Urgh! My head is full of mush this morning. We were woken at some obscene hour by workmen doing some road mending right outside our house. I’d just managed to nod off and then the Police were at the door! Apparently there’d been a break-in down the road during the night. She was a bit vague about where ‘down the road’ was. There are only 6 houses on our road but we merge into another road at the corner and there’s a cul-de-sac just on the bend too, as well as another small, one-way road that exits into ours. So, anything up to about 100 properties in all. Anyway, whilst I try to de-fog my brain, here’s what I’ve been up to this week. I haven’t done much. I made a slightly larger version of the bag I made the other week to use as a handbag.
I made the straps longer so I could put it over my shoulder and put some pockets inside for small items. Of course, I got so carried away making it that I’d forgotten I wanted internal pockets until I’d finished the whole thing! I managed to, very carefully, unpick the bottom of the lining and sew the pockets on even more carefully.
I’ve bought myself a new toy from Aldi this week – a woodburning kit. I’ve often fancied the idea and at £7.99 I could hardly refuse!
I haven’t had a play with it yet, though. At the same time I bought the Aldi Die Cutting Tool Kit – has anyone else bought one of those? If so, then perhaps you can tell me what the other end of the Pokey Tool is for! It doesn’t mention the ‘other’ end on the list at the back and I can’t for the life of me work out what it’s for. It’s got a sort of slit in the top. I can’t get a good pic, I’m afraid, otherwise I’d have put it up here.
Some good news I had yesterday is that our friends from Sussex, Ian & Ali, are going to be allowed to move into their new house in Goldarnbenmaen this coming weekend – hooray! They’re the ones who managed to get married just before the Register Office shut for lockdown. They’d sold their property and are living with Ali’s parents at the moment. I’ve still got their wedding card and present waiting for them on the mantelpiece in the dining room! (I didn’t want to post it in case it got damaged and I didn’t want to add to the stuff they need to be bringing with them) I’ve now made a ‘new home’ card for them but sealed the envelope before photographing it but have a spare photo of it. I’m also making some personalised fridge magnets from old bottle tops.
It’s a bit blurry – sorry. Inside the card it says, “A lick of paint and some new curtains; it’ll be fine!”
I’ve had to space them out as the magnets are so strong they keep trying to stick to each other! If you think the ‘I’ looks upside down, you may be right. I can’t work out which is the right way up! I’m going to make a box to put them in with a piece of card inside with a magnetic strip underneath.
Well, that’s me for now. I think I may actually need a cup of coffee – and those of you that know me will know that I don’t drink coffee! Hwyl fawr am y tro!