As you can tell I didn't have much of a chance to blog while I was over in the UK - too busy getting inky! I'll have some pix to share of the project I worked on when it's all finished - few more things to do, so it may be the weekend before I get back to it.
Anyway - we had a glorious crafty time together! Saturday & Sunday were ALL about ART. I bought some antique books here at home at an antique mart and took the covers over so we could play with them. Hels finished her book yesterday - go over to her blog HERE and check out some sneak peaks. I'm sure she'll do a full post about it soon.
I did get to see my first proper English supermarket - Morrisons - really not very different from ours, but the thing that cracked me up was they way they store the "trolleys" - shopping carts for all my US friends - they get locked together and you have to put in a coin or a 'trolley token' to get one out - when you return it you get your coin back. Never seen that before.... here's a pic - for some reason I can't get it to rotate to give the proper view, but you get the idea....
And as we were walking through the aisles I came across these.... seeing as I'm from Maryland, I just HAD to take a picture, right? Tacky tourist.... They taste like our Chips-Ahoy cookies - YUM!
Hels and I have started a monthly art swap so I wanted to share the ATC's I made for her in January. We agreed to make 1 "Wendy" style, 1 "Tim" style, and one however we wanted....
|Studio 490 by Wendy Vecchi stamps - Maya Road crochet trim, TH snap|
|Tim stamps & idea-ology, but design was inspired by Donna Downey's ATC Club|
|Ten Seconds Studio metal - TSS mold for base, Paper Artsy stamps for house & sentiment, TH key.|