As it was my day off today (and although I love it when I get a day off during the week it also means I'm at work on Saturday which I definately don't like!) so I got up early and did some housework before setting off for a local craft shop. Not the best of shops, but when I last popped in they had some of the Martha Stewart punches so I went in with fingers and toes crossed that they might have the lace doily punch this time. Alas no luck, all they had was the picket fence one.
But not deterred, I went to the other local craft shop which is much much better (but I always spend way too much when I go in!). They have so much lovely stuff, before they opened I could only got this kinda stash online. This time they'd got a load of Jenny Bowlin stuff in so it would have been rude not to get some! I also let some thickers and sheet of embossed Anna Griffin fall into my basket while I was there too.
I also managed to get some more 1 inch book rings for my new storage rail. Mark put this up for me while I was at the GoGoGetaway and I love it sooooo much. The rail and little clips are from Ikea and although it's definately not an original idea it's so clever and is a great way to store all those funny shaped packages. And incase you're wondering, all those butterflies are part of a canvas I've been working on for my craft room. It's nearly finished and I'll share it all with you shortly when it's done.
Now that we're taking a bit more of an interest in the garden I decided it would be a lovely idea to do some sort of a garden journal. At the getway I treated myself to a 6x12 cordroy album which is lush for that very purpose, and the Cosmo Cricket Early Bird range is just perfect for the pages. Nothing complicated, infact very simple easy to put together pages as I want this to be a journal/photograph album with a bit of scrapbooking thrown in for good measure. I seem to have less and less time these days so this is just perfect for my life at the moment. The journaling is done on the computer on photoshop using a free typewriter font I downloaded ages ago (sorry I can't remember where but it was probably DaFont) and then printed directly onto kraft cardstock - another reason to love 6x12... you can print directly onto your LO's using a standard A4 printer!