So it was garden centre, which is where the craft shop is, but I also wanted some bedding plants. First stop the craft shop, but it was looking a bit depleted, the assistant said that they'll be getting loads of new stock next week, phew.
Was going to settle for stocking up on some basics, but then spotted this cheeky chappie, he jumped into my basket, I also picked up an oval wooden plaque, and an alphabet die, along with the glue. This is the stamp side, it is nicely detailed, and has been well cut, it is from the Urban range by Papermania, he's also a decent size, 3.5 inches, and perfect for decoupaging.
This is the alphabet die I picked up, by X-cut, I liked that it had both upper and lower case letters. I'd say the capital letters are about an inch high. This is something I've been wanting for a while, but not seen any I liked, or in my price range, this was £12.99, which I thought was reasonable. I'm glad to be using the Calibur because it has meant that the TH dies are mostly off limits, I like the TH stamps but not the prices.
I cut the alphabet, then looking at the remmnant I realised it would make a good mask.
I've already started on the plaque, gave it a good sanding first, then a layer of white acrylic, glue and pale blue, to get the distressed effect. I kick started the drying process, then left it in the sun. I'll finish it tomorrow.
I also managed to have the wardrobe removed from the flat by one of my neighbours, just needed it moved outside so the council can pick it up next week, for some reason they won't remove anything from inside a house or flat, it all has to be left outside. They don't even seem to make any allowances for anyone who is disabled.
The flat is almost 'mine', I've done a huge amount of decluttering, and that includes my stash. Just the hall to do, ideally I'd like it to be re-wallpapered, but I can't find anything I like, so guess it will have to make do with a lick of paint.
I hope the weather is just as good wherever you are. All for now.