Now that the excitement of the past week has died down & Mum-In-Law has returned home, I can update you with what else has been making me smile!!
Before Mum-In-Law arrived, I set about preparing her room, which is actually half of the room my scrap space is in!! I try to keep the two areas separate & it all as prettily coordinated as possible, in my favourite shade of blue…& of course there has to be polka dots!!
As my scrap space has grown & developed, I’m aware that the view from the bed is what you might call a bit busy, so I went into the loft to retrieve an MDF folding screen, bought years ago & never put to good use!!
I started off by painting white emulsion on all of the edges & a good brush width in from those edges.
While that was drying & using a template I had cut earlier, I cut the six pieces of wallpaper I was going to use to cover the screen.
Then I pasted each piece in turn & applied them to the panels, trimming as I went!!
What I ended up with was a room divider which screened off my scrap desk while not actually blocking out any light from the window…
I am so pleased with the end result & to think that it’s been sitting in the loft for more than ten years!!!
…I didn't really pay much attention to it’s stickers at first, thinking them to be the usual hazard warning signs. Then, at a particularly congested roundabout the penny dropped & I scrambled in my bag on the passenger seat for my always-close-at-hand point & shoot camera!!!
Irreverent, totally non-PC & in places downright crude, it is still such a funny, heart-warming story of friendship & sisterhood. If you’re easily offended, don’t go see it, but if you don’t mind bad language & cringe worthiness in equal measure I highly recommend it for it’s entertainment factor!!!
I received an email last week that had me laughing out loud too!!!
There seem to be plenty of emails doing the rounds at the moment that are nostalgic & celebrate those of us ‘of a certain age’…
… this one pondered what happened to all those hippy chicks of the 1960’s who embraced free love, smoked pot, got tattooed with emblems of peace & love & generally thumbed their noses at the establishment & the strictures of their parents upbringing?!!!
All will be revealed at the bottom of this post!!!!
One more thing to smile about….Shimelle has a new class that started today!
Called ‘Explore’ it promises to be a journey of self discovery!!! I must admit that I resisted this one at first because as you know I have the ‘When I Grow Up’ class to enjoy, courtesy of the lovely Mel, but I figured that ‘WIGU’ will still be there once ‘Explore’ is done & I do enjoy the forum while a class is in full swing!!!
I still have one more catch up post to bring me up to date, so I’ll be back before the week is out!
I hope you are all well & happy & finding lots to smile about!!
So…whatever happened to that 1960’s Hippy Chick I mentioned earlier?
Well…she still looks like a free spirit to me!!
Thanks for stopping by & come back soon!! :)