Sunday, 14 December 2008

My first six pages...

So I made a start on my Christmas Journal, and have completed the first six pages. I did start on a smaller scale but found that I couldn't fit everything I wanted onto one page, so I put two pages in the bin and started again using the 8x8 inch format. And I'm quite pleased with the way that they have turned out. I know I'm miles behind still, about a week in fact, but I can try to catch up next weekend, or over the christmas break. Here they are:

Can you believe what happened in the strictly semi final results show last night? I don't believe that it was a fix like the papers were suggesting, but I do think that its unfair the way that they all automatically got put through. I think that the BBC should have disregarded the judges scores and just gone with the public vote, and whoever scored the lowest should have gone home, without the dance off happening. The girls were by far better than Tom, and I hope one of them wins it next week.

Our Christmas tree has gone up today! Hopefully Robert will put the rest of the decorations up while mum and I are at work tomorrow.

Monday, 8 December 2008

Journal your Christmas...

So I've given in and decided to do the journal again this year! Having the emails come directly to my inbox for me to open and read just made it too tempting! So last night I sorted out all my craft supplies and found everything xmassy. A lot of it won't be xmassy but will be just fine. This year I'm going to try to make it more about this xmas rather than xmas in general. I've got a book to use that I bought ages ago, so I'm all ready to go!

Also, I'm making a conscious decision to buy no more stash for the forseeable future! I've still got lots that I have used yet and has been sitting in the boxes for ages. So that is my early new years resoultion. Only sticky tape is allowed!

Sunday, 7 December 2008

Worthing CJ

This weekend I have managed to sit down and finish the CJ (known in our house as a round robin!) that I started a couple of weekends ago. Hopefully I'll get the next one within the next 14 days so that it misses the Christmas post. Here are a couple of photos of what I did:
The pages above are what you see first, then there is a flap on the left that lifts up with the ribbon, to reveal the pages below:

Other news this week is that I had an email for the SI team who are going to print a letter that I sent them a few weeks ago along with some pics of a mini book I made. How excited was I??? They've even said that they're going to send me a prize, I couldn't believe it!

Tasha is doing a lot better now. Shes had her stitches out, and has stopped scratching, and her fur is beginning to grow back. So we're very relieved that there was nothing more serious going on. Horrible company that made the dodgy vaccination though :(

As people know, I have been frozen at work this past week, and when I get cold I never get warm again. So I've got thermals to wear!!! Hopefully will be a lot warmer tomorrow! The job is still going really well, I'm learning a lot and am enjoying it too.

The Fashion show...

Well Saturday finally came, and the much awaited fashion show took place. How nervous were we all before we went on??? And the talk that there were 250 people! We had a run through with the stage and the music in the afternoon, then had a pizza break before several girls and a few boys got changed quickly into their first outfits. Lots of show swapping, people doing each others hair, and zipping up fiddly dresses. The running order of the show meant that once youd been on first you had 3 songs to get changed into your second outfit before going back on. Luckily everyone made it, although I was a bit concerned for the little guides, I didn't think they'd all be ready in time. So on I went with Sadie and another leader called Vanessa, and do you know what once we were up there it wasn't so bad. We went down the stage as a threesome, then each of us went down one at a time and had to stop on 3 stops on the way down. Apparently £2500 was raised which I think was a very big achievement. What struck me when I first got there was how professional it all looked. The leaders in charge of the show had obviously put in such a lot of work as well as having to deal with a large number of outfits! So, here are the photos!

And even though I was nervous and was quite worried about being on a stage by myself, it wasn't as bad as I thought. Will I do it again next year? We'll have to wait and see!