We had a fab day out yesterday when we dropped Callum off to visit his friend Holly. We were very close to the place I was born so we decided to visit Catterick - a large military town to see what we could see. I had my Mum on the phone telling us what she could remember and my Mother in Law was with us recounting what she could remember and it was fun putting it all together. I think I now have a photo of the second house I ever lived in and where my little brother was born. The huge coincidence is that a couple of years later my husband's family lived in exactly the same street! We snapped a photo of my husbands first ever school too. Eventually our families were posted to Cyprus at the same time many years later when we where 18 and 19 and that is where we met and fell in love.
The hospital where I was born sadly no longer exists but we did find the ruin of a very old bungalow that we think might have been my first home - both Mum's tell of a house with no electricity an only a range to cook upon - hard to imagine today! I am going to see what my Mum thinks when she sees the photo. Even though I have no recollection of my birthplace whatsoever as I left as a toddler it was fun to explore!
So back to my Tim Holtz Workshop Serial!!! Now where was I???... Here is a photo taken at the end of the class when suddenly Christmas arrived! Yes we got presents too! In this photo you can see Emma talking to Jane from Personal Impressions who was the event organiser. She did a fantastic job and made a lot of crafters very happy bunnies indeed so a great big hug to Jane.
You can see our table looks tidy again as we packed away all our lovely inky goodies and our projects in our newly gifted idea-logy bags - see below ;-)
So another huge thank you to Tim and Mario for coming to visit us and for sharing some fabulous crafting in the real world. It was a wonderful treat and I am looking forward to completing my tag book and filling it with photos of a great workshop and day out.
What treasures!!!!! Look at those cute little stamps and the first of my collection of layering stencils!!!
Here is my tag book so far. It is now time for me to have fun finishing it off. I love that ruler binding and the measuring tape book wrap. I am going to put all these photos in it so I have a great memento of our day and all the fun we had together.
Here is a photo of me and Deb two very happy crafters indeed! So all that is left for me to say is wherever you are in the world if you, like me, love the inspiration, techniques and products Tim Holtz shares with us in the virtual world of crafting and he is in your neighbourhood giving a workshop do not hesitate to get on that phone to book your seat! Deb and I loved meeting so many wonderful people who loved to create just like us. It was a heartwarming experience as well as a wonderfully creative one.
So a massive thank you to Tim for sharing his creativity, to Jane of Personal Impressions for organising such a wonderful day and of course to all the people who worked so hard to make our day such fun including of course Mario - I will treasure my little wish bone charm!
Oh what fun we had!
Thank you for popping by x
PS I will post photos of my tag book as soon as it it finished.