About Me

I'm a freelance artist, designer and demonstrator and have been involved in arts and craft my whole life in one way or another. I design stamps for top British company Personal Impressions, under the "Lindsay Mason Designs" brand, as well as papers, templates and other crafting products. I'm a certified Ranger Educator and my first book,"Stamping", was published in 2009. I also design regular projects for Crafts Beautiful magazine and have made guest appearances from time to time on QVC. I've recently joined You Tube under the name of LindsayMason1000 where I'm posting short technique videos and you can buy my paintings and hand crafted pieces from my Etsy shop. My work takes me all around the country demonstrating stamping, papercrafts and general inkiness! When I'm not working, I love gardening, church & community activities, nature watching, journalling, music and theatre and just relaxing at home. Email me at: ljm.design1@virginmedia.com

Friday, 26 October 2012

Feel like a giggle? Read on....

I had one of my rather sleepless nights last night, dropping off quite easily then suddenly waking up at 3am and tossing and turning for hours before finally drifting off again. I never set my alarm if I don't have to be anywhere as I almost always wake very early anyway, and, if not, my Tara and Thomas soon let me know it's time to get up!
However, today they must have decided that their mum needed a lie in, so I was suddenly woken by the sound of the doorbell ringing several times at 7.40am. I hopped out of bed and realised my PJ bottoms were on the floor...I must have been too hot and kicked them off in the night! So, more hopping ensued as I tried to coordinate my legs with the legs of the PJ's! I stumbled to the front door, hair everywhere and eyes still bleary, and could see the postman through the small glass panel.
I opened the door a little and peered round, saying "Sorry, I'd overslept, so thanks for that". He smiled and proffered a package. I opened the door fully and he thrust the little computery gadget for me to sign. I was mumbling apologies and thanks again and he just sputtered something before dashing off down the drive. He didn't close the gate which is pretty unusual for the posties around here.
I shut the door and wandered back through the house. As I put the package on the sofa I glanced down and......my left boob had escaped from my pyjama top!!!!!! I was mortified. I shrieked "Oh my god!" and then started laughing! I mean, I haven't exactly been short changed in that department and the poor man must have a right eyeful....or should I say a left eyeful
Doubtless the story will have gone round the sorting office now, so I'll either get no post for weeks, or a queue of posties ringing the bell depending on his description! I'm just glad it was one of the postmen I don't really know, if it had been my "nice little man" who always has a chat with me, then I really would have been embarrassed!
Anyway, I thought you might like a laugh at my expense! I know that David would have absolutely laughed his socks off at that one and I even have a sneaky suspicion that he caused it to happen to make me giggle as I had one of my down days yesterday and this certainly set the day off with a hilarious tone. Was the package worth the embarrassment I hear you ask. Well, here are the main items that were inside....
Some tapes, labels, notes and a date stamper to use with my Smash book...I already had the book, but I've included it in the picture anyway. The notepad has pages with lists that you can fill in.....top ten this or that. I think many of us who were brought up on Enid Blyton books have a "thing" about lists.....picnic descriptions were a long list of sandwiches, cakes, bicuits and, of course, lashings of ginger beer! (If that means nothing to you then just be grateful you're still very young!)
The other new products were these sparkly lovelies.....
 They are the Stickles dry glitters from Ranger. The big jar on the left is the larger grained clear rock candy glitter which has a rather more vintage effect. I'm just missing the Eucalyptus green to make up the full set but I'm sure there are enough shades there to keep me happy. They are incredibly fine so I can see I'm going to be leaving sparkly trails wherever I go. 
Thought you might like to see what happens when I put the laptop down.......
.....a certain mister Thomas lets me know that he thinks I've been paying far too much attention to it rather than him! He is a comic.
The third and final part of my stint as guest designer for Darkroom Door is on their blog now if you want to take a look at the last of the projects I made. They were great fun to make and hope you like them.
Well, lunch break is over now so I must get back to the drawing board. It's been so cold here today that I've had to keep stopping to warm up my frozen fingers! And, by the way, you can stop laughing now thank you!

PS I nearly forgot to say that I'll be at Samuel Taylor's at Kershaws Garden centre, Brighouse, West Yorkshire all day tomorrow. So do do pop by if it's in your vicinity...I promise to do a full wardrobe check so as not to scare anyone away!  


Diane said...

I bet you can't wait till tomorrow Lindsay :)!!

big hugs Diane xx

Paul Browning - The Artsider said...

Lucky postie :) I'm sure you're not the first nor last wardrobe-malfunction he's come across. Same with window cleaners too lol. Glad it gave you a laugh after you were finished feeling mortified. Mind you I'd have flashed a boob in exchange for the same package. Love your Smash goodies (having seen some of your pages last week! And I still haven't touched mine haha) and those glittery colours look wonderful even if I'd keep them unopened just looking pretty on the shelf. Glitter just goes EVERYWHERE! You'll find it all over your house for months to come you know lol. Pxx

Jules said...

Hi Lindsay

You certainly gave me a giggle!!

I bet they will be fighting at the post office to get your "round" in future!!

Lovely goodies by the way!

Love Jules xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh Lindsay I needed a giggle and wow you definitely gave me one. Im still laughing now. The Posties will all be volunteering for your round. Bless.

Love the Dry Glitters. Gonna have to have a look at getting them (Said the Glitter addict)

Hope you have a great demo tomorrow.

Love Hazelxxx

jordiegirl said...

What a laugh Lindsay.

My sleeping pattern is very similar to yours at the moment, I read a chapter of my book first, then settle down in bed and fall asleep only to awaken again shortly after then toss and turn for most of the night!!!!!

Artyjen said...

Just think you did postie a great treat!!! LOL
xoxo Sioux
P.S. I'm not a great glitter chick but Wow! I could be turned quite easily with that glorious array of goodness!!! ;)
xoxo Sioux

pearshapedcrafting said...

T is saying "what on earth?" and I'm laughing more!! Says it sounds like something I would do! Wish I had parcels like that though! Have a lovely day tomorrow, hugs,chrisxx

craftypam60 said...

Ah Lindsay, I'm laughing with you!! I had to open the door to my postie this week - in dressing gown with bed-hair and no make up I think I may have scared him :)

Anonymous said...

Oh Lynsey, you have made me chuckle!! The goodies in the box were worth the embarrassment 'though!

I'm old enough to remember the Enid Blyton books too.

jacqui said...

Ha ha Lindsay that was so funny, laughing with you I might add not at your expense!! Thank God for a sense of humour and a good laugh