Last night was book club - we meet around 7, order drinks and our meal and then chat until the email comes - waiting until others who are not eating to join us before discussing the books. Cue light bulb moment - I took some paper squares with me and pleaded for help making paper flowers. They kindly joined in and we managed to fold 150 flowers - even Jenny who REALLY doesn't do craft joined in!
Happymum mentioned yesterday that the paper festival was a whacky idea - it sure is! Which is why today saw me continue with the armchair - this time starting to trim off the wallpaper samples and then trying to stick them on patchwork style.
Meanwhile I also started to make a cushion by crumpling up cartridge paper to break down the fibres and make it more fabric like. then I printed off a couple of Easter bunnies and used the sewing machine to appliqué them. My plan is to use crepe paper as a ruffle border and then stuff - with paper of course! Sorry that the photo is upside down.
Around noon my new bedroom furniture from M & S arrived. They showed up, showed me their identification, rolled out a carpet runner to ensure that they didn't walk any dirt into the house and then put plastic covering over their shoes as they took the furniture upstairs - each time they went outside the coverings were removed and then put back on once they went on their runner - all extremely professional! The furniture was placed into the room - none of this "delivery to the kerb" - and all packaging was taken away! Now I just need a bed and bedside tables!
As for knitting with raffia - well it's grown since I took this picture but at least I have enough to hang out of my paper knitting bag. I really want to see everything together and find out how it turns out! This week will see a number of journeys back and forth to church - its a good job I can drive now!
Tonight I am planning on watching "The Imitation Game" - our next WI meeting has someone from Bletchley Park talking about the Codebreakers so I thought that this could be interesting background. I am also planning on doing some embroidery - so what's new you say!