I thought I would share some of my recent buys with you as I do love looking at what pretties people have bought :-) Just after Christmas I popped into the Cambridge Calico and they had these cute little scissors and some lovely metallic thread and felt balls, oh I love buying craft things.
I also bought a lovely fat quarter from Calico and some threads and a crochet hook from a haberdashery in Ely. Waahooo I have a crochet hook - all I need to do is work out what do with it now (any good basic crochet links gratefully received) :-)
With all this new fabric I really need to learn how to use a sewing machine pretty soon I think ..... the Christmas trees still haven't gone up in the loft so the sewing machine is still up there :-(
Another thing I bought recently was after having a chat to Mango Cheeks about what she uses in her lovely hair (her hair is thick and curly like mine). She told me Almond Oil is great so I popped to Holland and Barrett and got some. I also saw these shampoo bars near the till on offer, they smell scrummy and I never knew they even existed so can't wait to try them out. I am currently using up all my mainstream hair stuff like brill cream (yes I use brill cream lol) and the shampoos before I can use these, I will let you know what they are like.
Now this little buy and I am soooo excited about ...... a cute little bike basket.
Ted in it - I think he has dreams of me turning into Alys Fowler and wearing one of those gorgeous little dresses she wears - not sure my village is ready for that just yet :-)
Picture of Alys Fowler with her lovely little dress - image taken from Chronical Books with thanks.
Also this week I have been creating some lovely button heart cards. I made some hanging wire button hearts the other week and was pondering on what to do with them. After thinking for a while I thought they would be lovely as part of an eco-friendly Valentines card.
So I got some eco cards and envelopes and some little sticky pads. I stuck the wire heart to the card which is supplied with some nice ribbon. The recipient can then remove the heart and hang it up so the card/gift lasts years rather than just a week or so :-)
Not sure if the idea will prove popular but I like it :-) I am popping some in my blog shop and facebook shop to see if anyone else likes them :-)