Sunday, 12 December 2010

Sometimes real life gets in the way

I've been falling further and further behind on crafty things of late. Pressure of the day job has been increased by the bad weather multiplying my normal hour each way journey and by long term and unexpected serious illnesses in the family detracting from time and inclination to create pretty things. As a result I don't have much to share just now.

I've been working on a 12 days of Christmas swap where all the participants make 12 of the same gift, send them to the coordinator who packages them up with one of each item to a parcel and sends each player a set back. We open these one each day in the run up to Christmas and because we don't know what each of us in opening it is a secret what we have made until everyone has opened all their parcels. You'll need to come back after Christmas day to see what I've been up to.

I have just about kept going with my 365 day journal challenge.

My completed pages for October and November are here - not wonky in real life just in the super quick snap shots:

And my December page ready to start (well nearly) is here:

If you'd like to keep a journal like this next year check out the wonderful Kate Crane's article in the new issue of Craft Stamper magazine for step by step instructions and inspiration.


  1. Terrific pages Kate and can see you have put so much work into them, but well worth it.
    Annette x

  2. Love these pages Kate. Hope you're okay.

  3. It's admirable that you have managed to maintain your 365 journal pages - brilliant - I would love to have a go, but fear that I might fall by the wayside over the year

    Amazing work

  4. Great pages Kate, well done for keeping up. Sorry you have been feeling pressured recently - hope things are easing a bit for you.
    Happy Christmas :-)