Monday, 31 August 2009

A new Crop

Well yesterday saw the beginning of a new crop very local to me, literally a 2 minute walk. How awesome is that - i feel lucky to have this upon my door step.

I never knew anybody going, but thought as this would be the first one everybody would be in the same situation. It turned out to be a really good day, the host Clair was really lovely. There were a few faces i recognised from UKS, which was nice.

The day passed by very quickly, don't they always when your having fun! I managed to complete one LO, which i am quite pleased with. I used a Pencil Line sketch from a few weeks ago.

I don't normally use sketches so it was nice to just sit back relax, enjoy the day and scrap without having to get frustrated at shuffling for hours and hours.

I used this months kit from Cleo Crafts , which consisted of My Mind Eye Pretty Please collection. I do however need to add a title which will read "butterfly dreams"but am awaiting a delivery of some Thickers to finish it of, fingers crossed it may be tomorrow.

A close up shot...............

So now hoping the 20th September zooms round for the next crop.

Today as it's Bank Holiday Monday we were hoping to go out for the day, but the weather this morning looked like a winters day - dreadful. They had predicted it would be 25, so we were a little disappointed.

I needed to go to hobby craft to collect some more double sided tape, so it turned into a family outing. I could not believe how busy it was. I managed to collect a couple of bits that i needed. Another polystyrene ball, for the just in case moment - trying to be prepared for every eventuality (lol), knitting needles for another project that i need to get underway, and these really cute robot stickers. Not sure what i will use them for, but they just fell in the basket!!!

Whilst there i saw little tote bags for taking to crops and retreats. One of the ladies at the new crop had a Paper Mania polka dot lime green tote and i loved it, not only for the colour but the fact it had a zip closure. I don't like the normal open totes which is why i haven't bought one before and plus as i never went to a every month crop there really wasn't any need.

They had a nice black polka dot one, the last, but no price!!! I walked a way and left it, couldn't be bothered to ask anybody for the price, but when i wasn't looking Tim picked it up and put it in the basket............................... i was smiling from ear to ear. I now can't wait for the crop to come round, will make life sooo much easier for me as to transporting my bits and pieces

I love it and have been told they do matching wheelie totes for paper!! Maybe a Christmas present (lol).

My new tote................

So i have had a lovely weekend, lots of crafting involved.
My children also go back to school on Thursday so looking forward to a few hours peace although the little one is only doing half days for 2 weeks as an induction period - but hope to get a few things done.

Hope you've all enjoyed your Bank Holiday Weekend and as always thanks for stopping by.

Take care


Debsg said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. I'm back to school Thursday too :(

Uma said...

beautiful LO, fantastic tote. I definitely would have picked up the robot stickers too!

Sarah xx said...

Hi from another Sarah. Will wait with interest to see what you do with that ball?? Great blog! xx

Penny aka Pennyk said...

Sarah great layout- love the sketch. I am getting the tool tote and wheelie tote in the green really yummy they are- I also like the zip closure and I also seem to roll mine off the back seat of the car and have to pick it all up. So with a zip I can take corners even faster LOL.

Carmen said...

Don't you love it when they are complete sweeties like that? :D Love the new tote - love the stickers, I've got that cogsmo line too (so your next post) and I haven't used it yet but couldn't resist. I have some of the glittery die-cuts too, let me know if you'd like a couple for the book ;)

Carmen said...

Ooops, (so your next post) = sorry that's your next post.

Angie said...

Sorry ... I missed this post ....LOVE the LO and that photo