I need to start with a confession, though. My spending ban, only declared when I wrote my crafting resolutions at the weekend, has already bitten the dust. I went into Guildford this morning and spotted a shop called Tiger that lured me in, and discovered that they had a small and bargain-packed range of craft goodies. Reels of ribbon for just £1, flat backed gems, beads, patterned foam sheets..... oh dear. But I'm sure you'll all agree that grabbing an unmissable bargain doesn't count as breaking a ban! I was actually very restrained
Two make-it-yourself jigsaws for £1. I can visualise these inked and stamped, and they are small enough to actually use as part of a greetings card or to decorate a box top.
A roll of jute string, also £1
a 3m roll of cream lace on a real wooden bobbin for just £2. I may have squealed in excitement in the middle of the shop when I saw the beautiful bobbin!
So they are on my workdesk, awaiting new homes in my drawers. Also there is a selection of Graphic 45 Precious Memories papers, all ready for me to start fussy-cutting them for my next project, which I'm hoping to start work on later today. You'll also notice THREE bottles of white PVA glue. Maybe it's a bit excessive, but by having several open at once there always seems to be ONE with a reasonably functioning nozzle!
And now I'm going to slip over to the Stamping Ground, head hung low, and make a very embarrassed apology for turning up almost four YEARS late!