What a luxury!
This is the longest I have spent on single layout in ages.
I had a proper day off - by which I mean not only did I not have to go to work but I didn't have a pile of housework or marking or a long list of jobs to accomplish either. I had, to be fair, been catching up all week in order to make the most of this day off.
So I sat down at 10am to make a double layout of M's 7th birthday party last week. With a couple of breaks to hang the washing out, I crafted until 12.30. Then I had lunch, indulged in an episode of Loose Women and finished the layout with an hour to spare before school pick up.
I feel refreshed and satisfied, and the result is a much more intricate layout than I usually manage.
(and before I finished typing this post, I had a phone call from my line manager and had to go into college for half an hour. Grrrr I knew it was too good to last!)
This is the first time M's birthday has fallen on a school day and she was very excited. We invited 6 of her friends for a tea party after school. I took lots of photos, of course so I used a PL page protector to display most of them, allowing myself the further luxury of a whole 12x12 with only 1 picture and a title.
Consequently, I embellished quite heavily. Here are some of the details: