Life has been slow but busy. Non exciting busy hence the lack of blogging. I currently have a week off work to sort out a few things and get back on track with my craft (oh and the diet).
This last weekend was really the first time that I have done anything interesting for a long time. In fact it really started on Friday at work. The boss decided we were going to have a mad hatters day. There were lots of hats but not many of them mad. We also had little notes of thanks on our desks, a box of smarties and a bottle of bubbles to blow at each other. We also got morning tea and later in the afternoon we had a raffle as well. It was a nice way to end what had been a rather stress filled week.
After work I headed off for Stamp Camp. Ngaire is the person who sponsored me into becoming a Stampin Up demonstrator. Every year she organises a camp for her down line. I think it is dubbed the Stamparoos camp. We had so much fun. The theme was Christmas in July and for those of us staying over night we had to create a Christmas card and then provide the stock for others to make it. That meant each one of us got to make everyone elses card (34 in total). We also did 3 classes that 3 of the girls took. You can find out more on my other blog here.
On Sunday mum and I went to the craft show at Claremont show grounds. Normally I go crazy at these things buying way too much stuff. This year I was determined to buy hardly anything. In fact people were laughing at me in the stalls and wishing me luck when mum would point something out and I would "oooh I am not looking, I am trying to be good!" In the end I spent more than I wanted to but less that what I normally do so I am kinda happy with that.
It was the Twiddleybitz store that did me in and the Stamp Trap (Trap alright). Twiddleybitz had products there that were very hard to get in the stores I go to and they also had some new things as well as really good specials. The stamp trap just had some great artistic stamps (the sort that Stampin Up don't really do) and a great way to do gold leaf so I am going to try that for the first time. Photos to come ... once the studio is tidy and I know where I am at.
Speaking of tidying I suppose I had better go and do it. Where is my magic genie when I need him.