Saturday, 28 February 2009

a little bit of this and that...

This week has been super busy as we've decided to put our little house on the market. At the moment we live in a rural area but are thinking of making the move back to the coast, which is where we used to live and about 30 miles from here. The housing market is very slow at the moment but we're in no hurry, so we'll see what happens...

Apart from that bit of news, this week has been a good mail week as I finally got
around to buying this lovely book.

good mail1

I also bought these cute vintage buttons on ebay - partly because I liked the card they came on, so will have to think of something to do with them!


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Eventually after managing to get all my ingredients together, I finally got around to making this granola which really is delicious and made such a comforting smell as it was roasted in the oven. Who knew home-made granola would be so tasty and easy to make? I am now a convert, especially as it works out cheaper and nicer than buying store bought.
home made muesili

Finally: I have been playing around with paper cutting, something which I've looked at before but never done. I was actually doing this whilst I waited for the estate agent to come and value the house, instead of rushing around plumping cushions and other such things you should do when someone is coming to value your home! The only problem, is that I didn't really plan what I wanted to do, so it's just happening organically which basically means I'm just merrily cutting bits out at random and hoping that it holds together! Please note the lovely paper I am cutting which is brown parcel wrapping which came folded in a pack - hence the creases! If I'd been really clever, they would have been the pieces I would have cut out- hmmm - perhaps a little planning wouldn't have gone amiss! Hope you all have a lovely weekend!
papercutting

4 comments:

Catherine said...

Your organic cutting out is beautiful. Sometimes doing things like that can be so calming and peaceful. That book is lovely too, I'm yet to make anything from it but even looking at it is very inspiring.

Lizzie said...

i'm a fan of free-form paper cutting as well. there is something very natural and calming about it...

pogm said...

its gorgeous - looks like it could become a stained-glass window.

Rachel said...

That sounds like a busy but restful weekend. I can't wait to see how your paper cut turns out. And that book is on my list as well.