I don't mind a bit of rain but honestly! Managed to get out with Sorrel for her morning walk/mad run about and not get drenched but it has rained ever since. So much so that it has broken a branch on my minature plum tree, never mind, stewed plums for tea - and such a gorgeous colour.
Am going to get the gesso out and paint a couple of little wooden chests delivered yesterday from Calico Crafts. Couldn't resist ordering after I saw some beautiful examples on Zuzu's blog so doing a bit of prep work before I figure out what I'm going to do with mine. We are off on our hols next weekend, with StepD and family so may turn one into a pirates chest and bury it in the sand for Thomas to find.
In the meantime I thought I would share a mini book I made for a recent Fun swap on Katys Corner Yahoo Group. The lovely Dot sent us a small piece of leather and 2 brown paypackets to set our imaginations going. Unfortunately mine wasn't playing ball and I couldn't think what to do with the envelopes so concentrated on the leather. Passed through a Cuttlebug folder and inked then cut it to make a book cover. Accordian pages inside have simply been stamped with mini stamps from Clarity which I have had for years.
I love these little fun swaps as you never know what you are going to get - but always turns out that you get something to treasure.
For those of you kind enough to ask about Sorrel - she is doing fine, back to her mad, jumpy, bubbly self and looking forward to her holiday.