This week has been lovely and relaxed - just time to rest, catch up on small jobs around the house and spend time with Martin who is off work at the moment. Yesterday we went shopping because our son needed some items for his newly refurbished house from Ikea. I needed to get some frames for the silk painting workshop Mum and I are doing at the weekend so we had to call in at Hobbycraft on the way. Does anyone go to these stores and just come out with the one or two items they need??
Well I did get my frames for silk painting but also found a few other bits and pieces - paint brushes, felt, and the items in the picture. The storage case is really cool. It comes with 12 little screw top plastic jars which fit snuggly inside and are perfect for my bead collection as you can see. It measures about 8" by 6" and the jars are 1" in diameter and 1.5" high. The case was only £3.25, empty of course. What would you fill it with?
The clear stamps are from the new V&A quilt collection and they are beautifull. They'll be perfect for making cards but I'm also planning to stamp onto fabric to make interesting backgrounds for mini quilts. I'll let you know how I get on with them. The V&A have also produced stencils and printed craft paper sets in various sizes all based on the fabrics in quilts on display at the current exhibition. They seem to be available at many online papercraft stores.
I'll finish for now as I have to gather all the supplies Mum and I need for our two day workshop. Day one is Silk Painting and day two Silk Painting and Quilting. We're going to Knuston Hall for the weekend so I'm really looking forward to it. I can't recommend the courses and the relaxed friendly atmosphere there highly enough. Check out the website here. I'll take lots of photos to show our progress over the weekend so come back here soon!
PS. I've just discovered Kim of Bitty Bits and Pieces is having a new giveaway - a crochet clutch bag which opens to reveal storage for crochet hooks etc. Perfect for me as I've started a new crochet project this week. Here's the prize: