Last week was busy. Spent time tracking tools for my workshops - although they can be used over and over again, the initial outlay is always a bit frightening. I did get a very good deal on Ebay for size A3 self-healing cutting mats - postage free, so even better.
I had an order for a valentine's card from a friend - the brief was red card, a simple heart on the front and if possible a frog prince. I created a red and silver layered base, added a raised heart and popped on a frog prince:
Photographing mirror-card is always tricky as it picks up any reflections. I really do need to work on my photography skills. I have a tent with all the supporting equipment and am embarrassed to say that I rarely use it. One for the 'To Do List'. I am sure the bloggers who take part in Handmade Monday will also have some lovely Valentine's goodies to show, so don't forget to catch up with them.
As promised last week (and, erm, the week before) a brief review of the new magazine Homemade with love. Lots of lovely crafting goodies: hearts, cake stand. photography (just for me I would think), in particular I enjoyed the section on up-cycling which included information about 7 projects. A good magazine, and it will be interesting to see how it develops.
I don't have a 'next stage' photography of my pottery plaque to show this week, I forgot - as usual. However, I will photograph it at the beginning of this week's session to show how it has changed (quite a lot) and also at the end of the session as I hope to finish it this week. Next week is half-term and we only have 4 weeks after that until the end of term. I want to try to make some more jewellery and am planning on adding the coloured glass to some of what I make
I went to a get-together on Friday evening with the Pottery Gals at which a magician was performing Very good card and money tricks - had hoped he could change some of mine into higher value notes, sadly he couldn't. On Saturday I went to a Fund-Raising Quiz Night with the Woking Cats Protection people. Great fun and the team I was in came second - we were only beaten by a whisker!
The lovely Badger-Boo has awarded me the Super Sweet Blogging Award - how good is that? Thank you Badger-Boo, my favourite Friday Guest Blogger. There are three rules associated with the award: 1. I have to answer five questions (see below); 2. I have to pass on this Award to A Bakers Dozen of Sweet Bloggers; 3. Say thank you Badger Boo for the Award.
The five questions are as follows:
1. Cookies or cake? I love both, but it has to be cake.
2. Vanilla or chocolate? Definitely chocolate.
3. What is your favourite sweet treat? Chocolate, chocolate and even more chocolate.
4. When do you crave sweet things the most? When I am trying very hard to avoid them.
5. If you had a sweet nickname, what would it be? Choca-Looney.
I will post my Bakers Dozen of sweet blogs in a separate post on Friday of this week, so don't forget to come back and check it out. It's back to work now as I am running behind - need to catch up with the other Handmade Monday blogs too. Milly will be here on Wednesday with her mid-week post (she is doing very well following her op - stitches out this week).
Enjoy the rest of the week everyone - I hope you don't get any snow