Tuesday 28 June 2011

Hello Blogland

I haven’t been on blogger for ages and seem to have got out of the habit. Well I best get into it as I’m missing my bloggy friends. I hope everyone’s well and I’m looking forward to catching up with everyone’s latest goings on over the next few weeks (I think it’ll take me that long to get back into the swing of things).

I’m super excited for my very first Blighty Boutique Vintage & Handmade Fair this Sunday. I even attempted my very first cake last night as we’re running a cake stall for the NMC Appeal as well as the tea room and I am determined to be able to point a cake out as one I’ve made. In hindsight 10.45pm wasn’t the best time to start it, especially without all of the ingredients (I’d forgotten the cream and caster sugar, made do with granulated), but it turned out ok and fingers crossed the next one will be even better.

Obviously we had to taste test it. I have to credit a pot of Betty Crocker's for the icing
I’m on paper bunting duty today so I’m sat in my jim jams surrounded by vintage annuals and string. I can now at least find all of my crafty bits and bobs after buying three IKEA bookcases for the spare room/stock room. My other IKEA storage unit just wasn’t big enough to house my stock etc anymore and it has now gone off to a new home via eBay. I suppose I should probably mention that since my cousin and I are DIY novices not one of the three book cases we built turned out right. Oh well, they do the job and they are only for stock.

My cousin’s also painted my fence a lovely green colour and is moving onto the decking next week. He’sjust graduated from uni and is easily bribed with cash at the moment to fund travelling and festivals. He inconveniently went off to Glastonbury when I needed my lawn mowing...just can’t get the staff these days.

Right, I best get on with this bunting as I’m off to take that at 3pm. Woohoo. Have a good week and I hope to see some of you at the vintage fair xxx