Enter the crafting guru…

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Martha Stewart eat your heart out…

At the start of this year, I made some pretty important decisions, all focused on my one word…

Discipline.

Generally, I have been pretty true to my word, though the fast that I am writing this post at 10.45pm does mean that some of my discipline this evening has fallen a little by the wayside, but we can let that one pass, at least on this occasion.

A key target for me was to spend some proper time with my kids, and in particular with my daughter, helping her to develop her passion for all things art and craft. I have been trying to extend my own crafting skills as a result. As luck would have it, I came into a little bit of money unexpectedly and was able to indulge myself on Amazon a little more than I would normally bother with.

As a mum, I don’t tend to spend an awful lot on myself – my haircuts are non existent, shaving my legs causes my son to make interesting comments in the car, and my bum always looks big in everything, so I have given up on bothering to take time in the shops when buying my clothes. If I even TRY to do this, one of the children usually attempts to hang themselves from the nearest clothes rail anyway…
However, this time on Amazon, I didn’t spend £50 on Moshi Monsters, or trawl the site for ages trying to find the Lego contsruction kit that Stuntboy wants for his birthday; I bought a Sizzix die cutting machine.

I know, but don’t worry, I am not going all Martha Stewart on your ass….in fact, I am still not entirely sure who she is.

I tend to get a bit confused about her and generally only know her for her infamy sounrrounding tax, and not for her ability to turn a napkin into 105 different animals with a flick of her wrist….

I didn’t actually know what a die cutting machine actually was until about two weeks ago, and now I have a collection of dies for, erm, cutting, and the kids have created an interesting line in confetti all over our floor…

However, I WILL make a card for someone at some point, I promise, and I WILL blog it.

Honest.