First you better look at some nice calming pond photos.
This is the view from my upper patio, and I ate my breakfast and lunch sitting right here! We have white and pink lilies flowering.
Pink lilies through the Kenny proof netting!
O.K. Close your eyes, take a deep breath, relax, and open your eyes to see my messy workspace! In the background against the exercise bike is the trug and baskets of stash I took to the fete for my stall - and brought them right back again! I bought the bright green trug and a few matching baskets to catch people's eye, or so I thought!
You can see a tub of saved "bits" I seem to have a few of these, anyone want some random "bits"? You can also see a few ink pads, two of which I got free at the Artstamps Exhibition at Newbury on Saturday - my birthday treat to me! I better show you a photo of my haul hadn't I! You can see a new set of Promarkers, which arrived all packaged up in lots of bubble wrap from France, I got all excited because I hadn't ordered anything from France and thought I had won something exciting for a minute, lovely new colours though and from Letraset.
In the middle are a few stamps I am using, and some Promarkers, and on the far side you might just see the pages from the book in progress I am making for Kenny. I used the Promarkers that are out for the book. There is still a lot of tidying to do though.
This is the rug behind my work desk, andI have had a good sort out, move round and vacuum of the rug. The Promarkers are out because I am using them, but I have managed to find a space on the shelves for the box to fit. The problem now is that the shelf of unmounted stamp folders is full and I have 3 on the floor! The carrier bag is full of offcuts and bits I will be passing to one of the neighbours children to use, there are two girls and a boy, the boy is probably too old but the girls love the bits.
The bad news is that Craftwell are unsympathetic about my eBosser problems, telling me to "watch the video" and "refer to the platform chart", and indeed "Funky Foam and Chipboard might just be too thick" (yes I know but I want a solution so I can cut them), and "unfortunately we have not used a Crafts Too A4 folder so we don't know how thick the folder is in order to put together a combination for it", I have offered to send it to them, it is useless to me if I can't use it in the eBosser and it is too big for the Big Shot!
O.K. here is my haul from the show, mostly stamps from Visible Image, Stampersaurus, Little Claire and Indigo Blue, paints and portable craft light from Indigo Blue at show special prices, free ink pads from Stampersaurus, glitter film from Little Clair, and a couple of pens and that A4 embossing folder I cannot use!
I got there at 3pm or maybe a little later, we got up much later than planned so didn't leave home until 1:30, and I didn't realise until I got home and read the little catalogue provided that there were stalls upstairs, some of which were new to me so I missed a load, but if I get there next year I will know, and I will get there earlier. Also there was a Husband Creche upstairs (only Husbands?).
The craft light is something I was looking for when we last went to Devon, the hotel lighting is not great for reading or working on anything, well it isn't if himself has gone to bed and turned the ceiling light off! I had a couple of tiny reading lights which were of little use so I hope this will be a good solution. I doubt I can take it down in the lounge and plug it in though! It will have to be for the room, and I could use it in our living room and sit crafting if it doesn't disturb himself's TV viewing!