I saw a bit more of my office during February. Hopefully I’ve now managed to work it out so that this will continue through March. I do hope so, as there have been several magazines recently with stamps, dies and an embossing folder which sparked lots of ideas.
In particular, a set of one of my favourite flowers: daffodils. At this time of year, I like to have a vase of daffs somewhere because they’re such a cheerful colour. Very optimistic and happy. A reminder that the grey winter is nearly over.
There’ll be quite a few daffodil cards and things this month, because in the interests of trying to reduce the thinking time required, I’ve decided to pick a stamp set and use that for the month. This might then free up a bit of time to try more exciting card-folds, or making decorative items, or to start making a scrapbook for Tiny’s photos.
I’m hoping it’ll also encourage me to use the stamps in a set which I might otherwise overlook. And make me consider if I can come up with at least four designs (cards or otherwise) before buying more stamps. Or, indeed, if I can with some of the sets I already have, which I bought because I just couldn’t resist or because they were on sale or something and didn’t stop to think about actually using them. Obviously, though, the first set I shall use is the daffodil set.
I haven’t yet decided which shall be the festive set for the month. That shall be a surprise. Although I am planning a trip to Hobbycraft this month, since it’s National Craft Month. That’s what they say, anyway, and who am I to question that?!
One of the joys of Tiny’s existence is rediscovering so many favourite books and stories from my own childhood, and going to the library to see what’s been published in the years since.
Winnie-the-Pooh – A.A.Milne
The Gruffalo – Julia Donaldson
Rosie’s Walk – Pat Hutchens
The Winter of the Witch – Katherine Arden
Word of the Month
Ailurophile – a cat-lover. Miaow