Thursday, 25 July 2013

Schools out for the summer!!!

Phew, I am so happy to be on school holidays :-) My last day was Tuesday and it was pretty sad but onwards and upwards as new opportunities beckon for September. We spent the day at a country park yesterday with some friends and had a great day.

Here's Jack after zooming down a zip wire...
 This is Thomas and his friend Evie...
 It was blooming hot and this is us at the end of the day, I'm the one at the end with the owl bag (made by my lovely friend Debbie)...
 Here are all the children...

Great day had by all :-)

Anyway, I digress, I popped on to show you a blank kraft notebook I altered for a leaving present for a lovely lady. As she is a teacher the apple cross stitch design seemed appropriate...

 Close up of the stitching, please be nice, this is the first thing I've stitched for a very long time...

A5 Notebook - Paperchase
Ribbon & cardstock - stash
Buttons - from a buttton box I won in a challenge at Crafty Ribbons
Stitching - pattern from Cross Stitcher magazine, DMC threads, fabric from stash

I would like to enter my notebook into the following challenges:

Thanks for looking x


  1. Love the piccies - and love the altered notebook - your cross stitch is fab xxx

  2. Gorgeous notebook, I love the kraft card with the red and your cross stitch is lovely.

    Enjoy your holidays, it looks like its off to a fine start xxx

  3. Hi sweetie this is absolutely gorgeous :0) love your photos too biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

  4. This is gorgeous Sarah. I love the design with the wonderful cross stitched apple and fabulous detailing..
    Beautiful photos, looks like you had a wonderful time.
    hugs Sue xx

  5. Great photos of your day out Sarah. Fabulous notebook and it's strange because I have also picked up some stitching which I haven't done for a while. It goes so well with the book
    x catherine

  6. Fab photo's Sarah...and you notebook is fab,love the

  7. What a fabby little book, great stitching. Thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes with Ribbon challenge at Crafty Ribbons this time.
    Dawn xx

  8. Love your applebook, specially the crossstitch idea :)


  9. This is very cute! I love the stitching! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  10. Beautiful work. Thank you for playing at Diva's this week and good luck.
    Sorry my comment is copied and pasted, but I wanted to make sure I got around to everyone.
    Hugs Laurie x