Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Where does the time go to?

Hi Folks,

I can't believe it's over a month since I last blogged. Shame on me but I do have my excuses ready LOL.

The House Elf, Maisie and I have been on holiday, our first holiday in over 2 years. We visited Shropshire for the first time and I have to say what a beautiful part of the country it is. We stayed in a lovely barn conversion called The Old Barn in Kenley near Much Wenlock, miles from anywhere so peaceful and no internet, BLISS.

Maisie had a great time as did we. She went on a boat on the River Severn, travelled on a steam train on the Severn Valley Railway and went back to Victorian times when we visited a museum in Ironbridge. She had lots of cuddles and was fussed by lots of admirers but she took it all in her stride I'm proud to say.

This is Maisie wearing her doggie seatbelt firmly attached to the back seat of the car. She made sure she wasn't left behind by insisting on sitting in the car for nearly half an hour before we left! As if I would ever dream of leaving her behind.

I will let you see some more photos when the House Elf has downloaded them from his camera. It was lovely having a chauffeur for the week (another one of the many advantages of having a House Elf).

So now it's back to work with a bang. I have been joined by the lovely Sharon Armstrong Purvis on my team of talented ladies and we have been very busy with our first new product which is nearly finished. It's a paper kit using 10 of the stunning pieces of artwork by Pollyanna Pickering and I am chuffed to bits with what we have achieved. Hopefully you will all like it too when it's available next month.

The House Elf is in the back garden chopping down branches. This is one of his favourite pastimes. He has a saw for every type of branch. I swear to you can see the trees and shrubs visibly shake when they see him come out of the garage door with his collection of saws, loppers and secateurs. Still it keeps him quiet although I have to say I think it's time for a cuppa so I will be ladylike and shout him from the bedroom window. Care to join me?

Crafty hugs,
Next week I'm on Create & Craft on Wednesday & Thursday with our new CD ROM A Winter Walk in the Countryside so I will try to blog and show you some of the samples made using the stunning wintry scenes as painted by Betty Davies.