Now, I`ve been to Hobbycraft a few times before, but I have never been impressed - until today that is. Not only did I find my beads, but I also came away with
6 balls of Rowan R2 rag print for .....49p a ball!!!!! plus some pretend mohair that has 270m on the ball for just £1.49, both are destined for a project which is based on the Colinette Perugino throw but being me, it will be the cheapskate version, using some bits from stash and some Giotto and Tagliatelli from eBay, and todays bargains.
Now I guess I should really have had my suspicions at DD`s eagerness to go to Hobbycraft, and following on from our `Card day ` last saturday, these items seemed to land in the basket too but I`m not complaining in the slightest, as I said before, I`m all for encouraging anything crafty, so I`m pleased she is taking an interest. She is currently downstairs experimenting with her (or rather my) purchases, with the occasional trip up here to use the heat gun for the embossing, and to show her handiwork.
It seems a little strange in the Modelwidow household this weekend as DH is away on a business trip - at least that`s what he tells me, but since he is at the International Toy Fair in Nuremburg that sounds like far too much fun to be business. I know leaving his last job after 28 years was very hard (and many have said brave) but I am really hoping that he has indeed landed on his feet - I mean to say can you imagine how good it would be to be able to try out new stuff, visit exhibitions, write about and generally immerse yourself in your favourite hobby...and get paid for it! But, he has worked damned hard and put up with a lot of stress over the last few years so he deserves it.