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Saturday, 16 October 2010
last but one of the bookatrix wedding cards
Thank goodness I've now nearly completed all the bookatrix wedding/anniversary cards on order (just one last wedding and one 50th anniversary one to do)! They are very time-consuming, and although people always say they love to receive them, I feel I now need to be a bit more inspired, and do something different.
Cream patterned and gold embossed card are from the craft exhibition at Ally Pally last month, where I also stocked up on the curvy peeloffs. These bookatrix cards are really the only things I use them for now, although I'm determined to use up some of my enormous stock of images, letters and sentiments peeloffs at Christmas, if I get time. Flowers and beads are from Hobbycraft.
Welcome to the Ballerina Craft blog.
Well you'll find lots of them on my blog, as I often make cards for dancers, having been a ballet teacher for more years than I care to remember. You can find former pupils of Woodley School of Ballet dancing in ballet companies in Britain and in Europe, singing and dancing in West End Theatres, on TV or touring the UK, or on cruises in far flung places, with several former dancers teaching at home and abroad.
I'm now semi-retired due to health problems, but still find time to teach dance and craft, as well as have fun with our seven grandchildren. I have been married to my dearest husband Joe, for over 43 years, and we have three wonderful children, who are all happily settled with their own families, and we also have a dear step-grand-daughter, with her own beautiful bundle of joy, and a seriously cute toddler, so family life takes up a lot of time! The beautiful Lladro ballerina above was bought for me by pupils and friends for the Ballet school's 25th Anniversary in July 2007.