Thursday, 26 September 2013

Sad & happy times

Well not been on here for a while but my dog died at the age of 9 which was young for a staffy and she is so missed by us still but thankfully we still have her son Blue. We also have Holly the 10 year old boxer so we decided to get another pup to keep Blue on his toe's which she does and is 6 month's old now. She is a shih tzu.

Top pic is Belle shih tzu

Middle picture is Cas who died x

bottom picture is Holly the boxer age 10, Blue the staffy aged 8

Think we can safely say they all get on brilliantly well and are so funny to watch.

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Fantastic Kindle Cover Tuff-Luv It's a must buy I would say.

Tuff-Luv Embrace Amazon Kindle Cover - Electric Blue 

Kindle Covers

My husband has taken charge of this cover Tuff-Luv Embrace Amazon Kindle Cover - Electric Blue which can be bought at  or

 It has meant he could take his Kindle to work to read at lunchtime, he used to worry the screen would get damaged but the Tuff-Luv cover has solved this problem. The Kindle fits in perfectly and is held securely by the corner straps and the cover is then held in place bay an elastic band like an old fashioned journal. The cover is beautifully made and whilst it has a lifetime guarantee I think this is offered because they are so well made it will not be needed.

The cover still allows access to the Kindles controls and so you can still enjoy one handed reading, which is dead handy when you are trying to get to the end of your chapter before you get the the end of your sandwiches. If you are reading on the go the strap on the back help you to hold the Kindle without having to reach round the case which is much easier on the hand.

The case we got is in a lovely bright blue but other colours are available. My husband wouldn't be without this fantastic case, a great quality product, at a great price. Highly recommended by my husband and probably by me as well if I could get it back off him.

Friday, 19 April 2013

Busy Busy times Als Crafty Corner is born

Well I've not got enough hour's in the day at the minute lol I could do with another 8 hour's daily.
I have been trying to turn my veg patch over with my rotavator ready for planting and hopefully will get some more done on there tomorrow aswel as splitting logs into my shed for next winter. Plus I have been sewing everyday and have set up a face book page to try and sell some of the things I have been making so if you would like to have a look at the face book page it is this one Als Crafty Corner  if you have a look I have an album with everything that is for sale and all have prices so please have a little look and spread the word please by sharing anything on my wall. I have a giveaway on there aswel I am giving a free bunting with your child's name on it all you have to do is like my page and share the giveaway that's it.


I have all sort's on my page like bunting, padded heart's, Tea cosies, cushions, cushion covers, quilt's, play mats, Knitted baby cardigans, Knitted hats all sort's so well worth a look. If you would like anything making for a special occassion please just ask by sending me a message on face book or on my blog what ever is easiest for you. The bunting I make I can put any letter's on the pennants for you and any amount of length I did one a while ago and it went right around there house down stairs and outside aswel it looked amazing and the longer the length the cheaper it works out.

Here is the batman single bed quilt I made and Wow it turned out fantastic and if you want it be quick because I don't have another panel like that so its a one off and any little boy would love this in his bedroom so just shout if you want it.

This was a lovely single bed quilt that is mainly Laura Ashley fabric and is such a lovely quilt it is for sale aswel.

Monday, 11 March 2013

Having fun with my Kenwood Ice Cream Maker IM200

I know it's not the weather for Ice cream but you can't beat making your own Ice cream and with my husband loving ice cream so much I thought it was time to buy one with some voucher's I had won. Then the dilema was which one to buy so I had a good search around and found this one which was very cheap so wasn't sure if it would work so well but low and behold it works a treat. It's one that you can leave the bowl in the freezer so that your ready to make ice cream at any time you fancy some. It doe's take up a fair bit of room in the freezer though but this way you don't have to wait for the bowl to freeze before use if you use then wash and put straight back in the freezer till next time. I first tried some lactose free milk, with me having problems with dairy this was an ideal way for me to have a treat with using my own milk. It was so easy to use and I had made Vanilla ice cream in no time at all only had to put the milk, cream, sugar and vanilla extract in a jug and stir then start the machine going and pour in thats it and wait for 25 - 40 minutes and it was done absolutely amazing and so so easy. So then I was hooked and started making allsorts of flavours I made my hubbies favourite Rum & Raisen then I made Banana ice wow that was so nice. So if your thinking of getting an ice cream maker do it because you will be amazed we were. Here are some of the different machines and prices below. This one from amazon is £39.45 Kenwood IM250. This one is fun for all the family priced at £24.95 it's one that you just have to keep moving and can pass around the room for everyone to help make it fun & yummy. This one is a serious Gelato Chef 2200 Ice cream maker £229.99 but Wow would love one of these.

