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by Julie Brooks

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Saturday, 4 February 2012


Good evening to you all and are you surrounded like us by a snowy white landscape this evening? So pretty, but SO cold! Alex had a great time playing with his friends in the snow today. It's the first time ever that's he's had friends to play with in the snow. He's played with his cousins in the past, or else either me or his Dad has had to brave the elements and put up with the volley of snowballs he rains down on us, but to have some friends to play with has been wonderful and exciting for him! So we got to stay inside in the warmth and enjoy our lovely fire and he had some fun out in the cold. Win win!

Exciting news! I sold my first card at The Emporium this morning - wooohooo! I'm really chuffed. Of course, that could be the only sale I make but at least it's one card less sitting in a box! We only found out because we took some better boxes along for displaying my cards. I've amended yesterday's post to include the photos of the new display so I hope you like them as much as we do.

I got a bit of time in my studio late this afternoon and did some desperately needed tidying on my desk and sort of started to get organised for making a new batch of cards for children, only to then realise that we hadn't bought a card for my brother-in-law's birthday, which is on Monday, and we're going to see him tomorrow, so I had to get my thinking cap on for that instead. Still, at least I got to make a card and hopefully he'll like the fact that it was made specially for him. I don't know about you, but I still feel a bit uneasy about giving my handmade cards to close family for two reasons - what if they don't like it and do they mind that there's no verse inside? I have books full of verses somewhere but have yet to unearth them from when we moved house over a year ago - yes, we are that disorganised and half our possessions are still in cardboard boxes almost 16 months later - but we'll get sorted eventually and hopefully I'll find my books of verses in the process!

So, one successful sale, one successful card made, a bit of tidying and a clearer idea of what I'm doing next, lots of snow and one very happy son. That's not bad going is it?

Right, I'm off now for a cuppa, so keep warm, take care (especially if you're going out in these current conditions) and come back soon!
Love from me xxxx