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Wednesday, 2 January 2013

More craft/life recap and decorating!

Hello friends
Thank you for all your kind words following my announcement of joining the
PMJ Design Team.  I met with Julianna last time I was in Arizona and she is such an
inspirational lady.  She radiates warmth, creativity and positivity - you cannot help but feel inspired in her presence.  I feel very blessed that I am now a member of her team.

Now we are into the New Year things sort of go back to normal ..I'm not sure I like 'normal'!
I hate the thought of taking down the Christmas decorations - especially fairy lights,
I'm tempted to keep some up as they always make me smile.
Still, I haven't got time to dwell on things ... here are some photos of 
yesterday's studio/shop progress, yes, even on New Year's Day we worked!
Elliott (my youngest) and my lovely Dad working hard with paint rollers.
And, just in case you thought all I did was take photos...!
My look is saying 'not sure I want to be captured wearing this!'  But just in case...my unique fashion ensemble was brought to you by old walking socks, trackie bottoms, Mitchell's old jumper and
a pair of Marigolds!  Oh so glamorous!
Back there today...more painting.

Next instalment of craft/life 2012.

July 2012
You got a peek at my 'other life' - my office in London.
I began to move into my existing studio (Mitchell isn't that tall - he is standing on a chair!)
I'm going to miss this studio with its lovely views but I realised very quickly I needed a bigger
place on ground floor level.
I was on Create and Craft demonstrating boxes including 
Square Petal Top Box - I married this up with vellum and Rose Creations.
I fell in love with felt and Spiral Blossoms Three
And created a tag card for my Mum using Jewel Flowers and Flourishes.
(The photo is of my mum as a little girl).
I think it may take some time to work through my 2012 recap ...!

**Important Reminder**
Today is the beginning of the Spellbinders Explore Beyond Sneak Peek and Giveaway,
you will begin to see some of the new dies being released at CHA...
I am so excited about this release...you are going to love it!  Remember to pop over and have a look.

Finally...yes my blog posts are getting longer and longer (so much to say!)
Thank you Lydia for my e-card - brilliant, I can't help but keep watching these cards!
And...Laraine asked about the 'Happy Birthday' stamp featured yesterday and in the card above -
It is from Penny Black  and called Flourish Birthday - it is from the US and I have found it here.
Phew ..finished - I'm back tomorrow - take care friends.

19 comments:

Chloe's Nan said...

All systems go at the new shop eh Christine? I'm sure with such a helpful crew all the work will be done in no time.

Am loving the recap of 2012, but especially can't wait to see your 2013 inspiration, thanks for sharing it all with us.

Gail x

Elizabeth said...

Morning Christine, am I going to be the first post today? It is my first day back at work today so I am up earlier than I have been over the holidays.
What a lovely post today with all your news. I am not sure how you manage to fit everything in as well as the work you do in your "other life". I do admire you.
Thanks for the reminder, I will have a look over at the Spellbinders sneak peak now.
Have a lovely day today.
Elizabeth x

baconbits said...

Morning Christine,

Yes you do look glam - really glad that the Studio is coming along.
Have a great day.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, It's lovely when everyone joins in to help, you seem to have a really brilliant team going on there, although I think you pulled the short straw doing the 'cutting in' work on the painting ha ha.
I love your recap, and the tag card for your Mum is absolutely gorgeous.
I will be popping over to the Spellbinders now, to see if there are any sneaky peeks.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine.
A really long blog today,so pleased your new studio is taking shape so quickly.
I love looking at your previous craft,it is so easy to forget just how much you have done.
Have a great day. x.

val jones said...

Hi Christine. Love todays blog. So much in it. Glada the studio is taking shape.

Just nipping over to Spellbinders for a peek.

Val in Spain xxx

Janice said...

Morning Christine
Another set of great photos, thank you for sharing. You look far more glamorous than I do when I'm painting, but it's good to see you mucking in with the boys!
It's great seeing the progress being made in your studio.
I'm off over to look at Spellbinders now.
Have a lovely day.
Janice x

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine

You and your team are doing great, the studio will soon be finished at this rate.

Loved looking at your photos today ,nice to see your Mums tag again its beautiful

Just off to have a look at spellbinders

Elaine H x

Bea said...

Happy New year Christine - you are certainly being busy and good to see you have help. Thanks for the tip about the Spellbinders sneak peeks and congrats on your DT post.
Hope 2013 is successful for you.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Been and left a comment on Spellbinders sneak peek blog.
Looking through last years posts has been fun, love the tag with your mum on it very pretty.
Looks like your dad and boys are doing a grand job helping you.
Have a good day day.
Lydia
X

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine, loving seeing how the shop is coming along, its like watching a baby grow!
Beautiful projects again, i made some felt spiral blossoms for my 1yr old niece and she loves playing and feeling them. Emma

hazel said...

Morning Christine you will have the studio done in next to no time i am sure. Love all the photos of 2012 xx hazel

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
wonderful reminders of the past year.
The shop is looking sooooo good.
Give your wonderful handy men a big piece of your lovely cake in their tea break it looks like the deserve it.
Have a wonderful decorating day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Unknown said...

Your shop looks awesome!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Christine for the information regarding the stamp.
The shop is looking good... lots of hard work but I bet it will be all worthwhile in the end.
Can't wait to see the shop when it is finished! Bet your the same.

melanie said...

The shop is coming on leaps and bounds ,well done going on DT job .Melanie

Carole Z said...

So pleased your new shop studio is coming along so well! Carole Z X

Carolyn H. said...

Hi Christine, What a great family you have, all mucking in with the decorating and on New Years Day too! Enjoying the 2012 recap as you progress. Although I didnt get to read and comment on yesterdays blog, I have visited Julianna's and left a comment today. Congratulations, I'm sure your going to enjoy being one of the design team members.
Must pop over to Spellbinders now and have a 'sneak peek' CBW Carolyn x

Craftychris said...

Loving more recap piccies! The studio is coming on well - it will be so cool when it is finished. xx

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