A walk in the country –

A walk in the country –

Hi there Thanks for popping in. There’s nothing quite like a walk in the countryside for clearing the head, and when the sun is shining, I declare it is better than anything else. Linda has created these beautiful designs, which are perfect – and not weather dependent either! Paul launched these as a One Day Special on Create & Craft tonight at 6pm. Oh boy! They flew out the door! Which only serves to underscore that our groovi parchment friends…

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Design of the Week & Art for Art’s Sake

Design of the Week & Art for Art’s Sake

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Time for another Design of the Week with 30% discount (plus club discount) and another of my all time favourites : the Town Houses. So pleased to be shining a light on these houses by Mel. These are better than brilliant. Whether you like the stencil, the stamps, the die or the Groovi plate – works like a charm every time. Available in 3 Way Overlay Stamps in a 7×7 Stencil a 4×4 Fresh…

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Get out of your Dandelion head…

Get out of your Dandelion head…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. It’s been a busy day today, ticking lots of boxes and putting things in place for Dad’s celebration send off. So much to consider, so much to think about. Couldn’t sit still this afternoon either. Blitzed the kitchen, made it all lovely. And now I feel the need to go out and make some art with last week’s Design of the Week Abstract Dandelions stampset, before the price changes and a new design takes…

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# 15 Keep It Simple…

# 15 Keep It Simple…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Sunny day, blue skies here in the southeast of England. Calm head. A morning of pottery does that. I signed up for a very specific kind of Sunday pottery class many weeks ago, and today was Day 1. Five Sundays in a row. The course title is Architectural Ceramics, so you can imagine it’s all about structure, building, lines, curves. Less about function, more about shape. That’s the kind of art I have been…

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Let’s keep it in today

Let’s keep it in today

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Can’t think of anything uplifting or positive to say today, so I shall just offer up Quote #14 Let’s keep it in today All that happened today stays in today. Good and Bad. Tomorrow is another bright fresh day. Another blank canvas! Why don’t you come in and take the reins? Help me out? Tell us something positive. Give us something to smile about. People read the posts and messages just as much as…

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I with you, and you with me.

I with you, and you with me.

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Good day today. Very good day. Spent it with my dear friend Carron. She’s a real diamond. She lost her beautiful Mum during lockdown. Terrible circumstances really, by comparison. But she was able to take her experience, compassion and love, and help me get to grips with today today. You know, we chatted, we laughed, we cried, we laughed a bit more, we sighed and then we hugged each other. It was the best…

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Doovayday

Doovayday

Hi there Thanks for popping in. It’s been a bit of a Duvet Day today. Just went with how I felt, which was pretty low and lousy. So just kept crawling back in under the eiderdown. Cleaned a bit, had a kip, pottered a bit, lay down again, made necessary phone calls, went back to bed. And that’s ok. Not something I have EVER done, but hey. Nothing feels right today; just don’t know where to turn or what to…

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Good Grief

Good Grief

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Funny old day. Going through the motions, going through the paperwork. The sadness comes in waves. One minute you think you’re fine, the next you’re in floods of tears. I daren’t listen to Billie Holiday. We had Billie Holiday on all through the weekend with Dad. He could still hear EVERYTHING, and was evidently enjoying his favourite singer. His arms were up in the air, and he was tapping away to the rhythm of…

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Tuesday – Design of the Week

Tuesday – Design of the Week

Hi there Thanks for popping in. And thank you for the love and support which has been pouring in, cushioning us Grays. God knows it has been needed. It’s difficult to know what to do. Sit and stare? I’m wearing Dad’s sweater. I like that. Being inside his clothes. Steve said he was wearing his slippers earlier; said they were precious. Grace was on the phone, then Mark called. It’s not just me; we’re all a bit rudderless. Quote of…

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Don’t be sad.

Don’t be sad.

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Our darling Dad died late last night, just before midnight. It’s been a struggle for a while, and I guess, at 85, the old body was just worn out. But not the spirit – never the spirit! My brother Steve and I were with him. In fact, we camped in his room at the beautiful nursing home with him all weekend, the three of us, right till the end. Never left his side. And…

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