I'm taking the car to the garage - yes again! - to get the fractured coil spring fixed, so then it can pass it's MOT. I'm not even going to go into how much it cost this time... i've got to the point where the mechanics say "it's going to be this much" and I go "oh, ok" and take out my card.
Whatever they say I just accept it... they've broken me at last.
But on the plus side my sister comes tonight for a few days so I have something to look forward to. When I get the car back later I'll go and get some provisions, but in the meantime I have the dreaded HW to do. Oh Joy.
Today I'll share the post I put up on IACW. I made a cute little welcome message with some tatty old kids blocks I found in the junk shop and covered with ancient basic grey. I actually think I prefer some of the older collections to the ones which come out every other week - and I still have plenty lol, so if you do too - get it out and get creating!
Oh, and take a look at MOJOHOLDER tonight - we have some mega talented new additions to the DT - the mojo's really rockin!
Doing up kids blocks for practically FREE!
Recently while trawling the local charity shops I came across a bag of kiddies blocks priced at 75p. I could see the potential even though they were only paper covered plastic, so I snapped them up
I decided to use some old Basic Grey papers to cover them as I knew I wanted a very inky look, and let’s be honest, nothing accepts chalk inks like good old BG does!
I picked out a few coordinating papers and covered all sides of the blocks. I found it easiest - and quickest - to use a prit stick and just cut round the block with a craft knife.
Once the blocks were all covered I inked them heavily using
Creamy Brown, Terracotta and Dark brown inks.
I cut some letters out on the Robo to spell ‘welcome’ and ‘home’, and used rubon’s to spell out ‘to our’ on the last block, adding a little paper heart to finish it off.