Monday, 4 January 2010

Normal service has resumed ...

... I hadn't intended to take a blog break but on top of the madness of Christmas preparations DD2 got quite poorly with flu. Her temperature went over 40 degrees at one point so I called NHS Direct which led to being redirected to the Pandemic Flu line resulting in a prescription of Tamiflu for her. Fortunately she was a bit better the next day so we decided not to give her the medicine. It does annoy me that Tamiflu is prescribed for a 5 year old without a proper diagnosis being made and now DD2 is a 'Swine Flu statistic'. Anyway she recovered over the next few days and was able to fully enjoy the Christmas festivities.

So I have done very little crafting, nothing on my Xmas Journal - I may well continue with it, I shall at least put all the photos I took into one album.

I did manage a DT LO for Butterfly Crafts which went live on 1st January.

For the 1st of Jan 2010 challenge they have decided to do something a bit different and create a sketch for you to use instead of giving a challenge topic. So you just need to use the sketch for your lay-out and it can be on any topic you like

I sprayed a mask of glimmer mist for the circle which hasn't shown up well on the photo.

As you can see I've decided to take up a new hobby for 2010 - crocheting. I used to do other crafts until scrapbooking completely took over my life, so inspired by all the lovely hats, brooches and blankets I see on the internet I have invested in some hooks and wool! I started a skinny scarf over the holidays and just need to complete the edging, so quite pleased with myself.
Other plans for 2010? Well simply to keep the weight off that I have lost and to think twice before starting a scrapbooking class or project - I still have soooo many unfinished!
Happy New Year to you all!


JO SOWERBY said...

sorry to hear about DD2 but at least the Tamiflu wasn't necessary. Love the LO and I am also back knitting and crocheting. Us scrapbookers have alot more in common than just the joy of paper and card
Jo xxx

Sally said...

Happy New Year to the Powell Fanil, with love from the Danes's, I am glad that DD2 is well again and that you had a fab time, looking forward to seeing your new creations, i am trying my habd a knitting, i really want to do me Isabella a hat, scarf nd mittens set ready for next winter, wish me luck xxxx

Kit said...

I love this page is beautiful

Lizzie said...

I'm glad your little girl is well again. Are they sure it was "Swine Flu" anyway? I wonder how many people will be misdiagnosed and suffer for it? At least she has recovered. Children do seem to bounce back quickly.
Glad you all had a good Christmas and were able to celebrate without worrying about her illness.
Love the layout - I enjoy crochet too and it's great to see people scrapping about it! The sketch challenge is a good one - I may have a go myself.
Happy New Year to you!

Abi said...

Hi, I have just found your blog and have loved looking through your awesome work! I love your scrapbook style! I have just started knitting but would love to learn crochet, is it very difficult?! Abi x