Sunday, March 31, 2013

He is risen

"...He is risen from the dead, just as he said would happen..."
(Matthew 28:6, NLT)

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Around here

I've been doing a bit of shopping....

Bought warm winter pyjamas for my girls

and some winter clothes and beanies and scarves to keep them warm on the early morning school trip...

and this gorgeous side table for my lounge...

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Layouts to share

Here are the scrapbooking layouts that I completed last weekend...

Monday, March 25, 2013

Weekend in review

This past weekend was filled with good food, great conversation and lots of creativity as the Scrap Addicts gathered for our quarterly scrapathon at my home - 2 days of joy.  I got 12 pages done (6 double pages).
Lynn and Leonie brought Easter gifts for us


Lynn added this to my gift.  Wonder why...?

Lynn and I

Leonie's salads are like works of art

for lunch on Saturday, I made chicken pot pies to go with Leonie's gorgeous salad  

Meet the 6th member of the Scrap Addicts group - miss Ruby.  This is how she spent the scrapbooking weekend..... 

scrapbooking is clearly very tiring!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Art journalling

I seem to have so little leisure time, and I so often feel overwhelmed, especially at work.  At home, I often feel overwhelmed by maintenance and all the general tasks needed just to keep my home running.  There are little piles of stuff everywhere that need to be sorted, filed or actioned.
Sometimes I even feel overwhelmed by crafting...there's so much that I want to do but I only have time to do a little bit here and there.  Maybe age is catching up with me.  Maybe I really am just overloaded with too much to do.  So I try and focus on what I can do and what I really want to do, and I ignore everything else for a while. 
Right now I'm reading a Courtney Walsh novel called Sweethaven Homecoming, and I'm playing with some scrapbooking and art the tiny tiny spaces of free time that pop up here and there


Monday, March 18, 2013

Weekend in review

I spent most of Saturday scrapbooking with Leonie, Lynn and Noleen (Lynn's sister) at a Doing Life class with Desire Fourie at her lovely home in Fourways.  The weather was beautifully cool, and it was great to reconnect with friends, just what I needed after a hectic week of travel.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Mini Album

I made a mini album as a gift for my mom.  After a really tough and sad 2012, I wanted her to have some happy family photos.  I bought the SEI album from Michaels in Boston when I was in the USA in 2009 for the princely sum of U$9.99.  The package contained everythng necessary to complete the album, so great value for money...

My mom was delighted with the album