Monday, 7 March 2011

Stash Busting and Bargain Shopping

What a lovely day today, the sun is shining, the weather is mild and we have had the back door open so the boys can run in and out. Perhaps spring is finally on the way.

It took me a while to get to the needlework shop to buy the thread for my sunflowers so in the meantime I worked some small kits that have been in my stash for years. The Easter bunnies and the flowers I have made into cards. The flower basket, a kit from Needlecraft magazine, is the first embroidery I have done this year. I don't know what I will do with it yet.

I have also made two bookmarks. The sampler style one I will keep for myself and the redwork one I am going to pop into a birthday card as a gift.

The book it is resting on is my latest read, The Snowman by Jo Nesbo - a thriller set during a snowy Norwegian winter. A read page turner with two twists in the tail.

Here are my sunflowers, finally finished:

Couldn't resist this bargain from Craft Superstore this week. A cabinet and craft goodies with a retail value of 100 GB pounds for just 25 GB pounds. Too good a bargain to pass up. I have already started using the cabinet to hold some of my fabric stash of which I have loads.

Here are a couple of cards I have made from my papercrafts stash. A card for a pony mad niece and a personalised card for John's brother in Australia.


  1. I really lik that first card!!!!! so lovely with the bunny's !!! was beautiful waether too here in Holland.......spring is comming !!! love love

  2. Loving all your cards & as for your sunflowers - well, they are stunning!!! Well done you - I'd have run out of steam & given up ages ago.
    Jo. xx

  3. You do such beautiful work! We love visiting your blog to see what you're up to!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  4. Your cards are all special, Shirley, but that first one with the little bunnies is just darling--I love it! Congratulations on finishing your sunflower piece, too--it looks wonderful :)

    Have fun with all that new stash--I'm sure you'll have the storage cabinet filled up in no time!

  5. Lovely work. Your sunflowers are gorgeous, its my favourite flower!

    Great buy from the Craft Superstore ... :0)

    Shirl xxx

  6. Awesome job stash-busting and bargain shopping :)

  7. Your work is beautiful, Shirley,
    Susan x