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I retired on March 11th 2014 after 26 years as a doctors receptionist. I am now looking forward to the freedom to enjoy my days doing anything I wish to. Spending time with family, catching up with friends. Playing in my Scrappy Shack, scrapbooking, cardmaking, art journalling, quilting, gardening, baking. Spending wonderful times with my beloved other half. I am so looking forward to this time in my life.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012


Still not in my Scrappy Shack, but it is improving.

This is what I am itching to get started on, a scrapbook of the weekend in London with two of my gorgeous granddaughters. I got the photo's printed yesterday and I have been collecting  Papermania's Portabello Road collection in the weeks leading up to the weekend along with a few other bits and bob's. So now I am rearing to go.

Pop across and see Julia, the leader of the gang for some delicious show and tell.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012


Better late than never,t I got her in the end.
Still in a state of flux with my shed, but should be in there for next weeks WOYWW.
My photo today is part of my birthday stash curtsey of my husband.  Not only one ATG but two!!
One for acid free and one for all purpose, he is a gem is my gent.

The rest is from my visit to Blade Rubber Stamps in London on Saturday. I really lovely shop that I would love to live closer too, so I could to some workshops there.

Pop across to the lady who planted the seed of the WOYWW phenomenon at Stamping Ground and see some great work space's.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012


I'm still working in the kitchen, my shed is a work in progress shall we say. I am working on pages for a Circle Journal I am running with a group of girls who got together at Crab Apple Crafts retreat last year.  This is about my favourite musical, but it doesn't give any clues does it?  If it works out I will post a photo tomorrow. Happy WOYWW Day. Pop over to Julia's Place and see lots of gorgeous work spaces.

Monday, 12 March 2012

Progress is Slow

I have been making slow progress in my shed, hopefully I will have some pictures to share tomorrow. Too much stuff is the problem. I am going to donate some to our local hospice and to my granddaughters schools.

I have managed to do a little crafting, on the Circle Journal that needs sending off by Friday. 
Photo's to follow.

Wednesday, 7 March 2012


Very Simple Wedding Invitations.

Crafting done at kitchen worktop as my Scrappy Shack is unworkable at the moment.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

A Month to Sort my Mess

This was my workspace eighteen months ago, when I was very proud of my wonderful  new "Scrappy Shack".

This is the same workspace today.....

And this is the rest of my shed.....
To say I am utterly ashamed 
 and overwhelmed by it is 
an understatement.

There are thousands of pounds worth of crafting "Stuff" here
but I cannot get to use it as my MoJo is well and truly buried in there.

So I have set myself a mission: 
To get it sorted by the end of March.
To show my progress here with weekly photo updates.

Hopefully my creative juices will arrive back at the same time as I find my MoJo and I will get some half decent arty/crafty projects completed.