Everyday things: Welcome to the My Perfect Kindle Fire giveaway ev...

Everyday things:
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My Perfect Kindle Fire
Welcome to the My Perfect Kindle Fire giveaway event sponsored by and hosted by Bay Area Mommy! Special shoutout to cohosts One Proud Momma, Spaceships and Laser Beams, SmartySaver, Life in a Break Down, Stay a Stay at Home Mom, My Best Salad Recipes, and Conservamom!

My Perfect Gift makes it fun to create a wishlist to share with friends & family. Invite everyone to make registries of their own so you always give (or get) the perfect gift!

One lucky reader will win a Kindle Fire HD worth $199! And 2 runner-up winners will receive a $15 Starbucks or iTunes gift card! To enter, simply create a new registry on with at least 3 items. Please type “FIRE” in the “Referred By” box when signing up. All other entries are optional but will increase your chances of winning.

Giveaway runs from March 11 at 12:01am EST through April 15 at 11:59pm EST. Must be 18 years old to be eligible. Kindle Fire HD Giveaway is open worldwide. Kindle Fire winner may opt for cash equivalent. $15 gift card winners must be a US resident. Void where prohibited.

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Friday, 1 March 2013

Everyday things: Win an Iphone 4, 4s, 5 Clip on Cover with your cho...

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Thursday, 28 February 2013

Win an Iphone 4, 4s, 5 Clip on Cover with your choice of picture on it.

This is to win a Clip on cover for an Iphone 4, 4s, 5 you choose what you want put on it. The picture you want to use has to be as high resolution as possible and to bear in mind the shape of the phone. 

Good luck x

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Review Wagg Tasty Chunks

Well my dogs certainly got a lovely treat this week and followed me around for hour's after trying these. I got sent a 150 grams bag of Wagg Tasty Treats Chicken, Ham and Beef and they smelt great when I opened the bag the dogs soon got a whiff of them, they came and sat in front of me waiting to try them. They all scoffed them down and licked there lips so certainly a big thumbs up from my 3 dogs.

I did put a couple in my coat pocket and all I can say is no leads needed and they were hovering around me, every time I put my hand in my coat pocket they sat down in front of me lol so if you want your dog's attention make sure you have some of these yummy treat's handy in your pocket.

I have bought Wagg product's for years for all of my dogs they seem to agree with there digestive system  and they never waste anything from the range which can be seen here Wagg Dog Food 

These Tasty Treats are  Meaty square-shaped chunks in chicken, beef and ham, enriched with vitamins and minerals giving you a seriously tasty treat.

With no added sugar or artifical colours or flavours I am sure your dogs will love these oven baked goodies so please buy a bag when you see them for sale.

They are available in 150g packs.

Monday, 25 February 2013

Busy times

I've been very busy these last few week's with wood yes wood my husband has had me out with him in this freezing cold weather cutting and splitting wood. The only good thing is we have a wood splitter that plugs into the electric so keeps me away from trying to use a massive ax because I'm sure I wouldn't be very safe with that i would look like the mad ax woman.

As you can see the wood keeps us very very busy all year supplying a few of our neighbor's The length of the wood you can see is 1 metre lengths so a alot of wood we go through every year. We have 3 chainsaw's to use but the poor things are starting to get tired and we do use alot of chains & at least one cutter bar every year. I don't need to go to the gym because I get plenty of exercise lugging these logs about a few times a week. The next picture is my baby the electric log splitter  wow best present I've ever had lol I hate letting people on it but now and again I will share it lol. This is it and its amazing the size of logs it will split with no effort apart from one button and a lever that's it.

