Well it was tidy before I went to Kent to see the Bessie last weekend - it had to be because my darling husband suddenly announced on Tuesday night 'oh i have arranged for an electrician to come in on Thursday to do a few jobs so could you just clear your craft room?' .....!!!!! '
JUST CLEAR YOUR CRAFTROOM'?? yeah right, that's easy HUH!
Oh well I had to buckle down and do it, and i have to admit when I came back from Kent it was nice to see it nice and tidy but it didn't stay that way for long as you can see!
You may have noticed that I didn't say back from Ally Pally.. we made a last minute decision not to go, although we had tickets and packed up our rolls. The weather was so glorious and we didnt fancy a drive through london and walking round a stuffy hall, plus another few reasons, we opted instead, for a ride out to The Craft Barn (well we had to get our crafty spend fix somehow!) and a picnic at Wakehurst Place (or is it park??)
and what a lovely day we had! But then time spent with Mrs Bessie is always lovely.
Back to the desk...
Here are a few of the purchases I made at The Craft Barn... embossing boards, masks, stencils and a couple of stamps - plus in the piccy above you may have spied some distress stains, chalk sprays and alcohol inks, and some new POSCA pens, that were recommended from someone commenting on my blog, after I had said that I had trouble writing over wax pastels. They are great!! Its great when people share their crafty expertise!
and here is a Journal page that I have been working on for a while - I am loving my journal - its no great WOA but it is a book with lots of playing and experimenting with different media
Sadly yesterday one of our chooks passed away to the great Chicken Coop in the sky - so sadness in this house - but we consoled ourselves with the knowledge that although we had only had her for nearly a year, her last year was a good year for her after spending the beginning of her life in a cage with several other birds.
But...... meet the soon to be new addition to the family! We went to meet our new puppy for the first time yesterday, I am sure if I am not careful she may well be on my workdesk one day!
32 sleeps till we can bring her home - cant wait!
oh and one last thing... The money raised for MacMillan through HugBinders has now reached over £4000!
Again I want to thank EVERYONE who helped raise this incredible amount!!