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Thursday, 1 March 2012
Connor's 12th birthday
Our gorgeous grandson, Connor was 12 this week, which is unbelievable. He's as tall as I am and loving his new secondary school. Like most boys of his age, he can recount most of the facts about the Harry Potter books and films. He can give you reams and reams of the most extraordinary memorised facts about all the characters and creatures to a highly boring degree!
This card is from another craftsUprint decoupage design by Valerie Dawes called "Wizard School", and so was a very obvious choice for his card. It is an easel design with two extra slots for the owl and bookcase, and needed a couple of hours cutting out, and colouring the edges with copic markers to avoid the white marks. I was able to put it into an A4 envelope, but had to show him how to set it up. It also needed a couple of pieces of dst behind, to make the decoupage stand up in the slots, which also had to be explained. This might not make it suitable to send off by post without detailed instructions, but is fine if it's going to be handed over in person. It looks great once it's made though, and caused several exclamations of "wow": so very many thanks to the cUp designer.
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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.