Tea Bag Flowers & New Tent!
Sorry I’ve not been around much recently. The whole busy excuse is getting a little lame so instead I’ll say that I’ve been flexing my creative muscles in a way that demands my attention away from the Internet. This picture is the latest edition from Paper Crafts and my card is the top one. The challenge was to use items found in a kitchen and create projects with them. The flowers are actually made from emptied tea bags- a little more finicky than average paper roses because the tea paper is so delicate- but gives a really pretty look. Give them a go- just remember to get rid of the tea first! ( oh -and new tea bags unless you’re going for a vintage look!)
Today I’m keeping an eye on HSN- DoCrafts are showing products for the first time on the American channel. Hope it goes well for them. I had to prepare samples for them- so it will fun to see what they look like!
Family stuff continues to give me lots to smile about ( & plenty to test my patience too!). We were fortunate enough to win a Camper Van kids pop up tent from Monster Toys that my boys ( & certain girls) were looking forward to getting. It’s gorgeous- a blue camper van & I’ve heard lots a muffled laughter since. There’s room for at least 3- although I was ordered to squeeze in and trust me- its not for adults. The kids helpfully commented that I was in fact quite possibly too large for it.
They want to sleep in there & were late for school this morning partly due to the lure of playing in said tent. It’s a welcome relief from the constant cry of ‘please can I play on the DS’.
I’m still waiting for them to come home and clamour to ask ‘please can I do the dishwasher’
Or ‘Mum, please will you let me do the ironing”.
Am I asking too much 😉
We found a prom dress. Amazingly.
It’s not quite right. I’m supposed to be inserting a lace back into it.
A case of she thinks my skills are superior to what they actually are. At least there’s some vague confidence in me!
Ah well. Better dash. See you when I’ve redirected my mail- so much is either going missing or I’m receiving other people’s post. Would be quicker to hand deliver everything I fear!