Wow. I cannot believe it has been a year since I last logged on and posted to my poor little neglected blog! So much has happened in the past year and so much has changed, I just don't know where to begin.
First things first though..... how are you all? I've so missed seeing your beautiful creations every day and checking in with what is going on in your lives. So, what's the gossip?! What have I missed?! I need updates!!!
I bet some of you are wondering where I have been. Well, it all started this time last year when I applied for a promotion at work which I never thought I'd get. Weirdly, I got the job! Whilst this was (and still is) great news, it has consumed my life ever since as we have been in the middle of an enormous restructure of the entire university and I've had to work silly hours just to keep my head above water. Also, as I now hold a management position and have a team to look after, I feel mega responsible for everyone and everything. Consequently, very little time has been left for crafting :o(
On top of that, Alistair also changed jobs.
On top of that, we both had to buy new cars.
On top of that, I turned 30 (eek!).
On top of that...... we decided to make our lives even harder by buying our own house! It was a very quick 6 week turnaround and we moved in just before Christmas. We absolutely love our new home, but my absolute favourite part is that I now have my very own craft room! It is built on the side of the house and was previously used as an office. NOT ANY MORE!!! It is ideal for me as it has kitchen cupboards on the walls which most of my stash fits in to and I managed to find a fab desk on ebay for £10 to accommodate the rest. It is my own piece of heaven and I can't help but smile when I'm sat in there.
My fab new room was the final shove I needed to rekindle my crafting obsession. I was missing crafting more and more as the months went by and I was craving the escapism and relaxation it gave me. So, that's how I've come to find myself here on a Saturday night, tapping away on my netbook, updating my lonely little blog!
However, given that I've had a year away from my beloved crafting, I need a crash course from you guys now!!! So.... Who are the hot new stamp/digi designers? Who is producing the funkiest papers now? Are Nestabilities up to 'Labels 85' yet??
Can't wait to get back in touch with you all. And you never know, I might even have a card to share in the near future....!!!
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