Monday, April 30, 2007

Happy Monday...

Mondays are so much easier to deal with when it's sunny and today is a beautiful day... Hope this sunny spell lasts right through til October as everyone is happier when the sun shines!
Anyway loads of news to report....Saturday we had the girl's brigade display which was great. I took so many photos I nearly crashed my laptop when I tried to upload. The girls gave me lots to be proud of - doing their thing perfectly with such panache...

This is Lucy doing the 'hokey kokey' - what a little doll she was! Then they did the cutest routine of 'Thank Heaven for little girls' in their little pink dresses... (a scrapbooker's dream night out don't you think!' LOL!)...




And here's miss Eva looking so grown up doing the routine 'Sweet Sixteen' which they did recently at the district finals. Definitely a proud mammy moment! She takes it VERY seriously and there wasn't a foot out of place. How cool is she!


Yesterday I had a lovely afternoon - went to Christine's (Arc angels) Charity crop. There was a raffle and I won 2nd prize which was a camcorder (or sorts!). Not sure how it works but DH is having fun with it...We did this lovely LO using gorgeous papers - haven't seen them before so I was well impressed with them.


There were some amazing bargains for sale -lookey lookey what I got...Donna from www.Scrap4Keeps.com is closing down her shop and I got these babies for €3 each - I nearly tripped over myself in the rush to the table when I saw them for sale. She still has loads of stock left so check out her website for a bargain - everything is half price! I had fun trying to sneak them into the house without being noticed... Thankfully my husband is not as observant about craft matters... unlike the scrapbook widower (see sidebar for link). While he was sorting out the tea I quickly made some changes in my new craft room (did i mention I got a NEW CRAFTROOM!!!) and installed them as if they have been there for 100 years. At one stage he walked into my room to tell me something and my heart skipped a beat but I stood directly in front of the tower of paper and made sure I was in his eyeline and then gently backed him out of the room... phew...he hadn't noticed (yay!). Don't they look like they have been there for 100 years... haha!!!! RESULT! Hope he doesn't read every inch of my blog!!!

So here's my new room - it's 3 walls of floor to ceiling stash and 2 wallpaper tables to allow me be creative. I love it as it's a real 'lock myself away from the kids' room...bless their little cotton socks! It used to be their toy room but they were too fond of bringing their toys to every part of the house so they have been sent to the attic which is a much better plan for everyone involved...especially moi! I hasten to add...it's not normally this tidy!

7 comments:

CarolineO said...

Such sweet photo's of the girls. Love your new craft room, you lucky ducky! LOVE the new paper storage...what a bargain! LOL! I even counted to see how many you'd snaffled!

JACKIE said...

priceless photos, love the pink dresses.

Carrie said...

I've seen this craft irl and I am jealous and I love your new storage

Neasa said...

The girls look soooooo cute. You must have been beaming!!!
I LOVE your new room. That tower is just the biz. Enjoy every minute you get in there!!!!

Audrey said...

What a perfect weekend! Lucy is so cute in her pink, and isn't Eva such a lady!!!

Tigger's rambling said...

The girls look beautiful and wow look at your craftroom....lucky you :-)

Mary said...

Love your new room Elaine,happy crafting!!