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by Julie Brooks

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Saturday, 10 March 2012

It's been a while ....

Hi folks!

It's been a while since my last post. This is for several reasons, not least of which has been the fact that I've hardly had a chance to do anything crafty as all the other aspects of my life have taken priority in the last week. It's been a bizarre mix of hectic, so-much-to-do-not-sure-where-to-start kind of days, as well as teaching my ever more rebellious son (only 'cos he just wants to play all the time like a mischievous puppy) and then at other times finding I am either too tired to even lift a finger or I just don't want to be bothered doing the chores and wish I could wave a magic wand so it would all do itself! Ah well, sadly I have no magic wand - such is life. AND I still haven't won the lottery - not even a snifter of a win, not even a tenner! Life can be so disappointing sometimes.

Today we decided to build the new chest of drawers we purchased for our son earlier in the week and, typically, it turned into a mammoth job punctuated only by the necessity to have some lunch and a visit from my Dad, as we not only put the new drawers together but totally reorganised our own storage arrangements, packing the winter coats away until November (since I'm fairly confident that the worst of the cold weather is well and truly behind us - you watch, it will probably snow and be minus 10 next month now!) and had a general tidy up, so what should have been a one hour job ended up being more like four hours! But isn't that always the way?

I did manage to get a couple of cards made and I'm rather pleased with the finished products. They're both very simple but I think that sometimes works better than doing complicated, busy designs. (And I don't have the luxury of lots of spare hours to sit and devise elaborate designs anyway.) Pictures will follow in a few days as one of them is a birthday card for my hubby so I don't want to spoil the surprise!

The first of my mini note books sold last weekend and I did manage to get a few more of those covered and put together and they are now in-situ in the lovely shop where I sell my wares. Fingers crossed they will sell well, especially in the run up to Mother's Day. Then Easter will be upon us so I need to get cracking with my designs for that, and after that I will be starting to focus on my designs for Christmas 2012 - yes, I do start thinking about it in May and will begin work in June. It's the only way I can get it all done with so little spare time!

So that's me, busy as ever, constantly tired, but quietly satisfied with what I've managed to achieve.

Take care and see you soon.

Love from me xx