Warning -- long post...
Well, I've been missing for a while, huh! Lots and lots of things have been happening in my real life so the poor old blog has had to take a back seat.
I did get a few crafty things done before I went off line.
I finished a wedding:
|Seven "thank you" explosion boxes for the attendants.|
|Cute little jewellery box inside, necklace and earrings, lovely gift.|
|Bonbonierre boxes, butterflies, explosion boxes and acetate place cards.|
... and when my Dad got sick I managed to make and send him this card...
|I tried the patchwork quilt look on this one and was very happy how it turned out.|
So to the big life changing stuff ---- we got crazy and put an offer in on a house in our dream location, so then we had to sell our house. I spent a lot of time keeping our house ready for inspection, as you do, so no craft for a while.
We successfully sold, but then the paperwork side took
|Empty, empty, empty!|
Good news, though ... we have a "games" room in the new house which is going to be my new craft room. I am going to set it up all flash-dandy with kitchen cupboards and a big island bench etc... But of course these sorts of things take time so at the moment I have craft stuff spread over two spare bedrooms.
Now you know how I loved my old backyard, and I swore I was never moving again
Well .... our new place is somewhere we thought we'd have to save up and wait until we retired here, but with house values stable in the old place and going way down in the new place we could actually afford it -- and got the boat with the house...
|Our "backyard" -- the water views we've always wanted!|
|All fish caught are returned to the water alive.|
|Pirate ship made from a cardboard box. |
Hubby made it -- awesome job and the kids loved it.
|Treasure chest thank you lolly boxes.|
|Our attempt at the underwater look|
So, we are now mostly settled into the new place and Miss J has started her new school, so it's time for me to get back to my hobby .... YAY!!!
Hope to post again soon with some new craft.