Another weekend away visiting my MIL in Hampshire means that not much action has occurred on my trusty workdesk in the past few days !
Today I have made a tentative start on my Easter cards.
I know some of you are already well into making your Christmas cards for 2016 - but I am really rather fond of making Easter cards !
I have bought some of the new Country Life papers from Docrafts - not specifically meant for Easter but the bright & breezy colours attracted me in !!
I have a couple of freebies- a peacock die & "homemade/ handmade" stamps - from magazines - and a stencil that called out to fall into my basket a few weeks ago - with all the rain we get in Wales I can imagine it getting good use !
Last weekend we enjoyed our trip to Hampshire - we visited Jane Austen's House where she wrote most of her later novels.
It was very easy to imagine her sitting writing at her little wooden table or sitting reading, stitching or playing her piano - keeping company with her sister & mother.
The house was cosy & homely but bigger than I had expected with a separate kitchen & bakehouse - also used for the washing & preparing pork from the pigs they kept in the extensive gardens.
We have grown very fond of Winchester since my MIL moved to Hampshire in December-a great mix of history - here you can see us visiting the Great Hall - used by the Kings of England when Winchester was the Capital City in the Dark Ages - and excellent modern day shops too !!.
The Round Table is hung here as the city is associated as being the capital of the legendary King Arthur & his court.
Enjoy a crafty week !