MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS....
It was tough to top the Boobs lyric from last week! Today's is a little more mundane but all will be revealed later :-D
There's been no crafting done in the JanCave this past week, but plenty elsewhere!
In fact, it's pretty much how it looked last week - just too many other things going on at the moment. I bought a metre of fabric that spoke to me in the shop:
Be still my beating heart!! It's got it all - hares, patterns and that wonderful graphic lino print that has always been a favourite of mine. I bought a metre of it and am going to make something for me, but am not sure what yet. It might even get framed, I honestly could live with it on the wall!
Some more cardmaking went on at the kitchen table workdesk - Janet, my friend, came over for a cuppa and a play. She is a scrapbooker and wow, did it show. Her cards were beautiful!
Is that enough of a mess for you?! Ron looks seriously unimpressed :-D We had a wonderful couple of hours and made quite different cards.
Janet made the two at each end of the bottom row and the second from left on the top. Just fab! I had a go at making Man Cards, using up a couple of prints of G's photos. They turned out ok but it taxed this newbie cardmaker's brain, that's for sure!
G and I went for a day out to the Mumbles, a cute little seaside town on Swansea Bay - we had a coffee and a mooch as you do. And then found this place:
Now, a new quilting shop is reason enough to take the pic but the flat above it is special too! I spent quite a lot of time as a child visiting my mum's cousin and aunt who lived there. They were old even then and I remember the rooms being dark brown with lots of Victorian bits and bobs. Uncle Ron had a study that was tobacco brown, with bookshelves, racks of pipes and a desk and battered leather armchair. Such strong memories for me, just standing there took me back to being about 8!
But apart from having a Proust-type Madeleine moment, I HAD to go investigate the shop!
Small but beautifully formed! There was a lot packed into a small space - they do classes and online too, see here for the link. This was where I got the hare fabric from, don't you think that was restrained?!
But the thing that made me hoot was this:
And mine was there....and he pretty much said that....but I was a good girl. Well, it's got to happen sometime huh? *grin*
Have a great week everyone!