Wednesday, April 14, 2010

WOYWW......Teddy???

~Happy Wednesday all,
~I can't believe it's time for WOYWW already, where do the weeks go? Apologies for last week - I did post but I didn't get around to posting on all the blogs, it's been a hectic week. The boys will be staying with us for some more time - how long, who knows just now?? But we're enjoying having them and they have gone away for a few days to spend some time with their mum, she is starting to improve, but these things are long!!! The boys are doing well, but Kristofer had tonsilitis which he has passed to me so I'm off to the doctors tomorrow to get antibiotics - my 3rd set this year!!!!!

~Ok..... so this is my workdesk this week:
~Ok so I know it isn't crafting as such but this week I've been fixing Robbie's teddy this week, putting some patches on the wee holes!!!! You may also see an Amazon package - I got a copy of the Wreck this Journal book - I'm so excited to get started on it - also a wee bit nervous. I am fairly free with my scrapping but not so much in my art journalling so I hope this helps!!!!!
~Here is a wee pic so you can see how teddy looks now*:
*ok teddy is actually a dog, but Rob calls him teddy so that is his name!!!!
~And here is Robbie cuddling teddy:
~Too cute huh???? He drags teddy everywhere with him, and last week he got lost at their dad's so we had to tell Rob he was on holiday, so he borrowed monkey instead!!!! He's had Teddy for the last 2 years, because the former teddy passed on....... this one is a similar material tho. Robbie had trouble dealing with teddy's new patches but he's gotten used to it now, and since these photos were taken he's had another patch added on Robbie's demand (to cover another wee hole).

~I actually have some layouts to share this week!!! OMG huh??? I've recently fallen in LOVE with Graphic 45 because I got to work with some doing the Ingredients Challenge for A Trip Down Memory Lane this month - go check out what we did and vote for your favourite!!!!

~Here is another layout I did using G45, I had so much fun doing this:
~I used A Proper Gentleman papers for this, and actually not alot else, the papers have nice cutout bits so it's lovely to use some of that for embellishments!! I used string to resemble the rope that Kristofer is pulling in the photo. I've never used the technique of lacing up the 2 sides of your layout before - I WILL be using it again - it's very fun and you can use anything to lace it up!!!!!!
~The other layout I did over the weekend was for Scrap Tiffany, we had to scraplift a technique and give credit. So I used THIS technique by Iris Babao Uy. I glimmer misted the bottom flower and used embossing powder on the top flowers:
~I used mostly Basic Grey Origins for this, with a little lace and some felt fusions. I also embossed the title on some naked chipboard. I really had fun with this layout - I love the colours of the Origins papers, they are yummy!!!!! The photo was taken in Aberdour last year, and I have wanted to scrap it for months, I was just waiting for the right papers....... and these were perfect.

~As I type I'm listening to the official UK top 20 on the TV, and it occured to me that 4 weeks with 2 under 5's has got me knowing more about Fireman Sam and Mr Tumble than the current charts!!! I never thought that would happen to me - I'm in shock a little!!!!! I mean who the HECK are plan b????

~Right I'm going, I will be back tomorrow with 30 Days, Day 15!!!! I'll also be doing something creative tomorrow so I'll try to share sneaks. I'm excited to have a few scrappy days, then on Saturday I'm going wedding dress shopping!!!!

~love, Vicki xxx

38 comments:

Helen said...

Oh, how cute does Robbie look with the mended teddy! Those layouts look great,just love the papers.

Samantha said...

I think that you are doing an amazing thing by keeping the boys. Having kids for a long time is hard work and tiring however you have never complained once about it. I'm sure that they will always remember the time spent with Aunty Vicki and Aunty Jay.

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hehehe, I'm past the Mr Tumble stage now that my grandkids are a bit older; well perhaps not as DD is a childminder :-/ I love both layouts and love the lacing on the 1st one. Job well done on teddy :)
Anne xx

Pam said...

Vicki you are an absolute star, the boys must be very tiring.

The bear made me think about my daughter she's had a bear since she was 6 months old (nearly 16 now), its on its third body I kept the orginal as a template and every time she wore it out I cut out another body and sewed the head, hands and feet on, she still takes it to be now and sleeps with the ribbon wrappered round her thumb which she still sucks!

Hugs Pam x

Ladybastard said...

awwwwwwww Robbie's sooooo cute ^_^

Linby said...

Love the layouts. Spotted the Amazon package straightaway and wondered what was in it - have fun with that, don't think I have it in me!
How cute is that picture of Robbie-a sure one to scrap.
Linbyx

craftytrog said...

