Even though I no longer have the shop, I'm still really quite busy with stuff. As well as spending more time with my family and actually cooking a lot more, I am designing classes, making kits for classes and now that I've discovered Pinterest, I seem to have no time at all. I had been wondering about it for some months and last week, I realised that an awful lot of people I know are also Pinterest addicts so thought there must be something to it that I really hadn't grasped. Oh my! It's a whole new world and such a time stealer!!! I already knew that the world is full of very talented people but oh my goodness, I have stumbled across some amazing art on my Pinterest travels and am well and truly addicted to it. Then to add to the addiction, out of the blue, you get a real buzz when you get that email to say that someone is following you just like the buzz when you get a new blog or Twitter follower......am I the only one that still gets that buzz?????
Wednesday's are Seb days. I always look after my little grandson on a Wednesday morning so that Sarah can go to work. Poor little guy has been really unwell, quite a nasty case of tonsillitis. Baby Isla has been under the weather too, she has had yet another ear infection, poor little mite, she's really prone to ear infections, we've lost count of how many she's had now and she's only 14 months old!
So after my Wednesday babysitting session, I climb in my car to go home only to discover I have a flat tyre!!! Not a good day to have a flat tyre when all the men in your life are at work and you have to be somewhere at 5pm that is a thirty minute drive away! So what do you do.....you change the dodgy tyre yourself! Well, in reality Sarah did do most of the hard work but between us we figured it out and were really quite chuffed with ourselves. Shame it was the hottest day of the year and the car was parked in direct sunlight but never mind, tis all fixed now and today I've been to get the replacement.
Also feeling very relieved that all my accounts from the business have finally been delivered to the accountant, my own personal tax return has been filed on-line and I have paid my hard earned pennies to the tax man, so all in all, I'm feeling as if a huge weight has been lifted from my shoulders and my little world feels a much happier place!
It's pretty hot in my studio in the afternoons at the moment so I'm not spending as much time out there as I would like but I did have a little dabble this morning with some fun new products.
The Craft Barn if you're interested. Leandra and I watched a demo of these earlier in the year at the show in Bluewater and really liked the concept but it has taken all these months for me to actually buy some!
This is just one colour in a bottle cap.
Second colour added. Please don't ask me what colours I used as I have so many samples on the go and foolishly didn't write down any of my colour combos!!! How magical to watch, the colours just kind of react with each other and you really never know what you are going to get.......such a lot of fun!
I think this last sample has to be my favourite though! This is an ATC size piece of greyboard. I have no idea what the heck I am going to do with any of these yet, but I'll let you know when I do!!
And finally, I'll leave you with a picture of Missie Meg, my doggie who is really not coping that well with the hot weather......I keep finding her flaked out in strange places like in the middle of the laminate floor in the hallway where it seems to be a bit cooler. She has taken to crossing her paws when she settles down somewhere....so cute!!