Sunday, 3 February 2013

Another Suitcase in Another Hall

Thanks so much for all the kind comments on my last post and your affirmations that my blog was not boring.  I'm hoping that a 'new look' and a more newsy post will have you all riveted.

After a glum start the week picked up when on Tuesday night I went to a gig with my mate Sue.  Here's me arsing about before I went, trying to get my self-timer gizmo to work. (I sadly failed)

The pub was heaving when we arrived and it wasn't long before I was asked to dance by an octogenarian who told me that I was 'a right old rocker'  Hmmm, less of the 'old' thank you. 

Later in the week I attended a nearby Knit & Natter session to fine tune my crochet technique which was, shall we just say... improvisedThe regular ladies were very welcoming and soon my crochet crimes were a thing of the past.  I was amazed by the work of these very accomplished ladies and although I cannot ever hope to achieve their standard I am enjoying making my granny squares which I hope will be a bedcover eventually.

I had a chazzin success yesterday, whilst over in Petworth with NM we went to Sue Ryder and found this fab old suitcase for the princely sum of £2.95!  Not for the hall but perfect for housing all my crap, under the bed.

On the way home we made a quick stop at another village chazza and I came away this unused linen tea towel, which I think is a modern one with a retro design.

Also this weekend I managed to squeeze in some crafting and last night came up with a card to enter in 

Less Is More's 2nd Birthday Challenge !

the theme is Kraft & Kreme, I'm also linking to CAS-ual Friday's  'Love LETTERS' challenge.

Unusually for me there's no stamping on this one.  the kraft panel was embossed with a Cuttlebug folder (which for the first time ever was achieved without getting a line where the join is, more by luck than good judgement I have to say)  The flower and leaves are die-cut.

That's all from me, enjoy what's left of the weekend.


Chrissie said...

Great pic, super bargain and fabulous card Fiona!
The dimension on the flower looks terrific!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Suzilou said...

Fab card and love that embossing folder, have this one myself, should use it more really :)

Love your crochet squares, something I have never mastered, I get my mom to do any crochet I need hehe

Enjoy the rest of the weekend xx

Fliss said...

A very entertaining post Fiona and the suitcase looks a really great bargain.
Love the gorgeous card too, very effective with the embossed craft panel.
Have a great day.
Hugs, Fliss xx

wienerhoneymooners said...

Love with this card!! ALL the design is so great! I would flip if someone gave me this card. Before I saw this card, I would have passed on that embossing folder, but you made it a real stellar winner WOW genius..

Emma Kate at Painted Style said...

The card is lovely, and i like the tea towel! Have a lovely weekend! x

Elizabeth said...

Nice find with the suitcase - and for a Sue Ryder shop, the price was an absolute bargain. I think the Tea Towel is a vintage late 60's / early 70's one - I've come across one like it myself a while ago.

Love your card too - you are a brilliantly talented card maker.

Monica said...

This card is so charming... love, love, love the flower and the way you have given it that shape with the embossing tool. Super, just super.

Kylie said...

You look absolutely gorgeous Fiona, shame on that old codger for calling you a right old rocker! The rocker bit might be right, but there is nothing old about you. Or boring for that matter. Love the t.towel old or new, and your crochet looks pretty close to perfect to me x

Glittertastic said...

Love it! The flower just jumps out at you. Great bargains aswell!


Liz said...

Wow - what a price for the suitcase and it looks in excellent condition too!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Crafty Lark said...

Love your card, looks beautifully simple. xx Flora

Viv's Visuals said...

Fab card... and look at it this way - you probably made the octogenarian very happy!!!! LOL

Katina said...

Gorgeous LIM card Fiona! Fab buys too - love the case!

Jenni's Jems said...

Looking fab in the photo and so too is your card and love the flower its a show stealer ! x

Susan said...

Sounds like you've had a busy week, Fiona! LOVE your card for LIM...those flowers are so pretty! are they punched or a die cut?

Chris said...

Looks like you've had a great week. love the crochet, your gorgeous card and of course the glam shot :D! Xx

Rosemary said...

lovely, lovely card, fiona!

Jaki Morris said...

Love the new header, very profesh

Love the charity shop bargains. I have a tea trolley waiting around the road for me to collect, I also bought a little pot, don't ask me why!


Vix said...

Fabulous rock chick look there, Fi, no wonder the oldster got a bit frisky!
I love that tea towel and I find it impossible to pass on an old suitcase, too. Perfect for hiding crap! x

Elaine said...

Love your card - simple but very elegant. Love your blog header too!!

Misfits Vintage said...

Love seeing a pic of YOU! And that suitcase is spectacular!

Sarah xxx

pastcaring said...

Fiona, you look beautiful! Young and glowing and phooaarr!
Love the new look to your blog, love seeing you, and LOVE that suitcase!
Your crocheting look great to me (but what do I know?!) and your card is really elegant.
My lovely parcel arrived today - thank you! Will email later - got to get tea first! XXXXX

Caroline said...

Great colour suitcase - and I really like your granny squares, too. I'm making squares for a blanket at the moment, as well.

Courtney K said...

love the kraft and white combo - very striking!

Jen said...

fiona this is fabulous!!

Sorry for the late visit this week... Thanks for joining us for the 2nd birthday celebrations!
Jen xx
"Less Is More"

Eunice said...

Love the new heading/logo Fiona, glad you had better luck with your chazzin. Think its about time you renamed the NM he's been around quite q while now lol.


Vicky Hayes said...

You do have a rich and varied life Fiona - frolicking with octogenarians in the pub one minute, attending a crocheting bee the next, chazzing like a pro and coming up with beautiful card designs...! I love the contrast of that fabulous flower against the embossed kraft. Vicky x

PS Love the new look blog too.

Emma Kate at Painted Style said...

Hi Fiona, I've just nominated you for a Liebster Award! xxx

Caggy said...

Fab card and love your chazza chat!! That flower is gorge!! Caggy x