There has been a lot more
Me and Picmonkey like each other. A lot. I used it to make the new header. I'm ever so proud of myself because I managed to do it without crying for help to my more IT literate friends. But I did run it by them for approval once I finished making it. And my uber-cool friends said they liked it. In fact, Laura Jane (yes, she really is that cool) said she was so busy admiring it on her phone that she walked straight into a hanging basket. Now, she could be humouring me, but let her. I like it! It's good for my soul.
Between this and that, and some stuff I can't tell you about really but is filling my time effectively there has also been some muffin baking round here. Karen posted a recipe for Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins over on her blog and it got the thumbs up of approval over here in the middle of England. It is also a super fast and easy recipe to make, perfect for kids to do on their own if they are happy in the kitchen and I think one that they will want to return to again and again.
There has been a wee bit of sewing too. Not as much as I hoped but it has been happening. Proof -
|Is it me, or is that black and white owl freaking scary?!|
|Super close up because I am not supposed to be showing it.|
And sorry, but it wasn't until I downloaded it that I realised how crap a photo it was.
So that's me, heading into the weekend. I will leave you with a look at the random acts of embroidery that happen in our house. Both possible suspects in this house deny any responsibility. Do embroidered flowers suddenly appear on your pillow cases without explanation?
congrats to you and picmonkey...lol....I must try that out. I just did my blog over too; not sure yet if I'll keep it or not...the header is just one I settled with for now...I want to do more like you did. One of these days..I do like white background; I did that too. It shows things off much nicer...have a good weekend.ReplyDelete
You just can't tame those creative urges! Blog is looking fab. You given me the nudge I need to add pics to my header - I've been putting it off since I changed my name, out of fear and not knowing what I'm doing!! JxoReplyDelete
I love that little RAEs appear in your house - that's so cool! Blog looks great but please bring back your wee smiley face to this page!!!ReplyDelete
I love that idea of random embroidery - do you think it could be done in public, quickly stitch on someones coat on the bus?ReplyDelete
Susan you new look rocks!!!ReplyDelete
well done on the new look, its really fresh. I spent the whole of one Sunday trying to put a picture header on my blog: I did not succeed!ReplyDelete
I love your new look - it's something I also need to do, any tips?!! I also love the random embroidery - so cute!ReplyDelete
P.S. Yes, the owl is slightly sinister!
I love the new look!ReplyDelete
I usually read your blog on Google reader so I hadn't noticed the change - looks Fab tho!ReplyDelete
Oooooh, very nice!ReplyDelete
Your blog is looking very sophisticated. Oh and random acts of embroidery do happen ;-)ReplyDelete
I really like the new look, really sleek and the header is cool. Random embroidery is awesome!ReplyDelete
I love the new header. I really need to make one too. The one I have was a rush job to get the new (now old) blog name up. It is more than over due.ReplyDelete
Like the new blog look Sis. However the owl has left me slightly traumatised!ReplyDelete
love the new look susan! enjoying picmonkey too :) not so sure about the owl, but the random act of embroidery is pretty cool!ReplyDelete
Oh the sinister owl came from me with Annabella's runner. Don't feel you have to use it if he's so scary.ReplyDelete
Feel free to send the embroidery elves up here sometime...I like!!ReplyDelete
I totes did. I have the mark on my head to prove it. Loving the new look! It's awesome!ReplyDelete
I like it, even though I am obviously not cool enough to comment ;)ReplyDelete
Loving the stichery-pokery xxx
Haha I shall have to consult you my expert friend! Job brilliantly done I'd say!ReplyDelete
I think it's John ;D !!
OOo you got a new outfit for your blog, looks lovely, it's been so long since I've blogged that I've forgotten your old one too, sorry! off to read backwards now xReplyDelete
I personally think the the fact that Your girls are happy to embroider here and there is scarier than the owl! Lol I would love it if my daughter would do that!ReplyDelete
Love the new look Susan.....and have you considered that the fairies could be responsible?ReplyDelete
Your's is fab! A new blog header is on my list for this weekend too! It is catching!ReplyDelete
That black and white owl is seriously freaky, and thankfully, I don't get randomly embroidered pillowcases (I can only imagine what my emo flatmate would embroider o.O )ReplyDelete
love the new look! Even if I'm also not in the "cool" club of commentors ;)love the random embroidery too! What a nice kind of rebellion to have in the house. (nice & rebellion in the same sentence- what the?!)ReplyDelete
i will know who to ask when i need itReplyDelete
The blog is wonderful and you are photo editing like a pro! I should fancy up my blog too.ReplyDelete
It looks really smart over here! And I SO want to live in a house where embroidery appears at random :)ReplyDelete
Love the new look...very modern! You did a great job!ReplyDelete
the blog looks fantastic! clever you! I love picmonkey such fun. love the scary owlie! xReplyDelete
yup, that little Owl is kinda scary!!ReplyDelete
Great job on the blog....I am scared to start messing with any changes, just happy that it still works LOL!
Love your new look, and good on you for doing it without crying, I'm seriously impressed and hope that I can do the same.ReplyDelete
Hmm, is Suz sending you her scary stuff now?
Oooh love the new header :-)))ReplyDelete
You are adorable with your little embroidered flowers.ReplyDelete
very nice new look - am very jealous as I spectacularly failed to achieve anything remotely similar!ReplyDelete
Random acts of embroidery. Haha! Love it :-)ReplyDelete