Alex has had a bit of a cold, and although he was fairly chirpy in the morning, most unusually for him in the afternoon he got really upset at the slightest unexpected noise and cried whenever we put him down. he was in a 'I'm poorly, please cuddle me mood'. This made cooking our tea rather tricky, although I did manage to make us a spaghetti bolognese and some most delicious white chocolate chip cookies. In the morning when Alex wasn't so ill he was playing in his baby gym and rolled over from his back to his tummy four times and was stuck there each time. He got really frustrated after 5-10 minutes and yelling for us to turn him over whereupon he turned straight over again! I just love these two pictures of him on his tummy looking really pleased with himself. I was so tired that we ended up having a take-away pizza and watching a very silly and good fun film, Blades of Glory, last night, which was lovely. It is a real treat having a take away, as it is not something we do very often.
Today Alex was a bit better so we have been out for a walk along a different part of the Porter Valley, although we didn't go far because Tim isn't feeling very well. Alex was very funny, wriggling and kicking and punching most of the way along and making his favourite sounds, which today consisted mainly of 'oooo' said very loudly! We went to a fishing pond and sat and had a picnic there, before walking back. Since then, Alex has been lying in his baby gym blowing bubbles and making some fairly sloppy raspberry noises, and yes, he has also rolled himself over a couple of times.
I have had a successful couple of days crafting wise, making two wedding cards for this next weekend. This first one is for a university friend, Philippa, who has always liked 1920-30s things, so the photograph is of a couple from the 1930s. The heart and the couple dancing in the corner are actually gold - for some reason the scan has turned them black. The papers used were Basic Gray.
The second card used an aperture card I was given about 3 years ago and never got round to using, coupled with red ink, gold hearts and the couple dancing, Basic Gray papers and stickers from the recent wedding set that I got. This is for a friend from Somerset, Debbie, who is getting married in two weeks.
I have also been trying to generate a stock of generic cards for seding to anyone who needs cheering up, or that I need to send a note to, and this is the first of these cards. The papers used are Junkitz papers that came free with Scrapbook Inspirations magazine, and the photo is of a rose taken in one of the Sheffield parks this summer. This is quite a simple card in many ways, but quite effective. Exactly what you need when you have a lot to make!
Finally I did make one ATC, again using the PaperArtsy stamp. This time just the figure of the woman was stamped in ginger onto a butterscotch background and then cut out and mounted onto some vintage paper with writing and buttons. Then finished off with a butterfly image, a button, and some gold ribbon secured with a brad. I really like this one.