where there is an Easter sale and NO P&P at the mo . They have Sizzix,Tim Holtz , SDpellbinders and Basic Grey all on special.
I was only looking at these particular dies the other day ..thinking that I needed them but I'd wait as they were over £15........Kismet! ;) ( sorry I think I bought that last set).

What a glorious day it has been here warm and sunny. I spent yesterday outside painting stamped images for my cards and caught the sun. Today I popped to the garden centre to get a few seedlings for my pots..just gotta go out there later and pot them all up .......I LOVE Spring !

Love Soojay xx

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

While blog hopping i found This post and thought I would do the same.
Here Goes...

I got up early to enjoy the peace and quiet.
I spoke to my sister for a while on Skype ( it was great to see her)
I cleaned out the fridge and tidied the kitchen
I Created a layout for the first time in weeks.
I accidently ordered A Tim Holtz sizzix die.
I watched Harry potter again this time with Derek.

I found the patio ( under a pile of weeds) and washed down the garden furniture.
I got stung by a stinging nettle as I pulled it out of the patio.
I bribed Dan to let me photograph him.
I washed the kitchen window and the one in the back door..i can SEE!
I made three cards
I cooked Gammon and chips for tea.

I will take Meg to look round Bury College.
I will hire a skip for all the rubbish in back garden.
I will send back the tiny converse that I got for Derek :)
I will NOT be cooking tea :)
I will have to order some ink for my printer.
I will be taking Natalie to the cinema with her girls group to see HOP.

How about You ?

Love soojay xx

Thursday, April 14, 2011

New shoes!!

I have recently been raving about the tReds shoe store. I LOVE shoes and cheaper shoes are even better. One word of warning..DO be careful when ordering the correct size! Derek loves converse and has a couple of pairs already. He saw some recently in a high street store but I said No.. I'll look on tReds to see if I can get them cheaper..............RESULT..size 13 ( he has enormous feet!) £22 , so I ordered ( a pair of sketchers also fell into the basket in my "normal" size.) Derek has been waiting for the delivery ever since. And today they arrived...

........No Matter what angle you look at them from, they don't look any bigger!! OOOPs..I ordered a CHILDS size 13.

Even the box is too small. He is currently sulking.

These little beauties are mine. They fit perfectly, are comfortable and £10 cheaper than high street stores at £14.99.

My feet are far too cold to actually wear them today though.

I have been blog hopping and spending too much time sat here reading posts, blogs and browsing on-line stores. I would like to share a lovely blog with you by Hannah go check it out you won't be disappointed.

Love soojay xxx

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Hols are whizzing by!

Some of the stash I bought yesterday at Papermaze . I am addicted to Spelbinder dies.

I have already got the plain banner dies and just needed theses to go with them. I suppose I ought to USE them now?!

I knew they would and I was right....the holiday is going too fast! I have SO much to do and am running out of time. I don't seem to have done very much for ME ..ahh well.
Meg is off shopping tomorrow and is desperate for more money to spend, even though she has her birthday money.....she actually hoovered ..i nearly fainted ..till she asked
me to pay her!! LOL

Love Soojay xx

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A Trip Out

To see Ness at papermaze. I took Natalie as she and I rarely go out together and although I have already got her birthday presents, a girl can never have too much stash.

As usual I nearly missed the turn off LOL. It was a lovely sunny day so quite a nice drive.

Yesterday I trimmed and coloured Meg's hair. She had been crazing for sometime. As her hair is so long and thick, I have to use two bottles of dye.
I am hoping to tidy the garden up a bit tomorrow if there is still a bit of sun about.
I am LOVING the Easter hols as so far, its been sunny ( if not as warm as I'd like it).
We are having Chinese for tea tonight as a special treat ( we don't usually have it DURING the week) NO cooking ........result!

Ohh you want to know what I bought at papermaze ????
I'll post later ;)

Love Soojay xx

Monday, April 04, 2011

My Baby Girl is 16 today!

As you can see, the sun shone for her this morning. She had asked for a new laptop as her is quite old,slow and has 4 keys missing. I was happy coz it was either a laptop OR a party. I did put a whole load of soft wear on it that has made her very happy. She also had a cordless pink mouse and bag.

Thankfully I had installed it all before I wrapped it so all she had to do was switch on. She was up nice and early this morning :D I doubt I shall see her for three weeks now!!

I even got a very small smile ...BEFORE school!!

Her cake tonight. There was only Megs, Derek and I as the two older ones had gone out..still we got the biggest slices ;)

I have a cake sale at school tomorrow in aid of the climate run. I look after all the "Eco" stuff at school and some of our pupils are running on Thursday. I was a bit worried that I would also have to run ..but thankfully, I just have to bake cakes tonight. I had better get on with it then.
In the words of some of my fav year 11's......Laerrrs!

Love Soojay xx

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Mothers Day

Always bitter sweet as mum is no longer here. Daniel did the whole arrangement above at college this week, including the decoupage on the pot.

Meg asked me to print out a digi stamp - I thought it was to make a card for her friend ( most of her friends are also 16 this month). Instead she gave me the card above, with inked edges as well!
From Nat I had a beautiful card with a badge that says "loved to bits" and a teddy.
Derek bought me two bottles of perfume- secret wish (Anna Sui ) and Naughty Alice (Vivianne Westwood) and some flowers.
Really spoiled!

Love Soojay xx