Friday, 22 February 2013

Well here I am again, Its been a busy week in my craft room again.
I've been busy sewing shopping bags and aprons for my fund raising day in June, I've alot of things in my head that I want to put into use, ( some might say its full of cotton wool, and alot of the time I would have to agree lol) so theres plenty of homemade crafts to swell the coffers for the YKPA.
It's also been a funny week thanks to my brother, as you know we had a very bad year last year and without going into too many details, our holiday had to be cancelled due to illness,  and of course the insurance wouldn't pay out, so we were not having a holiday this year due to a severe lack of funds. BUT my gorgeous( well he is at the moment lol) brother who lives in Bulgaria, had sorted us a holiday trip out to see him in July. We've always been very close and I miss him when he is away, although we only have to be back together  for 10 minutes and we're back to bickering lol, although I have to say its all in good humour and we both enjoy our verbal tennis matches. So roll on July when we can have a good few matches lol.
The weather has turned cold again and we have been promised more snow! A very good friend of mine has just flown on a holiday to Spain, she had the right idea lol

Here are some guest hand towels that have been embroidered
 These are waist aprons , the blue ones have a kitchen motif embroidered on the pocket
I have been making some lined shopping bags and now I am doing peg bags, oh! the fun I have all on my own in my little room is endless. I will blog again very soon, much to the amazement of Mrs W, catch you all soon xx

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Well! looks who's here again!
I can't believe how long it is since I last posted on my blog,, but I'm sure I'll be forgiven after all that happened last year.
For those of you who are still following me, you will know the horrendous year I had with illness and then major surgery for a stomach tumour after being taken ill in January last year. I had the surgery in St James Hospital in Leeds in May and had a few ( to put it mildly!) complications.
ANYHOO! here I am at last back and crafting my little socks off again.
 These little bags are a flannel and soap bar, made into a little handbag, all wrapped and ready for the fundraising in March
 Post it notes made into a little pad and decorated
 A selection of fridge magnets
 notelets and envelopes in a carry bag
 UR 18 & UR 21 fancy edge cards (all photo's are  copyrighted to Christine Durrant, please do not copy)
One of the things that kept me going last year, was being elected Secretary of our Local hosptial Kidney Patients Association, which gave me the full time job of organising and fund raising and I have to say it kept me sane and busy. Another very special  event last Noevember, was the birth of my eldest son and his wife's first gorgeous baby, thats another grandson to add to the three we already have and our darling Alfie is a cutie and a half, but then I am biased , but he is so a very big thank you to Jenny and Andrew xx

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

I know a certain someone who will be falling off her chair in shock,  "blogging twice in two days Mrs D!"
anyhoo, A very good friend of mine sent me a lovely get well card and a wall hanger. I decided to have a little fiddle using her idea ( Thank you Anjie) and I came up with these, which I think are quite cute.

What do you think? I thought they would be ideal for the T.A.L.K With Jordan Charity event later this month

Monday, 7 May 2012

VERY long while since I blogged, alot has been happening, but I won't go into details, except I have been reffered to Leeds General Infirmary next week, so hopefully we can get some answers.

|ANYHOO, I have been keeping myself busy making cards and gifts for the Hospice and the YKPA, also I am supporting a new charity set up by a friends daughter. A very good friend of hers, lost her young son recently in tragic curcumstances and they are setting up a support line to help young men who need to talk to an impatial voice. They are having a fund raising event later this month.If anyone would like to donate, would you please contact me and I will forward it on.
I've put a few on my recent designs on, which I am very happy with. I hope you like them
The disco image was a request from a friends husband and I have to say I am quite pleased with that too, my new sewing machine worked a treat lol
Hope to blog again soon, take care all

Friday, 10 February 2012

update and apologies

Just in case any one pops in, here's an update on the dramas at Durrant Towers.
After spending a week in hospital, having Will taken in as I came out and poor old Millie having a mishap, we are trying to settle into normal everyday life!!!............. as such luck lol
I'm still having problems and waiting to go back into hospital on 22nd of this month for follow up examinations. I can't say I'm looking forward to it, but needs must and then they can start whatever they need to do for the little blighter and get the blooming thing out!
I'm being very positive, although nervous and a tad worried, but I have a good family and friends so I'm sure I'll have lots of support and.............. by the way ............THANK YOU to all my lovely family and friends for all they've had to cope with these past weeks.
Watch this space and will update as and when xxxxxxxxxxxx

Monday, 16 January 2012

Feeling better at last!

I am very happy to report, at last feel like I have turned the corner with this blooming illness.
Although knowing me, I won't hold my breath just yet, maybe thats a good thing considering I can hardly breath some days lol

Anyhoo, I've been making a selection of wedding cards, as when the next charity event arrives, we should be heading towards that wonderful Moon and Spoon time ( soppy old romantic here lol)
As you can see, the bottom card , is a pop-up wedding carriage. I hope you like
I'm on a roll as I need to do some more, cos I know my daughter will be wanting at least 2 so off I jolly well go to my room to play.
Take care all xxx

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Happily crafting

After being grounded YET again, I decided to lock myself in my craft room and start on some bits for the next York Kidney Patient Association Fund raising event in March. as it will be coming up to the wedding season, I decided to make some wedding horseshoes,I made 3 in various sizes, but personally I prefer the smaller one.

I've also being doing a selection of Easter cards and some general cards too.

As I have quite a selection of cards already made, I decided to get in touch with the St Leonards Hospice in York, As some of you may know I have had personal experience of the wonderful work they do, and I have been asked to make some crafty bits for their summer sale and also to sell in their local charity shops. This is a charity very close to my heart so I am really happy to be part of the fund raising.

ah well, back to the tablets ......happy days xxxxx