And welcome to my newest followers, Catherine, Trisha, Briony, Victoria, Lynn ... if I have missed anyone, I do apologise, but I am so pleased you are there and hope you enjoy reading about my exploits and viewing the projects I create - thanks for being there :)
Hope you have all had a great day wherever you are. I went along to Cardwell's Craft Centre to watch Sheila of Docraft's demonstrations and it was both fun and instructive.
Sheila is a lovely lady, who not only has lots of crafting know-how, but also a lively sense of humour. It was her first visit to Scotland but judging by her happy smile, I think she won't need too much persuading to return.
The route through the garden centre to the craft centre - how pretty is that :)
The craft centre entrance - inside it's massive. It's well stocked and caters for all sorts of crafts ... papercrafting, stamping, quilting, knitting, jewellery-making, children's crafting etc., etc.
Just a little haul but you didn't think I'd leave empty-handed, did you? The Happy Days collection is lovely, the theme is a period I remember well, the 50s, and so tempting ... what could I do, the 12x12 paper stack, journaling cards and die-cuts just had to come home with me. The stamps come free with the magazine and there was a £2 voucher off the stack in the magazine, so I just had to take advantage of that too :))
The eagle-eyed among you might have spotted my new crafting companion, Bogdan, the schoolboy meerkat. He arrived here a few weeks ago ... all the way from Russia, via Holland and Paris ... I know this because I received email postcards keeping me up-to-date on his progress! Of course, after making such a long and tiring journey just to be with me, he now has a special place on my desk and in my heart ... Bogdan is here to stay :)
Finally, I thought you might like to see these gorgeous giraffes - too tall for the average conservatory, methinks, but still fabulous nonetheless.
It's raining again ... my roses are getting a battering and are beginning to look a bit bedraggled ... oh, for a few fair days!
I'm off to have a quick play with my new goodies.
Happy crafting to you all,