How is your week going so far? I personally can't wait for Friday and the long weekend. Our Friday plans are yet to be decided, but on Saturday me and my maid of honour are off for a spa day and afternoon tea. Sunday I'm planning to bake malted chocolate cupcakes with an easter theme, before going for a picnic with my family in Marlow. And then on Monday I'm off up to Birmingham, on the train meaning I don't have to stress about driving, to visit my lovely uni friends! What a great weekend!
Any ideas of where me and my fiance could go visit on Friday, somewhere no further than an hour and a half's drive from North London!?
Anyway back to my blog...
Today I just wanted to share a new use I have found for something in my home. My fiance bought me this lovely decorative jar from Laura Ashley for my birthday back in February. I love it, but didn't really know what to do with it. Then recently I was looking for ribbon for my latest sewing project, and realised I had too much ribbon in a tiny box making it impossible to see. So....
I have filled my pretty jar with pretty ribbons, and also used some old cotton reels for particularly long lengths as suggested by Gem!
Now I just want to find lots more ribbon to fill it!
I am also enjoying reading through my thrifty book! I'm pleased to say, so far I mostly do all of them! Although I am now considering making my own cheese, and ordering my shopping online (which will also mean out Saturday mornings will be sacred again!).
I am slightly annoyed by some of the suggestions (such as buying expensive clothes that last longer than cheap clothes, as her idea of cheap clothes starts at £40 for a simple dress - which I would never consider spending).
It's giving me the itch to do more sewing, but with a full time job, planning a wedding, cleaning, preparing for a very scary interview, trying to exercise and trying to make time for friends and family I just can't fit much more in!
However, I am determined to try sewing a piece of clothing this summer! Any suggestions for what I should start with?
P.S. I hate to do this here but I'm hoping you'll all forgive me - my fiance and I have entered a competition to win a holiday of a lifetime, by uploading a video about our proposal. If you have facebook, could you please click on this link, click on view gallery, and then 'like' our video - Julie And Andrew!
P.P.S. Please also take a look at my blog from last week about biscuit tins - I still haven't found a home for them - could you be it? Or suggest someone/somewhere?!