Anyway, I did manage to get my craft room back and we also have a dining room once more. However, it wasn't without pain - Oh No! Stupidly I lifted one box too many and OUCH!!! My back went! So I ended up having to take a trip to the Minor Injuries Unit where I was prodded, pushed and pulled in all directions. Many tears later (God, it hurt!!) I was prescribed some meds for soft tissue damage - Thank God, because I couldn't stand up or sit down - it was agony! However, as the next few days went by I began to experience a really strange feeling. My initial thought was that it was the tablets that I'd been prescribed because I was feeling really, really depressed! I couldn't do anything and I found myself wanting to be totally alone and getting worked up about stuff that really isn't important. So figuring that it might be down to the tablets I stopped taking them and lo and behold, this horrible feeling lifted! I still have the back pain but I'd rather live with that than the awful depressed feeling I was having - too scary!
And so here are my offerings for this week. It's our Village Show in a couple of weeks and one of the categories is to make a handmade card so here is one that I made:
I was also very honoured to be asked by my lovely friend Linda to be part of her creative team for her new shop, Jazzlin's. Linda is very lucky to have found the opportunity to combine her crafting with her career and has opened her own shop in Braintree. It's still very early days but she is doing really well with the business and is building her stock. If you're a Sweet Peas Stamps fan Jazzlin's is one of the UK stockists and Linda will be more than happy to supply you with what you need. She also stocks Belles and Whistles stamps and recently sent me this stamp to play with and this is what I created with it:
Pop over to the blog and see what the rest of the fab team have been up to!
Finally this week I have found a wonderful new place to play, craft and chat over at the Lots to Do forum. Everyone over there is so welcoming and chatty and there are lots of swaps and challenges going on all the time. Currently there is a charms swap happening and I made these three to send off to Zoe. I have to confess they were heavily inspired by my lovely friend Sharon who sent me something similar a couple of years ago (though I can't deny her's were much more beautiful!)