Thanks for popping in. Just got in from a lovely lunch and afternoon with the family. It was Dad’s birthday, so we went down to Folkestone, to a very nice restaurant called Rocksalt. I highly recommend it. Great view across the harbour, super friendly service, very, very good food. And it was great to see Mum and Dad on good form. They really are doing well! Mum will be at the Open Days in Ditton, selling her Dingle Dangles, as she calls them. She’s been saying for years that each year will probably be her last! And she just keeps on trucking. You keep buying her spectacle chains and necklaces and handbag charms – she keeps making them. Simple.
I had a cool demo prepped yesterday, using one of my favourite gilding flakes blends, but had to leave it out due to time constraints. Hey ho. Good job I photo-stepped it then, innit!
Using the new Funky Foliage stencil:
The new gilding flakes from Pentart are very very good quality. Big leaves, proper – like the good old days. I had abandoned selling this product becasue the quality I was finding was tinny. But this gear is great.
Comes in two sets, or can be purchased individually. Now where’s the one I just used? Ah yes, top left. I am chomping through this stuff again. It just works so well with the dies too.
Must go now. Game of Thrones. Yikes. It’s a bit brutal for my taste, but once you get over all the gratuitous throat slitting, the story line is quite good. Truth be told, I spend more time in the hallway with my fingers in my ears singing lalalalala so I can’t hear it! Waste of energy really…
Maybe I’ll just go to bed and listen to a better book. I just finished a super novel called Blackberry & Wild Rose by Sonia Velton, all about the London Weavers in the 1700s; (it’s what I do when I am driving to and from the TV studios and to and from work in the mornings). Perfect distraction and switch off. Now I’m already on the next one. This is about carpenters and other tradesmen in the same era. If I sometimes think being self-employed nowadays is a bit rough, or a trifle stressful – let me reassure you: it beats working for yourself back then hands down! There was so much fiddling and backstabbing going on between the traders! But what am I saying? Has it actually changed that much? Nah. Except they’ve abolished hanging and closed down Newgate prison!
Till tomorrow. Have a good evening xx
Love & Hugs,