Sunday 31 May 2009

Craft Hoard

Forseeing a day full of sunshine, hubby, his brothers and their friend piled into the car to head to the boot fair at Dunton. After about three hours we had still sen less than half and gave up and spent another hour at the Barleylands boot.

You know when you have one of those moments that is more fantasy than real? One of the stall-holders at Dunton was having a clear-out of her studio to make space for classes. This being the case, she handed me a bag and told me to fill what I could for £1 - you can imagine I didn't need telling twice. I shoved in everthing I could get my hands on with the thought that what I couldn't use could go into my kids craft box or to friends children. (It didn't help that she kept encouraging me to fill the bag properly).

I played extra for the little paper trimmer because Little Man won't leave mine alone - the blue paper is a bag packed solid full of about 50 sheets of thick card which also cost me £1. The magazines are going to get chopped up for my inspiration file, childrens crafts and my latest little subject of interest - ATC's or Artists Trading Cards.

I loved these papers and will definitely have a go at creating something with them the first chance I get.

My favourite part of card-making: embellishments.

I do accept that there is more than I need here, so I am thinking baout some kind of give-away or passing on of this stuff (details to follow when I have thought this through properly insh'Allah).
I did also manage to find myself a little treat for £1 that's been on my arm all day:


  1. As Salaam Alaikum,

    I miss going to those kind of sales and getting those kind of deals. MashaAllah you did well! :)

  2. Anonymous05 June, 2009

    Assalamu aleikum,

    Yes, MashaAllah, you did VERY well! I'm loving your blog, your crafts and especially your jewelry (as we spell it across the big pond!) :)