Saturday, 3 January 2009
Cushion: help!, Emma Bridgewater, and organising myself
Isn't it pretty. I found two of these lovely cross stitch/tapestry cushion panels last year...
I've been having a clear out and found them. Yep, I got them home, admired them for months, then tucked them away and have spent the past month wondering where they'd gotten to. I love them, and I must get around to making them up into cushions. I seem to remember you have to stretch them, but I don't cross stitch or do tapestry and I've never made a cushion so I don't know where to start.
If you can help, please shout!
Now, we've decided on a few new year resolutions, one of which is to keep an eye on our expenditure. I'd been trying to browse the Emma Bridgewater site for their sale goodies, but have given up as it's so impossibly slow. However, I wandered into a local bookshop today, and this had been reduced by 75%:
So I snapped it up for the princely sum of £3.97! Don't you love the VAT change and all those extra pennies we're getting! ;-) There are three lovely little notebooks in the box cover:
Perfect for us to plan out what we spend and what we hope to do in the year, I thought.
They inspire me just to look at them. This is going to be the year of lists. I find when I make lists, things actually happen and get done.
Lovely hubs took two of the children to see City of Ember today at Kidsclub - kidsclub is basically very cheap cinema. However, they started playing an ad for Wrestlers, and then showed ads for the world's best vodka and the world's best red wine, etc etc. LOL - we were laughing about this a lot when I met them for a quick lunch treat in McDonald's.
The manager had to come in and apologise, because it wasn't appropriate for younguns - they'd started off the wrong reel! So, after they saw the right film, they came home and broke into a packet of gingerbread men that my 8 year old was given yesterday. Kids love making gingerbread men, don't they!
Here are the three results: 8 year old's on the left, 10 year old's in the middle, and 12 year old's on the right.
Now, a giveaway. Another thing I found in my tidy is this fabric. I bought this years ago in John Lewis. I love it, but like the woman who sold off her cushion tapestry panels, I've gone off it and my tastes have changed. It's a thick tapestry fabric, and there's a fair bit - about a metre, and a wide width. If anybody can think of an exciting way to use it, please leave a comment. The most inspiring comment can have it! I'd also love to see a photo of it being used in its new home.