This is a page I made following the patterned paper prompt from Shimelle's Something from Almost Nothing class. I have a penchant for gorgeously patterned papers by Basic Grey and never get around to actually using them as they're too nice to use. This attitude is, naturally, ridiculous as the point of buying beautiful supplies that I love is so that I can make beautiful pages that I love. However, along comes that nagging doubt that I will never again find papers while I like so much and so I must hold on to the ones I have. Another ridiculous sentiment as tastes inevitably change over time and not only will new things appear that I can succumb to with equal glee, but I may find that I fall out of love with them and then won't want to use them.
So I waded in merrily and used lots of Basic Grey pieces for the patterned strip. I hand-sewed over them for good measure. I don't have a sewing machine (and nor do I have the space to use one - maybe for Christmas?) but I do love the stitched look. Then, in for a penny, in for a pound, I made a button boarder. I love buttons - I don't think you can have too many and they are nicely whimsical on any project.
I'm quite pleased with how it came out - I just have to look up and add the date.
I pottered along merrily to the supermarket this morning to get all the ingredients for the dishes I was going to cook and found it closed. Alack-a-day, normally the supermarkets pay not a blind bit of attention to the workings of the Christian calendar. But never mind. I found a little supermarket and still managed to make Nigella's gloriously rich chocolate-peanut-butter-fudge sauce. I made enough for three, sloshed it merrily over one bowl of cookie dough ice cream and cheerfully scoffed the lot. Smashing!
Can't really make up my mind what to do tomorrow. I think it will be another day in as I've got lots planned for Tuesday, but on the other hand I'm becoming a little stir crazy. I know when that happens because I talk to myself more than normal. In that I wish that I would shut up and normally I can tolerate my own company with equanimity at the very least.
I spend half of term time wishing I could spend more time in the house and 4 days in I want to go out! Still, I am incurably domestic and I think all I lack is a little company.