Monday, 5 April 2010

A change of name and a mini notelet holder

So did you notice I have changed my name? After a day of playing in my craft room yesterday I thought it appropriate to call my blog my play space :0) Hope you are not too stuffed with eggs after yesterday!
Today is a day we gather as a family as 15 years on Easter Monday (not todays actual date) my youngest Brother was killed in a road traffic accident. Its really hard to imagine he would have been 34 this year and who knows what his life would have been like. An event like that shifts your thinking and the whole family have been affected not just with the grief of course but the shift in family feelings/ dynamics. We were still reeling from the sudden death of my Father 9 months previously so Richards death was almost surreal.
So today We - the remaining siblings and their families and my Mum will come together at tea time - and have a Roast Turkey meal - similar to Christmas really with oodles of bread sauce - there will be lots of jokes about who can eat the most of it - we will tease my Sis Amy, who has Downs syndrome, about not letting her have some and she will accuse us of being like My Dad a big tease - Silly Family stuff which help us remember them being with us. Kinda sad but kinda happy too - memories are all we have now so any opportunity to remember them is grasped and milked for all its worth.
Yikes didnt mean to spurt out all that but hey its there now but time to move on to my real reason for posting - apart from the name change of course!

Made this sweet little notelet holder after buying a tutorial on the net. Ive had to make some adjustments to it as I wanted the cards to be a little bigger and I also wanted to fit in 10 cards not the 4 that the original one had. This is a gift for friends who have just moved home so it holds 10 change of address cards plus some extra stickers.

Ive used stampin up pastels card as it all co-ordinates beautifully and also the stamp set is from stamp in up apart from the Home Sweet Home which is a dimension fourth stamp.

Below is the inside to show how the cards are stored with the envelopes in the middle section

and a nice thick ribbon to finish it off. The front panels are stuck on with foam pads which allows a space for the ribbon to thread through - neat huh? Im entering this into the Colour Create Challenge which is pastels this week.

Hope my friends Pat and Bill like it - they should receive it on Tuesday if RM deliver on time LOL. I think next time I make one I would be a little more adventurous with my design.
Despite my sad post beginning I shall not be sad today - too busy Ive a turkey to cook!!!

Happy Easter Monday!


  1. Love the name change and the little notelets which are so sweet
    Hugs Kate xx

  2. Sending love to you for today and yours. Great little holder such a neat and pretty way of presenting beautiful things.

  3. This is really lovely. What a great idea for a new home gift. After using the cards I guess you could use the compartments for storing details on the new house. Before and after photos, how much paint/wallpaper etc each room needed. Brilliant.

  4. love the new name and your project is wonderful! I am sure they will be very gratefully received!

  5. Great project Janet.
    Sparkles and hugs for you and your family today.
    Sue xx

  6. what a very cute card..
    Thank you for joining us at Colour Create..
    hugs, Janiel

  7. Fabulous gift for your friends. Hope you are having a good day with your family.

  8. Oh Clarky, I do feel for you and your family and empathise with your bittersweet family time.

    Your little notelet project is quite lovely and the colours are true pastel shades which suit it beautifully. Your friends will love it!

    Thank you so much for coming over to play at Colour Create this week !
    Eiglas (GDT)


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