Unity & docrafts Adventures!
Morning! I’m sorry to have been away for so long- I’ve been travelling and working & other stuff- so much so, I’ve hardly had a minute to myself!
I’m over on Make The Day Special today with this project because the store are saying Goodbye to Unity. Not unity in general!- us gals are a pretty tight knit group but the company Unity who produce some beautiful sets. I was surprised at how many different styles they produce- there is something for absolutely everyone- from CAS, to artsy, to grungy, to cute.
and I’ve showcased quite a few projects harnessing the Harvest of Memories set (just pop the title into the search bar)
They have another 25% off, if you enter UNITY25 at the checkout, and it will remove the 25% as the order goes through. The paper is Fresh Cut from Basic Grey.
I have been a busy bee.. done a little travelling (if you can count Abingdon & Bournemouth as travelling!) The first place, Abingdon was to see my lovely friend Carole who has been doing quite a sterling job adding simplicity to the crafting world. For any of you with the WRMK envelope board or the Stampin’Up! one, she (with a little help from her techie husband David) have produced a gismo to give you the measurements of any sized envelope when you just pop in the cards measurements.
It’s GENIUS and it’s here.
A little bird tells me someone super famous in the crafting community will be featuring it on their blog very soon- I’ll tell you about that when it happens.
Her blog is here and she’s well worth a visit- she’s a marvel with the Silhouette- even gives coaching too.
After I’d laughed, got several inky alcohol stains all over my hands which I then realised needing removing pronto as they wouldn’t look good in filming, I scubbed them and fortunately got them clean.
She served some very awesome ‘duck puddings’ (we were in the South- good grief, she’s posh!!) & we crafted and sorted the world’s problems out in around 2 hours & then I had to go to bed reasonably early as needed to be on the road for 7am!
Filming for docrafts with Katy Godbeer & Rob is always funny & nervewracking and a case of thinking on your feet..like when you realise you’ve left the glue runner on the other side of the room and rather than having to do another take, you manage to carry on, gently stuffing the items into the pockets unstuck & hoping they’ll remain in place there for long enough to get the filming finished!
I went back to my Best Western hotel after a brief visit to HQ and was disappointed to find there wasn’t a bath.
Having 5 kids and very little ‘downtime’ , an unhurried soak in the bath is my idea of relaxation (amongst other things!). So no bath was a little disappointing. I was scrupulously clean but a little on the ’80’s side’ in my bedroom anyway. I was showing my friend Virginia the pics and she (living in Canada) thought it was ‘quaint
The staff were really lovely & I couldn’t fault anything else (other than the crazily noisy fan in the bathroom which was more annoying than a whiney child!!)
When checking, there was the usual ‘was everything ok with your stay, madam’.
I told her how lovely the hotel was, clean, with attentive staff but mentioned the fan and the ‘sans bath’. She replied
‘well you should have booked a bath when you made your reservation’
I looked a little surprised.
This was not the time to bring up the fact I’d asked for a sea-view when booking and instead got one of the car park.
‘I didn’t realise I needed to book a bath’
She repeated her comment, maybe she thought I was a little hard of hearing.
‘You needed to have requested a bath when booking’.
At this point I wasn’t impressed. I replied
‘I have been to many hotels, and never have I needed to ‘book a bath’ before’
I guess you live and learn.
Britishness prevented me from issuing the following statement
‘Oh, ok. What’s next? Booking a kettle? Booking clean sheets?’!!
The manager emailed me (standard email) on Sunday morning, so I related this to him.
He’s yet to get back to me!
Maybe in light of the fact I was only 5 minutes away from the sea, I should have gone for a soak there? I’m not sure the swimming pool was the correct place either. Someone mentioned that I should just have sat in the bottom of the shower?
I didn’t fancy that option either.
Ah well, now you know.
Always book a bath… and maybe check there’s a roof on the hotel and a door on your bedroom whilst you’re at it!! (he he!)
See you when I’ve braved another beach to take the bottom 3 kidlets on a walk,