Saturday, January 27, 2007

Happy New Year!

Well, Christmas has been and gone and with it, 2006 finally leaves us! It has had a final sting in it's tail as it left us though, as the BF was made redundant on Monday. We had been hoping that our luck would change this year, and it seemed that things were going from bad to worse. We spent the week registering with agencies and contacting various utilities companies to tell them the situation. One of the agencies set him up with an interview and the BF managed to get a job which will start on Monday. It is just 10 minutes down the road and the same hours (although less money) but thank the gods, he will be getting a paycheck in 2 weeks. All we have to do is to make it till then. the last job haven't paid him, he has had to claim some money from the government for what is owed to him, so it will probably be a month with no money. We have frozen the bank account to avoid charges, and we have made sure we have plenty of dog and cat food in. It won't hurt us to starve a little, but I'd hate to think that our babies were hungry!
Anyway, back to the crafty stuff. I have made a delivery to the gallery with some glass and listed some stuff in Ebay and Etsy. It's good to get back to business, it's been hard to be creative with everything that has been going on. I completed my goodies for the owl swap and posted them this week. My partners have come through for the Celtic Swap and the Mushroom swap so my brain is brimming with ideas for my crafty partners. I made a bracelet today for my Celtic swap partner - I really like it, but hey ho, it's for someone else!

Right, back to business! I've also been experimenting with some ATC's. Here are some of my efforts.



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