Tuesday, 7 June 2016
Bad Biscuits & Bargains
Shocking aren't they? You'd never believe my G G Granddad was a master baker. But what's that noise I hear? Oh, it's him turning in his grave!
In fairness they are my first 'go' at producing some royal Corgies and Crowns. I made them for my son's birthday on Sunday as we were popping over to see him. Dutiful young man that he is, he chomped on one straight away and pronounced them lovely. (Once he had finished laughing at them of course). Crafted with maximum love and minimum skill.
Since our recent move we are only about an hour away from him as he is based in Manchester. So on Sunday we combined our visit to him with a visit to The Ideal Home Exhibition, which was on at Event City about 20 minutes from his place.
Being thrifty we got free tickets through Martin Lewis's website, www.moneysavingexpert.com. They were £15.00 on the door so it was a good saving. You could book in advance, then they were £12.00, but then they clobbered you with an additional booking fee. Mmmmmm.......
We had a good look around, not masses to interest us, but we did find a company producing a wonderful Summer house. Which may be useful later once we get the 'big house'.
Anyhoo because it was the last day of the show there were a lot of discounts on offer so it was a good time to visit. I almost got out of the door without buying anything, but suddenly spied a small stand selling gorgeous bed throws. Made in India, ethically I hope, couldn't see any information on the website. Machine and hand stitched in 100% cotton, I was spoilt for choice. I opted for a neutral colourway in the end, and I'm super pleased with it. King size and under half price at £35.00.
The black strip is a soft black velvet, all the rest are nice crisp cotton. I have been toying recently with making a hand stitched quilt, this will come in handy as a spare cover until I make mine, which let's face it, won't be for a wee while yet. Not with two other WIP outstanding.
In addition to my lone purchase we were also given quite a number of goody bags, surplus to their requirements in the last few hours of the show. Lots of delicious edibles, healthy options too. With enough condiments to supplement the village BBQ this coming weekend.
Welcome to my new Google friend follower, although I'm not quite sure who it is? Nice to see my numbers going back up after my long blogging break.