However whilst I'm away I thought that you might like to hear about my day at Ally Pally and a wee peep at what I bought.
Well as you can see from the photos I snapped on my phone, the weather was absolutely gorgeous - the view from Ally Pally was fantastic. I wish I had taken my camera, but had removed it at the last minute as I did not want my bag to be too heavy. Anyway I digress. I arrived about 11ish and decided to have a cuppa first before entering the hall. I chatted to some lovely ladies who had been in and were already laden down with bags - (it had only opened in at 10!). So after finishing my refreshing cuppa, I took the plunge and headed in. Boy it was busy - it was hard to get near some stands - but it did thin out around lunch time. So would you like to see what I bought? I thought so.
|Ribbon, ric rack and flowers|
|Some paper pads and journalling pads|
|Sissix dies and around the page punch|
I also got some pro-markers and ink pads! I was a bit like a kid in a sweetshop because a) I do not have any craft shops near me so very rarely get to see so much stash in real life and b) I have been on a stash diet since April 2010 when my hubby was made redundant. I had money left over from the Christmas budget so decided to splurge - this will probably be it for another year. I just can't wait for some time to play and already have a number of projects in mind.