What a cutie! Love your LOs Vicki x

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Fab layouts and as for little Robbie...he is so gorgeous!!!

Candace said...

Such a cute picture of Robbie and his Teddy. I always thick children look so innocent and sweet when asleep, especially with a favourite cuddly friend

Wipso said...

What a poppet Robbie is with his teddy. Hope the antibiotics work and you soon feel much better.
A x

Lothian Crafts said...

How nice fixing a teddy bet Robbie is well please. Your pages are lovely.

Julia Dunnit said...

Yeah I saw the Amazon pack first too! Good luck with that, will be watching with interest! Your LOS are just fab, love the titles too!

Handmade with Love said...

Wow there is so much going on in your post! Where do I begin, I see you have your nephews for a bit longer and hope your sister is ok.The felted teddies I made with my sons were from the yelllow moon catalogue, they are online and have loads of craft stuff I do recommend you have a look it will keep them busy for a while! Well done on repairing teddy the patches are very co-ordinated! I love your scrapbook pages too, espeically with the lace up page, very clever! Hope you have a great week with your nephews. Tracey x

Annmaree said...

Gorgeous scrap pages!!!

I have an old cat thats similar to 'teddy', wont ever part with it!

Kay said...

awww how adorable is he with his little teddy! Well done on keeping teddy intact for a bit longer

airing cupboard crafts said...

He looks so cute with his teddy bless him xx

Your LOs are amazing xx

Mummylade said...

Aaawww! He's adorable! And mending a beloved teddy sounds very much like crafting to me =)

Paula Gale said...

you can't beat an old teddy - no really you shouldn't because its cruel (LOL)... ah bless him, he looks soooo cute with his teddy that he won't let go of. Also - I love your layouts, your nephews are going to have some really lovely memories to look back on thanks to you.

Paula x x x

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

awwwwww what a gorgeously loved teddy bear! we have two in this house too!

{{hugs}}mandyxx

Toucan Scraps said...

poor little teddy, glad you can still fix him up

The layouts are fabulous. I love how you laced up the first one

Jocelyn said...

Love Teddy...we have a Old Bunny that looks the very same way!!!

Just adore those LO's, you are rocking them....That G45 is awesome!!!!

Wishing you a great day sweet friend!!

Ikki said...

I just love your little lad and his teddy. Takes me back to my own daughter and her "sucky ted" Just the same - glad you are able to patch him up! Love your scrapping. ikki x

Crafty Chris said...

Ahhh he is so cute with his teddy glad to hear his mum is getting better, love the lace down the centre of the layout looks fantastic everything looks great on your desk this week.
Christine x

Spyder said...

aw...poor squashed teddy! Lovely layouts
((Lyn)) But only a skinny picture...must be either very tidy or VERY messy out of camera shot!
(Lyn)

Cathy said...

great job on patching Teddy
love the layouts
thanks for visiting my desk
Cathy, xxx

joey said...

Hi Vicki

awww bless your son they are just the cutest when they want their teddys. Your layouts are gorgeous

Joey.xxx

Dawn said...

Bless him asleep awh loving yr LOs very talented, I agree about G$% DPs I haven got any but I saw some based on sewing I love them but hey I will have to wait lol love yr blog and sweet story about teddy hope your feeling better soon

Love Dawn xx

Sue from Oregon said...

So good of you to show some love to Teddy! Thanks for stopping by my blog..excited to have you visit..Lovely layouts today...love the lace up effect on the one page!

Julie Ann Shahin said...

That purse is so AWESOME!!!!
xoxo

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You are one creative and busy lady. Fixing that teddy has surely won you points somewhere!

Sorry I'm so late visiting, and on my first ever WOYWW. Unexpected company interrupted my computer time today, but thanks for stopping by and making me feel SO at home. I simply don't see where you find the time!

shirley said...

Raggy toys are always the best, it shows they are loved. Your blog I brilliant.

flutterbycrafter said...

Sorry to be late visiting, better late than never. Oh, he looks sooooo cute

butlersabroad said...

oh I love the little patched Ted, and the pic with Robbie is just so cute! Great LO's too.

Brenda

Maggi said...

Awwww, he is a doll! Love your layouts! A friend of mine got the Wreck book, she really liked it!

Cher~ said...

You are so sweet patching up Teddy. Love your layouts. I keep wanting to try the lacing and haven't yet.

Cardarian said...

Lovely LO, it was very good of you to fix teddy, Rob is such a cutie!
Cardarian

Denise said...

I think that teddy must be REAL by now with all that love!

Kathy said...

Great photos Vicki!
Love the LOs, they are so full of interest, colour and texture