Saturday, 26 October 2013
A break from crafting
The past week has been busy not with crafting but the personal stuff that gets in the way of being creative. Saying that had to take a picture of this beautiful tree near our home, just starting to show it's Autumnal colours.
Sadly whilst no rain it was blowing a gale at the time so looks a bit lop sided. The picture also does not do it justice but with the sun out the colours glistened.
Those of you that know me know I love books, kindles? not for me I know they are convenient especially if on a daily commute but I have to have a book. This is the first book by Joanna Sheen in collaboration with Julia Wherrel called ' A Sticky End'
Set in a village in Devon in the lead role Victoria West, she inherits a cottage from her Aunt but soon becomes embroiled in a suspicious death. Right up my street and as a big fan of Joanna's had to have the signed edition. Not started to read yet as plan to set an afternoon aside, the fire lit, box of choccies and peace to sit and read. Love to read when cold outside as seems so much more special, although I do read anytime, any where, any place but some books you just have to set aside special time.
The next find this week is a new publication called 'Dapne's Diary'. Happened upon this in the new's agents and just by the cover alone had to buy. A magazine with a hint of romantic times, written like a diary about the author's love of antiques, vintage and more and her weekend trips to cities in Europe, such as London and Paris sourcing brocante items. Comes out every 6 weeks, have not found a subscription site yet but will make sure I get the next one.
That is all folks for this week, currently beavering away at my new collection 'The Bridal Boutique' only 2 weeks now until the wedding fair in Catherington, Hampshire and have quite a bit to do. Why do I always leave until the last minute? must get myself organised next year and try to be ahead of the game. Start each year with a resolution that I am going to plan but get so distracted with new fabric, designs, ideas that it goes out the window. Forgot one last buy which should help me in my former dilemma:
Saw this on a blog and yes Amazon did have in stock in the UK, the plan? well to read and complete and be prepared in 2014.