Sunday, 30 December 2007

Christmas holidays, New Year's dreams......


hope everyone reading this has had a lovely Christmas. Ours has been a house full of family and friends and has been lovely, extremely chaotic, really noisy but loads of fun. We have of course eaten far too much and not walked anyway near enough to compensate. Anyway I love New Year and the feeling it brings of fresh starts, new hopes etc etc and therefore the first of next years resolutions is going to be the old favourite - lose weight, eat less, move more!!! We'll see how long I can keep that one this time round.....

Next year the big resolution for me is to not get stressed about everything. I am one of life's stress heads I suppose, a natural worrier - I definitely inherited the worry gene from my mother for which I'll be eternally grateful - NOT!! Anyway next year will be different, and I'm going to try and not live life constantly worrying about the 'what if's'.

My third resolution is centered around craft. I'm always complaining about my job and the fact that I'd love to do crafty something/anything for a living rather than work in an office. Anyway rather than keeping complaining but doing nothing I'm going to look into what's out there. I'm realistic enough to realise that it's unlikely I'll ever be able to completely change my job but that doesn't mean I can't do other things aswell. I'm in the process of setting up a monthly card making club at my local church in Preston which I'm really excited about but at the same time really nervous. I've never done anything like that before and the pressure is on because there has been loads of interest for it. And I'm going to set up a shop on etsy and see if there's any interest in my things there. You never know and if I don't try then I'll always wonder won't I??. So wish me luck and to all of you out there who are'living the crafter's dream' I hope you have a fantastically successful 2008. xx

Thursday, 20 December 2007

Cards finished at last!!

hi, can't believe it's nearly a month since I posted but it has been a mad mad month. By lunchtime today I'd finally finshed the cards I've had left to do. Only the presents to wrap now and that's it officially ready for Christmas to arrive (apart from the chaotic shop to the supermarket over the weekend that is...).

Anyway the photos show three cards I've made for my husband, son and nieces this year and must admit I'm quite chuffed with them and think they're good fun. Looking forward to this evening as off to a Cheese and Wine evening hosted by some friends of ours from church. We are being entertained apparently with some italian christmas folk music from another mutual italian friend of ours and should be perfect for getting us in the Christmas spirit.
Jamie is so excited for Christmas this year it's infectious anyway and this year will be extra special as my brother and sister in law are driving up from Essex for the holidays so we will all be together. Neil's ordered a large full shoulder of Pork for Christmas dinner which he is going to roast (yes you've read right - my husband will be cooking Christmas dinner as he does nearly all the cooking and yes I know I am really really really lucky) ala Nigella Lawson for 24 hours. We made this a couple of years ago for a New Year's Eve party and it was fab - it's a really easy meal to make and great for large groups of people. Can't wait.
Anyway enough for today will hopefully keep posted a bit more regularly in future..
Happy Christmas