Yeh Hey - Yippee - Turn a Cartwheel & Hang Out the Bunting ... the sun is finally shining !!
3 whole days in a row it must be a record !
So what with the lure of the garden & a weekend away - not much crafting done yet again !
1st picture to show you is the great ATC I had from Lucy in last weeks's swap - so much brilliant neat stitching & then made bespoke from her to me for the swap !
She did all the WOYWW letters from scratch to her design - really one to treasure !
Hope to see more of your swaps too as I blog hope this week !
On my desk this week you can see some stamps that came free with a magazine - all beach & sea-side themed - should be good for summer scrapping !
Also a peacock stamp I bought at Ally Pally which I have been colouring in
Then a customer feedback flyer from quick purchase in Hobbycraft in Staines on Friday night !
Oh and a leaflet for Artstamps Show at Newbury - and letter to say they have cancelled the South Wales show for the 2nd year running.
I am well fed up about that as we NEVER get anything crafty going on down here in Wales - my friends from Scrapclub & I had our trip to the show all planned for early September - and now it's canceled again ! Grr !
At the weekend we headed up to stay at a hotel in Staines - it was very strange as we used to live there in the late 1990's until 2001 - it was very odd seeing all the things that had changed - and to be honest even stranger to see what hadn't changed at all !!
The purpose of the trip was to go to see Mark Knopfler in Concert at the Royal Albert Hall - we have been going to his concerts for over 20 years - since the Dire Straits days - his music is very different now but we still love it !
He writes some eclectic & amazing songs - very folksie but he did play a few of the old songs which had everyone up on their feet !
I always think that it must be very frustrating for these artists who want to evolve in new ways - new songs & new sounds - yet the audience would have been happy just to have had him play the old Dire Straits stuff all night ! It was the same when we went to see Paul McCartney a few years ago - the audience weren't bothered about the new songs - just wanted the Beatles tunes !!
We headed back to Wales early on Sunday so I could get a few hours in the garden & I was able to plant my summer pots up at last.
We used an old pot that had cracked in the frost & tried to mimic the look - maybe not quite as professional looking as the ones I saw at the show & gardens but on the same lines !!
These were the ones that inspired me .....
And here is my attempt !!
Hope you have a great week !