But first of all I want to say Happy Birthday to my Auntie B, and to me too. Well it is actually Auntie B's birthday today, not mine but I will explain that in a mo!
I had a lovely trip to see Auntie B this morning, to say Happy Birthday to her, and to give her her birthday card and a little bit of a present. I don't get to see her very often, but that's because she seems to spend her time gallivanting around the world these days (I can't wait to retire if it means having as much fun as she seems to be having!)
I managed to make a card and a little mini book for her, which she seemed to like:
I wanted her card to be summery
A few of the pages
It isn't actually my birthday for a few months, and then it's quite a nasty one to be honest. (But I don't want to think about that!) Tim asked me what I wanted for my birthday, as he always does with a few months' notice, to give me time to um and ah and say I don't really know. But this time I asked him for a die cutting machine. I'm aware that I should be asking for something a bit more *interesting* with it being a nasty birthday, but that's what I want really. And my impatient husband being who he is, has already ordered it, so I am getting it early...hopefully this week! I think there's an ulterior motive. I'm sure he thinks I will be off and running, making hundreds of cards and other assorted paper/card items to sell and make a fat wad of wonga. I can't see it myself, especially not with the impending drain on my energy and time (4 weeks and counting) but you never know, stranger things have happened!
We've had a bit of chocolate making as well this week, the Flip Flop and I. I wasn't feeling so great on Wednesday, which is normally our day for Footy Totz (and anyone with a child aged 2-4 should really have a look at it, it is fab! ) so we compromised with a promise of making chocolates with raisins in. I had bought a silicon chocolate mould from the pound shop ages ago and it was the first time I have had the chance to use it. We melted down the very last of the chocolate left over from Easter and poured it over raisins. Delicious!
And that's been about it craft-wise this week. But given the heat and my ever expanding wriggly waistline, I am quite pleased that I managed that much!
Don't forget to have a look at the lovely sites linked on Wendy's blog. I'm going to go and have a good nosey now with a brew!
Til next time!