I’m already hard at work on the next Glimmer Mist Album. This one is the Garden album which has a gorgeous embossed tree on the front, little glimmer glass (acetate) gates and a mix of gatefold and plain pages inside.
I have actually finished all the pages and assembled the album back together, but I don’t have any photos of that yet. I have used the Wild Meadow stamps on the back cover, but I’m still deliberating over what will be going on the inside pages. I love making these albums, but I am never entirely sure what I will be doing with them when I start them. The flights of fancy album in the last post is going to be an inspiring, uplifting journal. I feel really inspired to write on those pages – to use nice pens in funky colours and play with words. I have someone in mind actually who is going through a tough time, so I will try to fill it with words and quotations that are uplifting, wise and comforting.
The other work in progress in my life at the moment is our kitchen. Our kitchen has three doorways, two in one corner where you come into the house and one diagonally opposite which leads to the futility room. This has made the room a bit awkward and for the last couple of years we have actually had the fridge in front of one of these odd doors, effectively blocking it off. As we are thinking about getting a new kitchen later this year, we decided to experiment and we moved the fridge today to block off the other door instead. Inside the room it actually makes better use of the space, but it means we now have a longer route to the lounge and the rest of the house as we have to sort of go round three sides of a square, where before we could walk straight through. Hmm, reading that back, maybe I should have drawn a map! Anyway, we did it so we can live with it for a while and see if it works or not. I’m determined that when the kitchen is redesigned, one of these unnecessary doors will get blocked off for good.
WARNING: SOME READERS MAY BE DISTURBED BY THE FOLLOWING
At the risk of offending thousands of readers, I confess to doing some housework today. Yes, we gave the kitchen a serious spring clean and even scrubbed the Aga which was in desperate need of some good old fashioned elbow grease. The floors were swept, the recycling all sorted out, the stairs hoovered, the mantlepiece dusted. We also threw out all the accumulated junkmail that was swamping the kitchen table and now we can actually get four people* around it if we want to. All this activity has nothing whatsoever to do with the fact we have friends coming over tomorrow. Nothing at all. Pure coincidence. Honest. Do I dare admit I actually enjoyed it or is that just going too far?
*Er, sorry, Basil would like to point out that as we have four chairs, we can only get three people around our kitchen table. Three people and one cat …