Let’s crank it up…

October 15th, 2008 by Susannah

I’ve decided it’s time to start blogging again. Not that I meant to go away….life just sort of took over! I have lots of plans I want to gradually kick off in here and I am really excited and inspired. I’ll be honest and say that life with two little ones took a lot more adjusting to than I ever imagined, but things are definitely good and getting better! It’s been a long year with little sleep, loads of sling wearing, cuddling and baby rocking….oh and chicken pox too!

Sneak Peek: 16 zines set to wing their way around the globe for Nikki-Shell’s ‘Handmade Zine Swap’. Just a couple of tiny additions to make before I pop them in the post. I thoroughly enjoyed making these. They’re the first real crafty thing I have done all year. Apologies for being a couple of weeks behind, I seriously underestimated how much time I would need to put together my vision!!! Hopefully the recipients will enjoy the results. I’ll give a little zine review when more land in my mailbox.

Caitlin will be 9 months next week! She’s adorable and she sparkles when she smiles. She’s busy exploring the world around her, crawling and cruising anything she can stand at!

Eloise will be 4 in December. I can’t believe how fast she is growing up! She had her first ballet concert in August (and do you want to know how many times we have watched that DVD???). I am loving her take on life, her impromptu performances and her lively conversation. She is great company and always makes me laugh. We’re having many adventures!!

Lets see what happens from here…

6 Responses to “Let’s crank it up…”

  1. Melanie
    October 16th, 2008 12:07

    Nice to see you back! Your zine looks intriguing 🙂

  2. leslie
    October 20th, 2008 11:08

    welcome back!!

  3. Fioleta
    October 22nd, 2008 18:16

    Welcome back. Your kids look adorable.

  4. Natalie
    October 29th, 2008 17:56

    Hi Susannah – got your Zine this afternoon and I just love it – it is such a treasure, and brought such a smile to my face. It reminds me of many of my favourite so-called-chldrens books like Dragonology etc – I love little compartments and pockets with hidden goodies. I just love it. I’ve looked through it half a dozen times already – I too adore old photos, though my collection thus far is only familial (in the hand), but many bookmarked on the internets. May I ask what program you used to create it? I am in the process of buying a new puter (as mine is now 5 years old and doesn’t want to play with any of the fun things anymore, like my blog, youtube ets) and I am tossing up whether to buy Photoshop or Illustrator or something else entirely (like what?), and what you have done is basically about as much I could possibly want (or hope!) to do. Thanks so much for making my day (completely outshone the two bills that arrived in the same post!)
    Tala xx

  5. angelique
    October 30th, 2008 14:45

    I received your zine today jammed packed with beauty. one of my kids got to open the envelope and was completely enthralled. It is lovely and interesting and having done it with a baby around I am well impressed. I was stoked with the badges at the back. I am a bit of a secret badge collector. cheers Angelique

  6. suzy
    November 5th, 2008 19:49

    I loved mine too! Thank you so much, it is just beautiful. It reminds me of the Griffin and Sabine books.

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