Monday, 4 January 2010

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all!!

A little belated but the festive holidays have been a little hectic. Lots of lovely food and drink was consumed and Santa bought us some lovely gifts. I hope you all had a lovely holiday.
So 2010 already, i remember celebrating the millennium, only seems like yesterday. A whole decade has past, one that is filled with happy and sad memories.

So a new day, a new week, a new month, a new year and last but not least a new decade and a new start for me in all areas.

I am looking forward to the year ahead, not that i have any set plans just yet but i have a "good" feeling and of course i do have a few resolutions i would like to achieve this year.

My first resolution is to keep this blog up to date as i have seriously neglected it the last few months. The days have just flown by me and i never seemed to get a chance to log on and update. I am hoping to update at least once a week, if not more.

My second resolution is to "save". I am wanting to save for various things this year, some more important than others but it's going to be hard when i have all the new releases from CHA hitting the scrapping shops soon and then of course Ally Pally, lol. We will have to see how this one goes, wish me luck lol!!

Over the last few months i haven't done much scrapping unfortunately.
In December i did decide to make little Snowman Soup Bags for my youngest 2 Teachers as little thank you gifts. I never know what to buy and think they must get over whelmed, so thought these would be ideal.

I was really happy to recieve lovely comments from the teachers, which made it all worth while

The contents of Snowman Soup bags

Completed bag
I had to make 6 of these, which did take awhile as all the bags were handmade from 1 sheet of 12 x 12 patterned paper. What made it better was that we had a heavy downpor of snow the night before school finished, so they seemed the perfect pressie to give, alas being called Snowman Soup Bags!!!

I did also make a start on the Journal Your Christmas project by Jessica Sprague. I bought lots of new goodies and was really looking forward to documenting our Christmas. I made an effort to make 14 different size pages using different styles, fabrics etc, the rest were going to be completed on a daily basis, but i was only to not touch it at all in the month of December. Now how bad is that!!! Its all still sitting on my desk waiting to be looked at. Thankfully i did take many photo's and keep various pieces, so hopefully i will make a start on it once the kids are back to school and normality reigns again. I was very upset with myself.

My time as a DT member at Cleo Crafts has come to end :(, i have thoroughly enjoyed the kits over the last year, some needing more imagaination than others. I have made some lovely friends throughout the year and i wish them all the best for the future.

I am guessing this will now give me some time to complete various projects i have on the go, i can list 3 for sure and i have some LO's i want to get together aswell. So look forward to the next few months.

I am also now wondering whether i should start the new class on UKS. Document 2010 looks good and seeing as it is only once a month i am thinking i could handle this (lol). I will let you know what i do
Are any of you joining in on this project?
So, as promised i will be back very soon as i do have a project to share with you, just need a few hours to complete it. Its using the fabby Websters pages which is the latest kit from Cleo Crafts. The papers are so much better in real life, such lovely quality. Am making a special birthday present for a family member.
So keep warm, keep safe and take care


Diane said...

My JYC/December Daily also went untouched throughout most of December. I had prepared the (basic) pages and numbers in November but the rest was missing.
For some reason I started a week or so ago and have now made a few pages - we'll see how it goes.
If you don't feel like completing/starting your JYC 2009, why not put it to the side (including the lovely stash you bought) and just use it for 2010? The most important thing is that you don't feel bad about it :)

Carmen said...

It's lovely to see you blogging again. Good luck with combining saving and Ally Pally :D

Those snowman soup bags are lovely - I never know what to get the teachers either.