After the joy of a lovely meal out with my husband on a Monday morning, today has been the reality of Tet hopping on a plane heading for Hsinchu in Taiwan. It is a public holiday here today too so we would normally spend the day together. Sigh. I know it could be worse but I am much happier when he is around.
Tet and the Monkey had a lovely afternoon making cupcakes from a packet mix yesterday. The amount of sugar and food colouring sent Monkey into a very unpleasant place but the sight of them working together to finish the project was a lot of fun. I have discovered that I let Scarlett do a lot more herself than her Daddy does even if it means she makes a big mess. Still it is good for her to learn to express her displeasure constructively when Daddy won't let her do things she is more than capable of.
|Fresh from the convection microwave.... I so miss having a proper oven|
|Iced and glittered on the bench|
|She really does look like a waif and a stray!|
In amongst all this domesticity I have managed to work on a couple of layouts and even complete some more Project Life.
Sadly this layout was looking good until I got clever and started misting. The colour looks very odd on the grey background and it adds nothing to it at all really. It is a shame as I adore this picture of Scarlett in the rain. All the papers are from City of Light ( the April Studio Calico kit) with some additional Amy Tangerine and MME embellishments.
I used a similar starting point with this layout but am much happier with it overall. It shows a typical weekend morning for us involving walks along the river, coffee and breakfast at one of our favourite spots. I am recycling photos as these were ones we printed that did not make it into PL but have found a new home in this layout. Again this is mainly April SC kit with some Amy Tangerine and Crate Paper additions from my stash.
Now that I am a fully signed up instagram fan I have decided to take part in May Photo a day that way. My Instagram name is ClaireTomonaga if you would like to have a look at my photos as we go. A link to the list for May is here.