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Lunchtime Lusting Stationery

Lunchtime Lusting – Jpop at Paperchase

Back to school stationery shopping was always fun for me. There’s just something satisfying about writing in a brand new notebook with brand new pens. That feeling that perhaps this notebook will be the one that contains only good ideas and actually stays neat; no crossing out, no scribbles, no mess. Sadly that was never the case!  

The Jpop range at Paperchase is just way too cute- if I was going back to school, I would want everything.

I’m sure I would have remembered things more at school if they were highlighted with these:

Homework would not be a chore if everything was in this handy planner:

I would convince my mum that if I had this, I would never want for another ring binder again:

Lunch would taste so much better from these:

I’m sure I can resist the temptation…

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Craft Origami

Recent makes- origami gift tags

I was very pleased to have some time to do crafts this weekend. I made some gift tags with origami hearts and fishes on:

I also had time to do some greetings cards:

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Craft

Craft Commission- notebook

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Craft

Cut-out flower card.

Ta-da! I have only made this so far, but I really like the idea and enjoyed doing it, so I’m going to have a see what else I can come up with.

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Craft

Knitting progress

My brother in law’s partner is having a baby in October and so I have taken it upon myself to knit something. I am not quite sure why, as I haven’t knitted anything in my life bar those tiny hats for Innocent Smoothie bottles; still, it seemed like the thing to do. I fully intend to knit a hat, a really cute blue and white striped hat, with a pom pom on top naturally.

In the meantime, I’m practicing by knitting a… thing… I’m just knitting really. Knit two, pearl one; as the pearling is not so easy and makes me cross. It started life as a baby scarf, but when I quickly realised the proportions were all wrong, I started to pretend I never said that it was going to be a scarf at all- no, no, I’ve been knitting a ‘thing’ all along.

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Craft

Cut-out card – result.

Here’s the finished card I made. It was really tricky, actually, and I did feel like I was under pressure to get it done in time to send it off- but I think it turned out ok for a first attempt! Like I said in my previous post, not very creative or adventurous, but it did the job. I do feel like if I had more time and planned more I could get some good results making these.

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Craft

Sunday Arts Market- a damp but promising start!

Well it did drizzle rather a lot on the day we had our craft stall, but despite the ‘sod’s law’ weather I think we did pretty well. It was, after all, the first thing like this we’d done and we managed to make back the money we’d paid for the stall plus a teeny tiny profit.

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Craft

Northampton Sunday Arts Market- June 12th

The Craft Fantastic has their very first stall at the Sunday Arts Market in Northampton’s market square!