I do heart packages sent by post. Which is why I got annoyed at the failed swaps. Anyway, Apryl of Meridien Ariel came to the rescue and send me some manga books and a lovely drawing and note which are currently tacked above my working desk.. It took me a while to choose what to send her and it appears she has received it!
In other surprise package related news today check this:
I do love a swizzle
I once sent one to her of a similar nature:
I'm getting an urge to buy some gorgeous stationery and write some snail mail!
I've just spent the weekend selling at Saltaire Makers' Fair - part of Saltaire Festival. I was supposed to sell there last year... but as you may remember I was quite ill last September and had to cancel at the last minute.
I'm so glad I got there this year!
Here's a photo taken by Samantha. Here I am chatting to her boyfriend/my friend Marco. They were visiting for the weekend from London Town.
Did you know I have an unfortunate inability to look after living things that do not cry when they need love, or ask for a drink when they are thirsty?
Look at this perfect gift I was recently given from a rather lovely someone, brought back from San Francisco! (I hope that's right). Isn't the packaging just amazing and kitsch?! I could frame this and put it on the wall!
You assemble the trees, plants and mountain, and water it with magic water, and it starts to grow instantly, and is fully grown in 10 hours! We didn't make it right away because I wanted us to grow it together and at a time when we could both be around to see it grow. So we did last weekend!
I have been procrastinating for too long. Finally, after a refreshing weekend at Leeds Festival, I had a lay down for a while hoping to nap but it never happened. What did happen, was, out of the corner of my eye, I spottedmy notebook and a pen.
I wrote a list of things that were made up and ready to sell.
I wrote a list of partially made things ready to sand and mount and so forth.
I wrote a list of paper-parts ready to be embedded into resin.
I wrote a list of cool display equipment I want to make and buy.
Then I wrote a list of how many more pieces I'd like to make by the time the Knitting and Stitching Show comes around.
Then I wrote a list of how many supplies I have ready to make these.
Then I wrote a list of what supplies I need to buy to make the rest.
Then I wrote my Christmas gift wish-list! I know it's a bit early but with all the Christmas stock planning I am doing, it seemed like a good idea at the time :)