I love the inspirational themes set by the Speshal Girls and I try my hardest to complete the weekly challenges but it isnt always possible due to shoppey commitments, the guys hectic social lives and of course DH's need to see me for a few minutes once in a while.
Im always so busy these days and have neglected extended members of my family a tad too much of late. My Mom is always asking me to make her something and I never have the time SO I decided my attempt at the challenge would make its way to her.
If I knew then what I know now....I wouldnt change a single thing.
I really wouldnt change a thing about my childhood. It was a a bloomin marvellous childhood....ponies, nannys to entertain us, exotic holidays abroad and I have fantastic memories, although it wasnt always rosey! I was a little rebel and I never quite understood some of the "rules"....there were arguements and plenty of tears shed over the years until at 17 I packed up and left home to go it alone.
I remember my Mom saying to me
"you wont understand until you have children of your own"
and me thinking blah, blah blah, nag, nag, nag.....yeah right!
20+ years later I am blessed with a son who is at the horrid "pre pube" stage of his development....hormones are raging, he eats non stop ( when he manages to get himself out of his pit ) and his bedroom has started to develop a rather unsavoury aroma, which floods my hypersensitive nostrils and makes me wanna reach for the Febreeze PDQ!
I sit chatting to DS about his life, his goals, his dreams etc and all the time Im sure he is thinking blah, blah, blah, nag, nag, nag.....yeah right.......just like I did when I was a kid!
So the 12x12 layout I planned didnt quite happen and instead I made a ickle Tri Fold for my Mom....just to sort of say thanks for preparing me for Motherhood.... even though I didnt know it at the time!
I used 3 bugs in a rug ~Tickled Pink papers, available from our shop and the ribbons are from Carole's shoppey ~ Ribbon Mad