Ok so Friday again I meant to post something earlier in the week - honestly - anything really crafting, life, scrapbook class - just something that shows that I've not lost my creativity completely.
Actually I haven't lost my creativity completely what I've actually lost is time in which to do it!
Anyway enough of that - let's have the gratefuls - let's roll them out - is it a long list or a short list? MMMMmmmmmmm
OK tough week, have to be honest, do you ever feel like you're on a treadmill at the gym (metaphorically speaking - well for me anyway - chance would be a fine thing) and all your friends and family are around you jogging or running, or sprinting or walking and laughing and talking and well your treadmill doesn't work? No - mmmm maybe just me, my treadmills not been working, it's not just unplugged (ie quick fix) mine's broken on an uphill gradient that keeps getting me falling off it and when I get back on the instructions are written in a different language.
Anyway, the culmination of my broken treadmill meant a serious heart to heart with hubby the other night - so number one has to be him listening to me, taking it on board and not allowing me to start it the following day but to in fact start it right at that moment - even though that initially made me grumpier - as the evening progressed an inner calm started to materialise that I hadn't realised I was missing but missing it I was, not sure how long the inner state of calm is for but I'm going to attempt to enjoy it whilst it's here!
Music - definitely high on my list, I've found a new journey with music recently and have started to discover new bands, I've always been into loud rock music so loud rock music with meaning is even better - love the stuff you can sing your head off too - bliss!
My sister Melanie, and my brother John (sorry no current pictures of John but I'll get some), they are both amazing people anyway and they are both on something of a weight loss mission and both looking fantastic and conversations with them always make me smile! Just to show you how amazing she and my niece are a photo of them on my nieces birthday - how gorgeous do they look (plus Melanie is sporting a brand new hairstyle which looks amazing on her)
My blog friends (through the discussion with hubby mid-week I commented that I don't have many real life friends - really I don't), I've always struggled to take it from general acquaintaince in a typical setting into the "you should pop for a coffee" moment and sometimes I realise just how bad I am at making friends and yet on here I chat to loads of people even though I've never met them, so to all my blog friends I thank you and I am extremely humbled to know that you take part in my life as well.
So onwards to show that I do (occasionally) manage to squeeze in a bit of crafting to my life even when it's under duress.
First breakfast and after school club staff - I really struggled this year - primarily because the staff don't change, it's the same staff year in year out and well I was running out of crafting ideas let alone time - so I went for something simple (hubby insisted I be practical for a change)
Altered chocolate bars (I kid you not)
Two of these inside a decorated paperbag (in same papers) matching cards with stampotique stamps and we were good to go, gifts despatched Monday and Tuesday
So then last night I arrive home and there is still no teacher gift, no idea of what to make, no mojo anywhere in the building and I almost (very nearly almost) went for a shop bought gift but little man said how proud he was that we always sent a home made gift ARGH!!!!! Anyway - rummaging, thinking, struggling, a few hours and away I went with this, this was actually a class the gorgeous Sandra taught an age ago and I had one of the boxes surplus in my 'alterables' box so two things done, the first is that I've used something out of the alterables box and the second is that I managed to turn around a simple small black box into this in less than an evening!
This is the box closed up
Dear hubby helped on setting eyelets in the papers and the box and also helped sort the ribbon out so that they were evenly spaced - close ups
and on the back
Little man has written on the tags this morning so it's all wrapped up and ready to go and the card - well what do you think (new stamp alert, new stamp alert)
So there you have it, gratefuls, crafting, family, cards - it's all good, if you join in Rockettes - then link below and let us know so I can some and visit, it doesn't matter how long or short your list is, how trivial or huge the item is in the grand scheme of things - if it's good for you then it's good generally! Hope you have a great rocking you world Friday!