and apologies for taking days, if not weeks, to finally say thank you. I actually do have an excuse. You see, I have lately become distracted by Youtube and thought I could make a happy mail video which I would then embed in a post on my blog. Well, I tried three times, and every time I literally talked for ten minutes only to find that the camera had stopped filming after about 2. Let me tell you, that is as frustrating as losing a blog post before you have published it. So I have returned to good old photography for the happy mail thanks.
This package came from Rachel and contained lots of bits for another steampunk RAPS in that round tin. But have a close look. Have you noticed the narrow, curved little thing above the camera badge? That is actually a badge, too. “Porter lives” – I love it. Rachel’s OH made it, as well as those wooden laser-cuts in the bag below. I suspect OH could make a roaring trade in Armitage related badges. Just sayin… Thank you, Rachel!!! Guy’s coat of arms is right here by my side!
And this shipment from Donna reached me last week, too:
What you see there are lots of “Project Life” cards in various sizes. No, they don’t really have anything to do with RA, but with my junk journaling hobby, and Donna saw these, thought of me and picked them up. The designs are exactly what I love at the moment – vintage, whimsical, slightly grungy. They will find their way into my junk journals. (In fact I had already started using them by the time I took this photo…) Oh, and that coaster is already in use, too. Thank you, Donna xxx
Lastly, Helen has struck again ⚡️. A big shoebox full of fantastic crafting materials turned up at my house last week. Lots of ribbons, beads of all sizes, colours and materials, laces, fabrics and those absolutely gorgeous tissue papers.
All of this will get used in my junk journals. My stash and my hoard are so big at this stage, I can hardly move in my craft room 😂. But I love all these pieces, and I always think that presents like these parcels from Rachel, Donna and Helen, are so much more inspirational in terms of creativity than going out and choosing things myself…
To all of you – many thanks for enabling my expression of creativity. It’s what keeps me going!