Monday, September 14, 2009

Poor Froggie!

Well, we had a lovely weekend here, so much so that time was actually spent in the garden tidying up! I have discovered that i make a much better forewoman than gardener .......... no surprise there then!
The poor froggie in the title is not me, it is this poor chap, or chapess (I have no idea how you tell the gender of a frog! (answers on a postcard please)
No 1 Son was helping with all of the practical stuff, like trimming round the edges of the lawns where the mower does not get to and came upon this critter, unfortunately for it, he found it with the garden shears, so froggie will have to go a wooing minus a foot. It did not seem to bother him/her much though, and like the good froggie it is, sat happily for a few minutes for a photo opportunity then hopped off back under the stone he had been under.
He/she has been seen since, so no lasting harm seems to have come to him/her.

Friday, September 11, 2009


Just as I was getting used to the idea that I was nearly at the end of my quest to have all of the Promarkers that there were to have, what to Letraset do? they go and release a whole load of new colors!
Now don't get me wrong, I love these little beauties, and I am finally getting used to the way that they work, I can even color in something that I am not ashamed to put onto a card now, so these new colors are going to cause me problems, not because I will have to try and choose which ones to have (no brainer that one!) but where am I going to put them all? At the present they are all lying quite happily in a box that a) fits my shelves beautifully, b) is not too heavy to put away when I am done so they do get tidied up and c) they all fit in the one box, bonus!

If I am forced to use two boxes I know I am going to get frustrated when I have not pulled the right box off the shelf and end up using ink pads to color in (what I did before I went down the Promarker road) or, even worse, I am going to have to rethink the box situation, which will mean buying something else, I am just not up to all this thinking!

I am going to go to my sanctuary and have a good sulk, then I am going to take some pictures for Lyn, I am sure she is worried for my stamp collection (and rightly so) Something else I have to think about, as right now, they are all a bit higgeldy piggeldy and stored in different places, but, and I know this will cause you pain Lyn, I DO know where they all are!

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

This is my workdesk TODAY!

I have finally remembered on the right day to do this! I just do not know where my mind has been these last few weeks, but I am missing it!

There do not seem to be enough hours in the day to do all the things I want to do, let along all the things that just have to be done. I have been card making, mini book making and I have splurged and treated myself to two new cartridges for George (Cricut) from the US, so hopefully they will be here within the next couple of weeks.

If you look VERY carefully Mrs Dunnit, you will notice that I have taken you excellent advice and got myself a notebook, it is the bright pink one hiding under the instructions for the flip book, and yes, I am using it, just not all the time yet :)

Still in shuffling mode here as you can see, I will have it done sometime soon as using two tables just as storage is not the reason I decided that having two would be a good idea. I have come to the conclusion that I am never going to be a tidy crafter, but a messy madam does not really suit me either, I do like to be able to find things occasionally!