Hedgepigs, Paradise & Ghost Road

I’ve finally made a start on the essay, well I have five pages of notes galore and have created the word document.  So, A300 EMA is now in progress.  I think I’m going to be having instrumentalism/aesthetics and the literary values for one of the criterion, still working on another one (or maybe two).  Will get there in the end, well I have to really don’t I!   And I guess today is the “Revenge of the Sixth” (seeing I missed posting yesterday due to kids wearing me out).  I need a handbook on parenting a hormonal 12 year old and dealing with a son who is on the autistic spectrum along with a 7 year old who is having ‘huffy’ moments because A and B are  won’t play with him {sigh}.


I’ve my stockpile of little boxes that I was working on the other day, here is the finished pile.  I’ll be taking them to the craft fair and will see how they go.  I think they are quite handy to put in a small gift like a pair of earrings or necklace, plus you get a little gift card as well which is popped inside.


I’ve also played along with the Dilly Beans Friday challenge.  This time it was making something for Mother’s Day (we had it earlier in the UK).  I was thinking of my mum and she likes hedgehogs so I have used one of the stamps that I got the other day along with the flowers one.  Both digi downloads and coloured in.  I’ve cut out the little hedgehog and layered it up.  Used some paper from the Tea for Two (it’s one long piece and I have folder over on the right – if that makes sense) and some of the lovely ribbon seam binding.  Also got the embossing powder out to play.  I hope you like it 🙂


The apple blossom is coming along nicely on one of the apple trees, I can’t get to the other one with my current predicament with my hip/back/sacroilitis mucking me around after last Thursday’s dreadful morning (chasing after son number 1 around the block as he ‘went into one’).  I’m going to have to make a trip back to the doctor as my daily dosage of codeine isn’t even touching the pain at the moment.  I have alas being going over the limit to try and knock the pain on the head but the darned bones are having a right old paddy.  Hey ho.

Here is Speckles coming to say hello with Coralie peering in from over her shoulder.  The girls have enjoyed a lot of sunbathing and dust baths today.  They have made a well in their coup where they go throwing dirt over themselves.


Looking forward to blossom being turned into scrummy apples.



And, I am a useless gardener, not one of my pastimes, so is this a weed or a flower, I’ve no idea what it is but it’s pretty!


Back to work tomorrow, hope the weather stays fine and we can get down to the quay, maybe indulge in an ice cream (again) 😉

May the crafting mojo be with you!

5 thoughts on “Hedgepigs, Paradise & Ghost Road

  1. Hello fellow stamper! I love your boxes…mine are waiting to make it out of the shrink wrap! Maybe you’ve given me the inspiration I need to put them together! Good luck with your essay!

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