I haven’t gotten around to writing a post this month so thought I’d better before the month is out …. I’m sure you probably know why!
Food shopping has taken top priority with medication thrown in…..both my husband and I take medication as well as my Mum. My Mum lives very close to me it’s actually the same road but it is a busy main A5 road running through our town so it takes about 5 minutes to walk over to her. She is vulnerable as she has type 2 diabetes and in her 80’s, along with my hubbie who has Parkinsons and Emphysema.
So we locked down fairly quickly before the whole country was told to do so…. 😕
My top priority is to make sure Mum has what she needs as she lives on her own, she is fairly housebound only going out if I take her out or my brother and his family. So being on her own isn’t to much different from normal it’s just we aren’t visiting, only to drop off food essentials.
I have been quite angry about the way some selfish people are reacting…. They obviously don’t care for anyone else and feel they must be more important to go and panic buy by stockpiling all of the things that has made everyone else do it too (well not everyone, we haven’t and I’m sure lots of others as well) we have what we need for now, just booking delivery slots when we can get them, for us and for my Mum… We order groceries online anyway and have done for sometime as it’s much easier on me as I have Arthritis.
Sorry rant over…
Makes me feel better getting it off my chest… Ha ha!!!
We are settling into a basic routine now and I’m trying to craft when I can but since it’s been nice and sunny during the day hubbie has been out in the garden, chilly still but lovely and spring like. It does get difficult to film as my table is in my living room right next to the TV which is why I tend to do it after everyone has gone to bed or elsewhere which is totally not happening now….much!
I have been videoing and I have introduced a ‘Chatty Journal Along with Me’ series where I will be working in my various journals and chatting along about all sorts of things, no tutorials but bringing you along with what I’m creating 😁😁
My idea was sparked by one of my online friends who said she crafts along while she’s watching my video, so I thought let’s do that…. You craft along with me as you watch or listen to me jabbering away! You can watch as well but I thought isn’t it a nice way to feel like you’re not alone while you’re crafting too.
Makes us feel like we are all connected at this difficult time while being shut in 😁😁😁 my video is here
These are a few pieces I worked on in my video #1.
I really enjoyed it and I’m working on the next one as I write….well, to be honest, I recorded a few together but decided to split them up as they would get to long. So now I’m thinking ahead of what I can do. I tend to jump around in my journal and often something will jump out at me as I go through. I don’t always finish a piece at the time I start it I often go away and come back to it later.
More collages in my journal
These two collages are on Happy Mail from the lovely Nina Ribena.
Her cards are inside the envelopes ⛵⛱️🐚🦀🐙🦞
Nina’s channel is simply called Nina Ribena … Her videos are mainly based on prompts for her fb group Mixed Media Emporium. Definitely worth a visit to her channel her makes are always brilliant and varied mainly mixed media but she has introduced more junk journal ideas from this year too 😁😁😁
So please come and visit my channel my link is above my daffodils collage photo would love to see you there…
Until next time
Keep safe and well everyone ❤️