The last week – a review

Just catching up on what’s been going on around here in the week or so I have neglected to blog.

I have to say that part of it was the computer re-build but most of it was just my fault. Need to work harder at this blogging malarkey.

I’ve been walking the Budster. Long ones too. To tire the little tinker out. On Saturday Gav and I went together and happened upon Starbucks for Peppermint Mocha. Well I had a peppermint mocha Gav says its one way to ruin a good cup of coffee. Bore.

Felt a little need to sew something so I’m making this lovely reading glasses case from a Cath Kidston pattern in her book, Sew. It’s for my sister as part of her Christmas presents. All I need to do is attach the button. Cute or what.

Playing with stripy fabric. I cut the word using a large set of metal alphas I have stashed away for scrapbook stuff. They are adhered with wonda web. Would like to make a cushion with this idea but my zig zag stitch is a bit hit and miss and I hate practicing I just want to do it.

On Saturday morning before the pepermint mocha I needed some retail therapy so went to the craft shop. Oops. £36 later I found these wonderful hearts and also caved and bought the Tim Holtz ornaments fragments. I have the squares set and love them. So many possibilities for Christmassy things as they look like tree baubles. I embossed one after sanding it – a la Tim and just embossed the red one. The sparkly embossing powder that’s in the background of this shot was picked it up in the shop and I couldn’t put it back. Sooooo pretty, so glittery. Mmmm.

Apart from those things I have also started to decorate the dining room which we are making the sitting room.  Confidently I told Gav that it’s only slapping a bit of emulsion on the walls but I’ve only done one coat and am bored rigid. Never mind though I’ll press on. And then it will be all done ready for the sofas to arrive although they are not due till 20 December!

Anyway, enough catch up, I have sparkly embossing powder to play with.