Yes, completely freezing in our house at the moment and has been for the past week. Our boiler has completely packed up. We have hot water but no heating and so are living in very few rooms with convection heaters and fan heaters to warm us up. I dread to think what the electricity bill is going to be like at the end of the month. The guy should be coming round to diagnose the problem and hopefully fix it this evening.
On a positive note we have had a really blessed time in terms of free stuff for Alex this week. A house a few streets away from us have a skip and they keep throwing out the most amazing kids stuff...it just needs a thorough cleaning and bleaching. We knocked on and asked permission to raid the skip and have walked away with loads including a plastic slide, a tricycle, a small plastic desk with in built bench, a highchair (a really good quality one), a push along car for walks and numerous small toys. They are all a bit old for him at the moment but will come into their own in the fullness of time and saves us quite a lot of money. Who could ask for more!
As far as crafting goes I have started making Tim's birthday card using a medallion stamp heat embossed with black powder and then coloured in with Mica powders and this will be decoupaged. This is taking me ages as I don't get a great deal of crafting time in the evenings and it is a design full of intricate little details. Hence the sneaky peak here of just some of it. I promise to show you when it is complete.
Today I received a wonderful set of three hallowe'en ATCs from Christine Johnson. These are really good fun with three dimensional characters. The 'Boo' one has material as the background and there are little bits of glitter on the word and the spook which adds an extra special luxurious feel to the card. Needless to say I am thrilled with this latest addition to my collection.