Sunday, 1 April 2012

Oh what a beautiful morning.....

... please excuse my singing, got to have a little giggle on April Fools Day!!

It seems ages since I blogged - :-(, things have slowed down here and really they cant afford to!! I've got lots of cards that need making - I havent made one easter card yet. I also havent done my March christmas cross-stitch AND I've missed the March Monthly make!! The house is a tip and ... oh I could go on but you dont want me whinging on!!

I have been on a stash ban lately and saving up as I had tickets for the Pins & Needles show at Newcastle yesterday. My lovely hubby took me there and secretly I think he likes going to these fairs I give him an idea of what I am after and he's quite a good spotter plus he can remember prices and which stall they were on - result!!

Here is a pic of my haul, luckily Lisa had left some things for me to buy - lol.

I bought some fat quarters (not sure what to do with them but they were pretty!!), some 28ct Linen ( a metre at half price - which I thought was quite good),ribbons, couple of cross stich patterns a Lizzie Kate Easter one erm which will probably be stitched for next year the way I am going at the moment!!, my first Bent Creek cross stitch pattern - yay!! Gnomes in a Garden Row - too cute and finally some card making bits and pieces from Samuel Taylor - Basic Grey papers, pearls and a new die - phew!! I think my budget (plus a tiny bit more - cough) was spent in about an hour and a half - it doesnt take long does it??

To be honest I think I prefer this fair to Harrogate - obviously not as much card making stuff - and the every crafts a £1 wasnt there this year :-( but its definately not as manic at least you can get in to see stuff. On show was a knitted tent and a quilted yurt - but guess who forgot her camera - doh.

We are off to Alton Towers in the middle of the week as a treat for Jacks Birthday so I am hoping the weather stays nice, right best go and get showered and dressed to head of to Asda - as our cupboards are bare!!!

Hope the weather is nice where you are - enjoy!!



  1. oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo nice stash haul and the fabric at half price bargain ... and like it more than Harrogate shame on you
    love mouse xxxxx

  2. Wasn't it so much better than the arena? You got some lovely bits there I love the look of the gnomes!
    Thanks for adding the giveaway button too, you are quick off the mark!
    Kandi x

  3. OOoooooo goodies!! Lots of treasure there to play with :-)

    Love the gnomes stitch kit!

    Lori xx

  4. Lots of gorgeous and yummy goodies hun :o)

    big hugs Vicky xx

  5. Hi Ali - I seem to have disappeared as a follower of your blog - no idea why - have rejoined anyway. I love all the goodies xx

  6. Fantastic stash Ali, I would have loved to have come with you but live a little bit too far away :-( I am looking forward to the Easter break, we are off to Cromer with Jack's rugby club and to Legoland after Easter. Got loads of cleaning, tidying and other mundane bleurgh stuff to fit in alongside some much needed crafting. Hmmm, ironing or crafting, which to do first... x

  7. Ooh, I'm jealous! That gnome pattern looks great hun. Looks like you ha a fab time. Xx

  8. Hi! Sounds like you had a good day and you goodies look lovely. Sadly no crafting at all happening here, mojo still AWOL! Hope you enjoy your Easter break. xx

  9. What a good day you had...and you have some lovely goodies there! I hope you have a wonderful Easter break.
    Helen x

  10. OI YOU!
    You're s'pose to tell me when you post...!!!
    I'm gonna try & follow you again, for the 4millionth time x

  11. Oi! Me again...I come bearing gifts ...

  12. I'm singing that tune in my head mow. Hope you will have time to do a monthly make as I'm Miss April this month and will be looking out for you!!!! Hugs Mrs A.