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About Me

Married to my soulmate with 2 beautiful girls,and our English Springer Spaniel, Suki. Living a country life in Cambridgeshire, whilst baking, gardening, and photographing our daily lifes, where they find a place on my scrapbook pages.

My little place on the web

This blog is just that, my little place on the web.You will find my daily (or not so daily, hehe)life, my love for my new vegetable garden, baking, photography and my scrapbooking!

My Scrapbooking

Scrapbooking is a way of life for me now.It has been for over 4 years. I love journaling, taking photos of my family and love colour and texture, these are all part of my everyday life and scrapbooking.

A Poorly Girl | Personal

blogged by me domestic goddess On 11/25/2011 05:44:00 PM 3 lovely comments
My poor baby girl really hasn't been herself these last few weeks. It always breaks my heart, as I am sure it does all mums, when our children are sick. I don't believe there is anything serious wrong with her, but she is so not herself!
Lilly has been in and out of school these past 3 weeks and today woke up to a bloody face and sheets from one hell of a nose bleed! So another day she was kept of school.

My crazy girl just isn't her crazy self at the moment, but did manage a crazy photo last weekend , LOL

Thanks for stopping by
Anna x

What's the Story Morning Glory?

blogged by me domestic goddess On 11/22/2011 11:11:00 PM 4 lovely comments
Scrapbooking has been my life for the best part of 7 years. I started scrapbooking when Lilly was a baby using handmade papers I sold on Ebay, fibres, and paper flowers. cool stuff eh?!
I plodded along doing my thing and I got picked up by a new magazine called Creative Scrapbooking. I became a features writer and even had a cover with a winter layout of Izzy. I bought so many copies , LOL, and my Dad proudly had his copy next to his bed at all times.

Things were really good and I put my heart and soul into my craft, I was amongst the winners of Best of British, made it on to some amazing design teams, manufacturers and kit clubs as well as many magazines here in the UK and Australia.
I have been featured in a Russian magazine, German and Brazilian and am pretty chuffed to be honest!

In 2006 I started Pencil Lines, the sketch challenge blog and wrote my first book that was published in 2010.

Scrapbooking has bought alot of happiness and I have been to America teaching and all over the UK meeting the most amazing people and met many good friends.
Scrapbooking has also bought alot of bitterness by others towards me and this has saddened and upset me many times.
But at the end of the day the good has always outshone the bad times.

This blog of mine that I started in 2005 after we moved from Newcastle to Cambridge was a place for me to document our daily lifes for our friends up North. It soon became a place for me to share my layouts, and has been a place for me to vent, share celebrations and chat about allsorts.

Lately scrapbooking has taken a back seat and I have noticed my blog posts and layouts are becoming less and less. Its a seven year thing I reckon, I am just not so into it anymore. After spending so many years scrapping for deadlines I started to lose my love for the craft and I know I am not the only one amongst my peers that feels this way.

So I have to be honest with myself, scrapbooking is no longer a way of life for me anymore. I hope over the holidays to find some me time to scrap for me, as I do have quite a few personal projects I want to do, like my Paris album, Barcelona and Florida! So its not out of my life completely but has, and is taking a huge back seat. I actually cannot remember the last time I scrapped.

Today I went into my craft room and I have way too much stuff. I am going to sort some grab bags out and start selling my craft bits here on my blog.
Tomorrow I will add a few bits here and add a new page to the blog updating whats sold and available.

What I do want to get rid off asap, is my Sizzix machine and sidekick. The sidekick has dies with it and has hardly been used and my Sizzix machine has been well used so will need new pads at some point, LOL, and I have a bunch of dies to go with the machine as well.

Check out this page for all details.

I guess my blog will now return to my daily life, some baking, some crafts and updates of the girls for my friends up North!
My photography blog is where I will be alot more so do pop by and see what I am up too.

Thanks for stopping by and for reading this far!

Anna x

Children in Need 2011 | Personal

blogged by me domestic goddess On 11/18/2011 05:32:00 PM 3 lovely comments
Today in the UK is Children in Need. Kids all over the UK will have dressed up, done something silly, had a mad hair day, or gone spotty to help raise money for children less fortunate than ours.

This year the girls decided to turn fashion designers and decorate a white Tshirt and for Lilly a pair of white leggings!

Thank goodness for my promarkers!

Model : Isabella Bowkis
Designer : Isabella Bowkis
Stylist : Isabella Bowkis
Photographer : Me/mum

Model : Lilly Bowkis
Designer : Lilly Bowkis
Stylist : Lilly Bowkis
Photographer : Me/mum

What did your children do for Children in Need today? Don't forget to visit Children in Need website for details on how to donate!
I will be watching BBC 1 all night..... Just love it!

Thanks for stopping by
Anna x

Tudor Theme Day | Personal

blogged by me domestic goddess On 11/15/2011 06:02:00 PM 0 lovely comments
I really am not doing a very good job of updating my blog at the moment. Life is hectic, photos need editing and orders need to be placed. last week I had visitors form up North and a poorly Lilly on and off and the week just went by in a puff of smoke.

And already we are heading to the middle of another week!

Well last Thursday I joined the girls school on their KS2 visit to Buckden Towers for a Tudor themed day. The whole of KS2 did such an amazing job as did the staff and everyone seem to have such a great day. I joined the school in the afternoon to grab a few photos of the day.

I was very lucky and a neighbour lent me a beautiful handmade dress for Lilly to wear, Lilly looked beautiful

and then at the banquet

I finally managed to catch up with King Henry and Katherine of Aragon out side for a quick photo!

A brilliant day was had playing croquet, quill writing, making pomandors and lots more.

Thanks for stopping by
Anna x

Five Fav Friday

blogged by me domestic goddess On 11/04/2011 12:32:00 PM 1 lovely comments
Its FRIDAY!! The weekend is upon us, and I feel like doing a Five Fav Friday today!
I am a huge lover of Pinterest and can spend hours lost on that site. i use it for photography shoot inspiration, baking inspiration, crafts and just to make me smile!
Here is some felt love:

these make me smile
love  flower headbands at the best of times

love this so much, must make some

how cute are these!

beautiful and simple

If you havnt discovered Pinterest yet, what are you waiting for, go get yourself over there and start pinning..... Check out my Pinterest page for plenty of more felt love!

Have yourselves a fantastic weekend. I have my girlfriends coming down from Newcastle on Monday, and a house to get in some sort of ship shape order, LOL.
Thanks for stopping by
Anna x