Sunday, 14 August 2011

My birthday present from The Princess

I have always encouraged my children to craft while at the same time being careful to not tell them what to do.  I will happily teach them how to use the products but I firmly believe that every person deserves to put their pages together themselves.  I was never very good at art while I was at school, but a critical comment from a teacher about a project that I was very proud of put me of continuing with art.  I dropped the subject as soon as it wasn't compulsory and picked up wood work :-)

Last week The Princess watched Shimelle's sketch of week video with me.  She enjoyed it and once she saw that I had made a layout based on the sketch, but that it wasn't a copy of it, she was hooked!  For my birthday today she presented to me a special wrapped present that was "fragile".  Here is what I received ...

A beautiful layout based on Shimelle's sketch.  She has even added the journaling block at the top left and has a diagonal line of "pretty" embellishments!  I am so proud of my pumpkin :-)  Love you xoxoxo

This will take pride of place in our album.  The photo is of The Princess, The Thinker, and Nephew1.

Now for my special birthday dinner of roast lamb and veg with Yorkshire puddings!!! YUM!  All cooked by The LOML and the kids.  Then more crafting.  What a glorious weekend.


P.S. I received LOTS of craft stuff for my birthday including more Glimmer Mist, Glimmer Glam, Martha Stewart punches and bits and bobs.  The kids sure know what I LOVE.  And I got the new Passion CD and some money to buy my own choice of books as the store had run out of the ones I suggested LOL


  1. That's such a sweet story and your dd made a lovely page.

  2. What a great Birthday present..sounds like you had a great time!
    Alison x


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