This weeks desk looks like a bomb has hit it unfortunately... and its not due to crafting :O( - although I did manage to put some easter things together for the small people in my life (i.e. god children, friends grandchildren and my Niece) - pics later.
here is the bombsite
The cards on the desk are there because my Auntie came to see me on Monday and I was showing her some stuff i'd done. She's been into card making for way longer than me - but was impressed by my stash!!! Having said that, she's got stuff that she's bought and never touched. I had to laugh because it sounds like she's purchased a spellbinders wizzard (she did the actions so I figured it out) but never used it... She couldn't even remember what it was called! Anyway, thats why the cards are piled there. The rest of the mess speaks for itself really.
This morning I received a package from the lovely, kind, generous Wipso
While texting each other a few days ago, I happened to mention that I had some felt and didn't know what to do with it, not being the sewing kind... but I thought it would be something I could do while sat recuperating. I also menioned that I could only do a running and blanket stitch - and lo and behold - this little package was put together and posted... it contains some lovely bright threads, templates, stitch instructions and loads of ideas on what to create. I am so lucky to have made a friend like Annie - and I know that I am not the only person who has been touched by her thoughtfulness and kindness. She really does have a heart of gold and texts me each day to see if there is anything she can do for me, to see how I am or just to say hi.
Here are some things that I sent to the small people for Easter - the boxes are made from 12x12 papers cut down so they are the length of A4 paper (squared) then scored round each side using the tri-fold line on an embossing board. Each corner square is then scored on the diagonal and folded in... if you want more details, feel free to get in touch - i'll write them out in full and try and do a full project post when I have more energy.
I filled them with little gifts like Bunny Poo, chick treats, which were basically choc raisins for the bunny poo, choc eggs for the chick treats and some edible bunnies which were all wrapped in cello bags and put little labels on with cute images... Darren scored some of them for me, then later in the week, I managed to do a couple myself.
Here are the cards:
My OH kindly used the cuttlebug and cut the card shapes out for me as I didn't have the proper use and strenght to hold the bug down or turn the handle. These have been made using (I think) labels 8 - the largest of the dies on a folded A6 card, making sure to overlap the fold line so it doesn't cut it. He then embossed each one (following instructions - which he does quite well)! then cut more card with a smaller die for matting on the cards. I did manage to glue and stick but it really tired me out like I would never have believed.
Here is a pic of OH on the bug - he wasn't posing, he just looked up at a perfect time - he didn't know I was going to take the pic as it was done on my phone.
And finally - if you are squeemish - please look away now, as I'm going to show you my stitches. The first pic is from the day after my op and the second is about 12 days after my op.
Now I don't want to hear you agreeing with that surgeon who said I was built like an ox... (see last weeks post) - it's all swelling.... honest!!!! :O)
Thanks for dropping by and taking the time to read this post. If you want to take part in Whats on Your Work Desk Wednesday (WOYWW) - hop over to Julia on her blog 'Stamping Ground', where she posts her desk and adds Mr Linky for all the wonderful, friendly, generous people who are known as WOYWWers. There's a badge you can collect also - to display proudly on your blog to say that you 'belong'.... its the best blog hop on the net - no prizes - no - its even better than that - you gain wonderful blogging friends - no stash giveaway can beat that....
I'm off to hop around my friends' blogs now, catch you later - please leave a comment and feel free to come back again.
Oh - by the way, just to let you know that I have a new e-mail address (i still have the tesco one, but will be phasing it out... here it is in code (to confuse the spammers) pmgale(at)sky(dot)com
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