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07 March 2016

Different Blog

I have started a new blog. My NEW Uneventful Life

I've been posting over there for a while. Think at some point I'll delete this one, but has a lot of memories and photos on it so maybe not lol

28 October 2015


Has it been that long? It's been FOREVER since I last posted and LOTS of things have happened. I have started a new blog about my 'new' life lol. I haven't written on here because I haven't been doing much of anything crafty.

HOWEVER - now I have finished a WIP! Finally! I can't believe it is done. May it be the first of many!

I finished my Gorjuss cross stitch.

It is a design from a Cross Stitcher magazine.

31 January 2015

Creative Saturday

I actually got some artsy stuff in today. I did a couple of pages. One for an art journal I am trying to do. The theme was blank page. It's difficult to get started in anything and when faced with a blank page it seems especially difficult!

I played around a little with another page, but not quite sure what I'm going to do with it. It's on a separate page so not in a journal.

I tried to make my Mum a card but I couldn't get started. Another blank page. Not sure quite what to say. I want it to cheer her up. I dug around some stamps but couldn't find quite the right one.

I did do another small background page. Perhaps the beginning of a card...

29 January 2015


I feel like such a failure.

I was doing well with the whole photography thing but with work and my Mum's cancer it all seemed to fall away and I didn't feel like doing much of anything.

I thought about stopping blogging altogether but I like doing it though I don't seem to be doing it as much as I have in the past. I've decided to pick myself up and start all over again. I'll try taking a picture a week - a little more realistic. I am still going for reading books off my bookshelf but have only managed one so far lol.

I am still in the states - sort of holding on and waiting to see what is going to happen next with Mum. The waiting is awful. She's had a couple of tests recently - one came back not so well. Her kidneys are still not working right so no more chemo - she only had one round. The other one - the big one - came back yesterday. The cancer hasn't grown and hasn't spread. Very good news. I was nervous all week.

I am going to get my creativity back! I have plans for this weekend - maybe I'll have something to post.

08 January 2015

Updated Photography Page

So far I am keeping up with my daily photographs. The longer the week drags on the harder it seems to take the pictures but I am doing it. Once my two days come around I'm raring to go again. I don't think I'll be popping outside much this weekend to take pictures as it is so cold and snowy. I miss taking walks in the woods. I miss seeing the wildlife.

Spring will be coming :)

02 January 2015

New Pages

I've added my Photography 2015 page and my Book shelf reading page 2015. Let's see how well I stick to these goals!

01 January 2015

2015 Goals

Another new year - how time flies!

Lot going on with Mum and work and home, but I have a couple of goals for this year. Well, I probably have more than a couple but realistic blog goals are the following:-

Reading Challenge - I'm going to read 5 books from my to-be-read pile (pre-2015) per month. I will then filter out at least 5 books per month.

Photography Challenge - at least 1 picture per day. It will be something to do with my life. I'm looking at a couple of prompters right now but will decide on a theme - or not - later!

09 December 2014

Card for Mum

I finished a Christmas card for my Mum. Hope she likes it!

It was made with a Sizzix Cut n Pop base. I found a really nice verse on the web. It was only my second time making a card like this and I like the way it turned out!

07 December 2014

Christmas Projects

I did start on a couple of Christmas projects. I've been watching One of my favourite 'presenters' is Kay Rutter of Hougie Crafts. These are from one of her programs. I filled them with goodies for family/friends.

The boxes are really easy to make once you get the hang of them.  Kay makes it so easy to follow! The bottom stamp is a Penny Black stamp. The top is a stamp by Dyan Reaveley from the Christmas Words collection. Love them!

30 November 2014

Absent again...bad news

I keep meaning to post on my blog but life got in the way again. Found out that my Mum has cancer. Been feeling down as I am so far away and there isn't a lot I can do to help. I'm worrying a lot, not sleeping but that doesn't help.  I feel so helpless not being able to give her a hug and support her. Skype just doesn't do it.