My hubby still uses the big ax sometime's but so easy to use my machine so that's my job and with the weather being so cold we have been trying to get as much wood in the barn as we can.

The picture below is my inset log burner in my kitchen and I love it it gets so toastie and warm in there and it takes 500 mm log's so quite a big fire. We have another one similair that has been fitted into our living room that we are renovating from an old room that had an earth floor but we are finding it hard to do wood, work & renovate but slowly we are getting there we have put 2 windows in and 2 to go but it takes a while to get the whole ready for a window with the cob wall's being 3 foot thick.

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Everyday things: Garment Printing & Embroidery

Everyday things: Garment Printing & Embroidery: Global Military Supplies  ( GM Supplies ) 9 Gloster Road, Martlesham Heath Business Park, Ipswich, Suffolk,  IP5 3RB Tel: 01394 383562 ...

Garment Printing & Embroidery

Global Military Supplies (GM Supplies) 9 Gloster Road, Martlesham Heath Business Park, Ipswich, Suffolk,

 IP5 3RB Tel: 01394 383562

Fantastic place to get anything embroidered and at a very reasonable price. 

By choosing your local Embroidery & Tee Shirt suppliers in Martlesham, 

you can go and talk to them, look at your 

design on there software program and they can make alterations while you wait,

you can choose your garment colour 

from real colour swatches and get a feel for the garments.

 GM Supplies can provide this service at there unit in 


Reasons for Garment Printing & Embroidery can be:

Charity events

You are a local business

Military Tee shirts

Sports Clubs

School or Nursery

Miscallanieous items    Dog Coats and Aprons

If you can’t see what you want get in touch   and they will do there best to find it for you.

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Win 2 lots of Byron Bay Cookies

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Everyday things: Yummy Byron Bay Cookies (Review & Giveaway)

Everyday things: Yummy Byron Bay Cookies (Review & Giveaway): Well what a lovely thing to review Byron Bay Cookies I'm in heaven. I am so lucky to have a box of these to try but the only thing is I can't keep my hands off them they are so so yummy and melt in your mouth. Byron Bay Cookies Have such a wide selection that are all totally amazing flavour's that your whole family will love.

They have launched a range of gluten-free cookies (Triple Choc Fudge, White Choc Chunk & Macademia Nuts, Strawberries & Clotted Cream, Sticky Date, Ginger & Walnut Dotty – all gluten-free) which have been registered with Coeliac UK. They have a huge range of cookies, too many to mention here, but I have tried Ginger & Walnut, Fig & Pecan, Dotty, Lemon & Macademia Nut Shortbread, Clowning around, Triple Choc Fudge and Milk Choc Chunk. The full range is shown on there website Byron Bay Cookies you are sure to find some cookies you will love and others that you can't live without.

I love the dotty ones with them having sweets similar to smarties on the top they are yummy. All the ones I've tried have been large thick cookies that really melt in your mouth and once you have tried them you will certainly come back for another one, and another and you will tell your friends about them how totally scrumptious they all are.

The good people at Byron Bay Cookies have also given me 2 box's of these amazing cookies to give away to 2 lucky people that enter my competition so good luck everyone you will be over the moon if you win a box. If you would like to go and have a look here are 3 links to add for you.
This is there lovely website  and this is there twitter page   There facebook page is  Thanks for reading and having a look Ali xxx Ps Good luck everyone xxx

New Giveaway very soon (it's something to eat)

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Everyday things: Giveaway Nail Varnish

Everyday things: Giveaway Nail Varnish: Dior Diorific Vernis 207 Diorling is a sheer champagne gold with tiny silver, golden shimmers and larger coppery golden shimmers it is lush ...

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Schwarzkopf Colour mask Dye

This came through the door a Schwarzkopf Colour mask colourant to try happy days. So I will give it a try and see how well it does for me. 

