Every time I figure I am going to start being more committed to blogging, life gets in the way!

I have been scrapping, done quite a lot over the Summer actually. Just I haven't been bothered photographing much of it yet. Now that the kids are all back at school it might be something I get around to soon.

The pages I have taken photos for have been for DT work. I played with yummy 7Gypsies papers for A Trip Down Memory Lane (September Gallery) and also was honoured to be chosen to be the Guest Designer for Creative Scrappers this week. I was introduced to the site by Debbie Nicholas and love the work by the creative team over there. A great selection of sketches to inspire too (again part of the not yet photographed pile!). As well as the page I did for the reveal, I changed the sketch around a little bit for this page.

Products used:
Patterned papers - Creative Imaginations, Jenni Bowlin, Making Memories, Fancy Pants
Cardstock - Bazzill
Die cuts - My Minds Eye, KI Memories
Chipboard - American Crafts, Die Cuts with a View
Not sure what the stamps are as I bought them secondhand and they came without packaging.

Tomorrow is another hospital appointment with Mia. Clinical Physchology this time. Not sure who needs it more, Mia or me! Hopefully they will be able to help us both on the road to coming to terms with Mia's condition. Not something I have mentioned on here before. I am finding it really hard to cope with the diagnosis we have been given for her. On the positive side, the Education Authority have accepted out appeal and awarded Mia a Statement of Special Needs giving her 20 hours individual teaching time a week. I truly am thankful to the doctors and teachers who have worked so hard on getting to this stage.

Chiara has moved into Year 6. Final year at the village school. On Friday we received the notification from the Education Authority of which secondary school she is earmarked for. Alfreton. Sigh. Our garden is in catchment for the 'local' school which the children from the village go to (and which is still over 3 miles away) but our house is in catchment for this other school which is over 7 miles away and which I do not want my children to attend AT ALL. Hopefully when the final letter comes through Chiara will have been allocated a space at our preferred school without having to go to appeal. The fact that she has a brother there will help a little. Unfortunately it's a six month stressful wait to find out.

Both girls had a lovely time shopping for school clothes before term started. The school has a dress code (okay it has a uniform but it is very loosely enforced, so as long as you stick to the traditional school colours you're pretty well okay).

Chiara was very keen on a more fashionable look!

Oh and I have joined Facebook (which I had been resisting, but I googled Mia's condition again and there was a group for it on FB so I had to join to check it out). It all looks rather confusing so not sure how involved I will get with that. Especially given as there seems to be some game on there which I just know I would get obsessed with given half a chance! I signed up to Twitter too, really again just to check out what other people are doing - I really do need to do something interesting with my days just so I have something interesting to say on these places.

1 comment:

Brodders said...

Both girls have grown so Suzanne, Mia so demure and Chiara a fashion icon.