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 :)
I hope you enjoy looking through my blog. I love all things crafty, and adore playing with paper. My latest obsession is my sewing machine, I soooo love making bunting, there's just something so happy about it, it makes me smile :) When I'm not crafting, I'm busy looking after my two boys, aged 11 and 8, plus our latest addition to the family, our bouncy dog Barney, which is like having another baby in the house again, he can be such hard work, but ofcourse we do adore him too!:)
Thanks for dropping by, please leave a comment, and ofcourse if you have a blog too, I'd love to hear about it.
Suzie xxxxxxx :)