Highlight of the weekend was the Leigh Papercraft show, where I met our lovely Neet, who was demo-ing. I had realised Neet might not recognise me without my big hat and sunglasses, so I did remember to wear my WOYWW badge, as it wasn't quite the weather for sunglasses. And yes, she is a lovely babe. I am looking forward to meeting the rest of you at the Crop.
I might have spent a bit more at the show than I intended, but they were essentials, honestly! The majority was at Sweet Poppy ... things were just calling to me. And next stop Inkylicious, as well as a couple of stamps I bought an MDF stand for my Ink Dusters. I had intended to buy my first Distress Oxides but ran out of money. I don't take my debit card for a very good reason - I know what I'm like!
Next photo is my desk on Monday evening, showing off the lighting on the desk, and the partially assembled holder for my Ink Dusters. I covered each piece in black gesso, and also embossed a piece of black card for each end, and used gilding wax to fancy it up. I then tried to assemble all the parts ...
... Sadly I broke the top handle trying to push it through the slot. When I say push, I was actually bashing it through, and split it. Hence a temporary repair job with glitter washi tape, until I work out a permanent fix. I must learn not to be so heavy handed. I am quite pleased at my first real attempt at using gilding wax (Thank you Zsuzsa for the inspiration).
Mr M has ordered me a craft bag to take to the Lavinia Stamps workshop on Saturday, so am looking forward to receiving that when I get home from work later today.
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