I do enjoy the sight of parcels ready to give, and envelopes filled with good wishes.
This time of the year is always financially challenging, and Maggie's vet bills have added their bit. I am so grateful for my well stocked creative zone. I made this bracelet tonight. It began life plain wood with no spacers and was from my local $2 shop. I messed up one of the tiles, but was able to add the beads. Now I have a OOAK piece of wearable art which I will be very pleased to give as a gift. I only bought two of the bracelets at the time, I think I will stop by and see if there are more next time I am on the main street.
I recently had this journal, bookmark and fridge calendar returned from Stamping and Papercraft where they were published earlier this year. Even as I was making them, back in March I was thinking of my SIL. This is the card.
Tomorrow is the last day of school for the year. There is always some sadness as classes are disbanded and some children leave. And yet, as I have begun tidying and filing ready for next year I have felt some enthusiasm begin to creep up. I am going to be in school next week getting as much done for 2007 as possible. I will probably make the excuse that my holidays will then be free ... But deep inside I know, letting go is easier when I have the next group of teenagers to focus on.