It's been a while, and no, nothing became of my Pimms cupcakes...time slipped away and holidays intervened. Since then I've been keeping my head below the parapet, in case Lady Luck or Fate catch me with a stray bullet again!
We had a lovely holiday break in the Trossachs... staying here ...
We were swimming daily (sometimes more than once) and played tennis instead of watching it on the telly! A couple of days out to the Doune and Dunblane Highland Games and also a visit to Inchmaholme Priory on Lake of Mentieth...
It was exactly the break we all needed, though the wheel snapping at the busy roundabout in Stirling on day two didn't help! We did overcome it, and Piper had a lovely birthday with her Granny, Grandpa and Uncle Stevie all making the trip up the road to see her on the day and take us out for dinner!
My first point of order (apart from the drudgery of work) on my return was to make a start on a bag for Lynn Davy. I had an idea in my head of what sort of bag Lynn wanted, but wasn't entirely sure how to best approach it. Suffice to say yesterday, after clearing my crafting table so I could at least see the wood and move my sewing machine to the fore, I set about making a mock-up bag.
And the results are thus. I've sent Lynn a message to see if this ticks the requirement boxes and am keeping my fingers crossed.
I was also recently asked by Catherine to make a fascinator, with the prerequisite that it have beetle wings, and perhaps some peacock feathers... It was a bit of a rush order, and I had the desire to use a vintage dress clip as a sparkling accent. I didn't take any photos, but Catherine did. I'm delighted to say she liked it and it almost survived the transport of Royal Mail unscathed ...
To keep me on my toes, I've entred a bracelet swapsie on Operation:Tackle That Bead Stash so have that on the 'to do' list as well. Sadly, into each crafty life some rain must fall, I was disappointed lately that I was unable to repair a friend at work's ring ... it is of great sentimental value but one of the claws in the setting has lost that vital piece that secures the stone. I'm many things, but lack the skills or knowledge to do anything about this particular issue.
But bouyed by my successes, I have ordered a couple of books, and intend to use up not only my bead stash but also my fabric hoard!
Nice to see you again xx