... so I now know my birth name and my birth mums name. I have the forms to apply for my original birth certificate, and information about the government administered contact service. It really hasnt sunk in yet, and the one question I am unable to answer is why I didnt ask my adoptive parents for information about my birth mother. Maria said they would have known a lot about her and about her circumstances.
I now have a social worker! Hello Maria ... Not spoken with her yet, will probably take a couple of weeks to get all my info together then I will get an appointment for an interview. So by this time next month I might know who my birth mum is ... or was
This is a gorgeous CJ and full of lovely ideas ... I'm sure that nip will be over the moon to get it home ... I have these stamps (or something similar) and had never thought of using them this way ... its a brilliant idea to stamp the houses in white on black to give a moonlight effect
... this seems to be a very fancy kitchen towel (?) or scrapbooking paper with a deep texture (!) adhered to an old book page then stamped with a funky flower border. Some of the flower heads are layered and embellished with brads. The colours work so well (something I struggle with, I have no eye for colour) and the double page spread is so gorgeous I had to blog both of them
Very poor turnout at Redcar boot today ... lots of ladies getting rid of scrappy stuff but they wanted WAY too much for their old (dull) stickers, stamps and papers. Just about to head home when I noticed several boxes of VGC books ... and asked the stallholder for her recommendation ... so I have Hard Eight and Full Tilt to read. She also sold me this glorious red bag, its New Look but very much in the style of a Kipling bag (without that horrid monkey). I spent all of £1 for the three!
I seem to be the only person who does not own a butterfly stamp or a butterfly punch or butterfly paper, so I made my own butterflies with some paper blooms I've had for ages. The butterfly mask is chunky chipboard that came with a kit.
Pinkster had the fantastic idea of making her CJ a challenge CJ. Each slip of paper had three challenges on it, to stretch and challenge us. Unfortunately, somehow, the challenges went AWOL, so by the time the CJ got to me, I was told to think up my own three things!
I HAD to post a link to this super clever and super easy book closing. I love notebooks that have an elastic closing, cos the contents are held safely inside and they sit on my shelf so neatly. This blog gives a simple-as-anything tutorial on making your own book closing from stuff that 99% of us will have on our desk. Mega thanks to Sharon