Week 123 (it's so easy, like taking candy, from a baby*) of Julia's fantastic blog-hopping journey over at Stamping Ground and what a hectic week it has been for me.
Mr B's birthday last Wednesday so we had a great day out with scrumptious lunch then preparing for the arrival of family for the weekend so the craft stash had to be tidied away Thursday and it's taken me two days this week to find where I hid it all. In fact I searched for 2 hours yesterday to find the spindle Neet sent me to alter - how can you lose a piece of wood 8 inches long? Don't know but I managed it and only found it after a brainwave. Just keep calm Ann and think about what else you had on your desk - paper, not there, stamps, not in with those. Eventually ended up opening all of my craft drawers before finding it - tucked away with my lace???
So not a lot on my desk this week, well not a lot of my stuff but it is covered with the yards, and yards of ribbon, fibres and lace, not to mention buttons and assorted brads I won in Cath Wilson's blog candy draw last week It arrived on Saturday but I couldn't have a proper look until now. Lots of lovely unravelling to do today then - goodness knows where I'm going to store it as I already have a boxful.
Back to the weekend - it was a great time as we were celebrating not only Mr B's birthday but eldest Grandson George plus the youngest addition to the family, Kitty Ann who is one year old today. The family travelled up from Bristol for a couple of nights and a family get-together.
George is now 15 and we wanted him to decorate his own cake. Couldn't get a plain white sponge so we compromised with one which had a few roses in the centre - should have seen his face when he saw it ha ha. The rose came off and we provided him with a couple of tubes of ready icing a a bag of Halloween horrors.
Not a traditional cake but he (and Thomas - 7) loved it, especially the blood round the base of the centipede, blood coming out of the central skull's eyes and the brown bits (don't ask) behind the spider.
* 123 was the title of the Len Barry song in the 60's - one of my favourites - can't see the numbers in sequence without breaking into song.
Enjoy your week everyone - I'm going back to bed for a week to recover.