I was very restrained at the craft show yesterday and bought some items that I thought were essential and just a couple of items that I didn’t need but WANTED.
Essential - I had in mind to get a couple of long storage boxes, one for the wrapping paper rolls that are normally tucked away in our wardrobe but get damaged at the ends – this way they will be kept in perfect condition. The other box I am going to store my fat quarters and other fabric that I have in.
Essential – red tape – I go through loads of this with my crafting projects.
Essential – Die storage holder and extra folders – for all the Tonic dies I have acquired over the past year or so – will stop them from getting damaged or lost.
Non-essential – but loved the idea of this Redwork stitch sampler which when stitched could be finished in numerous ways.
Non – essential but loved the many card designs that had been created with this range of stamps. There were so many beautiful samples I just couldn’t resist buying some – especially the tiny pine cones. Once again I failed to come away from a craft show without buying stamps. Overall though I think I was very good and exercised a good deal of self restraint as there were lots of tempting goodies at the show.
Yesterday evening we enjoyed a lovely meal at The Mill on the Exe. There were lots of tasty dishes on the menu but I decided to go for the Not Quite Fish & Chips, which was Beer Battered Halloumi Cheese, Chips, a variation on Mushy Peas and side salad. Very, very tasty.
Today I have spent an enjoyable day at the Exeter Scrapaholix crop – a super bunch of ladies which was added to today with some new ladies attending. There is always such a warm welcome and I am hoping the new ladies enjoyed themselves and will come back again next month. I worked on filling the pages of the Tim Holtz portfolio that I decorated at the retreat in October. I’d printed out various photos from my January takes and put them on tags to slide into the pockets with a main image on the front page of the pocket. Hopefully I can take some decent photos of it tomorrow to show you. It will obviously be a work in progress as it will be my 2015 year book.