After much consideration, hair pulling, changing of minds, tears and finally decisions (which I don't do well!) I have chosen my new Design Team members..
- Gerry Strongman
- Jozza (Jo Hopkins)
- Carol Houghton
- Enfys Cashmore
- Kath Stewart
- Tip Top (Ruth Cuniliffe)
- Allison Yates
- Heather Fraser (Craftling)
They are joining my current Design Team members Samm Livett and Shirley B and I would like to extend my congratulations and huge welcomes to them all!! They are a very talented group of crafters and I can't wait to get started working with them all!
Choosing new members for my design team has been a much harder job than I anticipated. I received a huge number of applicants, many more than I ever imagined I would, and they were all of a very high standard. I wish I could have included everyone who applied but it just wasn't practical. I want to thank everyone who took the time to apply, I loved looking at your creations and getting to know a little about you. I wish you all the very best.
Now, I've had quite a weekend, not only dealing with choosing a new Design team but we have had a new member of the family join us! Ian's sister, Sandi, gave birth to a beautiful new baby daughter Steffi Rose she's a healthy 9lb and an absolute little beauty. She has a shock of red hair to match her brother Adam who is 5 years old and is still a bit amazed that 'she' came out of Mummys tummy!! It's a lovely bit of good news for the family as we have been having a rather hard time over the last few weeks with Ian's Mum being very ill in hospital, the new arrival certainly lifted her Grandmas spirits when she arrived. It's a very worrying time for us here whilst Ians Mum is so poorly, but we are crossing our fingers that things improve in the very near future.
Well, that's my news from over the weekend, I had best get back to work or this new design team will have no new papers to work with!