Friday, 5 January 2018

Framed Butterflies

Hello, Crafters.

As I said the other day, I love New Year as it's a chance for a fresh start.

Another way of looking at this is to say it's the making of New Year's Resolutions (NYR) that is the opportunity for a fresh start!

You may remember last year I said I'd decorate the insides of my cards, which I think I've done with the exception of maybe a couple of occasions.

Unusually for me, I didnt make a resolution this year, which is unlike me, but I can't always think of something sensible that I know I'm in with a chance of succeeding! 

A couple of hours ago, I decided on my 2018 NYR! YAY! I love a challenge! 

I am going to schedule my blog to go live at the same time every day! 

That means I have to have a day with no blog, and that day is today, because the blog I was going to post today has been scheduled for 7 am GMT tomorrow morning.

I've never missed scheduling my videos for 7 am GMT on Wednesdays and Sundays since I started doing them three and a half years ago - so how difficult can it be doing it with a blog? We're about to find out!

I've decided to share two framed butterflies, that I made as a special order for another crafter who wanted them personalised as Christmas presents. 

I met Hannah at a Craft Fair last October, and she she asked if I could make two for her, one with NAN and one with MUM under the butterfly.

At the same time, I fell in love with a large wooden tree in a box frame which Hannah had made. 

She personalised these to order, so I ordered one for Vicki, Leigh, and blended family. It's about 20" x 20". I'll try and remember to photograph it next time we're over their house. 

Unfortunately, Hannah has now given up making these as her life is moving on.

I used Berry Burst for MUM and Mint Macaroon for NAN - it's on occasions like this that I'm happy to used retired products! 

That's it from me today. Any feedback about my New Year's Resolution - ositive and not-so-positive will be very welcome! Until tomorrow, happy crafting.



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    1. Thanks, Vickie. I hope the recipients were as equally pleased! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB