Hi Everyone - late joining today but somehow the New Year crept up on me & I haven't kept on top of which day was which !!
Hope you all had a fun New Year celebration ?
We had friends over for a meal & to see in the New Year together - we had a lovely fun evening with them !
Then the men went to footie yesterday & we girls went to see The Hobbit film - so we all got to do something we enjoyed then too !!
My desk is poised today - between the month that was - and the year to come !!
I have finished my Journal Your Christmas - the prompts go on 'til Twelfth Night - but personally I am "through it " by then & have my "what's next" head on !
So I like to finish my journal on the 1st January.
All the pages are done - I just need to sit down with my trusty Crop-A-Dile and punch all the holes for the book rings I like to use to hold it all together.
Then I will drift through the pages adding a few embellishments & maybe a few gems for some bling, get some ribbons tied around the book rings - and off it goes to sit on the book shelf with it's brothers & sisters from years gone by !!
I had a quick look in the Hobbycraft store sale - not much to excite the paper-crafter but I did pick up a few bits & bobs such as the punches & houses die reduced by a few £ !
And I saw this lovely seed-head stencil.
If you stop by regularly you will know I am addicted to seed-head stash - stamps, stencils - I just can't resist any of them !!
So obviously when this stencil just leapt into my basket all by itself - how could I not take to a good home !!
The interesting Chronology stamps were free with the new Creativity magazine - they look like a great fun new Art Journal page in the making, me thinks !!
I am ready to see what new projects pop into my head for the year ahead - and I am determined to USE MY STASH !! That is my resolution for 2013 - STASH BUSTING !!
Oh and to stitch a chocolate & mocca coloured quilt for our back bedroom,
to end 2013 weighing less than I started it
and to enjoy the year which will bring both my 20th wedding anniversary (May) & my 50th (gulp!) birthday (September) !!
Hope you all have a brilliant 2013 & looking forward to sharing our creative time together each Wednesday !!