Thursday, 26 January 2012

Awww Shucks! The Leibster Award

Well, here I am welling up again... aren't you all the sweetest bunch of people???!!!
I only popped in to check a few things... and saw I had a few comments on my last (rather melancholy) post. I read through... tears clouding my vision, and thought to myself "you silly old fool!" :)
So here I am... saying "Thank you!" to everyone who takes time to read a few lines others have written, and to make a whole lot of us - because I know it's not just me - feel as though we're not all so alone and crazy in the way we feel sometimes.
Big hugs'n'stuff to Sheridan, who mentioned me and listed me in her award blog...
Here's how it works (and I admit to hitting 'copy & paste' for this):

This award is given to bloggers with less than 200 followers, in the hopes that it will bring many new friends/followers.

Leibster is German and means 'dearest' or 'beloved' but it can also mean 'favourite'. The idea of the Leibster award is to bring attention to blogs with less than 200 followers. So, in the spirit of good fun I am passing this award on to five other bloggers. Please stop by and visit them.
The Rules are:
1. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
2. Reveal your five picks for the award and let them know.
3. Post the award on your blog.
4. Bask in the love from the most supportive people on the blogshare-other bloggers.
5. Finally and the best rule of all..........have fun and spread the love!
My favorites for this award are listed below. Click on over to their sites and take a look!

In no particular order...

As always, there were so many more I wanted to list... but rules are rules!
I think I chose the people I have done because they are seem to be strong, fun-loving women with some amazing ideas - truly, go visit their blogs and have a sneaky peek :)

Well, although my life at the moment is all miniatures and vegetables I have to make a start on finishing a lot of my old projects. And yes I did just mention miniatures and vegetables in the same sentence... apparently I have quite a knack for making 1:24th scale vegetables. Who knew! Though I admit having been utterly defeated by teeny little onions. 'Nuff said :)
Back to the whole 'finishing off' thread...
I've been asked by the local church to take my mini-books and scrap albums to a craft show. Everyone at 'Unravelled' (the St Marys Church craft club) 'shows' there... and these women are a gifted lot - so I'm quite chuffed at being asked. Of course, it may have nothing at all to do with the fact that my creations are any good, but that I seem to be the only scrapbooker who attends the craft club *lol*
My mum is a tatter and knitter and crochet queen... many of the other attendees are either knitters or card makers (and flippin' excellent they all are at their chosen crafts too!).
So... that will be in June... and I'll have until then to finish off all the tags and pages within each album.
Part of me is kind of looking forward to getting out all my scrapbooking stuff again... and part of me is dreading having so many projects on the go at one time. Still... if I'm crafting then I have less chance to fill me hands (and then my face) with muffins and cake *lol*

Oh... forgot to add that I finally have got a name for that Christmas album...
Elizabeth at Silver Scrappers
is the winner!
I have a lot of handmade flowers to give away too... and have decided that Beth will pick a number between 1 and 54... and the winner will be one of the followers I have already. I really will do that in the next few days - and won't keep everyone waiting for nearly three months this time :)

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Still Here...

Just a quick update to let everyone know that I am still here.
Time for an admission...
I am a manic depressive (what is nowadays referred to as being 'bi-polar'). I have, up until a few weeks ago, been coping very well... but have found myself recently in the middle of an 'episode'... which means that I am feeling considerably low and detached. This means that for the most part I haven't been doing too much - though I have just updated my other blog. I find that crafting can be both beneficial and yet also a hindrance... when living through an episode, I can lose myself in crafting and shut myself off completely. This can be a bad thing, as I tend to ignore everything but whatever it is I'm crafting ... however, on the 'plus' side, it can mean that I am focusing my attentions completely on something other than how I feel (or don't feel.... other sufferers will know what I mean*lol*).
I am taking steps to 'recover' and hopefully will get back soon - back to my normal self (if I can ever be classed as normal at all *lol*)

So... in the meantime, please take care of yourselves everyone and I truly hope that everyone is having a wonderful New Year!