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Friday, 21 October 2016


My real why is why do I hold onto so much?  I've been a crafter (and a hoarder) for years and have collected so much stash it really does leave me feeling incredibly guilty at times.  Thankfully our daughter is a mother herself now and wants to start scrapbooking.  This means I can go through all my stash and give her a good start to her hobby which will hopefully save her a fortune but help relieve some of my guilt.

This evening I went through the boxes which used to be under our bed, we have a different bed since last weekend which doesn't allow me to hide anything anymore!  Its meant that I have sorted out lots of paper, cardstock, embellishments and some SU retired ink pads that Colette can make use of and our bedroom floor is now clear again.  I also parted with lots of small punches which I haven't used in years as I tend only to use SU punches now.  I even put some bits which I didn't think good enough for either of us in the bin - shock horror - I can do it sometimes Chris.

Hubby is away for the weekend so it gives me a good opportunity to do lots more sorting.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

An outlet for my cards

I finally plucked up the courage to ask the guys who own Vintage Brew if they would allow me to leave some of my cards at their cafe/Bistro to try and sell. Proceeds from any sales I get will go to charity which for the next twelve months is one close to my heart - The Dogs Trust.  I was so pleased they are going to help me with this but of course now I'm anxious as to whether I will get any sales.  I also now need to price them and I'm not very good at putting a price on what I make - any tips?

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

One step closer

It's amazing how different you can feel from one day to the next.  I've managed to make two lemon cakes as requested by a couple of work colleagues this afternoon.  This evening I've all but completed another of the Christmas SAL motifs, just the back stitch and a couple of French knots to be added.  It was great to meet up and see my crafting buddies, it seems way too long since we last got together.

Hooray for little steps.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016


Huge apologies for those of you that regularly visit my blog.  There has been little creativity going on at the moment so I apologise for the lack of more interesting blog content.

Today's blog post is only to tell you what my latest reading material is and many may have guessed that it is another Agatha Raisin mystery.  Mum had five more books waiting for me when we got back from our holiday.

I am hoping that crafting will resume again soon so that I can have something more productive to share.  Thank you for sticking with me though x

Monday, 17 October 2016

Too tired

One day back at work and the leisurely holiday we enjoyed seems so long ago already!  I am shattered once more so all I shall be doing this evening is catching up with Strictly and browsing through the latest Cross Stitcher magazine which has a really sweet Christmas hanger as it's free gift.

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Sunday stitching update

I didn't add anymore stitches to the Christmas SAL while on holiday so still have a little bit to do before I've caught up.  I will be picking the next magazine up tomorrow after I have finished work.   This is how far I did get though.

Max had a great time at Honey's birthday.  He made some new friends and enjoyed eating the specially made dog birthday cake.  He was the best dressed dog there in his bow tie.

We seem to have done nothing but eat out today as we were invited to Sunday roast at our daughter's.   We had a nice surprise when we got there as our eldest son was also there visiting so we got to see six out of our seven grandchildren today.

Can't say I'm looking forward to having to set the alarm to get up tomorrow but its back to work we go.

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Birthday party outfit

Max has been invited to his first ever party.  Honey at Vintage Brew is celebrating her 10th birthday tomorrow.  While I  was in Next this afternoon I saw this and couldn't resist buying it for Max to wear tomorrow.

He is going to look so smart.  We bought some small presents for him to take and give to Honey - should be a fun time.