What a fab weekend!!! It was an absolute pleasure to sit and play for two whole days, so thank Sandy for inviting me, I had a blast! It was very busy and very hot on Saturday but we all enjoyed the atmosphere and I can't thank you enough for all your very kind comments, it really does mean a lot. I saw loads of familiar faces, many of whom I usually see at shows like Ally Pally but of course at Ally Pally it really isn't the relaxed atmosphere that we enjoyed this weekend. A show is a real high turnover of people and I really don't get the chance to chat, unlike this weekend. I did two of my three favourite things.....playing and chatting....just in case your interested, the third thing has to be shopping.....usually for beads!!!! Do you know, I even saw quite a few of my own regular customers who travelled all the way to Lingfield for the event....how nice is that!!! Also Jo and Lynne, two of our trusty Artsycrafts assistants turned up to do a spot of heckling , oh and shopping of course!!!
I got to catch up with friends, I saw Julie Hickey, Paula Pascal, Francoise Reid, Isabelle Norris, Jenny Mayes, Jean and Malcolm from Crafty Individuals and my dear friends Suze and Leandra. If I've missed you off the list, I do sincerely apologise, I'm feeling a bit brain fried today.....I'm blaming the mountain of paperwork that is in front of me that I should really be doing but I'm not, cos I'm blogging instead!!!! Anyway, I digress as usual, I wanted to show you a picture of this fab-a-dab-a-doo ring that Suze very kindly gave me. Now it that a wicked ring or not? Thanks Suze, I love it and it was sooo nice to catch up with up you and Lenny, you guys always bring a smile to my face......shame I always manage to shut my eyes in photographs.....but I am smiling!!!!
Here's a couple of the samples that I had made to take to the barn. It's not that easy to see from the picture but the new collage stamp (one of the new Paperartsy Hot Picks and available to buy online here) is stamped on pearl metal and coloured with a wash of goop. VERY PRETTY....LIKING THIS LOADS!!!! Now for those of you of left comments about goop, it's not really called goop, that's a name that Leandra gave it because it's goopy!!!! It's really called Inka Gold and it's a fabulous paint that can be used straight from the jar as a gilding cream or you can use it like a paint. If you water it down a lot, it's like a pearly water colour.......gorgeous!! This is also available to order here, just click the Viva button.
This was my favourite finished sample.
And the following ones are not entirely finished, these were bits I threw together with the sample pieces I made at The Craft Barn
For those of you who wanted to know what treasure was hidden in the treasure chest......here are a few of the bits and bobs that were lurking in there.....not exactly gold and diamonds but they are treasure to me!!
Okay, I'm off to tackle the paperwork.
Take care, Lin x