I will update when ive tried it so we will see and wish me luck lol

Monday, 4 February 2013

Owning an Ipad not all there cracked upto be.

Well i've had one of the first Ipad's that came out and to be honest they are very good but there is such alot of things you can't do on them so before just buying one have a play on one and go through what you would normally do on a pc to be certain that you will be able to play what you want on an ipad.

Like I said ive had mine a few years now and never had any trouble with it but I think I would if I was buying another tablet certainly look at other one's that at around at the minute because there are some amazing one's at alot less money that will run java for playing online games. I actually quite like the look of the Blackberry playbook or the Google Nexus 7 which has a great long battery life which is very handy indeed. But my favourite is the Samsung Galaxy tablet I would quite like a camera with my old ipad not having one. The Samsung Galaxy Tablet looks fab and love the feature of doing screenshots which is very handy indeed for what I would be using it for. So hopefully in the future I will get one of these to have a good play on and should use it more than I do the Ipad.

Then the next job will be to update my phone so I need to do abit of investigating around some of the review site's on phone's so that I get everything I want from a phone before I buy one. I will tell you all i'm still using a Nokia N70 please don't laugh lol ive had it since the world cup 2006 and that still come's on when I turn the phone on and yes it always's makes all my friends chuckle when they here it and have to go and have a look at it. In a few years it will be antique lol so yes it's certainly time for a nice change and one that I can get online with .

I quite fancy and Xperia or Samsung S3 they look great so will have to have a look and a feel of them and see what there like to use. As you can see this year is the year for upgrading gadget's for us so I said once i've been sorted out properly with all this we will start on his but maybe next year because his are all ok but might upgrade his basic kindle to a kindle fire for him with him working so hard he need's a treat bless him.

Monday, 28 January 2013

Baker Day Cakes

Well, I received a cake from Baker Days Cakes today and wow how amazing they are, the smell when I opened the box was totally scrumptious. I couldn't wait to get tucked in and when I sliced into it wow it was so light even for a sponge cake, the taste was out of this world and anyone that wants to buy a cake for any occasion please check this lovely site out it has to be your first choice because the quality is fantastic and the cake arrived very quickly.

You have that much choice you can create anything you want by putting your loved ones picture on the top of the cake with any wording which makes such a special surprise for them when they see it and would bring a tear to many an eye.

There are 3 sizes to choose from and a variety of cakes like Sponge, Carrot, Fruit, Wheat & Gluten free plus double chocolate chip.

You can also buy box's of 12 cupcakes with edible writing and photo's ideal for all sorts of parties from kid's to adult parties how fantastic would these look on your table. You also get a 2 - tier stand free when buying 12 cupcakes.

Just think of Baker Day Cakes, they should be your first choice for any Special occasion you are planning.

Friday, 25 January 2013

Hair dye's, My old age is creeping up on me.

Well then the time has come to get rid of the grey that's started to appear lol. I suppose it's not to bad i'm 47 and not had to dye my hair until now so hopefully it will be ok. I'm naturally blonde so now i'm wondering should I go for it and doing something shocking and add a fab colour and frighten the neighbour's lol or just go as close as I can to my natural colour now that is the question any help would be very grateful please. What makes give the best result's I wonder makebe have to try a few till i'm happy with how it turns out. I am daring and really would love to try something with a bright colour or colours.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Giveaway Nail Varnish

Dior Diorific Vernis 207 Diorling is a sheer champagne gold with tiny silver, golden shimmers and larger coppery golden shimmers it is lush indeed. I would put 2 coats on first then use the Dior as a top coat to get the best result.
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Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Everyday things: This is such a fantastic quilt and have to be h...

Everyday things:

This is such a fantastic quilt and have to be h...
: This is such a fantastic quilt and have to be honest my sister made it but this summer when she comes to visit is going to show me h...

