Do you think Spring is here yet?

I hope you all had a fab Easter, especially if you were one of the lucky people to have been on a break. No, such luxury for me!! I’ve been working through the break and so haven’t had a chance to craft. No worries, I will definitely be making up for that soon.

I went out into the garden this morning, this is rarflowere!! I am supposed to be a gardener, well, that’s what I say to everyone, however, it’s quite depressing to be outside in April and still see snow lingering around. Where are all the flowers they promised I’d get in spring if I planted them in October?? I’m at a bit of a loss as to if I should plant things that I’m supposed to in March, even though it’s April. It’s all very confusing. I can’t even imagine how the birds are feeling.

Anyways, forget the garden, I’ll just end up really confused and frustrated so let’s head back to the craft yard, probably a better bet.

I had been “tidying” the craft yard for the last few days and getting distracted so it probably took a lot longer then it should have. But those distractions weren’t just wasted time as I did come across a lot of things that I had totally forgotten about. Is it just me, or have you ever bought stuff, thinking you haven’t got one only to find an identical “thing” as soon as you go to put your purchase away? I did find a lot duplicates while I was spring cleaning so I’m a lot more organised now, although I still need to sort a lot out. A few of the distractions caused me to make a card or two, so this is what I ended up with. It’s amazing what you can do when your tidying. I found a load of sticky gem stones and a couple of flower dies that I had bought a long time ago. Put these things together with some new items and hey presto.

Framed 1 Framed 2

PreciousPrecious 2

I don’t know about you, but I’ve got such a lot of stuff that I’ve just forgotten about. I think I am going to have to do a bit more “tidying” and see what sort of a reaction the next lot of distractions causes.

If you’ve done the same as me and bought 2, 3 or more of the same thing, let me know and together we can think of some ideas to use it.

Well, until next time

Hina x

 

Out of the cold

 

HobbyCraft NECBack home from Birmingham and into the warm. We had a lot of fun at the NEC while at the HobbyCrafts show. It seemed to be snowing the whole time the Fiskars Team were there, I’ve never known it to be so cold in March before. Even though the winter decided to stay for longer than normal, the lovely crafty ladies and gents still managed to venture out and come to see us, it was great to see you all, meeting the regular crafters and new ones alike. We spent a fabulous 4 days together and I will miss my buddies Kath and Rachel, however, we will be together again in November for the next NEC show. Ready to get into mischief again, I’m sure.

 

HobbyCraft Show NEC  HobbyCraft Show NEC

This time, I had time to shop as I didn’t have to do the Prima shows, and let me tell you, I managed to get some fab stuff. Anything sparkly and I go weak at the knees and there was no lack of glitter, gems and shiny items. I could definitely have brought the lot so I did have to seriously discipline myself.

Distress Ink, Mask, Stick & Spray Sticky back gems

There are some pictures missing due to the fact that I am totally amazed at how much I crammed in my car, I obviously had problems with self control, and haven’t emptied it yet!! I think a visit to craft buyers anonymous is due.

I also got a melt pot, which I’m really looking forward to having a lot of fun with, and if you’re a novice at using one, like me, let’s learn together. I know I’ll make lots of mistakes and I promise I’ll tell you about them.

In the next few weeks I am going to make time (space) and sort out my stash so I can get on and do some making. I will be using both new and old craft box goodies so if there’s anything you want me to do let me know.

I’m off to get ready for my airport run now, lucky me!! So, let’s see what the roads are like to Heathrow and hopefully I’ll get back at a decent hour and the journey won’t be too long.

So, until next time

 

Hina x