Wednesday, 29 June 2011

WOYWW 108

Nothing stunning on my desk right now, just a few bits and bobs I picked up in Spain. Oh boy, there doesn't seem to be one single craft shop near to where we were last week so in desperation I wandered into a small shop which makes flamenco dresses to order as I'd spied rolls of ribbon in the window. I got just a few bits of ribbon and some lace:



The sludgy brown grosgrain ribbon is gorgeous (ha, even though it was carefully joined about 30 cms from one end)! I don't blame the lady shop owner for the join, it looks as if it was done by the manufacturers but just suppose I hadn't wanted a join? She wasn't to know that I happily chop up lengths of ribbon for card making. Perhaps my pink nose and 'Turista' tattoed across my forehead made her realise I wouldn't be back to complain?! Hey, ho - at least it made me smile when I realised just now about the join! The red ribbon with hearts is perfick for Valentines Day and the cotton lace will be good for a Vintage look I think.

The Spanish flag ribbon (red and yellow) and the postcards are for a little project I have in mind. My OH recently dug out some photos from his youth, including holidays in Spain with a load of his chums and I'd like to do some layouts which will be a start of a scrapbook for him I hope. Watch this space :)

Finally, we did find out how the boat came to be wrecked (I posted about it a few days ago). Apparently there was a tremendous storm which just picked it up from the harbour itself and dropped it against the harbour wall - so much for the shelter of a harbour. There is no money for it to be salvaged so there it remains for now:



We got home very late last night, affected by flight delays due to the thunderstoms and a lightning strike at Gatwick.  So, hopefully I'll have time to hop round some blogs over the next few days - remember that all the fun happens at Julia's!! Ooooer, Julia is on her hols and has left things in the capable hands of Lady Lunch Jan - so many gorgeous materials and things she's making might have you rushing for your sewing machines!!!

Di
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14 comments:

  1. hi, it sounds like you had a good time

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  2. Good to have you back safe and sound.

    Hugs, Sandra

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  3. Glad you're home safely.
    A x

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  4. Glad you got back safely in the end, in spite of the storms. We were watching Wimbledon when the storms were on, and the thunder there set both our dogs off barking. I like the look of that ribbon you found in Spain. I must keep my eyes open on our trip in August, although we shall not have much time for shopping or sightseeing, as we are there for a wedding.

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  5. Lovely to find out the story of the boat, perhaps one day someone will buy it and restore it to it's former glory!

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  6. The ribbon looks gorgeous, are you glad to be home?....:) Sandra H

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  7. Funnily enough - yes, it's lovely to be home! The holiday was great but isn't there something special about getting home to familiar things and your own bed?! Also, Spike had been negelcted while we were away, but he returned last night to fresh food with his prickles all a tingle :)) Di xx

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  8. Glad you are home and safe...I scour shops like that too - you can always find solace in a bit of ribbon.
    Hope you will call by Friday for the first My Mojo Monthly. Thanks for sharing today.
    Sarah at 6.

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  9. Glad you are back safely - and I have just printed off your fab chicken recipe - thanks. x Jo

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  10. How funny that you are right after me, just like on PIF week! It's always good to be home, no matter how good the holiday:)Off to check out the recipe now xx

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  11. Oh, I love Spain! :) One of my favorite places is Barcelona. :) Happy WOYWW!

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  12. It's always a sport to find crafty things on your holiday. You've found great ribbons. Look forward to see where you gonna use them.
    Bye, Franka

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  13. ohoo Spain, I remember that bull, didn't buy a sticker for my car though!!Lovely ribbons, can never have too many!Thank you for my snoop!! HaPpY WoYwW!

    ((Lyn)))

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  14. Welcome back! I have been following your vacation and it looks like you have had an awesome time. Love the ribbon. I had a similar experience with a shop in Spain also. I wonder if they just do that routinely. Also got my hand slapped more then once for picking a fruit out of a bag that was bad and I wasn't going to pay for! Rude I guess but I am glad thats an exception not the rule. Vickie #39

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