Has something happened to you recently which tripped a switch and off you went down memory lane. Well that’s what happened to me on Sunday.
The family are coming for their annual Summer holidays on Friday so this prompted the usual mad dash deep down, de cluttering in their bedrooms. I do mean de cluttering because during the course of the year I spread out my crafting goodies into them.
In amongst all the layers of treasure (hubby would call it trash) I was sorting, came upon the first thing I had ever ever stamped in my life. It was this that prompted my little hop and skip with excitement down memory lane (thought I had lost it). I can still feel the excitement of how I felt when the embossing powder melted.
Twelve years ago my mum passed away, Andrew was still in Kuwait, I was back in the UK for 3 months without him. My bestest friend ever and SIL Irene told me about this gorgeous little shop that had just started cardmaking lessons so off I toddled. Little did I know how this was going to change my life and leave my purse forever empty!!!!
Now this really is a small world, the little shop was called Wool & Things but today they have moved to North Camp and are called The Art Of Craft. Can you believe my teemie Brenda on Fashionable Stamping does classes there now … small world eh.
When I showed this to Andrew he looked at it and these are his exact words …
“So this ugly little bear started off all this, I often wondered”.
Started all this meaning … we were standing in my craft room at the time.
See what you think girls, here is a pic of the little guy is he ugly??? …. NO WAY
I would love to hear what started you off on your crafting journey and if you still have the first thing you ever made I would love to see it and hear your story.
Nahhh no way is he ugly. All I can say is how my crafting has changed and the crafting world. Today this card would be classed as C & S.
Would also love to know if anyone recognises this gorgeous little guy as the stamp sold out on the night I made it and never saw it again … awww.
Mmmm having my doubts now the more I look at him it could be a rabbit!!!!! 😯