Monday, 5 August 2013

Weekend Trip to the Craft Fair and Craft Centre

Afternoon All

Hope the day goes well for you. It's turning out to be not a bad day here, the sun has has got it's hat on again and I've been doing a bit of tidying up in the craft room too ... well, I've cleared my desk ... baby steps, peeps :)  Especially when I've been MIA over the weekend and hardly stepped into the craft room at all.

And why was this so? Saturday we took off up the coast to my favourite craft centre where a craft fair and demonstrations were going on. Here's a few of the pics I remembered to take.
Starting with the car park ... not many craft centres can boast a stunning view over the Firth of Clyde to the Argyll peninsula.
The craft stalls selling a multitude of handmade goods - candles, soaps, knitted dolls, jewellery, etc., - oh, and cards, of course.
This deer was there to be decopatched for a small donation to charity ... and I had a go! Decopatch is easier than I expected so it's now on my got to try (GTT) list.
The door to ultimate crafting temptation. That's the Stix demo table you can see centre stage. And such a shame that I forgot to ask the demonstrator her name because she was brilliant, showing new ways to use double-sided sticky sheets and the hot glue gun ... plenty more to go on the GTT list. Out of shot was the Crafters Companion and Spellbinders demo areas where, I'm sure you've already guessed it, I spotted a few more great ideas for the GTT list.
And, I confess, I didn't come away empty handed ... a large cutting board, for cutting fabric, a couple of pieces of felt, white and green I have plans for, Glossy Accents, printable lightweight card, a new blade for the trimmer and a pack of pretty buttons I couldn't resist. I thought I was quite restrained :))
My feet were killing me after a all that standing so I found a handy seat to rest awhile and this blingy little fellow was sitting just beside me.
And spotted on our way out of the garden centre, thought they would be just be perfect for the pet's corner in Pixie's playground?

Hours of fun and sore feet to prove it :))

On the way home we popped in to see my daughter ... it was her birthday, 21 again!!!

Sunday afternoon was spent in the garden. A tidy up, tying up of straggling climbers, potting up of plants that have outgrown their current pots, deadheading and weeding was called for. Quite a to-do list and only got half of what I intended done because, by then, I'd seriously overdone things and needed to get my very swollen feet up. The mind is willing, such a shame my pins are weak :))

So that was my weekend, and the reason I didn't post anything, or, for that matter, do any crafting - apart, that is, from that little bit of decopatching on the deer. And I won't be doing any this coming weekend either. I'm off to see my son up in Aberdeenshire. It's his birthday too. I only had two children and yet somehow they both came to be born, not quite 2 years apart, in the first week of August!

Now, I'm off to do a bit of blog hopping before settling down to watch a bit of TV later ... the second part of Southcliffe is on this evening. It's a grim drama but Sean Harris is so good at playing dysfunctional he has made it compulsive viewing.

Hope you all have a great evening, whatever you are doing.

8 comments:

Sue said...

Great photos Elizabeth glad you had a fab time! huggles Sue x

Di said...

Hi Elizabeth!

Super piccies and a good haul there. Lucky you!

Of course the 'Spike' family stole the show for me :) We spotted a hedgie in the garden the other night after a long absence - such cute little creatures but so shy. Perhaps your ones wouldn't run away?

Oh, and we also spied a frog or little toad, lying cooling off in the 'lower bird bath' - which is really a large plastic paint roller tray we bought so that the little birdies can frolic in peace:)

Love from the house of mayhem!

Di
xx

Jackie said...

Looks like a fabulous day out :o)
Jackie xx

BJ said...

very restrained indeed and love the lizard. BJ

Sandra H said...

Wow to be let loose at this craft fair looks like you had a fun day Elizabeth beautiful views too! x

Cathy said...

Hi Elizabeth, wow, what a busy weekend! Looks like you had a lot of fun and some great bargains! I love the silver gecko on the seat! Cathy x

Diane said...

Wonderful pictures looks like lots of fun.

Regards diane

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Looks like you had a fun day out . . .despite the sore feet . . . and came away with a few ESSENTIALS!

Hugs
SarN xxx