I have mainly been, sleeping, reading, relaxing, reading, eating, drinking (tea and coffee!), relaxing, reading, email sending, reading, sleeping.....oh and making these....
They are actually relaxing to make, not stressful, listening to the radio as I paint and paste! Well I can't spend the whole week on the settee, can I ?!
I know how expensive the Printers Trays are, they cost a lot to buy, and take a long time to complete, if I could make them all day and give them away I would! That will be one of those Lottery Activities! As well as the big blog party!
These are the cheaper alternative! I am always looking for a cheaper alternative, are you?! The Pennies are really tight here in my colourful world, living off one little wage is a challenge. I used to buy lots of home magazines, thought nothing of getting 3/4 each month, more if there were freebies to tempt me! Now I just have my Birthday subscription of Country Living, kindly given to me by my Sister, and Mollie Makes, via my supermarket points!
This week, I thought I would treat myself.......
To the first addition of Homemaker, and Homes and Antiques! I'm was very disappointed with Homemaker, it didn't seem to have a strong identity. I knew there was an article in about Jane Foster, I love her work, but found the article didn't really have any depth, or inspiring, which I was expecting. I thought she should have been allotted more space! In my humble opinion, (and as a reformed magazine addict!), it certainly wasn't worth the £4.99 price tag, well not from my purse anyway!
My other favourite is H and A, I love the homes in this mag, and used to subscribe, but half the mag is dedicated to antiques (not really my thing, sorry!), if it was just full of vintage stuff then maybe!!! It's also a Christmas edition, hard to resist. I keep a lot of my Christmas magazines and bring them out after Bonfire night, to drool over!
I LOVE Christmas! Well I love the traditional, being with loved ones, sharing time, eating lovely food and a little wine Christmas! I love the children's anticipation, the magic, the little family traditions we make. I HATE the commercialism, that baubles are out in the supermarket in August, and the huge pressure put on parents to spend, spend, spend! If I could go back to just one Christmas stocking each I would, and that's not because I'm a Scrooge, I'm sure we would all have a much better time, take off the pressure, bring back quality family time!
Well, I've finally caught up with reading some 'new to me' blogs, there are some wonderful creative inspiring people out there!
Hope you all have a great Weekend, doing the things you love, be that relaxing or squeezing as much in as you can!
Ada :) x
p.s. I don't want this blog to be too much about my Etsy shop. It's not what it was intended for! So I will leave any Etsy news to a p.s at the end! Then if you aren't interested, you don't have to read it!
I've lots of full rolls of wallpaper and they are taking up too much room! I will be putting them on eBay soon, but if you are interested please email me and I will send you the details. Here are some......
I'm also sorting out postage, so I can sell wallpaper by the metre!
Thanks! :) x