I would love to hear from anyone that happens by my Blog that was a member of the MSN Artsncrafts chat room. It was a chat room that existed way before Blogging was invented. We lived in Gibraltar in 2001 and the only crafting I was doing at the time was making things to decorate our home. You know the kind of thing, making curtains and cushions, painting murals and decorating pots for the balcony. I was quite heavily into dress making too as you may have read about already. I remember finding the chat room by accident. It was hosted in America and I remember thing how wonderful it was to be able to chat to crafting folk so far away. I remember that the chat was so fast I could barely keep up. Ladies took pity on me and slowed down to chat and to answer my questions on the new things I was hearing about.
It was about the same time I took up card making. I made friends with one particular lady called Sweetpea. I am sorry to say that I have lost touch with her. We exchanged gifts and kept in touch with each other and I have looked out one of gifts which she sent to me to show you. I asked Sweetpea about stamping into thick embossing powder. It was really new to me and quite fascinating. Here is a photo of the thoughtful gift that Sweetpea sent to me. It was very artistically put together gift and was wonderful to unwrap. It was a set of instructions, powders and examples of the technique. I never used it as you can see. I have looked after it though!
|I can imagine the kinds of things Sweetpea might be creating today!|
|These little charms sit in my set of printer's drawers - can you see yours?|
|One of the print drawers with the shrink treasures.|