Friday, 29 January 2016

I'm still here....

well where do I start ....
I had no idea I would be gone this long...at the time life was so manic and we were then helping our daughter and partner with the mother of all projects, renovating a cottage and boy did we renovate it!!! At one point we stood on the bare earth which was the living room floor and gazed up through the bedroom floor and up to the sky through the nonexistent roof!!
But it turned out amazing and was a truly beautiful, welcoming home....one day I wil put pics if anyone is interested.....
Did you notice I said was......
...well the was paint barely dry and my darling daughter announced they were getting married ....lovely but in true Katie style we crafted EVERYTHING....fantastic fun... Endless weekends ...yes we made invites ....but we even painted branches made hundreds of paper flowers, revamped furniture for the marquee....painted wheelbarrows white for the bottles of beer and ice! Etc etc...
....ink still wet on the marriage certificate,  Steve and I made a snap decision to downsize (ish) a bungalow in the road we always wanted to live on came up so it was quick zhuzz of our house and few weeks later we were the proud owners of a 1960s bungalow that still had its original kitchen.....need I say more.....out came the paint pots and DIY tools.....2 years later we are still revamping and have just had a second extension built.....Did I say downsizing....
And yes it is taking a long time but just when we got started.... The couple who got married but who had no intention of starting a family straight away.....presented us with the most amazing creation of all....a grandaughter!.......and it is my joy to have her two days a week while mummy is working....
 Which brings me back to the "was".... The cottage although delightful was not huge and my daughter now a mummy decided she would like to be back in her home village.....so after a traumatic house sale my darling daughter and patient husband, bought house no.2 .....and guess what .......IT NEEDS RENOVATING!!!!!!

BUT....I have decided I must, must, MUST have some ME time.....I have still made cards and crafted when I could plus I have kept my eye on lots of my favourite crafters but now I would love to join in some of the online fun as well.
At times I have had to truly live up to my blog philosphophy and create something from nothing... It has been challenging at times....especially with all my craft stuff in storage......PLEASE NOTE ...if
you ever store your stuff for any length of time... Do it somewhere NOT damp.......did you know envelopes like to seal themselves .....yes ....every blinking one of them... aaaaaaaaaagggggghhhhhhhh!!!!!!
So here we are.....should I start a new blog and free my self from my self imposed rule?
Very tempting but I have decided to keep going .....but maybe it's time to allow a bit more crafting stuff into my frugal crafty world.....
So now it's .......just add glue......and few other bits too!



1 comments:

Daffodil Cards said...

WOW what a lot has happened in your life, I can see why you want want some ME time again. Would love to see your photos, over the years we have done quite a bit ourselves and I love EVERY home program on TV, so it would be a treat to see your results - if you want to!

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