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!!!