Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Did someone leave the oven on?

I don't know about you but last night was a killer.  Despite the sun setting, and against all logic, the temperature seemed to soar and a restless night was had.  In fact so bad was it that I was wide awake at 5am and gave up at 6:30am - preferring instead to get up in the cool of the early morning and get on!

Today's task was to pop into Grimsby (again!) for more paper based supplies.  Then it was back to sort the shopping out, tidy the kitchen up and then set to cutting out handprints from green paper for the paper Christmas tree - favour for a friend!  The ScanNCut machine is helping with the task but the paper is quite thin so can tear - even when I reduce the cutting pressure down as low as possible.

60 handprints later - we will probably need more but it's a start - it was then time to get going with finishing the paper mache Easter eggs.

Mind you - there's no point tidying up yet - this is the remains of the handprints!!

Having spent some time yesterday cutting strips from toilet rolls, I then set to trying to make a piece of toilet roll art.  I am aiming for something creative, artistic and which doesn't look like it was made out of toilet rolls but  who knows what will happen?

Of course then there was the banana bread to make ready for the Great British Bake Off, tea to cook and some more embroidery to trace ready for sewing tonight - oh and dogs to walk etc etc etc.  Life is just far too busy at the moment!


  1. Close your curtains before the sun comes round, that can help keep the rooms cooler.
    Your recycling bin is going to be full up this time round!! Looking forward to tonight!

    1. good idea re curtains - sadly the bedroom is on the wrong side of the house for that idea though. I think that I have converted my mother to your idea - she is going to bake something next week from tonight's show - cant wait to see what they are trying to bake.