Saturday 21 September 2013

Too long since my last post

Forgive me crafters for I have sinned.. it's been 4 long weeks since my last blog! After saying my Hail Mary's I will begin with the excuses! I've been crazily busy with the preparations for opening my B & B and that has stopped me from doing any crafting.. well nearly!

I have had my first two paying guests and they both went well... both were very complimentary and wrote nice visitors messages in my book.. so it looks as though I've pitched it right on the style/service front! Phew!

I've also just got back from a few days in the Lake District... I took my 83 year old Mum with me so I wasn't able to do any walking as she needs assistance these days so I was her companion while my husband went walking the mountains!

Anyway as I said I have very little in the way of crafting to share with you so I thought I'd share the stash  I managed to find on my little holiday... I found a shop called The Paper Warehouse... (which sounded more impressive than it actually was) and I did manage to find a few goodies. I have been trying to build up my collection of nesting punches recently so I managed to find some Xcut scalloped ovals.. (coming soon to a LO near you!) and some papers and card that may help me with my sons wedding album including some lush glittery embossed white card and three double sided papers that caught my eye.. Teal is SUCH a difficult colour to find in the right shade so I bought some card that I hope may make a few elements to accent the colour scheme on my LO's. .. along with some pins and some more tags too. There are a few basic things in there too, like mounting pads, tape etc and I bought a new plastic storage box to keep my ever growing collection of washi tape in.. I bought 4 more rolls while I was away too..but I haven't rescued them from the bottom of my suitcase yet!

As I'm off to the first of two cropping retreats in three weeks time, I am going to spend some time in my craft room this weekend sorting my stash, new and old, and doing a couple of LO's as I need to catch up with some challenges that I have missed.

I hope you all have a lovely crafting weekend (as I plan to do) before getting back to work on Monday. BTW.. I gave my notice in! However, they wouldn't take it, so I have agreed to drop down to a three day week and do less B & B than originally planned. Watch this space for more news!

1 comment:

  1. Glad to hear that your first guests were a success.

    Hopefully now that you are back from your break and you have all those new goodies you will be able to find some 'playtime'.

    Have a good weekend.

    Toni xx