It's time for a little holiday I think. A holiday from my beloved blog as I fear we are spending too much time together.
And so I can clear my desk literally (there are leaning shaky towers of books and paperwork all over it) and metaphorically (my to-do list grows ever longer and I don't feel like I'm ticking things off, which, surely is the point of making a to-to list in the first place), I'm going to be quiet for a little while.
We've got a couple of trips away planned, nowt fancy, just some time under canvas, with good friends and the odd day-trip here and there. I also want to concentrate on getting some plates ready for the shop, start gathering some ideas for a screen printing course I'm doing in the autumn (super-exciting) and perhaps, even, get out my sewing machine.
No doubt, I'll be back before I know it, unable to resist, but until then, here's a look at a few more recent acquisitions...
Milk white glass beads.
Some great badges.
A sail boat.
Cocktail forks. Essential, I know.
Pattern Shapes, a game with 186 (count 'em) coloured pattern shapes. Sort of for Iris, sort of for me.
A Caran D'Ache Crayon tin. Sadly empty. But the tin was too lovely to leave behind.
A Dick Bruna Picture Word Book.
And New Stitches For Needlecraft. I must master Diminishing Pekingese, but it looks totally bewildering, perhaps I'd fare better with Long Legged Chevron?
Happy summer friends!
*p.s.* the summer sale over at the shop will continue so I can hopefully make way for some new stock! Put this code in - lepetitsale at the checkout for your 20% off and that's it.