New Stamps & Homework!
Hi! Hope you’re ok!
So wish I could show you some of the fun stuff I’ve been making- but you’ll have to do with this!
I do enjoy finding new companies. This one certainly isn’t- Crafters Companion. I think I’d pigeon-holed them in a certain type/style and so I was intrigued when I saw these.
They’re lovely for layering- I’ve simply stamped, then stamped and embossed, added some faux-watercolour then splatters of ink and stamped on acetate, done some ‘rock and roll’ stamping and some more embossing.
One of these is out of stock- but you can purchase them from here and it’s well worth taking a peek! They’re Unmounted and A6 size but unmounted isn’t a problem- I’ve got one of those sticky mats on a large acrylic block- it saves mounting all the stamps and you get them cheaper because they haven’t extra product on!
We’re back at school.
This week we had a lot of homework. I say ‘we’ legitimately.
One child had 9 books. Yes, 9.
That’s not a typo.
Turns out he’d not read the previous 4 so got another 5.
We didn’t quite manage the 9 because of another bit of his homework…making a 3D model of the island he’d designed.
3D- it strikes fear into the hearts of most. I don’t like it simply because he finds it hard. I have to reign myself in- can you imagine? Being asked to create a 3D island?!
Instead..I let him do it..save for a couple of little matchstick houses that he wanted but couldn’t quite manage. To be honest I found them tricky.
Here’s what we ended up with
I was really proud of him but he wasn’t impressed and told me others models would be much better. To be fair, he’s probably right but that’s often due to tons of parental input. I just want him to be satisfied he’d done his best.
He doesn’t stay down and frustrated for long. I asked him how he’d done at school today.
This was his reply.
“I’m very very fat and I’m also very good at maths”.
( he’s not fat despite his insistence) and he did make us all laugh!
See you soon when I’ve found homes for a ridiculous amount of craft gear that I’ve got rid of out of my bursting at the seams room.
The floorboards are thanking me!! 😉