When you make a conscious choice to be happy, no one can take it away from you because no one gave it to you: you gave it to yourself.

A quote from April Green's - Bloom For Yourself Journal

Wednesday, 26 September 2012



Hope wherever you are you are warm and dry - if you don't live in the UK, all I'll say is Autumn/Winter season hit our wonderful home with vengeance and many people are experiencing flooding after torrential rain, high winds and dipping temperatures! Thankfully all is dry here, but a bit chilly. The heating had to be popped for a while just so we didn't freeze having baths/showers.  

On a personal note, you'll be pleased to hear I am finally, after many weeks, starting to feel a bit better. well at least in my head I do, though my body still doesn't work properly and mum is still having to learn how to push me around in my blue wheels (my wheelchair)!

Right the desk, taken yesterday tea time - 

Well you can see a pile of die cut sheets ready to be popped out and put together and some that I have already started. It's all part of the Beatrix Potter blockbuster Crafter's Companion have recently been selling. I had to have it - it was the little boxes that got me, along with the tree cards in the Winter's Tale kit! 

I will share pics of all my makes once they are dried so I hope you'll pop back to have a look.

But for now I suggest you put the kettle on then dap over to Julia's, Queen of all desk nosing bloggers,       and follow her lead to nose your way around the world!

Thanks for all your support recently, I know I have been so quiet which is not like me at all but I've had to put me first and that means stepping back from everything.  Hope you all understand.

Take care Zo xx


Neil said...

Hi there, Nice to hear you are getting better and I hope it continues to improve quickly. It's important to keep your focus. Thanks for popping on by and I hope the rest of your week goes well.

Helen said...

They look interesting.... Hope your mum soon gets her "licence" for your wheels!!!! Helen 35

Lynn Holland said...

Kettles on and I'm having a look round as well as looking at the lovely coastline of St. Ives.
It's good to hear you are getting on with your crafting while you recover. What an inspiration you are.
Lynn x

Brenda Brown said...

Sorry to hear you are having a bit of a difficult time at the moment, but I hope you feel better really soon. Crafting definitely helps when you need a bit of a boost doesn't it?
Happy WOYWW and have a creative end to the week.
hugs {brenda} xox #83

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW. Thanks for popping over to my desk today. Lovely to have a visitor. Glad to hear that you are feeling better in your head. I cannot imagine how you cope with having to use a wheelchair. I may hurt all the time, but I do realise how lucky I am to be fairly mobile. I nearly bought that Beatrix Potter kit - for the CD-Rom, but kept my credit card hidden! Ali x #62

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

Can't wait to see the finished cards, those images look really cute. Glad to hear you're feeling better. Happy WOYWW! Sharon #79

Dee's Craft Room said...

Hi Zo

After all the bad news about flooding and this horrible cold weather it is wonderful to hear some good news, I am so pleased to hear that you are starting to feel better.

Dionne xxx

Sheilagh said...

Sorry to hear you have not been well, I have been very quiet on the blooging/crafting front, so not up to speed with things at the moment. Thanks for popping by and your lovely comment.


Sheilagh #60

emma mitchell said...

Hi Zoe sorry to hear in your earlier post that you wasn't feeling very well but glad to hear you're feeling a little better this week.
Can't wait to see your fabulous creations using these gorgeous images.

Hugs Emma xx

Unknown said...

Hi Zoe. I am glad to hear you are feeling a little better - the mind is a powerful thing. If you can keep a happy outlook it is amazing how the body responds. Crafting helps heaps I find. I hope it does the trick for you too. WOYWW Hugs from Helen 82

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Glad you're beginning to recover a bit...long may that continue! Crafting definitely helps and I like what you're doing with those die cuts..I'll pop back to see how they progress :)

Hugs, LLJ #59 xx

House of Bears said...

We love pop out die cuts, so much easier on the paws than scissors and lots of cutting.

Get well soon

The bears @#93

Redanne said...

Good to hear that you are improving day by day (even if it is just in your head!), hope the improvements keep up. That does look like a lovely kit you have there, it will certainly keep you busy! Happy WOYWW, Anne x #65

famfa said...

Hope you feel better soon. Will will pOp back Soon to check on the Beatrix Potter cards
Famfa 13

Di said...

Hi Zo

Glad to hear you're feeling better - hope your Mum passes her test soon :)

And remember to show the results of what's on your desk to us. Di xx

Erika said...

Hi Zo glad to hear you are feeling better hope you've been ok with all this weather yesterday. Have fun crafting, hugs Erika. #89

SandeeNC said...

Of course we understand, and want nothing but the best for you! I think being back at crafting is got to be a good sign, just don't over do it...which means no racing in those blue wheels! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

lisa said...

It's good to hear you are feeling a bit better, Zoe and doing some crafting again. You don't need to worry about us, we'll still be hear when you're feeling more like it.
Take care
Hugs Lisax #80

scrappymo! said...

Sorry to hear your health has taken a nasty turn. here's wishes from across the pond that you feel better soon.
Take care!
Those Beatrice potter bit look fabulous!

Darnell said...

Good to see you feeling a bit better, Zo, but don't overdo it. You do, indeed, need to put your health first!

Thanks for coming by earlier! Darnell #74

Unknown said...

Hope you keep feeling better--the finished cards are going to be fab! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh at #11

Teresa said...

So pleased to hear you are feeling a little better Zo, take good care of yourself and keep warm. hugs Teresa xx

toni said...

Glad to hear you're feeling a little better lets hope the wheels will be having a rest soon i love those little pop outs they look like great fun hope you have a good week toni #63 x

Bernice said...

Glad to hear you're feeling a bit better. Looking forward to seeing your finished Beatrix Potter crafts.
Bernice #69

Kyla said...

Great news that you are starting to feel a bit better. Love the new die cuts. I saw then on the telly, bet they look even better in the 'flesh'.
Thanks for visiting my desk already.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

The pop up look so very interesting and Beatrix Potter is always fun. I'll have to pop back and see the finished product. Glad to hear you are feeling better.

Unknown said...

Hi Zoe, So glad to heat that you're starting to feel better, sometimes taking a break is the best thing you can do!

I'm a little late but still wishing you a happy WOYWW!


Danielle said...

Glad to hear that you are starting to feel better. Hopefully soon, you will be completely better. Hugsxxxxx dani123

Amy E said...

I'm running late this usual! I love Crafter's Companion! Little Popcorn the Bear is my favorite! Can't wait to see how all your goodies turn out!

So glad to hear you're starting to feel better. Don't worry about us...we'll still be here when you get back. Just go take care of YOU!!

Amy E. #8