I've had a really good day out at the Country Living Fair at the Business Design Centre in Islington. I travelled up with friends Jill and Julia, and then met up with Gina (Fan My Flame). We all showed great financial restraint this morning - I certainly didn't buy much at all. But then, after we'd all met up and had some lunch, it was a bit of a different story this afternoon. Although, as regular readers will know, I don't cook, I bought some red spotty cupcake cases, matching paper napkins, and some red glitter stuff to sprinkle on fairy cakes. I figure that if I can produce cakes that look pretty and sparkly, maybe no-one will notice that they're not up to much in the taste stakes. It's always good to be aware of your failings.
Then we saw the Decopatch stand. I'd first seen this when Attic 24 was enthusing about Decopatch back in November. I probably could have resisted, except that Gina said she was going to buy a kit, (consisting of MDF letters and glue and some beautiful tissue-y type paper) and then she MADE me buy one too. I'd been telling her earlier today, that she never seems to waste time - she decides she's going to make something and she does it - just like that, whereas I put it away and forget about it only to rediscover it some weeks/months/years later when I tidy up. As we'd both got the same kit, and as I know she won't waste any time in finishing hers - I thought for once I'd get cracking with mine. AND, as Gina was going straight from the show to meet up with some other bloggy friends - she won't be able to do hers tonight.
So, as soon as I got home (without even pausing to eat) I was in my workroom, cutting and sticking until it was finished - and I've won! (not that it's a competition or anything, obviously)
It's really quick to do, and the glue/varnish dries very quickly - so hopefully it won't have made any sticky marks on the wall where I've put it to take the photograph.