I hate being ill....I am a really bad patient who doesn't like spending time in bed and who moans about being ill the whole time. I have spent the past three days off work staggering between bed, the sofa, the floor where Alex used me as a climbing frame, and my desk on the few times that I felt well enough to attempt to go on-line or to do a little crafting. Despite being officially off -work I have had to do some although it took me three times as long as normal to do...my Chinese student had a literature review to do and I needed to edit it...trying to translate Chinese English into good English is surprisingly difficult at the best of times, and even worse when your head is full of goo!
Tim decided yesterday that Alex's hair was getting too long and looking a little 'girly' with it curling up behind his ears and on the back of his neck so he got the clippers out and gave Alex his first hair cut. I dreaded it as I thought it would really alter the way Alex looked, but actually the number 7 worked well and neatened everything out, not altering it too much. Even better, Alex didn't get stressed by the clippers...he only got fedup at the end because he didn't like being restrained. I was very proud of him.
Like I said earlier despite having so much time off work I haven't felt well enough to do much crafting, although I have done my scrapbook layout for this week. This used Bazzil cardstock, papercellar patterned paper, chipboard letters and rub-ons from Making memories and ribbon, flowers that I had available. The layout was taken from a sketch on the Scrummy Stash Cafe Blog and uses photographs that I have had since last April and not known how to incorporate into a layout. The colour scheme was chosen in part from the green and blue of the chair that Alex was sat in and from the chipboard letters.
Tim very kindly bought me some new crafty goodies from Crafty Individuals includig their Miniatures books containing 90 different images. I used 4 images from the 'People & Places' set to make the following 'Forces Letters' set. The backgrounds to these ATCs used K&Co paper on Bazzil Basics cardstock, with Crafty Individual background writing and postage marks on each one. The corner stamps were from the StampsAway range at Clevercut, the flowers are 'Angel kiss blooms, and the dragonflies are from the Woodware craft collection. I am quite pleased with how these ones came out and have put them up for swaps on the CM&PC forum. All comments welcome as usual. More soon,