Monday, 18 November 2013

A Happy Hels Afternoon. {pic heavy}

Hay Peeps
So I actually made something inky!!!! I know it's a total shock.
It's all due to the fact that yesterday I spent a very lovely afternoon with my buddy Hels Sheridan @ Craftasmic in Taunton where she was teaching a weekend of classes.
Grabbed a quick pic before class started...
Then it was straight to work
 There was some messing about,

and then back to work...

Finally we all ended up with a cute christmas burlap canvas.
This was mine.

As you can see everyone did there own thing and all are slightly different from Hels original. {which I totally forgot to photograph}
Hels even got in a sneeky demo in as we were all finished early.
Then she could relax.
And I got a quick pic of me with James from Craftasmic.
I had a fab time and can't wait for Hels to come back down south for another class in hopefully the not too distant future xo 
If you don't follow me on Facebook i'll just tell you my quick tale of terror before the class.
As you may know i've not long passed my driving test, {and i'm not very confident yet} and I haven't really been doing many long journeys either, I certainly hadn't drove into Taunton where the class was being held. But I was being brave, I checked online and found the park and ride just out of the town was to be open {so I would avoid the chaos of the town as lots of roads were shut off due to it being the christmas lights switch on later in the day} I knew my way so was all set, But alas the journey was not to be smooth, for when I got to said P&R it was closed..... Arrhhhhh my worst fear.. going into town on probably the busiest day of the year, but it had to be done.
I repeated to myself about a million times that I could do it as I was making my way in, only to find near gridlock in most of the car parks and surrounding area, I could feel myself getting more and more flustered but I carried on and after about an hour of hunting round at like 2mph and a couple of car stalls later I finally found a spot to park and my happy day could go on.
I know you may think.. yeah so what, but to me I was so chuffed to have made it there AND on my way home I had to drive in the dark for the first time too.
So all in all it was a very eventful day but a great one.

If you're still reading and didn't nod off thanks for dropping by.
I will have another blog post going up soon as I have a ton of {custom order} christmas cards to share.
Till Then
Stay Inky
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Hels Sheridan said...

am very proud of you hun... doing that driving was scary and you did it... bless ya! Was FAB to see you, been way too long! Loving the pics too... big hugs XX

Rita said...

Looks like you all had a Fabulous day. Brilliant pictures too. Congratulations on passing your driving test, there will be no stopping you now. Hugs Rita xxxx

Helen said...

Well done you - on both counts - the burlap panel is fantastic, and more so for the driving! I am very proud of you. Take care, and hope to see you soon - though it will probably be Ally Pally in April! hugs, xxx

Belinda Basson said...

Way to go! Driving issues and all! Sounds like a fabulous day and good fun all round. I so wish I lived closer...maybe one day I must make a trip across the pond and come visit you all.

Anonymous said...

Great pics Nicky, looks like you had a fab day with Hels! Your canvas is gorgeous btw!
Alison xxx

butterfly said...

So glad you found some inky inspiration with the lovely Hels - and your canvas looks completely fabulous!

Sorry the day had such a difficult start, but so brave of you to persevere and triumph. I've yet to start the driving classes - not sure I'm ever going to take the plunge at this rate...
Alison xx

Brenda Brown said...

Yay Nicky, well done you for persevering and staying calm at the wheel, just goes to show you can do it. LOve your burlap panel and glad you had a great day with Hels.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Helen Anderson said...

Well done sweet! Nothing can stop you now ;) x

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh well done you for persevering and getting there!!! Lol, I remember my early driving days so well, I would have been just the same (and probably would have given up).

It looks as if everyone had a fab time and your canvas looks glorious!!
Hels looks so different with that new hair do, but it suits her so well! You both look gorgeous on that top photo (well and all the others too...)

Anonymous said...

Well done on persevering with your search for a parking space, next time it won't be as stressful. :)
Your canvas is gorgeous, I'm glad you took some time to enjoy yourself.

Craftychris said...

First of all, well done you! I don't drive because I hated it so much even though I passed my test years ago. I gave up after a year of driving. But you are brilliant and I wish I could have been more like you!!! Your canvas is cool too and I am glad you had such a fab day. I went to a Hels workshop a few weeks ago and it was awesome! xx

PixieHouse Creations said...

Well done on keeping your cool and finding a car space you deserve a reward so go treat yourself!! So lucky for you to be there with the time I found out about it I was told both days were full!! Maybe next time???
love n hugs
Wendy xx

Artyjen said...

What a fab day...apart from the driving bit! LOL
I've been driving more years than I care to think but driving in the dark is definately not on the top of my list of things I like doing!!
Take time Hels is coming let me know I'll make a big effort to make it ;)
xoxo Sioux