Wednesday, 7 March 2018

WOYWW #457: A Quick Catch-up

Hi Everyone! I know I've been AWOL for a while, but I thought I'd check in today with WOYWW. I got up at 5 am especially - ok, the truth is I couldn't get back to sleep, so I thought I might as well just get up. So here I am with the obligatory and all-important desk shot!

I've tidied up my desk a bit - can you spot anything new? It's that day-light lamp in the corner - I've been coveting one for ages and since it was my birthday yesterday I got hubs to buy me one. My first impressions are very good - we'll see how it fares long term. Also new is that mini bunting hanging from my shelves. I cut the shapes with a Crafter's Companion mixed media die-set from my grungy gelli prints.  I had a bit of trouble with those dies - they are thicker than normal and they were hard to put through the Big Shot, even though they claim to be compatible. In the end I had to experiment adjusting the thickness of the sandwich to wind them through safely. Anyone had the same experience with those particular dies? Here's a closer look at my lamp and the bunting:

I also made a quick tag on the go, just using left over paint and things I'd found on my desk. This is why I keep all those scraps lying around, although they can get a bit overwhelming after a while. I used a piece of canvas for the tag and stuck a dried up paint circle from my paint tubes around the hole. Those of you who use acrylic paints will know what I'm talking about! 

That's all the creativity that took place in the last three weeks, I'm afraid. In between home schooling and working I don't have much time left for hobbies. The good news is that my son's been offered a place in Year 8 at the middle school, so now we're just waiting for his bus pass to come through and that will free up some of my time. The double good news is that he's also been accepted at the high school from September, so it seems we're all sorted on the school front. Both schools have outstanding ratings, which is why it was important for us to get him in and opted for homeschooling while on the waiting list. 

Most of the UK had some snow last week, so I'm looking forward to seeing all your snowscapes! Here's mine of a fox prowling the grounds behind our house. The first one was taken from inside, but then I braved the elements and went outside in my cream coloured onesie (I just hope the neighbours didn't see me LOL!) I must have blended well into the snowy background because the fox didn't spot me and I was able to get quite close. I even had to make a noise for him (or her?) to look at me. I just wish I'd had my bigger camera with me - these were taken with just my pocket Nikon. 

I've also got a short video of Oreo - we were trying to get him to come out from under the sofa with some Dreamies, but we couldn't trick him!

Thanks for visiting! I will return all visits if you leave a comment! 
See you all later when I'm back from work!

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