Tuesday, 16 March 2010


My poor blog seems to have been somewhat neglected over the last few weeks. I have been a little bit busy, but not with all the creative things I should have been doing, but now it is back to business.

Firstly I want to thank Rainbowfizz and Nat from Nat's Nest for nominating me for a sunshine award. I am very flattered that you both thought me a mention.

  • These are the rules of accepting this award -

    Sunshine Award Rules

    The Sunshine Award is awarded to bloggers whose positivity & creativity inspires others in the blog world.
    To accept the award:

    Place this award on your blog or in a post

    Pass the award on to 12 bloggers

    Link the nominees within the post

    Let the nominiees know they have received the award by commenting on their blog

    Share the love and link to the person from whom you received the award.

    I guess we all know what it is like to write a blog sometimes, and feel like no one ever reads it, so the awards are a lovely way to show each other appreciation and spread the word :)

    So here are my nominees:

    Thank you again for my award guys, and thank you Nat for helping me when I was confused!

    So what else have I been up to? Well there hasn't been too much making going on, as I spent half of last week back home at my parents. I wasn't able to see my mum on Mother's day so I went up early. It was really nice to see my folks again, and I was able to see my brother and sister and both their families too :) I was finally able to give my brother's family their christmas presents, as the snow over christmas had stopped us from seeing them. We got our gift of wines and chocolates - some of the chocolate may already be gone :).

    My niece had asked to see my old Sylvanians, and it was great fun sorting through all my old toys and school work from the attic. I was pleasantly surprised that all my Sylvanians were all still in one piece, I used to be so careful with them, it is amazing to think that they are 20 years old, and that now my niece plays with some of the same characters.

    I took a visit to my old first school too, to see my niece get praised for her great work in assembly. I was a very proud aunty! It was so weird walking into the old hall, and remembering how big and intimidating it used to seem!

    Also my mum gave me a tool kit, it used to belong to my nan, and now with all the crafts and making that I am doing, my mum thought it might be useful for me.

    I love it, it is heavy, and all the tools are heavy and solid. I also love my grandad's old tobacco tins (back from the day when they didn't know smoking was bad for you), they have so much character, oh, and the old tape measure that smells of dressmaking.

    I am back home now, and trying to figure out what to start on next. I am still trying to potter along using up all the resources I already have, so I don't have to spend any money. I used the last of my photo corners yesterday making cards. I have been creating with lots of cut out bits of paper and paint, these cards are prints from the original collages.

    I am now out of photo corners and envelopes, and I could also do with some new paper to print on, so it looks like next week I will go back to using up my polymer clay, or drawing??