Well, after a fab weekend in the sun with my family (and a bit of craft shopping...well, when I say a bit.... obviously the definition is a little foggy!
Some of these were from a couple of craft shops. but then in the local flea market I found a mantle clock for 30p!! So I prised off the glass dome (any ideas what I can use this for, please email me, it was just to good to get rid of) and the face and handles. I will use the face as a stencil to create my own backing papers, then this just left an old wooden box, not really good enough to alter, but I got chatting to a lady on the bench I was sat on whilst dismantling the clock and asked if she could use it, and YES, she could use it as a nesting box for wild birs in her garden, not bad, all that for 30p!
I also took the plunge and bought a couple of Amy Butler patterns....
so now I am on the look out for fabric (and to learn how to use the zipper foot on my new machine)!
Once I got home, the house smelt of elderflower, so it was time to bottle up the elderflower cordial I have been making
the elderflower season is not very long, so I have to work quickly to make enough to last the year (and possibly as Christmas pressies also).
Finally, I had 5 minutes to myself and managed to make 4 cards.
The card on the top right (not a very good shot as its taken on my mobile phone as my camera battery is dead) is actually a fishing fly embedding into a pice of leather, similar to the keyring I made my father for Fathers day.