Sunday, 10 April 2011

Err.. Please Miss......

I seem to have misplaced my calendar journal!? Really its gone awol, I know I took it to Cheltenham when I was child minding, and now it has disappeared.  Im sure it will be in a bag somewhere with other crafty books but this past week I have searched and searched to no avail.  So I didnt want to miss out on the April page and have done it in another journal, and I will transfer the pages once I find the original book!.  I have also managed to misplace a pair of prescription sunglasses! which I got in October (I was thinking ahead) but Ive searced all the drawers and handbags and no sign of them!  Its been a helter zkelter month again I seem to be busier now than ever before ! whats that all about.  Im not getting much art done at the moment, :( and Im off to New York next week to see the Twins again cant believe they are 4 months now. We are really looking forward to it  - so I guess I'll not be doing much art for the next couple of weeks.  But... Ive been lucky enough to get a place on the Dina Wakely course at AFTH!! yippie, I missed out the last couple of times so I shall be there early May and probably a little jet lagged if you're going please pinch me if I nod off. 

Apologies for the poor quality photos I should have taken them in daylight, but ran out of time.  I used a blue cats eye ink for the base and then some scattered straw distress ink brushed on. I then splatted water and got a really good effect.  Papers are crate paper, Easter sticker from Tim Holtz, Flowers (AFTH) stamped on some backgrounds I wasnt too happy with but worked well for the flowers.  The monk is from a Sunday paper holiday section. I thought he gave a sense of calm in all the rain!   I've been looking at all the links on Kate Cranes page and as ever the pages are fabby.  I shall try to get around a few more  shortly. 

I've been making a couple of quilts for the babies and have one finished and the other one just to quilt and bind.  I've really enjoyed getting back to my sewing, only problem is my shoulders ache! but hey ho a Nana has to do what a Nana has to do. 

Hope everyone enjoys the Easter Break and hopefully the sunny weather - fingers crossed.  There seem to be loads of Bank Holidays this month  woop woop, lots of arty time!.

Thanks for stopping by..

Happy days!
Maggie X


  1. I'm one of Kate's, love your pages - what an inspired idea to use the easter egg shape for your days. Hope you find it - and your glasses. How brilliant to be going on Dina's course, write all about it on here, I'd love to see what you do. Enjoy your trip! x

  2. What a fab background for April - love the effect you got with the water, and great eggs for the days. Love your green March pages too- sorry I didn't see them last month ! Hope you find everything you've lost.

  3. Hiya Maggie, glad to hear you are going to the Dina workshops - I shall be there too so give us a shout and we'll say hi - I like putting faces to bloggy friends :)
    I too like the Easter egg journal blocks - and your colour scheme for these pages... had a bit of a chuckle at you losing your journal - I am flitting between houses at the moment and when I come to put my hand on mine, its invariably at the other house to where I am!
    Hope you enjoy your New York trip. x

  4. You lost a journal??? What?! How did you manage that?! I can understand losing glasses, but a journal?! Hey, I'll be at the Dina workshop too - I'll give you a pinch if I see you yawning (but seriously, with Dina in charge, you won't have time to sleep!)