I spent all day yesterday at A Maze of Memories where Christina was running one of their regular Stashbuster sessions.
The idea is that we all take our own stash (in an attempt to actually use it rather than just stroke it - lol) and they come up with ideas for cards, LO,mini books etc.
It wasn't overcrowded and quite a few us stayed all day, with others coming in for the morning or afternoon sessions.
We chatted,laughed and generally had a really good time. We also had lunch from the Farm Shop and I got to chat to my new next door neighbour,Elle, as she was working there for the day.
And amidst all this joy we did actually do some crafting!
I spent the morning making cards for the Poppy Appeal:
Poppy paper by K&CO, stamps by Hero Arts, border punches - EK success.
In the afternoon our table was joined by Jan - it was lovely to see her as our paths don't often cross these days.
I made an envelope album:
Front cover - I need some small magnets for the closure.
Opened up. There are five envelopes (in alternating shades of burgundy and cream) into which you can put photos,seed packets,whatever.
I used Pink Paislee "Butterfly Garden" papers and embellies.
So, what am I up to today...have been watching the cricket but it's slow going and England keep losing wickets. I removed myself from the room on the offchance it was my presence affecting them...this usually works - there have been football matches where I've missed every goal using this technique.
After that I have some of the "i" word to do....but it may well be left until tomorrow as I started a 6 week workshop (online) called "Colour. Or is itColor?" run by Nic Howard (she's Australian hence the spelling question). This week's colour is red so I'm dying to get started.
And now a message for Joanna who queried my "erotic sci-fi". Normally sci-fi is not one of the genres I read but I've loved the other books by Tymber Dalton so gave them a go. Now let me just say that if they hadn't been so well written (and they'd have to be well written to get me to read them in the first place) and I hadn't already "bonded" with the characters, there were scenes that would have had me ROFL in hysterics at how unbelievable they were. I'm still giggling now. :)
And still with Joanna - I have a project in mind for you and your love of cowboys. Apparently there's a song called "Save a horse,ride a cowboy"..imagine what I could do with that. :) Well it makes a change from vampires and fallen angels.
Hugs to you all and thanks for dropping in.