My shining star

My shining star

Friday 17 April 2020

a catch up in this time of coronavirus

Hello there...well what strange and worrying times we are living through. I do hope you are all okay out there in blogland. Things here are okay. Its been homeschool week 3 this week... just for Penny..oh and me. Lucy's home schooling starts again on Monday. My furlough started on 6th April and is initially for 2 months. I am wondering if there will be a job for me at the end of it but I do appreciate having the time to spend with my girls, cooking, crafting and encourging them to do their school work. To be fair they are pretty good...although Penny has enjoyed having my full attention and help this week for sure.

I have been able to join in with a few things on facebook this week too...and the week before....
Kay from Indigoblu does a mxed media Monday at 4pm...I was able to make it one week and enjoyed doing a spot of journalling....

No photo description available.

I followed Kay's ideas and was pleased with the outcome!

I have been dropping in to Lesley's Whartons' social butterflies now and again too and the current challenge (for a few more days only) was this is what I made....

And of course....I have been following and working along with Jo Rice and some of her lessons on FB....

Its a busy time for me indeed.... but I am making the best of things...if you find you are feeling a bit low why not try some of these fb tutorials...its really uplifting! Huge thankyou to everybody out there who is doing these things so we can all attempt to stay sane when the world seems to be going mad!

Big hugs

Rachel xx


  1. It must be hard juggling everything and homeschooling too-the hardest part for us is not seeing grandaughters for over three weeks we have gone from everyday to nothing and missing them like crazy.Still there are worse of than us if that's all we have to complain about.Love your journal pages and card especially the last three
    Carol x

  2. I love the pretty butterfly pages n your journal book. Such lovely colours. Hugs Mrs A.

  3. Fabulous cards and journal page Rachel, I miss you and the girls but at least we facetime every day. Love you xx

  4. Glad you all seem to safe and well, I'm loving all of your play along makes especially the gorgeous Lavinia card.

    Hugs Sue xx

  5. Fabulous journal pages Rachel, beautiful colours and lovely cards - I especially like the pretty Jo Rice ones.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  6. Glad to hear that you are coping well at this time Rachel, I'm sure the girls are enjoying having you to themselves for so long.
    A beautiful set of projects too.

  7. Hi Rachel, lovely to hear that you and the girls are okay. It sure is strange times at the moment and very worrying too. We are doing okay, it is a good job we both have our respective hobbies. Rick is on 12 week isolation so I am doing the shopping and also taking care of my dad too by doing his shopping. I am loving all your projects they are wonderful. Take care and stay safe. I hope your mum is doing well too and give her by best wishes.
    Linda xxx


Thankyou so much for leaving a comment - it really does mean a lot to me! Hugs Rachel xx