Sunday, January 30, 2011

Mixed bag

Got a mixed bag of projects to share with you today...

Seem to be getting my scrap on a bit more recently, and the odd little stash order is certainly helping. I'm so pleased with these two layouts from yesterday. The above was inspired by a recent guest post on Shimelle's blog, and the one that's coming up was inspired by a recent layout shared on another blog I subscribe to.

So, what else is new? I have also been getting crafty with wall decor projects, mainly for the new white landing and staircase. This is what I've done so far...

These look so wonky in the photo, but they're not up close lol! Need some more frames before I can get Harry's finished, poor Harry!

This was inspired by another recent guest post on Shimelle's blog, this one by my very talented friend Leanne. I love, love, love it. And it was surprisingly cheap - just a £4 frame, a sheet of cardstock and some scraps of patterned paper.

A close up of the frame I made recently, now it's hanging on the wall.

Couldn't resist this, I've had it ages but now it's finally hanging in our hallway (and of course the day after I'd hung it I saw it about five times cheaper in a local store, typical!)

Some better shots of the layouts I shared last time, including close ups. I actually remembered to grab the camera and get them photographed before it got dark this weekend.

My new job is going well and I got 97% on my first test, yay and phew! I also got my new shifts, which are designed to free up some weekdays in return for working a few longer shifts and Saturdays, saving me a fortune in childcare and giving me more time with the boys, yay to that. And my car finally got recovered, repaired properly and delivered back to me thanks to my insurance company. I don't know why I didn't just do that in the first place. They took care of everything and I just had my reasonably low excess to pay (my NCD is protected, so I shouldn't have to pay too much more next year either, fingers crossed). So tomorrow, I'll finally be back on the road and able to drive myself to and from work, and I'm no longer worrying about a massive repair bill I couldn't afford. All is happy again in my world, and I really hope it stays that way for a bit longer this time please.

P.S. I know I have missed a couple of WIP Wednesdays and FO Fridays, but I promise I will be back this week to show you what's on my needles now - it's a goodie!


1 comment:

Sarah said...

Hi, Wow, you have been the butterflies frame! Totally Gorgeous! Glad your car is fixed! x