Morning all, hope you are nice and warm indoors !!
Rolo, my border terrier, loves the snow, and tries to eat it as we walk along kicking it up with our feet !!
He managed to get a snowy beard too !!
My eldest was home for a few days, to celebrate his birthday. We went to the O2 in London on Monday, which was fine, although the trains were a bit delayed, we travelled there and back ok. Had a good time in the exhibition (DC Comics) and had something to eat afterwards. On Tuesday, we were meant to be going to my other son for dinner, but as he lives in Maidstone and had had bad snow, we cancelled. Yesterday my eldest drove back to Oxford, and I was a nervous wreck thinking about him, until he rang to say he was safely home !!
Something, I could manage to do, was to make these Christmas decorations. I bought the kit at Excel last year, with the intention of making them and selling before Christmas, but was too busy and didn't do them in time. I was glad that I hadn't, as it gave me something to concentrate on, whilst resting my arm and shoulder.
Quite easy to do, and there were quite a few left over pieces. Later on, when I can move boxes about, I'm going to get my box of beads out, and see if I can make some more in different colours.
Onto something different now. I have mentioned that I bought some dies from Ali-express. Here is a selection of layering dies that I bought. Each one has a stitching detail on. The largest circle is about 3.75 inches across the diameter, and the overs, as you can see, are of a similar size. I paid less than £2 per set, and there was free postage too. Well worth having a look, of you don't mind waiting for the "slow boat from China" to arrive. Jackie asked about the set up, as it shows american dollars instead of GB pounds. If you go into the top bar it says "ship to" with a flag alongside. Just choose union jack and the currency should change to sterling, or you might have to select the currency separately.
I find these ideal for my stitching projects. There are absolutely loads and loads. Just key in "metal cutting dies" in the search engine on Ali-express site.
Should have been doing a craft fair this morning at the local country market, but it's been cancelled, due to the weather. Pleased because my hubby would have had to take me and carry boxes in etc. Got another one booked for Sunday, but haven't heard yet whether that one is still on !!
Hope you have a good weekend and that the snow soon goes !! x