Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Back in the blogging saddle

The all-consuming essay has been handed in (YEY!!!). I've spent the last few days catching up on sleep and laundry, all the while worrying about how badly neglected my blog has been over the past few weeks. My aim at the beginning of the year was to blog a minimum of three times a week....and so far I've failed miserably. But, sometimes life gets in the way of documenting life. I think that can be a good thing.

Anyway, now that I'm back in the blogging saddle, I thought I would share a few photos with you. In between the sleepless nights and the caffeine boosts (of which there were many), Jamie and I ventured out of London to go to the Craft Barn Craft Fest. The Craft Barn is my 'local' scrapbook store. By 'local,' I mean that it takes us about an hour and a half to get there by tube and train....and the same to get back. But it's worth the effort :)

While Jamie consumed a couple of coffees in the adjacent coffee shop (the photo above with the book shelves and tables), I mostly pottered around. I went to the November Craft Fest last year so I had seen most of the demonstrations, but it was a good opportunity to replenish things that were close to running out. I did get some new Cuttlebug embossing folders though, as well as some Bazzill cardstock in Jet Stream (LOVE that colour!). I always seem to put hundreds of things in my basket and then put them you tend to splurge in scrapbook stores too?

After I finished up in the Craft Barn, we did a little bit of exploring in the town and then settled down in the local pub for the rest of the afternoon, where we had a few drinks and a couple of snacks before heading back to London. As we were walking back to the station, the sun was setting behind us - so pretty!!!

So, do you enjoy going to classes/demonstrations held by your local scrapbook store, or do you prefer to do everything online?


sharyncarlson said...

Congrats on handing in the big essay! The pictures are lovely. The classes at my local store are designed for beginners, so I don't go to those :( Would love to go to a fun scrapping event in person!

Chey can cook! (and more) said...

congrats about the essay and on having a lovely day! i have been to card making classes, but never scrapbooking classes - i like to just learn from melissa at sunlight and simplicity and different bloggers:)