|thank you lovely friend!
I don't know where this week has gone - although I seem to have spent a large proportion of it in the Volvo garage...
Now that's not something I ever thought I'd write
(nothing wrong with a Volvo you understand....don't wish to offend!).
Anyway, in between times I'm glad to say I've rekindled my love of making and been inspired. I'm not sure why I'd lost my making mojo - possibly because the retail pixie was sitting on one shoulder telling me I ought to be making Christmas products.
Obviously, as is my nature, my obstinate side refused to entertain such high direction. The creative pixie laughed in the face of such an idea. Fortunately I found a compromise and made something that would make a good Christmas present for men, without having to start stamping
'Ho flamin' Ho' x 1000. (actually, that might work. Hmmmmm)
So - I set to finding vintage images for mens blocks. This is always a challenge. Of course it is - otherwise we would have no problem thinking of something to buy for the men in our lives.
I decided that vintage Ladybird books were the answer - and I give you 'football': (never thought I'd say that either)
Then, as is also my nature, I got carried away and decided I had to have some Peter and Jane blocks
which I am loving!
All available here - but, as always, feel free to contact me directly for a little bloggers reduction!
Now, I must mention another little project I've loved doing this week. My good friend Sandra is a woman and a half. She has three busy boys, runs her own business and is always the first to help out at school or do you a favour. When the rest of us are slumped on the sofa of an evening Sandra goes for a run, or swims in a lake, or takes herself off on a 50 mile bike ride! (why? I often hear myself saying!)
Now, earlier this year she accomplished something fantastic - she was part of a swimming team who broke 3 records - 2 British and 1 European. Just amazing (She celebrated with a kebab. Class!)
When she showed me her shiny medals, knowing her as I do, I feared they would end up at the back of a random drawer, never to be seen again - so offered to make some frames with which she could display them proudly - and here they are:
SO proud of you my friend!
And finally - when I woke up to Radio 4 this morning I heard the man say that eating dark chocolate did the same things to your muscles as jogging. Obviously, I presumed I was still dreaming...but no, it was true!
Since my heart beats a little faster at the very thought of Green and Blacks Maya Gold I reckon that eating a bar must be tantamount to exercise. Result!
(Looking forward to a wee visit to Slattery's Chocolatier tomorrow!)