Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Another catch up...

Here I am again. I have been told to get blogging by my sister Liz, who is fed up of visting my blog to see if I updated it yet. I have just been soo busy at work that I have not done any crafting at home, only my pages at Craft den on Thursdays. Anyway I have done something about that this weekend!

We had a lovely day at Craft Den on Saturday and did three lovely layouts, although I had to finish the third one at home as we had dilly dallied too long on the first two! I haven't taken photos yet as they are not finished so I'll try and do that tomorrow.

I spent Sunday morning doing a car boot at Tesco's selling off all Emma's clothes I have accumulated over the last 3 years and filling up the attic with. One women stared and the FOUR full rails of clothes and the full table top in amazement when I said they had all been my daughters! I told her it was Emma's complusive shopper and Emma worshipper Grandma who is still steadily spending a small fortune on Emma's clothes! Probably even thinking about it as I type,lol. Anyway made a lovely £195 so feeling another Craft Den spend coming on :-0
It was worth the 5.30 alarm clock (well 4.30 cos the clocks had gone forwards, doh!)though I did think of everyone at the NEC with some envy!

I just have to post a fantastic picture that Emma drew on her etchasketch last night. It has a book with it to copy pictures stage by stage and this was done all by herself. I think she is a genius, only 3 and a half years old! In case you are not sure it's a ladybird, lol.

I got rewarded with some Sunday afternoon crafting time for getting up early and making our fortunes so I made some Gorguss girls decoupage cards. I really enjoyed working with these and will have to buy some more. I also made a card using the lovely Basic Grey Origins 6x6 stack and playing with distress inks and a Crafty Individuals stamp. Hope you like :-)

Friday, March 5, 2010

Catch up

Sorry I have been away a while again and not commented in everyone's blogs lately, I just seem to meet myself going the other way sometimes lately. Anyway, here are the last few layouts I did at the Craft Den, I haven't found time to do any myself at home for a while, I may need to remedy that this weekend, although I've got another busy one on. My visits to Craft Den are a lovely bright spot in my week where I can relax and do a bit of crafting and have a laugh!

Last Saturday was the 1 year anniversary of my friend Caroline passing away at the age of 35. I saw a lovely quote on another blog today and I think it's a good thing to bear in mind when we have sad times: that having sad times also allows us to see the joy in life as well,and that life will always move on if we let it.

The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person, who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.

The one thing Caroline was, was full of life, so I will try to remember her with laughter now and not with tears.