I haven't mentioned much about our house extensions on my blog but it's been most of the reason I've been missing in action lately. It's hard to work in a house that looks like this.
Yes, we still live here and actually the roof got ripped back a lot further and we have been living under tarps for 2 weeks. But today the roof goes on. Not before we raised the flag though. It's a tradition in New Zealand to put a flag on the roof to indicate 3 things. FIrstly, that the house is ready for the roof to go on. Secondly, that the owner of said house has to put on a 'roof shout'. And thirdly, to keep the witches out of the roof space. We don't want witches trapped in the roof space. Really we don't.
Here is hubby putting up the flag on Monday. (Yep that's a steinlager box, lol)
A 'Roof shout' this might take some defining for those that aren't familiar with NZ slang. The term “shout” is used in the Southern Hemisphere to refer to the altruistic act of purchasing intoxicating beverages for consumption by other persons. (“Hey, I bought the last round, mate, it’s your shout now.”) When used outside the context of a pub, the term can be used for anything really - I'll tell the kids I'll shout them a trip to the movies for example. Although that has happened.. um... never. lol..I guess I'd better put on a roof shout sometime soon.
The kids were quite intrigued by the whole "keeping the witches out of the ceiling" thing. Raising the flag to keep the witches out isn't always done these days, but I'm a superstitious kind of girl. That flag goes up on every house we build for ourselves.
So anyway. Scrapping stuff.
I'm having an acrylic stamp crisis. Storage is driving me nuts. I think it's no longer acceptable to call 'placing set of acrylic stamps in container and sitting on said container to make it close" effective acrylic stamp storage anymore. I've been posting on 2peas and searching the internet for an answer. I saw that this acrylic stamp company in the U.K. - Banana Frog - sells their stamps in wallets, with pull out tabs to indicate what set they are, that you then put in a magazine file type thing. How clever. How can this help me now? I'm not sure. I'm dwelling on it. Whilst dwelling on whether I need more new stamps. lol. I kinda like this set. And this set.
Speaking of that gorgeous wee girl of mine - I have done more on her album, will share a page at a time for now - because you ladies are speeding ahead and I haven't done that much ! This is the page with her best smile. I used my favourite paper ever right now for this week, hey Sugar by Cosmo Cricket.
I also used that favourite new punch you'll see on every project i do for the next 6 months, the Fiskars Threading Water punch, and some Heidi Swapp bling and Stampin' Up! Stamps. I have discovered the benefits of owning some proper markers for using with stamps and look. I even look like I know what I'm doing. (NOte to stampers - you should have let me in on the markers thing ages ago).
that leaf is from the All Natural set.
And here is the page.
The flower in the middle is from the Cosmo Cricket paper.
I've added 10 more pages to the "All about me kiddies album" photo album in the sidebar - be sure to look for the icon to see more - there is more than one page of them there. Thanks ladies for sending them through - there are lots of people makign these kids albums, keep the pages coming, everyone loved to be inspired by them, especially me!
Wow ,who knew I had so much to say - I should blog more often. ;o)