Last night I booked the first of a number of flights for this summer. I’ll be spending a good bit of time in Germany – helping my mother move into her new flat. While I don’t mind being away from home for a long stretch of time – both my children will be travelling for several weeks this summer, and my hubs will be happy to have some quality time *without* his beloved – it suddenly occurred to me that the only thing that really irks me about being away, is not having access to all my craft tools and materials. I am currently in a creative phase again, and the thought of not being able to make a few junk journals or pocket shrines, suddenly feels me with reluctance. There is also the fact that the next charity auction is rearing its head – and I need to get ready. So for today I am planning to get into the shrining game again. And while I am sitting at my desk, fiddling with pretty pictures and little tins, I thought I’d show you the full extent of my tin expression.
Now, it has to be said that you – yes, you – are also to blame. You are my enablers. I have received packages upon packages with gorgeous materials and tins tins tins. I can’t thank you enough, actually. And I really, really, really need to get into that stash, creating something with those tins. Here, have a look:
[Really sorry for the massive size of this video. I’d rather have included this in a smaller window, but technology didn’t give me the option. WARNING: Might make you feel a bit motion sick…]
Um, and that is not all. There are more tins in packages and bags elsewhere, I just haven’t unpacked them. I think that nasty layer of dust has to wait another day before I clean it up *any excuse to avoid cleaning*.
Good news at the end of this post. I wanted to let you all know that Flat Richie is travelling again. Yep, Richie took a bit of a lengthy holiday… due to unforeseen circumstances. But I have just checked the tracking details, and I can see that he has arrived at his next destination, ready to be delivered at the end of today… So I expect to hear more either today or tomorrow, time differences permitting.
Meanwhile, a happy mail bomb I sent off on the 14th of May has been sitting somewhere in a US Mail facility since 15th of May, without getting delivered to the recipient. Very worrying.
I tidied up my phone the other day. Here, have some purple love to have made it worth-while reading this post.