Sunday, 22 November 2009

A Day's Work

Well, it was all very exciting in the Blogging for Scrapbookers course world yesterday! Parties and tours round the world kept me very busy.  I needed a good night's sleep to recover! It was fun though, and I found some people I hadn't met yet and who I might follow from now on, as well as collecting ideas for layouts, cakes, mini-art, cardmaking, photography, writing, all kinds of stuff!

Today has been hard work, but worth it.  We have almost finished J's new bedroom.  We put up two rows of shelves and moved some of his stuff onto them.  There's a set of lighting for his desk and some cute pen and pencil pots on a rail where he can reach.

I'm off to Ikea on Tuesday, to buy the rest of the things for him and stuff for my New Workroom!!

This is the current state of my new workroom! Lots of sorting out to do.

I have to make some final decisions about the storage and desk, then make a list of all I have to buy, before I go off to Ikea. 

Last time I went there for a load of stuff, I bought all the "big stuff" and took it through the tills first.  They sent a nice chap to help me load it into the car.  Then I had a snack in the cafe, and went back for Round 2 - a small trolley for all the little things!  It worked so much better than trying to get everything at once and as it's fairly quiet there on a weekday, it wasn't too much trouble to stand in line twice.

Next weekend I hope we'll clear out the rest of J's stuff and start organising mine.  He will have a couple more shelves on the rails (that I will buy in Ikea), a table that folds down and a new desk chair. Also a little DVD unit, as it will be ideal for paperbacks and will fit in the tiny space between his wardrobe and the window.

I hope that by the end of the weekend, I may be able to start moving my equipment into its new storage area and even to start a project at my new desk! I think there will be several more weekends of work before it's all done, but there is definitely progress now!  The Plan is beginning to work.

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Another Award!

Something I didn't blog yet was this award from the wonderful Mel 

I was delighted to receive this from her for being "a worthy blogging type" who "well deserved" it!   (I did thank her and apologise for not being able to blog it sooner!).

So I have to carry out a few tasks connected to the Award:

1. thank the person who nominated you for this award   - Thank You Mel!

2. copy the logo and place it on your blog.  Did that!

3. link to the person who nominated you for this award - See above!

4. name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting. Hmmm...

Seven things about myself, that people might find interesting.  That's quite a challenge.. I will try.

  1. I love crafting - my favourites are scrapbooking, making cards and binding books
  2. I am learning bookbinding as I go along - I hope to go on some courses. I want to make traditionally bound books.
  3. I have an online shop on Etsy, where I sell various books, sock pets and custom ordered scrap layouts/ albums
  4. I have a sister and it's her birthday today (Happy Birthday!)
  5. I used to be a computer analyst and programmer, then a school dinner lady!
  6. I love teaching and would like to teach craft classes
  7. I have an ambition to be on the creative team of a crafting site or magazine.

There, hope that's at least slightly interesting...

5. nominate 7 Kreative Bloggers.

6. post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.

Rinda at Gallo Organico, for all the hard work she did, organising our Creative Circle Blog Party this weekend!

Jo "Curlyscrapbooker" for amazing Christmas Cake recipe and lesson, and being a generally cool blogger!

Amy whose clean, simple scrap designs, with journalling as a central feature are so refreshing and inspiring.

Kirsty because she always has something great to say or show on her blog, and she's one of the reasons I started scrapping at all.

Shimelle who needs no introduction to most of my blogging friends, but who really should get more awards; besides she's my favourite scrapper!

Jane Dean of Seabreezes, a fab and wonderful designer, artist and scrapper, whose books I have bought and whose blog I've followed for the longest time...

Rachael of La Fuji Mama, who I follow on Twitter too and who always has something lovely cooking at her place!

7. leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they have been nominated. but of course!

I really hope all these lovely people are glad to have the award - I am certainly glad to send it on to them. Cheers Ladies!

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Dont forget that the giveaway from my Mini-Book Tutorial Post on Saturday is still going. Read yesterday's post, check out the other people whose blogs were taking part in the Creative Circle Blog Party (start at Rinda's blog HERE if you want to go straight there!).
Then leave me a comment and answer the three questions asked about the Party Hosts work. 
I will select a winner at random tomorrow, from all posts received.



  1. Had a great time yesterday as well.Your rooms are coming on brilliantly.I'm also a great admirer of Jane her stuff.

  2. Congrats Lizzie - it is well-deserved :-)

    The rooms are looking good! x

  3. Congrats on the award and thank you so much for passing it on to me!

  4. Lizzie,
    Thanks so much for the award!!! I'm really thrilled & honored. I like how you displayed your awards. . . will have to work on that.
    I'll be responding to the award on Tuesday.
    Thanks again!

  5. Your room is looking great - how exciting!! :)

    Thank you so much for the sweet award!! Thank you thank you!

  6. All these nice people dropping by... I am so lucky!
    You are all so welcome!


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