Saturday, 26 January 2013

Vegan food swap

This month I took part in the vegan food swap again having enjoyed my parcel of goodies so much last time :)

I sent my package of goodies off to Mitsu, who organises the whole swap she-bang, and I received my parcel from Liz, who lives not too far from me as it turns out!

Here's my swap parcel from Lisa minus one item...
...I have to admit, the banana walnut choc chip cookies didn't make it into the picture! Me and my family enjoyed them sooo much, what a sweet touch to add some home baked goodies to the parcel - thanks Liz! :)

Also in the parcel:-
Nakd bars (gingerbread and choc orange)
Sea salt, rosemary and garlic kettle chips
Bombay mix
Chocolate coated mini rice cakes
White chocolate buttons
Vanoffe dark raw chocolate

Gorgeous parcel of snacky treats, thanks Liz!

Gayle xx

Friday, 4 January 2013

Happy New Year!

So we made it through Christmas and here we are on the other side!

This year I have a flexible list of resolutions set up on my phone so I can add and amend as necessary.  No, I'm not going to list them here! Flexible list remember, you might expect me to be doing something I cross off mid-February! lol

But overall I think my resolutions show me that I want to keep making my life pretty so I enjoy it - craft time is important, but being creative in other areas is too, and I'll find new and interesting ways to make that happen :)

I have to say that this year has had some amazing times, I have learnt so much both about nursing, crafting and life in general!  I consider myself so lucky to have some brilliant crafty friends who I would never have met otherwise, and to be still involved with my TST girls, as well as this year joining the wonderful and welcoming Stamp Attic.  At times I still pinch myself and have a little squeal with excitement :-D

After being without my crafting space over Christmas, I've knitted myself into a coma LOL

...but, I am working on some papercrafting again, both a joint project with my Mum and Nan over Christmas (so completely blessed that I get to do this :) ) and my Journal Your Christmas album, which is coming together nicely now I've started putting my photos together ready for printing:-
This is my JYC album!  I used a 4x6 kraft photo album from Paperchase so I'm hoping everything will fit in, loving the ribbons to tie it closed! Very handy :)

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year, I am looking forward to 2013 and all it brings :)
Gayle xx