Sunday, 29 May 2011


That's right, my buddy this week does not want to have her photo taken.
She calls to me each morning and in the middle of the afternoon to let me know she wants feeding. I immediately go out and present her with meal worms and suet.
Honestly, this amazing wild female blackbird (mrs blackie) comes down to me and takes the food without any hesitation.
I am humbled by the fact that a wild bird trusts me in this way.
Watch this space for a photo, because I am sure she will allow me to capture her image one day.

Monday, 23 May 2011


Tomorrow would have been my own very special Crafting Buddies birthday. He would have been 21 yrs old. I try to make a scrapbook page for each memorable occasion and this one is for his K & Co book.
The photo was one of the last we took of Toby in the motorhome. He is curled up on the pillows in the sunshine.
I used some of that massive stock of flowers I made - only 2 left now.

The swirl stamp is one of Tim's which goes really well with this layout.

Sorry about the picture quality of some of these.

I cut out the pattern from one of the papers and used 3D foam to mount it down the side of the page.
So even though my little pal isn't sat on my knee while I craft, he is in my heart where he will stay forever.

Now, Mr Linky has stopped playing with me so if you leave a comment after you have posted about your crafting buddy this week, I will pop along and link it up for you.

Here is Lindsay's little buddy Thomas, playing with his new craft tool!!!!LOL

Monday, 16 May 2011


Just imagine how much crafting you could do if you had eight hands. In my case, that probably would mean I could make 4 mistakes at once rather than just one. See my post later today on my other blog Mytobyjug.
Yesterday was just wonderful, a full day of crafting heaven with Amy and Lindsay.
We had a wonderful visit from Amy's little boy Ben, and despite his 'dress up' face, I wasn't in the least bit scared - he was Spiderman.

On the other hand however, I am scared of spiders and don't really want them to help me craft. This one frightened me as it had 826 legs and weighed 49 stone!!!!!!!
The angle of the picture shows the effect it had on me. the spider was near the ceiling, I was on the floor having fainted and my camera clicked as I went down!!!!!!!
If you believe that you will believe anything.

Right, lets see your crafting pals this week. I'll have another go with Mr Linky, but if he doesn' t want to play again I'll upload a link to your post for you like last week.
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Monday, 9 May 2011


A certain someone has a big birthday tomorrow. Helped by his little pal, Huxley, he intends to have a 'special' day.
2 special, but very naughty daughters, edged on by their husbands too, gave him a surprise party on Saturday then came round on Sunday with all the balloons and banners and decorated our house with them. Some even found their way on my car!!!!!
As you can see, Huxley is a handsome boy. 'Peg leg' Isn't bad either!!!!!!!
Join in the fun this week by posting your pictures of your little buddies on your blog then  link the post below. For those without blogs who want to join in, please email me your photo(s) and I will link them for you.
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Mr Linky is not playing fair today so I will add your link myself.
Here's Lindsay's
Here is Hazel's