This is such a fantastic quilt and have to be honest my sister made it but this summer when she comes to visit is going to show me how to make it. I've been making quilts for a couple of years now and did learn fast it looks harder than it is and once you have a go you soon get hooked. Ive made baby quilts, taggy's, place mats and cushion fronts once you have a go there's no stopping you, I'm on with a project that is for my super king size bed so the quilt is going to take me a while to do it's massive but will be lovely when finished. 

This was one of my first lap quilt's I did the picture's shows you just the quilt top and backing on it I just had to go around the edge's with a small border and binding which didn't take long to finish and now is on the bottom of the spare bed and looks great.

Fabulous win

Thank you and welcome to my new follower's wahooooooooo didn't ever think I would get any so i'm well chuffed. 

Well it's been a long day and don't seem to be getting anywhere today I wanted to try and a run a giveaway very soon. So will try and get my act together and sort one out for you i'm sure I can find something nice.

Today ive been offered to review a very nice looking cake so as soon as I get it I will show you on here and hope it does not make you all hungry lol it does look yummy. 

Well all the snow has gone so my doggies are not amused they like to run around in the snow and try and eat it all well one does. Think I need new wellies as one seem's to be leeking so might have to have a look around and buy some nice hunter one's. If anyone see some nice one's please share with me I love wellies I have a pair that have liquorice allsorts on them they are just awesome.

Well I had an amazing win last night I was told by email omg you will love them it is a pair of boots, covetable leather Fiorentini + Baker boots wow they look so nice and comfy can't wait to get them but you will die of shock like I did they are £355 omg I nearly fell off my chair wahooooooooooooooo well chuffed indeed. 

I've just found these awesome Ray Bans to go with my new boots please check them out here Ray Ban's

Scones for hubby

Well thought I would make some scones to keep the hubby happy after work which are his favourites. Ive make him cherry scones & fruit scones and let's see how long these last lol they usually have gone in a couple of days with him.

Sunday, 20 January 2013

I wonder if anyone would like a giveaway but I need follower's before I can do one UK only sorry

My 3 fantastic dog's

These are my fabulous 3 dogs left to right Holly, Blue and Pee pee yeah I know it's a weird name but as a pup she used to pee pee all over the place and thankfully she grew out of it very quickly lol but the name stuck with her and her real name is Cas. 

They are such star's and all very individual's charactors, they are so funny in the snow and Holly just wants to run and run and run she runs right around the field then around the house and back again till she needs to stop for a rest.

Triple yolker egg's for breakfast

This is the triple yolker I was on about that we had and as soon as we picked the egg up we knew it was more than a double yolker so that's why we video'd it. Absolutely amazing when 3 yolks came out, it made our sunday morning that did.

Everyday life, the good and bad days: Just a few of my wins

Everyday life, the good and bad days: Just a few of my wins

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Everyday life, the good and bad days: Just a few of my wins

Everyday life, the good and bad days: Just a few of my wins

Just a few of my wins

Everyday life, the good and bad days: Well another year gone and can't complain about 20...

Everyday life, the good and bad days: Well another year gone and can't complain about 20...: Well another year gone and can't complain about 2012 was a pretty good year alround for us. I didn't do my veg past last year with not bein...
Well another year gone and can't complain about 2012 was a pretty good year alround for us.
I didn't do my veg past last year with not being well for a few month's but will definitely be doing it this year Ive missed not being able to just go and pick what fruit and veg we wanted daily. The main thing that we missed was our dog Blue he is so funny with the sprout plants he picks his own sprouts off the plant and eats them plus the apple tree's we have are only small yet and he can reach the apple's aswel which he does eat lol really funny to watch and I will put a video of him picking his fruit & veg on here for you to see.

We haven't had any more double or triple yolker's this year but still it was amazing to see a triple and will probably never see another one again in my lifetime. We put it on you tube and amazing all the comments we got about it.

Well my competitions I enter on a daily basis was amazing wow I had some good Win's last year so will carry on entering them and you get such a lovely feeling when you get a winning email saying what you have won it's very nice and I might add some of the wins on here as I win them its interesting to see what I win and as they say you have to be in it to win it.