Wednesday, October 17, 2012

WOYWW - The world is spinning!

Good morning to all the wonderful people out there. Thank you for still reading my blog and leaving such wonderful comments, even when my world is spinning completely out of control. A warm welcome to all the WOYWW friends. Hope you all had a great, fantabulistic time at the crop. (Insert really green and sad face here)
 I have been MIA for quite some time, but all will be revealed later. I did, however, do something crafty. I had to make invitations for grandie nr 2's birthday party. She is so different from grandie nr. 3. No flashy party with LOTS of people, for her its just 5 friends (her brother and cousins are included in the 6)
 She wants to take them to Wild Waters, a local waterpark. So she wanted invitations that looked like a waterslide. What do you think? I made double slider cards and used a LaLa Land stamp that was coloured with my beloved Copics. Papers are Bazzil and Uppikit.
Now on to my spinning world. I have been incredibly busy at school with the usual 'silly season' stuff. Prizegiving for our year 12's, Their Valedictory, helping the prefects with all their functions, helping the new teachers organise next years Matric Dance, and trying to teach (which is my actual job!!) Then the news came.. little Tiani, the 19 month old girl with the brain tumour, got devastating news. Even though they removed 95% of the tumour (it was 6x7cm big!!), she still had to have chemo, but... the chemo is actually only preventing the tumour from growing and killing her little body in the process, not killing the tumour. Her only hope is very specialised proton treatment which is not available in South Africa. She has to go to the USA to be treated.
Her parents are both teachers and the medical aid does not pay for any international treatment. Now, you must realise she is the same age as my grandies nr 4 and 5, so every time I look at them, my heart breaks. We teach at a Catholic school and the school and community have rallied around and are trying every way we can to help this family save Tiani. In just over a week we have raised more than R300 000 of the R1.8 needed. This came from some of our parents to a little grade 1 that handed in an envelope with R25 declaring 'Its my pocket money and I would like to give it to Tiani'. The staff decided to do something really big. We are organising a social for the kids on the 2nd of November where we hope to raise more than R250 00. What did I do? I volunteered to co-ordinate the social with one of my dear friends (I know, I know, I don't have time, but how can I NOT do it?) We have 9DJ's playing for free and the most amazing raffle prizes are streaming in, but dear friends, I have NO time to even breathe. Please read Tiani's story on Fb at the 'Hope for Tiani' page. Like the page and spread the word. I would really love it if you all can become part of Tiani's Army and be prayer warriors while we try our best to save this little girl.
Have a great week, hoping to surface soon and to came visiting.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

WOYWW 17something - Not much and everything I own.

Good morning to all the wonderful people from all over the world that come to visit me from WOYWW every week. Before I start I have to give one and all a huge apology. Thank you so very much for all your kind comments last week, I did not manage to visit many of you (hanging head in shame here), but in my defence, its silly season at school again and not even my DH gets to see me very often.

 The result of all that is this desk you see over here. A girl has to do some crafting now, even if she is crazy busy, doesn't she? I have become a master at the 'shove to the side, front, floor, anywhere there is space' method of cleaning my desks. You will see a little of everything there. Including the paper I am using to make cupcake wrappers for my DD. She has a huge order for a wedding and the bride wants a design on the wrapper that is not available in South Africa - thank goodness for scrapbook paper and my Cricut.
There is also a basket with all the pieces for a little boy's birthday invitations. He is turning 6 and they are going to a flight simulator for the birthday - talk about  over the top! You can see the prototype in progress. It will be a double slider card. I had strict instructions to use Brittish Airways colours. What do you think? is it looking OK?
Thats all folks, gotta run, I have to teach, mark some tests, go to grandie nr 3's birthday ring at the Pre-School, watch a waterpolo game this afternoon and attend the Birthday Girl's supper tonight. So, if I do not get to you again this week, I promise it won't be for lack of trying.
Happy WOYWW to one and all.