Its a Boys Life

Its a Boys Life

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Show Us Your STuff.. _ Jan...

well its here already.. the middle of the month so challenge 2 over at Show us Your STuff...

We have a recipe challenge for you this time. You must include the following things on your layout.

*Stitching (hand, machine or faux)
*Misting
*buttons
*4 or more patterned paper
*Something handmade!!

And Here is my attempt...
"Blessed"
Blessed
oh and i must first of all say.. eEEeekkkk...... My Sis partner took Her sewing maching back.. i mean HOW DARE SHE!!! doesnt she realise how vital it is to my creative juices... really.... and then i read ..... STITCHING for the reciepe.. well i just thought.. well feed me garlic and call me stinky..just my luck... so i had to revert back to that horrible age old method.. hand stitching.. i mean... how much longer does that take..and you cant possibly do messy stitching trust me i tried.. i just DOESNT work... so i drew a pretty little flourish and stitched it..... see below....

and then i cut the umbrella from some super websters..


and added some buttons... looks coolio hey...
and as part of the Dt we got sent a pack of two Pretty Petals flowers.. now arent they just gorgeous.. i have used this White tissue paper one and dunked it into some glitter for some extra zingg....
the second pretty petal will be shown in a couple of days.. LOVE it...
so on another note we have all seen the horror of this last week.. and today i was Touched right down to my soul.. i was at work.. Slow day so i was merchandising all Adidas.. and a man and his wife and sister came in .. nothing unusual about that..anyho i asked in my nicest voice if i could help with anything.. he said he needed some trackies.. anyho.. found him the ones he needed and asked if that was the best price.. then i told him what i could do it for... and then..... he said will it make a difference if I say i'm from Grantham and i have just lost everything, everything i'm wearing belongs to others.. well my HEART just sank... so after checking with the manager we agreed on doing it at a well below cost price.. {shhh dont tell the big bosses we'll get into trouble}.. and then he said well i need shoes as well.. i dont have any shoes... so i helped him with that.. the whole time he just kept patting my back and saying Thank You and SOrry.. i mean really HE is the last person to be sorry... my heart just BROKE for him and his wife.. they then said how they havent even been able to go home to see what if anything they have left.. its been 5 days since the disaster and he still isnt allowed home because they are still searching for people who are missing from that tiny town... well.... in the end he left.. after thanking me a gazzillion times.. and well it left me.. rather FLAT.. i had to go out the back and pretend i was doing something for a while just to stop my hands from shaking.. to say it made my day ... even thought its a sad story ... it just made me realise AGAIN how wonderful i have things.....
okay .. so enough now..
Please join in the fun over at Show Us Your Stuff..... i will be back tomorrow night with another couple that i have done over the last few days..and then it will be the 17th so i can FINALLY reveal my book.. YAY..........

9 comments:

Leanne said...

OMgosh! Leanne that little story brought tears to my eyes. It's the little things like helping a stranger put his life back together which put everything back into perspective. {{hugs}} I'm glad he walked into your workplace and spoke to you...x

Creative Sofie said...

Leanne, that was a very touching story..if you even help out 1 person, it makes a difference..good on you and your manager....XXXX

Chloe :-) said...

So heartbreaking:-( makes us so thankful for what we have. What a great thing to do for that family xx

On a brighter note, that LO is fabulous, loving the glitter on the flower (stunning) and all the gorgeous doilies ...and let's not forget the HANDSTITCHED flourish!!! Wow :-)

Nay and Gilly said...

I have tears in my eyes too, I'm so thankful that my friends where all safe in the floods and looking forward to seeing you in Feb.
WOW! what a beautiful LO LOVE IT! Gilly oxo

Shell said...

Oh Leanne. I agree with Leanne A. He couldnt have found a better person to help him in his time of need. What a heart breaking story.
That LO is devine!!! love every little bit xx

Nay and Gilly said...

Beautiful LO Leanne! (very girly - i like!!) and so very touching to hear stories like that!! I can't imagine having to rebuild my life like that. One lady we went and help got nothing out of her house b4 the flood. She would have been in her late 50's - 60's and she had boxes upon boxes of beautiful photos floating in toxic brown sludge water, I doubt that she could save any of them. So very sad to see all that families pics gone, what a wake up call for me to get my pics backed up and out of my house!! luv Renee

Jasmine S said...

Oh my, that gave me goosebumps and yep, a tear to the eye. I think I would have wanted to pull the clothes off my back to give. I read a story the other day from one of the VIC bushfire victims saying how hard it is to take even though you know you have to. To suddenly be a victim and dependent on everyone else....that would be one of the hardest things.
So now I will get onto that bright happy fun LO. The stitching looks great (and yep, wouldn't know how to do it now I don't think). Great idea with the glitter flower too. Fab LO.

Kerryn said...

oh man. So glad that you were able to help them. It's the little things.

Loving all the texture on your layout. Gorgeous!

Cathy said...

OH Leanne so heartbreaking... bought tears to my eyes reading this!! So glad you & your manager were able to help them in their time of need... every little bit helps!! Your LO is stunning, love all the gorgeous detail and beautiful photos!!

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