Today has been a really random day. A strange day but a good day too. I was housebound today waiting for the UPS man to collect my boxes of class kits that I am shipping out to Holland. As it turned out, the UPS man was in fact a UPS girl and I was kinda worried when I saw it was a girl as one of those boxes weighed 30kg and I couldn't pick it up off the floor. Fret not, she was a lovely smiley UPS person with extremely good muscle power. That went in her favour as she didn't arrive til 4pm which meant that I couldn't go out to the studio today cos you can't hear the front door from there. Now there's another little job for Mark, rigging up the door bell so I can hear it outside.....wonder what he'll say when I suggest this???????
Anyways, it meant that I got all sorts of stuff done today:
Ironing - yucky job!
Made a choccy cake - Mark's favourite and a nice job.
Paperwork - still trying to finish up L.B.Crafts accounts.....long job!
Cleaning the house - not my favourite job at all!!!!
Having finished all the above, I started to get itchy fingers so ran out to the studio to grab a few bits'n'bobs to do in the house. Felt a right fool running like mad across my own garden but you kinda know that that's when the doorbell will ring.....right?????
First of all I grabbed the book that I am altering. I have spent a few evenings stitching and embellishing a fabric piece to fit the niche that I cut in this ginormous book, so I grabbed some adhesive too and set about gluing this in place.
So that took all of 10 minutes.....another mad dash across the garden and grabbed some fabric scraps. I had no idea where I was heading with my little left over bits from my fabric journal but I love the fabric so much, I wasn't about to throw them in the bin. After another cup of tea and a browse through a few magazines to find some inspiration, I decided that I should just figure what size I want thne overall piece to be and use my scraps to fill that space......voila!
After yet another cup of tea, I made a fabulous discovery. I found a little bag of stuff that I purchased in America about three years ago and of course the goodies hadn't seen the light of day since I puchased them.....such a bad habit of mine!!! Anyway, with time on my hands it was a good opportunity to have a little dabble.
Well, this post turned out to be quite an epic....sorry about that. It'll be quiet on here for a few days now though as I'm off to the NEC tomorrow to help Mr & Mrs Paperartsy set up their stand at the trade show which starts this weekend. I'll be staying on for the three days of the show to give them a helping hand so I'll be back on Wednesday with all the news from the show.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend,