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'I *heart* happy kids' and other facts

A couple of layouts to share, but more about that later - I almost forgot I was tagged by Tammy. What was it for? Um, 8 random things. Here goes.

1. Someone asked and I forgot to reply, yes I have a cello in my bedroom, though I don't play anymore. I would like to but every time I get it out it needs re-tuning, the strings get old and loose, and Sienna didn't used to like it, or would try and grab the bow out of my hands. Oh, and also I'm no good at it anymore, LOL. I played in high school, mostly. I started when I was 11 and bought the cello when I was 16, but have not had lessons since I was 15.

2. I told Ruey today I might not be able to go to her Stampin' Up demo in a couple of weeks, because Kell will be in Adelaide and I am too much of a wuss to be social by myself, LOL. True, but funny.

3. I bought a couple of pastels from a friend's exhibition a couple of weeks ago and have been trying to catch her home to pay for them and pick them up, but with no luck so far. Am looking forward to hanging them in my house.

4. I rearranged my very small bedroom on Thursday and it looks like it has more room already. Soon my new bed will be in here and it will look even better :)

5. Often when I have bouts of depression Ben suggests or queries the possibility of my travelling (for instance, to Germany to visit Sylvia) - not 'cos he wants to get rid of me, LOL, though I doubt he'd mind with me in those moods, but because I love to travel, I love to plan to travel an it makes me happy. Very expensive form of distraction or therapy, though, so no travel plans in store at the moment ;)

6. I have always really loved cats but one of our current cats - Neko - just annoys me. A lot. And as a result I am less attentive to Boo, our nicer cat.

7. Phthalo blue is my favourite paint colour. Not sure how it's pronounced correctly though. This painting is one of my favourites I've done and it uses a lot of Phthalo blue. It's just slightly more turquoise than a cobalt or ultramarine blue.

8. This morning I picked up an ebay purchase - a chest of drawers, really sweet white ones, two timber chairs, two timber children's chairs, a magazine holder and a cane basket, all for the grand total of $36. It was a Buy It Now thing I stumbled across and I couldn't believe how cheap. The rest is take it or leave it, but the drawers are really nice and will go near Sienna's bed I think.

Now 8 tags is just too much for me, so I just tag anyone and everyone. I love reading people's random facts, so if you feel like writing them just let me know so I can have a squiz ;)

OK LAYOUT SHARE TIME

I did 3 layouts the other day - well, one I finished at 12:10am Friday, so I count it as a Friday layout, and two during the day on Friday. This first one is using the Basic Grey Infuse range which has recently come in to Kiti Q - I love the old-fashioned wallpaper feel of these patterns.

These second couple of layouts are using the first Candlelit kit from Fireside Crafts - I love using this kit and there is masses of product left after these two layouts. This is a double promo - Fireside is sponsoring Kate Mason's sketch on Sketches Oz this fortnight, so these layouts are two interpretations of Kate's sketch, using nothing but Fireside's first kit. It was great fun, I can really recommend these kits - the third kit is due out soon and is totally FAB!

OK chat chat over, hope everyone is having a great weekend.

4 comments:

Giovanna Scott said...

Love visiting your blog Danielle and leaving so refreshed and revived...I feel like I could scrap in my sleep LOL!!!
And I think it's pron. with the "Ph" silent...kinda makes you wonder why the heck it's there in the first place!!!

Julie said...

I so love popping in too Danielle. These pages look great.

Tash said...

It was me leaving the comment. My son plays Cello but is considering giving up. Its so beautiful but so hard to play. I play piano but having a break. Can't afford to play piano and scrapbook.
I hope you can get back into playing.

Tash (Sashy)

Giovanna Scott said...

Love visiting your blog Danielle and leaving so refreshed and revived...I feel like I could scrap in my sleep LOL!!!
And I think it's pron. with the "Ph" silent...kinda makes you wonder why the heck it's there in the first place!!!