Monday, 18 April 2011

A few random things, and a bit of crafting too :)

Dear Friends

As some of you already know, I've not been around much for the last few weeks, as we very sadly and suddenly lost my lovely, kind and gentle father in-law just a few weeks ago, who we all miss terribly. Life has been very up and down for the last few months, but I'm looking forward to the next few months of sunshine (hopefully :) with the summer coming and know that time can be a great healer.

On a happier note, I have finally managed some crafting, hurray!
Plus, my lovely parents are over visiting us from Dublin, double hurray!!!!

I thought you might like to see a few random photos of things we've been up to lately.

I took my Mum and sister Louise (also over for a short visit) to Hobycraft the other day, and whilst there, decided to get some bits and bobs to make a fabric notice board, not sure I saved any money by making a DIY version, lol! But thought I'd give it a try anyway, so have included a few pics of what I managed to put together, I'm pretty chuffed with the outcome, and may even try my hand at a few more :)

Yesterday we took a walk in a beautiful local wood (where we love to visit) and took some lovely pics of my boys and some taken with my Mum and Dad, I love this pic with my Mum and Dad and the boys and think I may even make a scrapbook layout, it's so nice to have such a lovely backdrop too.

When we got home, I decided to display my lovely little bird boxes I bought recently (which I adore!), so picked some branches from our back garden and hung up our Easter decorations, I even popped some chicks inside the boxes, lol!

I've also managed to make a few cards, and have even started working on a banner I am making for my wonderful friend I have known since I was nine. She has recently had two beautiful twin girls (her first!) so have decided to make her something scrummy and girly, so am working on a butterfly banner for their room. Pics to follow....

Anyways, that's what I've been up to recently, it's great to be crafting again (finally!) oh, I've also been working on my little craft room, I'm thinking of calling it my paper panty :) only touble is, it doubles as an office :( but Paper Pantry sounds sooooo much prettier than office (as least in my opinion, lol!)

Hope to give you some more updates from the Paper Pantry soon and other projects I've been working on :)

Happy Crafting everyone!

Hugs Suzie xxxxx :)


DGgirl said...

Hi Susie

How lovely to hear from you. My thoughts are with you and yours at this sad time but I'm glad to note your positive approach.

Never mind walks in the woods - want to see more pics of your "new" house!!!

Hugs and sparkles for you and yours.


Carole said...

Hi Suzie

You've been crafting!!!!! HOORAY!!! Bet it felt good.

Lovely notice board, will look fab with all your bits and bobs on, gorgeous Easter decorations, and lovely photos of your parents visit.

You made me laugh so hard at a little typo about calling your craft room your Paper "Panty"!!! Brilliant ... think it might stick!

Hugs, Carole xxx

SueB said...

LOL! Just spotted it there too Carole, I think I'll keep it in, what a hoot! yes, I have a funny feeling Paper "Panty" could end up sticking too :) he! he! xxx

Felicia said...

Hi Suzi, i'm sorry to hear about your father in law - that is a hard thing to get over.
I love the photos of the boys, perfect for a layout!

yep, paper panty might stick!!! xxx

Svjetlana said...

Hi Suzie, I am glad you are getting back into crafting, love your fabric notice board!

Svjetlana x

Jennifer said...

Hi Suzie. So sorry for your loss xx Nice to see you back though.
PS...have fun in your paper! I want some of those...they sound fab! Wonder if M&S sell them lol!

xx Jenny xx

Hi I'm Maria... said...

love the photos suzie and the crafty bits...

well done on getting stuck into it again in your 'paper panty', lol

oh yes, and photos of your craft space please...

sending you lots of hugs and sparkles for your loss, take care, love to all the family...xx

maria xx

♪♫♥ Charity Crafter ♪♫♥ said...

Hi Susie x so sorry to hear about the loss of your father-in-law x crafting is so helpful in collecting our thoughts so I am so pleased you have found time to indulge the board is lovely x Your house is looking beautiful too! well done you x thanks for the lovely comments on my blog re my stick pins/copic markers/promarker holders would you be kind enough to mention it on Docrafts as I havent been a member for ages x thanks hun x leigh x

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