Oh hecky thump - I can procrastinate for England! I was just going to start this blog 2 hours ago after I had finished doing my little jobs, however I decided to go and feed the birds (second time today). Thank goodness I had already had my porridge (eh Jenny?). I had made a string of peanuts to put in the lilac for the bluetits, great tits and coaltits, within 2 minutes a bluetit came down, flew straight past it and went to the squirrel nutbox and nicked a shelled peanut from there. I could almost hear him saying "Are you bleep mad woman? I'm not sitting there banging me head against a shell when there are shelled ones in the bleep box!" Trust me to get a cussing bluetit!
Anyway I just had to keep watch and I then saw a flash of red and thought "Blimey that's a bloomin' fat robin!", it was only when I focussed that I realised it wasn't a robin but a Redwing with two of his buds! I was so chuffed 'cos we don't live in the countryside (Ok it isn't far but far enough). Mind you yesterday we had the robin (he lives here practically), a wren, two Mrs Blackbirds and two Mr B's (although the resident one chucked out the interloper!), a blackcap and the above mentioned tit family.
I am doing the RSPB birdwatch count thingy on 26th (ish) of January and you can bet there won't be anything as interesting!
Sorry about the waffling - that's what happens when I get excited! Anyway I actually made a Twinchie yesterday (yes I was in the middle of dusting, but digressed). I used the freebie stamp from Craft Stamper magazine, but first I splodged the little bit of card with Luminarte Radiant Rain Daubers in Majestic Blue and Snap Dragon. I then spritzed the lot with water and blobbed some salt onto it. I hadn't a clue whether this would actually work but it did - to some extent!!! I coloured two butterflies with Sakura Stardust pens then cut them out and deeeeeeecoupaged them.
Blimey after all that warbling, I hope you like it - lol!
Ooops forgot to mention I want to enter this into the Show Us Your Twinchie Challenge No 1. http://twinchie-twinchiehotmaillive.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/challenge-1-anything-goes.html
Well thank you so much for stopping by, if you have left a comment that is wonderful - so long as it wasn't rude! I hope you are well and managing to craft, (well you've got to do something with all this bloomin' snow around). We have quite a bit of the stuff here but the hill is clear - hubby and our neighbour grit the road outside our houses whenever it gets too bad, we are in the middle part so this helps everyone!!!
Catch up with you soon - big crafty cuddly hugs
PS I've just realised why we saw the Redwings today, we normally buy a loaf of Sainsbury's basic bread for the birds but I ran out so they have had Kingsmill 50/50! No wonder the birds and their wives have been!