An Update

I thought you might like to know why I haven’t been posting all that regularly here, and there’s a few reasons. Firstly we have had massive issues and home which has lead to a full re-furb job. The ceiling in our dining room & kitchen needed to come down, due to some leaks. After seeing how bad the plumbing was we decided to re-do the bathroom too – fun as my full time job is Creative Director at our family business Soak In Style which means I design bathrooms for a living! We had been planning to re-do the garden as well and hubby decided it would be a good idea to get that done at the same time. And just to add one more thing to this massive list of work being done we decided to rip off all the rendering off the wall in the hall way going up the stairs to reveal the brick work – this is a job hubby has been doing at the weekends so is taking forever!!

So if you remember this is what my dining room looked like:


ScrapSpace2013You can find out more about what my craft space was (and hopefully will be again!) like then please check out this blog post. So let’s take a look at how the room has progressed since then….


IMG_4090The ceiling has now been plastered and the lights are in, but we are waiting to re-decorate the whole room now as it’s been damaged so badly with all the mess! We’re going to re-paint the same colour but different wallpaper on the left wall where my craft zone is.

Fancy seeing what my hallway and bathroom look like too??







So as you can imagine, it is chaos. So I am basically living in my bedroom. The front room (sitting room/lounge) has turned into a bit of a dumping ground and there’s dust on everything due to Mike’s hard work in the hallway. So although we’re cleaning regularly I don’t like sitting in there much. All my craft stuff is in my bedroom, and it is proving a little hard to be creative, but I’m trying. This is what it looks like:





Yes you see correctly, that is a little porta potti in the bedroom :( The bathroom has our only toilet in it, so we’re having to use this. Luckily my parents live close so we’re popping there to shower regularly, and Mike has a shower at work. But yeh, it’s totally gross. I have no idea how people do this with children, I’d have to move out I think…

Anyway, the other thing that has been keeping me very busy is my new small business as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator here in the UK. We have some very exciting news about teaming up with Becky Higgins for Project Life products which I am over the moon about and you can find out about here. But please stop by my other site to see what I’m creating over there :)

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1 Comment on An Update

  1. homemakersdaily
    April 23, 2014 at 12:00 am (3 years ago)

    I know what you’re going through! We’re remodeling a repo while we’re living in it. It’s not the first time we’ve done it, either.


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