Well, the words are meant to be a sort of fatalistic "farewell" for a few days because I'm just packing away all my things today to head westwards for the Vintage and Handmade Fair. If by some remote possibility you are not aware of this marvellous event, please see my sidebar and come along if you're in the neighbourhood (if you hitherto were not expecting to, I suggest now is the perfect time to pester your other half for a "romantic" weekend away!) Now we do have a big estate car but I am concerned at the mounting pile outside the door to my den and in my den too. I set foot in Poundstretchers today to buy some plastic storage boxes (golly, can't imagine buying anything else from there!) and am stashing all my handmade goodies away lovingly inside them. I feel like I'm moving house. (Yes, slightly exaggerated, I know!)
They really are just the tip of the iceberg; there's still my pink padded frame, its new easel (thank you, Mr HenHouse for that) and the Lloyd Loom crib, of course. Oh and the camping shelves.
I've been making some new goodies this week to take with me. I've been collecting pretty vintage teacups for a while and so once I had a reasonable amount, I loaded them up and off I went into the kitchen. Golly, this is much more fun than I remember any of my chemistry lessons being!
I'm thrilled with the results and in the interests of quality control, I had a "romantic" evening (snigger) with one last night...
I've found some pretty boxes to package them in...
I decided against embarking on any major projects today but have had fun "faffing". Taking my cue from Cath in her fabby book "In Print", I dug out my matchbox collection (no, we are not talking tin cars) and set to with my scraps basket. Why have a pretty candle and not have a pretty matchbox to go with it?"Stitched in Time". Today, I went off in search of either a hot pink tablecloth or hot pink fabric to make a tablecloth. Instead, I plumped for a couple of pretty throws, spotty ones no less. The Munchkin (my half-term shopping companion) and I reasoned we could cuddle up with them in the tipi thereafter.
Not a brilliant photo (golly, it's miserable outside today isn't it?) but yes, I like that, I do. No one should have trouble spotting me at the Fair anyway!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone. The weather forecast down South is GOOD and I hope it is everywhere else, too! If you are coming to the Fair (and I know some of you are, yippee), please do say hello, it's always nice to put a face to a name. Now I must go and make brownies because just in case you haven't been tempted enough, there are also going to be lovely teas and cakes at the Fair and I can tell you, I make a mean brownie (and Jayne's tiffin is fab!)
Edit: Oh dear, one glass of wine too many tonight. I somehow managed to "reject" a lot of comments which I obviously didn't mean to do. I've tried to get them back but it seems I can't. My heartfelt apologies to those of you who so kindly took the time to comment; I loved reading your comments and thank you so much for your many good wishes. As a little aside, I am planning a giveaway after the weekend, I know, it's about time! See you all then...