Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Crafty Break and Golden Wedding anniversary

Well, I had a fantastic time last week and also this weekend. On monday I met up with a friend and we popped over to Stratford for the day - we went rowing, had a picnic where we were, quite honestly attacked by geese (yet again) and I managed to pick some random game thingy from the pick and mix box at a lovely fair trade store. I think that would be such a fantastic thing for all sorts of shops to do - just have a box, with wrapped up bits and bobs - it would add a lot more fun to shopping. On tuesday I went off charity shopping with another friend. We had a great time perusing the shops for various bargains and we tried out a lovely organic cafe. I had hot chocolate and she a beautiful smelling chai latte....much as I love hot chocolates, I know what I will be getting next time.

Then I went away to stay with one of my aunty's who is one of the most crafty people I know. She creates the most gorgeous bags and broaches and has a little hobby selling these things (a little hobby that has just paid for her to get a laptop - lucky thing!) We had a fabulous time - one of the days we went to Scrap Magic which is a scrap store near Bradford (off the Harrogate Road I think). It is a scrap store but one where you don't need to register to be able to use it. They have a pound a basket offer, which does what it says on the packet. I got loads of fabric scraps, bookmarks, wool....the list is endless.

We also, among other things, went to Texere Mill for a knitting group. However, we could also look around the mill which was just filled to the rafters with wool. We must have sounded completely crazy - going around oohing and aahing over all of this different wool. I know that I definitely picked up a few skiens of yarn and rubbed it to my face. That sounds absolutely crazy, doesn't it? Anyone else out there who can confess to being like us (I'm like that with fabric as well, but thats a story for another day). I also had fun with my 8 year old cousin making flower shapes and swirls out of glue after being inspired by an exhibition piece in Salts Mill, which was a giant hanging created with glue.

On the saturday, it was also my grandparents golden wedding anniversary celebrations ( their actual wedding anniversary is next week). As my nanny has been quite ill, it was just family and two guest and we had a really lovely time. I made the cake while I was at my aunty's - I'm fairly happy with how it turned out but the icing went all gaga and wrinkly on me. Don't they both look super cute, though? I also made a card but like an idiot, I forgot to take any photos of it, which is a shame.

Anyway, I've had a lovely past week or so. And just for the fun of it, heres an ATC that I made for a swap over on craftster. Its entitled clockwoprk and I was looking for a really grungy look - I had a lot of fun with my heat it up tool....I should use that baby a bit more often.

Goodbye for now,
Hannah x

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