tragic domestic + LUXE yumminess

Went into Robins Kitchens for a candy thermometer today…….

and walked out with this…

– GORGEOUS, RED, tragically domestic but really sturdy material, so I can easily jump from cooking to scrapping during the day!!!! At the moment I wipe my hands on my jeans, which although convenient, isn’t quite hygenic!!!!– and a new frypan (non-teflon, of course) and 2 preserving jars all ready for Kefiring some goat’s milk next week. Hopefully Michelle will drop off the warming tray soon. Rainer really needs the good culture in his gut.

So I wandered around Indooroopilly for a while, bought a mag and decided to forego the TRAGIC lines at Medicare and MBF, picked up some claim forms instead, and headed off to my most favourite place for solitude – French Twist. He runs a good show there and I just love the fact that I can switch off despite the fact that it’s in the middle of the shopping centre.

Dropped this layout off at Inkredible

using the LUXE “Colour Me” paper, Fancy Pants pp and stamps. Full how-to’s on their blog soon.

Also dropped into Scrap Therapy to do the Blind Scrapping with PT last night. Needed to clear out some cob-webs and do another page for Lilly and Phil. Here’s my spin on the hilarious instructions from Tamara. I swear she’s got “end of semester” brain.

Tonight Forever Always have a Recipe Scrap happening, so I hope to finish off another layout for their album and just catch up on all those “promised projects” in July.

Seems change is all around me at the moment. Some good — some not so good. Trying to visualise myself as a lotus flower

WHY? I hear you ask. This visual splendour exists only when the water is murky, dirty and down-right filthy – the murkier, the better. As the bud grows it makes it’s way to the surface of the water and literally holds it’s head above all the crap below.

Are you with me now???? So, I imagine it’s with all of us, on the outside things might look in control, but deep within the murky depths of our true self, there is always more than meets the eye.

Thank you to my online and tactile friends who have been trustworthy enough to know the true ME and hold that to their heart. It’s not really in my nature to open up, so I’ve taken a great risk and enormous amounts of courage to do so. And I love you for it……and to think half of them don’t even read my BLOG!!!!!!

And finally, when Mummy says the word NO to Rainer……the boy bites back…..

there is a remarkably crafty brain at work in that perfectly shaped skull!!

brighter and buoyant…..

4 thoughts on “tragic domestic + LUXE yumminess

  1. Melanie says:

    I love that first laoyut, love the use of bubble wrap on the star.Your layouts are beautiful as always Gigi.I love your meaning behind the lotus flower, very true sweetie.

  2. Tamara says:

    Mmmm…nearly made me cry G… thanks for letting me rant the other day. The flowers you got for your anniversary are beautiful! You are a very special person and I am thankful to be able to get to know you more and spend time with you. You are definately beautiful like a lotus flower. BTW was showing the girls your layout yesterday and Kathleen clicked that you had used the paper we gave you and noticed a couple of other little things and thought you were very clever…still not her style though! Was funny though, seeing it dawn on her face what you had actually done! Take care my friend and I look forward to seeing you again soon, Tamara xxx

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