Happy September and Welcome to spring! This past week has been fairly uneventful. No birthday’s or major occasions/events – plenty of time for crafting and shop work. I got a few projects completed this week including the paper rose bouquet from LiaGriffith (the template is from when Lia was with Ellinee). I spent the good part of 3 evenings cutting these flower petals out and then it took me all of an hour and a half to assemble them into roses. I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out though, I may have to rethink its home now. I also thought that since I spent three nights cutting a dozen of those bad boys out I'd up my game and go bigger. I printed 20 more to start, with another 20 or more to come. Can anyone guess what I'm going to be using over 40 paper roses for??? All I can say is next time I blog about it I may be rocking my stylish new crab hands - I hear they're all the rage.
Also this week I grabbed a copy of Eva’s Kitchen by Eva Longoria from our local library. This winter we seem to have gotten stuck in an awful rut food wise and with spring here as of today it’s time to kick those winter blues and get back into a healthy eating habit. Eva’s book has been wonderful for providing healthy, tasty recipe ideas and I cannot wait to start trying them – like the delicious look Lemon Fried Chicken, I know not the healthiest but a great alternative to KFC (not in our town) for a Friday or Saturday night meal, the recipe for Chapulas (Texican tacos) sounds delicious too. If they go well you’ll probably see them on the blog soon. So if you need some new recipe ideas pop down to your local library and browse the cooking section!
Lots of stuff has been happening with the shop this week. The Halloween collection launched on Monday and I’ve moved onto Christmas now and the to-buy list is getting longer by the second. I’ve got a new range coming to the shop soon – can you guess what it is?? I’m also working on something extra special for October – the pink ribbon is globally familiar and I’m excited to be working on this project which I’ll share more about soon!