The EM, the Boss and I
would like to wish
Julia, all WOYWWers, Followers and friends
Happy and Crafty 2014.
Sorry, sorry, sorry, to be so late to the New Year WOYWW party but yesterday was an incredibly busy day spent catching up with family living far away ... yes, yesterday was a day of phone calls to faraway places. In fact, I've been so busy the craft room has been very neglected. So there's not much to see ... the desk has just become a dumping ground for crafty mail, magazines and notebooks. The pad of American Crafts was too much of bargain in the C&C sale, working out at 25p a 12x12 sheet, that I just had to make it one of my last purchases for 2013. The Simplicity pattern is for kitchen accessories ... I have in mind a toaster cover and hoping to adapt the design for the breadmaker cover to fit the halogen oven and the slow cooker ... well that's the plan, whether it ever gets done is quite another thing!
The only other thing worth mentioning is my new pretty floral covered FiloFax ... very clever of Santa to know that I wanted one instead of a diary this year :) Back in the day, BR - before retirement, I had a rather impressive Planner Pad each year, without which I simply could not function. But AR - after retiring, 4 years ago, I've been using a small personal diary. Problem with them is that have to be renewed every year so any information that I wanted to carry on to the next year had to be transferred from one dairy to the next ... such a pain! The answer is the Filofax - it has sections for everything including birthdays & anniversaries, and addresses in A-Z index tabs ... everything I will ever need. All I will have to do at the end of 2014 is simply renew the year planner and dairy pages. Admittedly I will have to transfer addresses and birthdays but it is for the last time.
The plan today is too catch up with Julia and go snooping around your desks even though it's a day late. And maybe I'll squeeze in a bit of scrapping later.
Wishing you a first week of the year.