Today we're flashing back to one of our old DT members Helen - what has she been up to since she left the DT?.................
I’ve been very busy over the past few years, studying for my degree in Education and then doing my teacher training. It’s been hard work but now I’m working as a primary school teacher – still hard work but I get to have my own class. I’m also doing some private tutoring which I really enjoy, as this makes me my own boss!
This does mean that I have had very little time for scrapping. I’ve made the odd card, and all those craft supplies do come in very handy for making class presents. But I’m about to go through all my stuff and downsize a bit. Recently I’ve been doing my house up – it’s been totally neglected during my studies and now I’ve discovered Chalk Paint there’s no stopping me! I tend to look at things I want on shopping websites, and then try to recreate them using my supplies. Recently my partner has put together one of those beach-style weathered boards, using sanded wooden pallets, and it’s sitting next to my desk now waiting to be beautified before going on the wall.
I do miss scrapbooking. I think that I have too many supplies at the moment, so that I can’t remember what is where. There are empty scrapbooks waiting to be filled, and lots of photos ready to go in them. Hopefully I will have some time to get some pages done in the summer holidays; before I put everything on hold I had started using multi-pocket page protectors alongside each layout, and this is a good way of getting lots of photos into an album so I will aim to continue along that path.