Really? It’s Wednesday AGAIN?? Didn’t we just do WOYWW yesterday? (If you want to know what WOYWW is go and look here.)
OK, here we go, here’s my workspace this week. Strangely tidy, I have just finished a card that was floating round last week. it’s waiting to dry and go in an acetate sleeve. Over to the left you can see my finished handmade book – it will be my giveaway for the month, I’ll post it tomorrow (Thurs) sans bulldog clips. I took Elizabeth’s advice and left the inside blank so the recipient can fill it up. The tag which looks completely staged in the photo (it wasn’t) I think is there because I promised someone a birthday gift – even if it wasn’t I shall finish it and send it off as I’ve now remembered. The rest is the same old same old. (Although before taking the photo I did remove the pot of soaking brushes which I realised had been there the whole week………)
I’m taking this photo Tuesday night as I have just enough energy left to sort this post and then do a 15 minute tidy up so my desk is clear for the morning as I have two commission cards to knock out. Not that you’ve asked, but Creepy House is still going well, today we made a 3 page book with a pop-up, a lift up flap, and a rather innovative (if I say so myself) creepy house with a revolving window. I had to make the house and stick it together with a brad beforehand (sharp implements were involved) so it was a little bit of a cheat – mum and I sat in the sun Monday afternoon and made up 30, she cut out the houses and I cut out the windows. I wish I’d taken some photos of the finished books (forgot), the 22 kids (aged 4 – 10) did really well in 50 minutes. It always makes me smile - the mum’s faces go into panic mode when I say what we are going to do but if the kids apply themselves they can do it and boy are they proud of themselves when it’s finished.
Saturday should be a riot, it’s our fun day, hopefully it will be fine so I can use some of the garden - the flying balls etc can get a bit much inside and some of the older readers wonder what’s going on. (Some just join in).. Oh just remembered I’ve got to coerce hubby into making a ‘splat the rat’ tomorrow, I think that’ll be a complete hoot if we can get it sorted. Anyone got a spare bit of drainpipe handy?
And yes, I am completely mad. But the kids love me. Grin.