…..so smelly? Why do they get their hands into the most disgusting of messes? Is there something so very attractive about a puddle that makes then strip off their clothes in the dead of winter and dive bomb into it? Why do they also think I won’t find the mess if they stuff it into the back of their cupboards? Under their beds? Behind the study chair? Argh!
I just cleaned up my eldest son’s bedroom and now I need a good session with a psychologist, a cup of tea and a lie down. My god! There must be some genetic mutation in boys that pops up at around 8 which says, “Thou shalt not clean…in fact thou art allergic to it”. In a fit of house pride I decided to do all the washing and match all the socks. This meant donning a Miner’s helmet and diving head first into my eldest son’s bedroom – a site which CLEARLY should be marked with signs such as “TOXIC WASTE DUMP” and ” HAZMET SULFUROUS GASES – DANGER!”.
Actually cleaning his room was quite educational, really. Did you know that after 5 weeks of being stuffed in a sock draw, apples look like a shrunken monkey head? I also believe I have discovered a new classification of mould – there was some on the window sill above the bed and I am SURE it was breathing when I found it. And would you believe that the poisonous gases put out by 7 day old footy socks can be cancelled out by the smell coming from the laundry basket? I’m sure we could use that as a “Weapon of Mass Destruction” over in Iraq. One small whiff and the Taliban would beg for mercy – Oh! Allah! Get it away from me!
Now that I have recovered from my cleaning fit I don’t believe I will be doing it again anytime soon. It’s left me with a permanent limp and a need for a holiday in the Bahamas.
On to more interesting things – scrapping!
I have been playing with a Cuttlebug machine that belongs to my friend Deb – thanks Deb! I have been whirling away on that thing for days, cutting and embossing everything in sight. I went through my entire pile of scraps and embossed everything then when that ran out I searched high and low around the house for other things to whack into the machine. A few extra things I found that work really well are:
2. Embossing foil strips or tin foil
3. Felt, Flocked or Suede paper
4. Coredinations cardstock.
5. Foam sheets
6. Corrugated card.
7. Thick paper towels.
8. Normal Patterned Paper
I had a ball! I haven’t had that much fun playing with a scrapping thing for a long time. So I have been thinking of interesting ways to begin using the stuff. Here’s a few examples:
There’s a few more to be photographed yet – so stay tuned!
I’ve also been doing normal Lo’s – well normal for me, anyway, LOL. Here’s a few shares:
The “Memory Frame” as I call it was created by using the inside of a canvas – something I learned from the talented Julie Heard once long ago. The chipboard floral flourish is from a company here in Oz called “Twiddleybitz” – they specialise in chipboard accents as well as some acrylic products etc. I was so SICK of Kaiser products and I was very happy when I found Twiddleybitz – quite a bit different and so well priced! Check them out HERE.
Last but not least a Lo with two of my fave subjects – my neice and my DH. This is my personal fave of the week.
That’s all from me for now chookies – Take care!