I missed last week as I was so busy with the outside crafting events which I've posted over the last few days. I've had a great crafty time meeting up with lots of creative people whilst demming at the Port Sunlight Show and at Card-io's open day.
I was lucky to meet up with Redanne for the first time and a few other WOYWWers, .....Jenny the Artistic Stamper, Judith of Poppy Cottage, AnnB and Tracy Evans but it was such a shame that we only had a chance to say a quick "Hello" as it was seriously busy.
This desk has seen a lot of action over the last couple of weeks and although it has been getting cleared, then used, then cleared, then used again, you are lucky, (or not as the case may be) to get me in a messy phase as I have dumped on it so much of the materials and equipment I used last weekend.
The red topped cans are compressed air from the fun alcohol ink dem I did, and will be posting all about that in the next day or so. The desk really isn't as bad as it looks and will soon be cleared away.
To prove I'm a sane, sensible, but arty, person for showing this mess, (yes, I am, I really am) just pop over to the lovely Julia's blog at stamping ground where you will find almost a couple of hundred more like minds, all proving that I'm not alone.
Below I just had to share the return of the poppies under my front window. We had a lovely display of them last year from "seeds on the wind" and it looks like we'll be treated again to their glory this year. DH so nearly pulled them out as weeds until he beat a hasty retreat on hearing my panicky screams to leave them alone!! They are growing rapidly day by day.
Not far from the poppies were these two beauties, below...... such colour and markings that I've never before seen in my garden on a snail. Their beauty allowed them to survive and not suffer the fate of all the miserable grey ones that eat away at the plants. The left hand one looks just like a humbug! I find it hard to get rid of anything living but after putting them on the garage roof for the seagulls to do their wicked way with them, they thrived. The house painter said "Do you know that the garage roof is pebbled with snails and they're sliding up my paint can and diving in!?"
Hope to visit quite a few of you this week but meanwhile thanks to all those who contacted me in my absence last week. I really appreciate being missed!