Sending Hugs for the Be Inspired Blog Hop

30 June 2021

Hello, it really is me! First let's get the formalities out of the way....

Welcome to the Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop, you may have just arrived here from my lovely and talented friend Angela Meiritz-Reid from New Zealand. If you are starting here please make sure you 'hop' around by clicking the next button - but only after reading my blog first of course! 😉

The theme for this months hop is 'New Favourites', with the team highlighting new products from the latest 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Catalogue. 

Here's my card using the Sending Hugs stamp set. And with what is going on in the world I think it's perfect - I really would love to give so many of my friends hugs right now! 

Sending Hugs

Next up to 'Be Inspired' by is my wonderful friend Janneke Dijkstra - de Jong from the Netherlands. Oh how much I miss my international friends - it's nice to be able to hop with some of them! 



Sharp Family Update:
My last post was back in 2019PC *pre-covid (boy-oh-boy how blissfully unaware we all were of what was approaching us!). For those of you who might be visiting for the first time here's a very quick rundown of our lives for the past two years....

We sold our very cute suburban home in Kiama NSW and purchased 50 acres of land with nothing on it - no power, no water, no house - we had to start from scratch.   

In one of my previous posts I wrote: "My intention is to start sharing other things that I enjoy like decorating, cooking, sewing, gardening and of course crafting. Plus the joy of moving, building, fencing and all the things that come along with owning a paddock - I may even be looking for some advice! Stay tuned for more."

I had really good intentions, I promise. However this journey has proved to be much harder than I (we) ever intended - or appreciated! We lived in a caravan for most of last year - yes the four of us through freezing Winter and Covid lockdowns and all our worldly possessions were boxed away sitting on shelves in our shed. 

We are a little bit more settled now because we have been able to unpack and have create 'zones' in shed for our things. We have an office for our air conditioning business and I have a craft room, which of course I am over the moon about! Here's a sneak peak of the pink gingham door I's my firm belief that every craft room in a shed needs a pink gingham door!! 🤣

So what can you expect from me now? I don't want to make any promises on how regularly I post, but I am definitely back crafting again - which feels amazing!    

Thanks for reading and I hope you and your family are safe and well. 
Much love, 
Louise xo 
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