On Friday, belles and I drover over for a sleepover. We were planning to craft but one of her friends didn't show which put us on a craft downer. As her room was in this sort of state to start with I bravely suggested that we roll up our sleeves and sort out the chaos.
I think Jane had got into that void where it just never felt tidy. Which also meant that she didn't feel that, come the time for an impromptu craft session, she couldn't face the chaos.
Jane is an interior designer by trade and also a stampin up demonstrator. She's a full time Mum to my favourite little girls in the whole world (next to my Belles). So having the dedicated time to keep on top of things is zero. I, myself, do have a little more free time than Jane and as neat and tidy is my middle name - it was the perfect opportunity to have a good old clear out. And, as luck would have it, they had a skip on the drive half full, ready to take the crap she no longer needed.
All of Friday night and four hours of Saturday morning we sorted, sifted, tidied, grouped and slung a billion things. Between breaks we would find the girls either iPadding, chatting, giggling, playing or chilling. THEY WERE SO GOOD! We even found the time to have a mini feast of nibblets and chocolate dipped strawberries. It was SUCH a good night but I was totally ready for my bed at 4.30am.
The next morning we woke up to a gorgeous breakfast before we tackled the room for the final onslaught. I'm not kidding you, this woman has got a problem; worse than mine and I thought my craft stash was hideous. But Jane and I are very much alike....... we just love creating. And that's why we hoard so much thinking every piece and part will come in handy one day until a ruthless clearing up session tells us that its time to have a good old cull. I don't know how many times I said "What the hell is this?" or "What you doing with that?". Some 15 bin liners later, the room started to take shape.
And it ended up like this..........**insert sparkly fairy tinkly noises**
Didn't we do a great job?
Were supposed to be going home at tea time but Ellie was having such a good time that we left at 1am this morning. At one point in the day, Jane's hubby took Ellie and Lady K to Starbucks without ME! I mean, these outings without Mark or I are so incredibly rare. I was amazed she agreed to it and she loved it. Plus Ellie rarely likes anywhere else than home (and her grandparents). She doesn't even really like going to other family members houses let alone friends. So I must give a huge credit to both of Jane's girls because they are so gentle and patient with her. Here she is with Lady K......
Whilst at Janes, I also planned to take a few pictures of the girls too. Ive been taking pictures of them since Jane adopted them some 5 years ago. Ive relished every single passing year and it catches my breath when I see them again, all grown with new attitudes. They are the most luckiest girls having Jane and Stu as their parents. This is what I managed to grab between sorting out Jane's studio
Miss C! What can I say about her? A proper little madam with a very special place in my heart. I could literally cry for her. It takes a lot of work to get pictures like this but they are worth the wait.
Lastly, I shall leave you with this months ATC swap that I took part in.
And that my friends, is a sum of my weekend.
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