Saturday, 16 January 2010

I love you more than... ;-)

Friday morning is baking morning...so I have decided!
Yesterday morning, I got ready all of my baking ingredients at one end of the kitchen and, not only that, at the other end , waiting patiently, were the ingredients for our tea... Spaghetti Bolognese. Organised or what?! I felt very pleased with myself.

Up early at 9am and raring to go..and guess what happened...the power went off!

I had completely forgotten (yes, we'd had warning a week ago!) that they were doing essential electrical maintenance work until 1pm.

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Thankfully, nothing was in the oven at this point and so being the pretty flexible person that I am (!), I toddled off to ...'you know where'...to do 'you know what'...well actually if you do know what, then you know more than me.... as I hadn't a clue at that point! ;-)

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However...

I'd made a promise to do 20 minutes crafting a day, at Fi's blog over at Marmalade Rose.
I eyed up the buttons (I love buttons!) in front of me..ah I know!
Valentines cards!



I only made four cards...I'll put them in my shop later... nice 'n cheap...!
I doubt I'll need one...Mr S would only give his back to me to reuse the buttons anyway!! LOL!



Do you know...these buttons are the best I've come across for crafting.
This particular bag are reds, blacks and greys but in this range there are some other bags with fab colour combinations.

Bag - 'O - Buttons 'Foof a La'

I first bought mine at Papermaze , last year..and they still stock them as I have since been back for more.
(They have 20% off right now!)
http://www.papermaze.co.uk/customer/home.php




After that ...and as it was still not one o' clock (It was only 9.30...LOL!) I made up two Sal's Snippets' Valentine scrap packs...


You get:
12 cotton fabric squares, lovely red designs, approx 5 ins by 5 ins
two little pieces of vintage embroidery;
some pieces of ribbon, ric rac and lace ;
4 chipboard letters 'LOVE' ;
8 buttons ;
some red and black embroidery thread
Nice 'n cheap too..in my shop here :
Today, we went to Totnes but I forgot my camera!
I came back empty handed apart from some very lovely scrapbook paper which will hopefully feature here on Monday..along with those winners of my giveaway!
;-)

17 comments:

MelMel said...

Hiya!
Ilove the cards....not to mention the plate...very pretty post!xx

Pomona said...

I love all that redness - I need to see such jolly colours amongst all the winter grey!

Pomona x

skippinginthemeadow said...

Hello Sal

Long time no see :o) I am so Happy to be back reading Your Beautiful blog again. With all Your pretty and inspiring crafts and Lovely wittisisms (am dydlexic so that is probably completely spelt wrong, but You know what I mean).
This post id definitely getting me in the mood for February 14th.

xx

Sumea

Bobbie Lynn said...

Beautiful Cards Sal. Got my cards ready too. Have a great day.

BusyLizzie said...

I think my mannequin lady is from the 1930's, she looks a little like Frances Farmer.. Have a lovely Sunday Sal. Lizzie x

Florence and Mary said...

The cards look fantastic with all the buttons on them

Victoria xx

Simone said...

Lovely vibrant post. So, you still managed to make dinner and bake after all that crafting activity?!!! You certainly know how to put your time to good use Sal! The buttons look very jolly. I am going to have a look at them through the link.

Kathy said...

Love the cards. I can't believe you made them so quickly. I must build up my collection of buttons!
Kathy xxx

Sophie - Chez Sophie said...

Love the buttons, & your scrap packs look great.
Luv Sophie xxx

aunt bee said...

I love the cards, but love the hankies more, they are gorgeous. They make my small collection jealous.

KC'sCourt! said...

I love those cards, and your hankie collection at the top of the blog are wonderful.

Josie-Mary said...

Love the cards, I don't think I'll be getting one ....we don't bother!!
Wish I could be as busy as you :) x

Country Style Living said...

Lovely pretty post, just what we need this time of year! Love the cards.

cocoa and blankets said...

What a good idea Sal...cooking can always wait in our house!....Please tell mr S how much I love my iphone...which the two of you inspired me to buy...however one problem...no network coverage for orange in my house so I cant use it at home!!!! LOL

French Knots said...

I love your hankies in the header picture - too lovely!

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Ooh Sal you used Ric Rac! I am having a BIG ric rac phase at the moment, so I was jolly pleased to see some on your lovely Valentine Card!

Thanks for the tip about Nich's blog. I really did enjoy his piece, I think he should send it to the local rag.

Sarah x

frayedattheedge said...

Oh - please don't tempt me with tales of gorgeous buttons - I posted my resolutions so I would have to stick to them - I have to use what I've got before I can buy more!!! I know what you mean about getting your cards back to recycle!