Monday, October 24, 2016

Back to the grind! Bottle it, that's what I'm going to do.

Good afternoon, whilst I have a beef stew brewing on the stove I thought I'd catch up with you after the weekend.  How was yours?
I got all the dreaded ironing done and dusted on Saturday, I was there most of the day but it was a good job done in the end.
As for Sunday I don't know where it went.  Getting ready to go back to work and school.  A nice walk with the dog and my best pal.  Not a lot else.  A little crafting but not really much to show you.
I was playing with these.  I found a die by Sizzix called Canning Jars and I thought it would go well with my Waltzing mouse stamps Seasonal remedies.
I can't decide which I prefer, I was going for the chalkboard look.

The first one is white embossed and the second just white stamped.
Can I make my mind up which I prefer?  Nope I can't.  One lid shiny and one matte.
Decisions, decisions.  I think they'd make good Christmas tags but quite fancy putting them on a card too.
Do you play with bits and bobs before finally coming up with a design?
I'll probably have half a dozen variations before I decide what I like the best.  Talk about indecisive!
Which combo do you prefer?
Tag or card?

We were all back in the thick of it today, boys back at school, hubby and I back to work.
I actually had a good day's cleaning and bizarrely enjoyed it.  I must have been in the mood today.
Very strange and not at all like me, I guess the holiday away has done me good.
Before I go I just wanted to share something else with you.  I don't normally get all girlie but when I saw this perfume on holiday I just had to buy it.

How cute is the packaging.  I just had to have it, it's just over 5" tall.  So unusual and very neat, don't you agree?
I like things that are different, a bit quirky. and this certainly is.
As they say "a change is as good as a rest!"
I've had both lately, my holiday and now new smelly.  I have stuck to the same perfume for years so thought it was time I shook it up a bit.  Do you stick to trusted smells or are you more adventurous?

That's all from me today I've just been asked the dreaded question "is tea ready yet!"  So I better get cracking.  Catch you with more tomorrow.


cuilliesocks said...

Well I thought your new perfume was a bottle of cleaning fluid, interesting design.
Love your jars. Well done on the ironing, Kate x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Ha ha I wondered why you were sharing a cleaning product, thought the housework had gone to your head! I like the packs of five little perfume bottles to try new ones but I do have a few faves too. Love the jars as tags, the shiny one is my fave.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I thought you were going to tell us that you had found this fab new cleaning product whilst on your holiday! :) til I read a bit more, this certainly is different, just make sure you grab the right bottle in the mornings :)
I love your jars, my favourite is the bolder white embossed one but both are great, and yes I procrastinate far too long with details when designing hence why I'm always behind with commenting :/ Just not enough hours in the day.
Hope work goes down well.