Thursday, March 12, 2015

Poggy in the Spring - Coping

It has been 5 months since Poggy has been gone.  I stopped by his grave today and left some flowers.  Poor fellow, I wonder what he's doing in Hedgehog Heaven? 
While he might be long gone, his mealworms are doing great.  With no one to eat them, they are multiplying like crazy.  I wish Poggy was around to eat them up  :P  Those lucky living bugs.
Work and wedding plans have been going well in the meanwhile.  I only work part time, but it's enough to give me a good glimpse into the real life of a nurse.  It's a lot different than I thought it would be.  I get to help people every time I go to work, but I have also seen a lot of death since I've started.  I've also seen a lot of blood.  It's unsettling to see so much blood.

I feel like Lady Macbeth at times looking down at my hands and wondering if my hands will ever be clean.  "Out, damned spot! out, I say!... /Here's the smell of the blood still: /All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little Hand. /Oh, oh, oh!"
I miss Poggy.  I used to find it comforting after a hard day to come home to my sweet little friend.  It made me feel so much better.  Now he is gone and I have no one to give me the same kind of comfort.  Who would have guessed such a prickly, anti-social creature could have made me feel so much better?  He was better than the most bitter medicine.
 Sometimes I reach out at night and put my hand on the pillow where he used to sleep beside me when I took naps after a long, hard day of work.  I used to be able to cup my hand on him and he would snuff at me, but let me leave my hand there as we both rested.  We had a good time together, he and I.  It was a good relationship. 

I hope one day I will have a little hedgehog like him again.  It won't be for a while since I have so much wedding planning and travelling over the next while, but hopefully one day it will happen again.

Hello and goodbye, little one.  I hope you are happy wherever you are.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

DIY Love is Sweet Wedding Tags and Blank Tags

There are new Love is Sweet printable tags in the shop.
You just need to print the PDF files in colour on cardstock and cut them out with regular or fancy edging scissors.
I also made some blank tags available in case you want to create custom tags.  You can put your own phrase, your party/wedding information on them, write Thank You, etc.
They come in sets of 4 pages.  I left them in JPG format so that you can open them up easily in Photoshop or another art/photo editing program.


DIY Happily Ever After Wedding Favour Tags

I've been working on favour tags for my wedding in October and came up with some cute tag designs.  I used cardstock that had white on one side and a lovely water colour pattern on the back with some shimmering details.  I printed in colour for the blank side and printed just text onto the patterned side.  I really liked how the back of my tags turned out and decided to make a set of tags for my shop with a similar effect.
I gave these tags a watercolour look, plus some lace details.  The sunset coloured tags have text and writing in the background instead of the lace detail.
If you would like to use these tags for your wedding favours, just purchase the PDFs from my store, print them in colour onto cardstock, and cut out your tags with regular or scalloped edging scissors.  The files download instantly.

Have a great week!