I was supposed to upload some cards yesterday evening, but had a major disaster and everything else was put on hold!.
I walked into the kitchen last night to behold a river of blood across the floor. My first thought?............what's the dog done??? PANIC!!!!
( From this you can gather that my dog is as clumsy as anything, injures himself without even trying, and was appropriately named BUMBLE.)
Anyway, a moments reflection made me realise that, despite my pounding heart rate, it wasn't blood.
Closer investigation revealed........Raspberry Juice..........leaking out of the bottom of the freezer,............ which had the plug switched OFF.
Obviously, this was unintentional, (ya think?) and had apparently happened when we had to move the freezer from under the kitchen window on Tuesday night for the window repair man to come on Wednesday morning.
Screams for help to my daughter ensued to come and get the dog, who by this time had discovered that raspberry juice was "nice"..........and "didn't it make pretty patterns all over the kitchen floor when you walked in it?"
So, mop in hand, I set about clearing up the river..........and then had to brave the worst bit.............seeing how much of the freezer full of food was salvageable.
It was heartbreaking actually. A freezer full of food has vanished, and in it's place are about 10 day's worth of meals. Most of the stuff had defrosted completely, fish was thrown, other bits had been sitting in a lake of raspberry juice and were ruined. Packs of peas, sweetcorn, broccolli, runner beans.............all no longer useable. I also had some Ready Meals in there too - all ruined. plus a load of bread and rolls.
I did manage to salvage a plastic tub with portions of Beef mince, another with Lamb mince, a pack of Rhubarb, some sausages, and a pack of chicken breasts. All of which had not QUITE defrosted. They went into the fridge overnight, and today I had to go into cooking mode.
I spent most of the day making all the defrosted stuff into 2 chicken casseroles, 2 sausage casseroles, 2 Beef Passanda, 2 Spaghetti bolognaise sauce, and 4 Shepherds pies, which all have gone back into the freezer now, and the aforementioned freezer has had it's socket switch taped into the ON postion!!!
Roll on payday. .........that's all I can say!
Soooooooooooo! on to the cards that should have been uploaded last night.
The first is the monthly card kit from Little Claire. I changed it slightly by decoupaging the flower, and raising the circles up on pads. It looked a little flat to me.......now I like it better!!
About Blackbutterfly Cards
I started making cards for pleasure in 2007, and quickly found my home was becoming swamped by cards everywhere. I decided to put some of them up for sale on a webpage in an effort to recoup some of the costs of my hobby. I called the webpage Blackbutterfly Handcrafted Cards, and it can be found at http://www.blackbutterfly2007.co.uk/
I try to take my cards to a couple of table sales or craft fairs a year, but make my cards mainly for friends and family. I would love the website sales to take off, as I nowhere near cover the costs involved in this all absorbing hobby, but for me the main thing is the pleasure I have in making my cards.
Recently I have decided to expand my blog to cover my other interests too. It's a sort of substitute for going to work and chatting to people, as due to ill health I was unable to work, and since the beginning of 2014 I am officially a pensioner.
Although I'll still show my cards, I'll also be covering my other interests and how I attempt to make ends meet day by day.
In fact anything that crosses my mind will be on here, so be prepared for waffle and a wasted five minutes as you read. Make coffee and settle in, why don't you?