Allow me to explain Handmade Thursday, just in case you're new round these parts. Hosted by the lovely White Lily Green each week, it's an opportunity for me to take some time out and get crafty, and to share what others have been making.
I spend a lot of time making and doing with Ruby, but it's only recently I've started making the time to craft myself. I'm not great at it, but I like to try! God loves a trier.
My Handmade Thursday posts are unlikely to be 'how to' tutorials - more likely they will be 'how not to', but at least you'll know I had fun making my dog's dinners.
I should also say that I find it nigh on impossible to come up with an original idea of my own - I borrow and steal from magazines, other blogs, things I see at craft fairs, you name it. I do however, credit a particular blog if I've been inspired (or blatantly stolen) an idea.
This one I think is fair game. I've seen these all over the place, and first saw pieces like this for sale in a swanky tea shop for about £80 each. Since then I've been scouring car boot sales and charity shops for Scrabble sets - easier said than done as they appear to be the board game equivalent of gold dust.
I had planned to use the bicycle print fabric I have, but saw this wrapping paper in Paperchase and thought it much nicer.
An apt pressie for my other half who is due to be doing the London-Brighton bike ride on Father's Day (which also happens to be his birthday).
Double celebrations mean double presents. This brings me to my dilemma. As he is the breadwinner of the family, do I splash out on an expensive present - and effectively spend money he has earned, or do I hope he'd rather have the selection of handmade Father's day / birthday cards; presents and cakes we're planning? Or would he rather have a new Wii?
What do you think?