Its been a looooooooong time since I neglected my blogaroo. Its that bad that I have even had emails from regular readers inquiring if I am ok and when will I update it for them. The pressure is on!
Well as you may have been bored to death by me telling you last week, I was on air again on Saturday with the launch of my new CD. I had no idea it was going to be that responsive. Its so hard to tell, it really is. Even though my mum road tested one kit on her cardmaking classes and had thoroughly satisfied customers; its hard to gauge what is going to evolve or reveal in itself - in the world of cardmaking. After I had aired I travelled over to my friend Rosie's house for the night. She had picked Ellie up from the studio for me earlier in the day (kids are not allowed in the studio) and we had planned an overnight stay. Ellie was in her element as Rosie's daughter, Freya, has a lovely temperament and is so patient with my girl. I can't think of the last time I went to someones house and was made to feel so welcome. We had planned to go home on Sunday afternoon but I was struck down by the most horrendous migraine. I actually had one the night before but it was only a little one. Maybe that was prelude to the almighty whopper of a killer migraine I suffered on Sunday.
Id love to know how many of you suffer with migraines and how you start with them. Mine start off with white and yellow dots floating in my vision then I get waves and ripples of prismatic shapes that pulsate towards the centre of my vision and then BANG - headache from hell that only a dark room and sleep can ease it. Coffee used to be my trigger but I had only drank 2 caffeine free coffees that day. Whatever triggered it, id love to know so I can PROMISE myself that it will never ever happen again EVER. :( .......cry cry, I really do panic when one starts and i pray like hell, after that whatever medication I take, will get rid of it.
So all afternoon, on Sunday, I lay in a dark room in Rosies house feeling quite sorry for myself. She took Ellie in her care whilst I tried to get rid of the nauseating pain. I think Id had 4 hours sleep when I woke up to no prisms in my eyes - that's a good sign. But the ache had moved from my temples to round the back of my right eye and a dull ache throbbed from behind it. Rosie insisted I stayed an extra night and I did consider it until I felt much better at about 8pm and decided after a late tea that we would travel home at 10pm. I have had such a lovely weekend with Rosie and her adorable family - thank you Rosie.
So I gets home to a pile and I mean a pile of orders from my website. To say that I am overwhelmed is an understatement. So Mark and I ploughed through everything today so that I can be stress free this week to catch up on work for Promarkers new secret undercover testing (LOL!) and some work for Tonic Studios. I also have a video shoot to prepare for with a Craft Robo lite for one of my favourite magazines. The whole video shoot thing has me in stitches because I keep thinking Im going to do a lady gaga style video and wear excruciatingly hideous outfits whilst demonstrating it.
Last but not least, keep your eyes peeled for all the cards that featured on Saturdays show so you can gather some inspiration from all of the girls who made the most amazing effort to make them for me. Without each and everyone of them my show would have been dreadful and i truly owe my heart to them for the beautiful work they gave me to share with viewers. Each girl has a unique sense of style that i find is important to share with many other crafters so as not to pigeon hole a style or creation - they really do add their own personal style to the mix and makes me feel immensely humble that they are willing to take some time out of their family/everyday life just for my CD's. I get a real kick out of showing their cards off for them, I really do. So a drumroll for the ladies involved and a moulin rouge of a showcase from each of them will appear here tomorrow.
Finally - my Midnight Rooster kit arrived today. I have salivated over it so much that its currently line drying through the night so that I might even get to salivate over it again. Im excited about this kit company..... you most certainly will be too :)