Friday, March 28, 2014

Time Flies...

Hi folks...time and tide wait for no's hard to believe that we're almost at the end of March already...that Christmas really was a whole 3 months ago and that this time last week I was in Birmingham having lots of fun with all the lovely folks who attended the Fiskars just seems that one minute I'm all set up on Thursday morning...waiting for the first bunch of crafters to arrive...

and before you know 23 workshops are done and dusted and it's the last one on Sunday afternoon and here's what we made...a Fridge magnet using the Fuse Creativity System...Scalloped Square Die and Letterpress Plate and the new Intricate Punches...Sunflower and Butterfly to create the decoration...

the punching out of the scruffy flower caused great hilarity at each workshop...little did I know that the paperback I chose was a rather racy novel...competition was fierce amongst these fun loving crafters to find who had the rudest word on their book pages...
and although it's lovely to spend my days with folks who share my passion for all things papercrafting - thanks again girls for your fun company - I do look forward to spending my evenings with my adorable Fiskars buddies...chilling out in the hotel bar...nattering about this that and the other...
or trying out new places to eat and the Coast To Coast American Restaurant and Bar at the Touchwood Centre in Solihull will definitely be on our itinerary in November

But it's back to the day job...just me in the cubbyhole with only The Furry Boy for company...he's very good at listening but it's definitely a bit of a one-sided conversation so I'm already looking forward to my next Fiskars adventure at the NEC in November with my adorable Fiskars buddies...we're a cosmopolitan mix of nationalities...French English and Scottish...OK there's the occasional problem understanding each other's accents causing much hilarity and we have been known to resort to Google for a translation to make ourselves understood but we have those all important "get along" ingredients in common...the universal language of FUN and a wicked sense of humour which guarantees that life is never dull in Fiskars you all loads and can't wait to see you again and if the rest of the year passes as will be here before we know.
See you all tomorrow
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Looks like fun for all.with lots going on Kath. Not sure myself just why time is going so fast but it certainly is. Have a great weekend x

  2. time really is accelerating isn't it? I can't believe its april next week - very scary!!!! Big Hugs rachel x

  3. What a lovely post Kath! Crafty friends really are the very best. The story about the rude book was so funny, would love to have been a fly on the wall for that one. November will be here like a shot.... Hugs, Anne x

  4. oooh that make and take was soo pretty. I'm so glad you had a fabby time hunny
    huge hugs Lou xxx

  5. The year is definately whistling away for me Kath - and as for it being April next week, that means another birthday for me - now that IS scary!! Hope everyone has a great week-end - I hear it is going to be warm....X

  6. Looks like you had so much fun - love the story about the scramble for rude words LOL!! Have a great weekend. x

  7. Looks like a fun time. Would love to do a workshop but can't find anything so interesting within travelling distance.
    It's quite scary how quickly time is flying. So much to learn and try and so little time available!!! (I mean in a day-not predicting Armageddon!!!)
    Have a good weekend all, Jan

  8. Hi Kath, great to hear all your happy stories, life is so full of unhappiness especially on the telly. Newspapers are just as bad, you don't see every day happy things in print unless is on a crafty blog. The hours and days fly past when you're crafting, why wasn't work like that? Have a good weekend...Trish