Sunday, February 16, 2014
Getting through a day you've just got to have.
When my kids are looking ahead to a particular event with dread - an exam for example, or the first day of school, I say to them, "some days are a day you've just got to have". No amount of sugar-coating will necessarily make them enjoyable - you've just got to get through them.
With our auction looming, that was certainly how I was feeling last week. By Friday, the nerves had gotten the better of me. I ignored all my housework and retreated into the craft room.
It's Sunday afternoon as I write this, and I've got two pieces of news to share with you: our house sold at auction for a great price, and I've finished a few pages to share with you!
These pages are a mix of my most recent Counterfeit Kit, "Love in a Box" and the one I put together before the move, "Moving Boxes" . . .
I decided to not spend too much time worrying whether wood veneer birds were too "girly" for this page for Angus's album about a camping holiday to Swansea . . .
This page is for Rohan's album, about how he "helped" his aunty with her painting. (She gave it to us once it was finished and has pride of place above my desk as I type)
Maddy technically didn't need another page showcasing her with Hamish as a puppy . . . but this photo is so cute I did it anyway! Maybe it will end up in the family album?
And finally, a page for a challenge! Here's the yummy inspiration from Scrapbook Boutique:
and my interpretation:
I adore these photos of Maddy, taken while camping when she was about 18 months old. She had woken up all hot and sticky from a nap and I couldn't resist taking a bunch of photos.
Whew! Now that the house is sold, I'm looking forward to life settling back to normal . . . or to the new normal, what ever that may be. I'm hoping that will include a regular dose of creative time, and I hope your schedule allows you some, too!