Katie L Oakley

Sunday, August 17, 2014

A Christmas wreath and finishing projects!

I saw this brilliant tutorial whilst browsing for wreath ideas, and had all the materials in so thought I would give it a shot! After cutting out almost 150 circles by hand and pressing them all in to the polystyrene base, my fingers are glad that it is finished! I am quite chuffed with how it worked out actually and it will take pride place on the front door of our new house! :) Eeeeeek, yes I am excited! 

So Alex is away this week in London so I have not much planned for this week. But do have a few things on my list to finish. First being Gracie's frozen dress. Then to decide on how to finish the tops off. I am thinking some white feather boa type stylie possibly. 

Years ago, I started a cross stitch of a Yorkshire Terrier, I am going to finish that, and that will be giving to my Nan for Christmas in a nice frame. I am trying to be frugalish this Christmas. With moving house (Hopefully!!) and wanting having to buy lots of new stuff, pennies are going to be tight for me this year! 

Sunday, August 10, 2014

CC Designs & an update!

Image - CC Designs
Colour Medium - Spectrum Noir (Pens and pencils)
C/Stock - Papermill Direct
B/Paper - Creata
Tools - Silhouette Cameo
Misc - Ribbon, home made acrylic dots 

So, last week, I made a quick visit to Edinburgh to see Lawrence and Harry. Although it felt really strange, going to Mums but not seeing Mum, I am glad I did it and didn't leave it too long. It was lovely to spend a bit of time with my Brother, doing a bit of shopping up town. Then to see how beautiful Mums memorial looked. Lawrence does keep it lovely, fresh flowers when its needed ect. 

I saw some lovely small sun flowers that I just needed to get Mum. Her favorite colour is yellow, and they were bright and cheery, so it was a must! We also took a trip down to St Columbas, the new Hospice that is about 10 minutes from where Lawrence and Harry stay. Overwhelming, but it was something out of this world. So modern, open and bright! The builders have done a brilliant job with creating this new place. 

Here's a few pics from my trip

^Harry and Me at Portobello Beach

^Harry and Me at North Queensferry 

^Lawrence at North Queensferry

^Lawrence and Harry at the new St Columbas Hospice

Friday, August 01, 2014

SP: Tilly Daydream!

C/Stock - Centura Pearl 
B/Paper - Tilly Daydream 
Decoupage - Tilly Daydream 
Misc - Flowers, ribbon, doily all from stash