Happy New Year and welcome to my first blog post of 2014! I have a feeling it's going to be a great year, not least because I love the number 14! 2013 wasn't the best ever year for us. My health suffered at the start of the year with a nasty flare of SLE which led to months off work and a much reduced schedule of craft fairs. Thankfully I am now much, much better and back at work in my day job (which I LOVE), back crafting and jewellery making and even managed a couple of fairs on the run up to Christmas.
There were some great points to 2013 though.......we got my rescue boy, Dexter, on New Years Day. He had been abandoned in a garage on a building site just before Christmas 2012 and my very kind neighbour (who works there) brought him home over New Year so he'd be fed. I couldn't bear to think of the poor little animal having to go back to living rough so I adopted him, cleaned his fur up from oil and petrol and goodness knows what and gave him a new life of being pampered and spoilt! I'm not quite sure how thankful he was at first seeing as it involved a trip to the vets for neutering.....but he seems to have forgiven me now and has enjoyed a lovely 'first' Christmas with us. He is still reluctant to go outside (I think he is worried about losing his home again) so he is on the whole an indoor cat, although he did enjoy a few hours a day in the garden over the summer.
I have added a picture of him in his santa hat below!
|Dexter in his santa hat|
|Maisie on her way to her new life at Poppy Designs Towers!|
|2 year old Poppy|
|My lovely little sports car|
|Polymer clay canes before being made into pendants|
|James, my husband, behind the stall at Knutsford Christmas Market.|