But roller coasters come zooming down those high points, and after everyone went back to their routines, I was faced with an empty house, full of mess, piles of stuff to do, but sunshine outside taunting me as I went about clearing up after the party that was our half term.
|Grandma and her fan club|
I had nothing much to blog about, because at the moment I’m working on not one, but two, secret gifts that I can’t show you until they are given. I have felt very blah for a few days, but this morning I had enough. I dropped off the kiddies at school then went straight to the gym (which is a miracle, as I am not a gym person, but I’m making a bit more effort so I don’t go up a dress size. It’s exercise more or bake less. What would you do?). An hour later I was feeling uplifted (the endorphin rush hadn’t yet kicked in, I was uplifted because I actually made it there and did something!). I came home to find a parcel outside my door, opened it to find...
...feeling a bit giddy...
...and now elated! Ah, how a bit of jolly print can raise one’s spirit! Perhaps it’s the combination of beautiful patterns and the anticipation of what to do with it? I love a creative challenge to boost my mood and give me new focus...
|Doesn't Little Flower's fancy heels go well with the wallpaper? It's holding the paper in place.|
I must confess to you that at first I wasn’t sure what all the fuss was about. I mean, really, such rhapsodic reactions to some old wallpaper or sheets? Well, I am eating my hat now because I am totally addicted. Stunning.
I bought these from Ada’s Etsy shop, after seeing her blog about fun uses for vintage wallpaper. I had in mind decoupaging some wooden hearts I bought at a craft fair ages ago. I might still do that, but the first thing I did after I stopped ooo-ing and ahhh-ing was to hold the patterns up to this
I’m thinking my cookbooks would look much more appealing on some brighter, prettier shelves...(Ada, I might be ordering some more wallpaper soon!)
Happy crafting all, here’s to being happy!Chrissie x