Wow, where has the last week gone???
Firstly, I’d like to apologise for the gap in my posting…I had several university deadlines to meet and books to read which I just had to put first and I am please to say that I finally feel on top of my workload again and there is a slight lull now before the next batch of essays so, while I am still trying to get ahead with my work, I have time to do some fun things again (for now at least!) such as blogging and crafting 🙂
Not only have I been busy with work recently, but everything else in life seems to be occurring right now too! The first thing was James’ 21st birthday, which involved a trip to Skegness to spend the weekend with his family which was lovely and it gave us both a much needed break from work! Here are the presents that I got him!
The first present that I chose came to me as a stroke of genius shortly before Christmas, and in January it was put into action! A while ago I stumbled upon the blog of the fantastic Chipper Nelly (Fee) who makes stunning blocks from reclaimed wood. I first encountered her work when I saw her giveaway for some Alice in Wonderland blocks, which were completely amazing and I just couldn’t get them out of my head! I showed them to James and he loved them too, so I thought she may be able to help me out with a present for James to remember his 21st birthday, so I wanted to see what she could do with his favourite novel, The Secret Garden. After much plotting and discussing and designing (as well as my role…’borrowing’ James’ book to scan the images from) Fee made this for me: