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Started this the other day. Thought I’d snap a photo of it whilst it was still perfect and pristine - I accidentally bent the cover only seconds after taking the picture!
It’s a lot of fun, I’ve already spilt coffee on it, written page numbers that turn upside down every other page, chewed a page and stuck in some grass and white thread. (Points to anyone who guesses all the pages those different things are for!) I keep coming up with new ideas, so I’m really enjoying being creative.
Do you have a WTJ? How much do you enjoy it?

Started this the other day. Thought I’d snap a photo of it whilst it was still perfect and pristine - I accidentally bent the cover only seconds after taking the picture!

It’s a lot of fun, I’ve already spilt coffee on it, written page numbers that turn upside down every other page, chewed a page and stuck in some grass and white thread. (Points to anyone who guesses all the pages those different things are for!) I keep coming up with new ideas, so I’m really enjoying being creative.

Do you have a WTJ? How much do you enjoy it?

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Good news!

Hey Tumble-Bees,

Seems like ages since I’ve actually written a post, doesn’t it? Well, anyway…

I have two bits of good news! First, I finally finished tidying my room earlier this month, and so this past Sunday, mum and I went along to a car boot and I sold a whole load of my stuff! I made more than I was hoping to (and there I was thinking I was being over-optimistic!) so now I can buy the cross stitch kit I promised myself. Once I get to a bank to put the money in.. and once the money clears… But soon! Soon…

Second piece of good news: I’ve got a venue to sell my crafty creations at! The church in our neighbouring village does afternoon teas every Wednesday in the summer, and although I will be working most Wednesdays as I just got given an extra shift that day (so whoo-hoo, although boo for missing most of the teas..) I do still have the 9th and 16th of May when I can go. Today I got approval to set up my stall on those two days, so I’m really looking forward to the chance to sell things again. If you’re local (which I know you’re not, otherwise, why you no say hi to me?!) then do come along!

In other news, I have made some new candles lately. I extended my floating candle colour range to include dark blue and a sort of coffee/tea colour. I also made some new teacup candles. I’m sure I’ll get round to posting photos at some point.

Other than that, not much is going on, so I’ll keep this short and sweet. Hope you’re all well and that you have a lovely week.

M x

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Guide badge trade: success!

Hey Tumble-bees!

So, a week or so ago, someone messaged me on Tumblr to say they’d seen my post about trading guide badges, and that they wanted to do a swap. Awesome. So, we traded three badges.

Here’s what I sent:

And here’s what I received:

Once again, awesome. It was really fun doing a trade and getting my first Irish badge. I’m also really happy to have received the Our Chalet one, because I’ve never had the opportunity to go there myself, and the Kandersteg one is nice because my lovely and his family went on a big scout trip there last summer.

So, in case you hadn’t gathered, trading badges is awesome. If you have any badges you want to trade, just drop me an ask! From the photo of what I sent, two were badges I only had the one of, but I do still have some of the Royal Berkshire Centenary ones as well as plenty of others to trade. I’m happy to receive pretty much anything, as international or local as you like! Just get in touch and we’ll sort something out :).

Have a fabulous week!

M x

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And so it begins…

Tumble-bees!

I feel terrible. In the last two months of 2011, I posted on my Tumbly-wotsit once a day, and yet here we are, one month into 2012, and I’ve only posted a handful of times. *Hangs head in shame.* Admittedly, I was ill for the first two weeks of the year but after that, I have no excuse.

I hope you liked the birthday cards I posted photos of a couple of days ago, though. It’s pretty much the only crafting I’ve been doing and I’m very slow with my card making… I keep making one at a time and then leaving it for days. But anywho. I might make some more earrings soon, if only anyone wanted to buy them >.< It’s not like I can wear them myself!

In other news, I went shopping in Dunelm Mill for the first time ever today. And it. is. awesome. So many pretty storage boxes, and a big craft section with lots of buttons and oh! pads of patterned paper where half were glittered and half had patterns on both sides. I could have bought so many things. But the only thing I left with was an adorable little basket, with gingham liner. It’s so cute!

The reason I didn’t buy any more things is also the reason for the title of this post… My bedroom. Over the last week I’ve been clearing* the desk under my bed, and today cleared under the desk under my bed so that tomorrow, as planned, the bunk bed can be taken apart and taken away. So I didn’t buy anything else in Dunelm Mill for the moment because my room needs seriously tidying and emptying out before I can justify buying anything new to put in it. Eurgh. Tidying. That sounds fun.

I’ll stop rambling now. I probably won’t post again for a few days *head still hanging in shame* but I did just put a custom order through on a wonderful etsy shop that, once my order arrives so I can post photos, I shall be raving about and recommending to all of you. So look out for rambling along those lines soon :p.

Have a lovely weekend!

M x

* I feel I should clarify that, when I say ‘clearing’, I mean moving all the stuff into a box and putting it in another room so that I can bring it all back once the bunk bed’s gone… I may not have gotten the hang of this tidying thing…

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Yay! Part 2 :)

Tumble-Bees!

Today, Spot and I went on a little adventure so that he could try out his new scarf. (You may have guessed from previous posts, e.g. this one where I knitted a scarf for a Boofle teddy as a Christmas present, that I like giving my cuddly little friends scarves. It’s cute, dagnammit!)

First, we stood by the window and gazed out longingly at the frosty world below. I asked Spot if he thought he could handle it. He informed me that he was wrapped up warm enough to handle anything.

So we ventured outside. We stood and gazed upon the garden, our breath fogging the air and the frost crunching underfoot. Spot appeared to be enjoying the fresh air.

But after a little while, he turned to me and said that, whilst it was a very lovely snuggly scarf with its little hearts and lots of love put into it, it was actually very cold outside and could we go in now, please?

And that was our little adventure into the garden. I hope you like Spot’s little scarf. The adorable buttons really finish it off, I think :).  And, as ever, if you too own a Kit Lane Bobbaloo of any kind, do photo reply so I can see. Maybe we could find Spot some pen pals.

That’s all for now. Come back tomorrow to see Boofle in his finished scarf. (See, there was a reason I brought that post up again :p).

M x

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Just giving a fair warning…

Tumble-Bees!

This is officially fair warning that the next goodness-knows-how-many-day’s worth of posts will be filled with photos of my latest crafty creations. Although to be honest, That’s usually all I post photos of anyway.

I have been an especially busy bee of late, preparing for the craft fayre at which I will be selling my wares on Friday, although it looks like the weather is going to be horrendous, eep. Hope I still get some customers :(. If you’re local (i.e. Berkshire or Oxfordshire in England) then do pop along if you can. This Friday, the 16th, at Milton Park, Didcot.

Anyway, you might like to know what I’ve been making, so that you can mentally prepare yourselves for seeing pictures of it all… *ahem*. Well, some of the photos will be of a couple of Christmas cards I’ve been making, and the rest will feature such delights as my first attempts at earrings (still no sign of replacement head pins, argh!), little owl brooches, big(ger) lavender owls, recycled magazine boxes and a candle. Exciting stuff indeed. Stay tuned!

In other news, I have 19 followers on my Tumbly-wotsit now, so welcome to any newbies. It’s nice to know that there may be people actually looking at all the reams of stuff I post :p.

Have a lovely week, people, and I hope you enjoy seeing my creations.

M x

p.s. Just to whet your appetites, here’s a photo of one of the pairs of earrings I’ll be displaying on my stall on Friday.

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