Saturday, July 31, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
This morning between 10am and 2pm
I washed 32 very dirty blending foam pads
made a card
made a scrapbook page
checked around the shop for missing items of stock
wrote out orders for several suppliers
de-glued a couple of tables used by the kids last night
and served a lot of customers.
Then lunch in one of the bars behind the shop followed by a 20 minute trip to the nearby shopping centre at Ondara where I bought a new unit to hopefully organise the classroom - then back to the shop to assemble it, home, feed the dogs and cat, get the washing off the line, sort and fold it, grab a bowl of cereals as can't be bothered to make tea, check e-mails, dig out 5 credit notes which I keep forgetting to use!!! water the plants - ask Colin why I have so many - load today's photos onto computer and then blog.....and it's now 23.43 - aaagghh!!!! where did the day go?????
On Saturday evening at friends Maggie and John's barbecue, Maggie who is a very talented quilter, showed me some of her beautiful quilts saying one in particular was a favourite of hers.
It was blue and brown with shabby edges (deliberate) so I made this card as a thank you. I distressed the edges of the brown squares with my Tim's distresser tool and also the lollipop flower. I have been doing a lot more doodling lately so thought I would add some to a scrapbook page for a change and am quite pleased with the way it turned out.....and yesterday I had the back windows etched so that people know what the shop is and what we do and sell. Almost three months after moving here we are still getting people in thinking we are new.
The back windows over look two bar/cafes - the shop door is only onto the main road - so we have been getting people peering in while waiting for their coffees or egg and chips.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
If anyone out there in blogland knows how to get around this problem please let me know - thanks.
Bye for now
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
I decided I was going to do something other than a project for classes and I have had a blank wooden house in my craft room for quite some time so yesterday I painted it with Pebble Dabber and stamped a few images onto card and tissue to play around with.
Today I went to the shop half an hour early, assessed the bits from yesterday and then Distressed and Dabbered and Stickled between customers, went home late for lunch (a Crunchie ice cream - well its too hot to eat!) left the house early on the pretence of having to buy a new clip to put my hair up and dashed back to the shop. Did some more, helped the Wednesday youngsters with assorted projects - catch up day for them - and then having told Colin I would be home for dinner about 9ish - well it was 9ish - well 10.30ish really! So that's it then....the black flourishes are painted on the wall and not part of the house... just look at the mess I created making it...but worth it I think.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
You can't see the real beauty in the photograph - the colours really glow
Bye for now
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Tanya went back to Belgium yesterday - Colin took her to the airport so no more dramas there!
It was lovely having her here and having some girlie time with cocktails and loads of playtime so I am now looking forward to my visit to her in September.
I have some photos of the classes she took while she was here but Blogger is now so difficult - having to load photos from the bottom up - that I will have to put her photos on my next post.
They popped into the shop this morning to bind their albums as they were too wet last night and Almudena and Itsiar return to Madrid till next July on Saturday. It is so lovely that I am having lots of Spanish girls come to class.
Mind you, the girls and boys include Spanish, German, Russian/Canadian, Irish/Venezualan, Columbian, and English of course - so a real league of Nations.
Absulutely shattered with this continuous 40 degree heat so now off for a dip in the pool and then off to bed to read my book so
Bye for now
Monday, July 12, 2010
Sunday, July 11, 2010
One is a brag album of baby Louie for my good friend Lorraine's first grandchild and a canvas for Jaz, Louie's mum and Lorraine's daughter.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Its HOT here and the page reflects that. It has been painted, sprayed, stencilled, stamped. distressed, doodled and ticketed.
It was done a few days ago but Tanya and I have been having such a great time lazing around reading - well falling asleep a lot, swimming - well no that's too strenuous so lying chatting in the pool, playing with inks, paints and other messy stuff and there's so little time - her holiday is half over already.