About Me and my Craft Shed

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Born in London, but been living in Leicestershire since 1988.

I have been a Showaddywaddy fan since I first saw them on New Faces in 1973, and have finally started being able to get to their concerts since December 2012, although can only get to those in the Midlands area.

I have been a crafter since I was a child, and do many varied crafts.  At present I am working on a Scrapbook documenting Showaddywaddy from their start to the present - 2013 being their 40th year.

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Handy Craft Idea for the New Year

Well Happy New Year everyone, sorry I have been a tad snowed under - if you pardon the pun.  Yes we did have a White Xmas here in Leicestershire, however the low temperatures and hard frosts are getting just a bit too much now.  I was out a few hours ago, taking my Son home - or should I say letting him drive the car, while I clung on like grim death - nail imprints can be found in the door handle on the front passenger door.

Anyway - onto more pressing stuff - CRAFT - I knew that would make you sit up and listen, I was in my local Home Bargains last week, when I spied a Gift Bag Organizer by Hallmark - I have checked out their website but can not find the item. So I have scanned the label that was round the item.

As we all know Crafters always think outside of the box, and therefore everything has more than one use.  The size of this Organizer is 19" x 18" x 12" deep when fully expanded.  Plenty big enough for those who have a passion for Scrapbooking or those just starting out Scrapbooking and wishing to take items along to a Scrapbooking meeting.  It also comes with a set of handy labels for the tabs so that you can organise your sheets and other accessories.  This handy carry case cost me all of £1.99GBP.  Further down the label, it does say that in USA it will normally retail at $14.95 - which converts to £9.28GBP - so you can see just how much of a saving this item really is.  I think I will go back next time I am in town, and get a couple more, as they are well worth the £1.99GBP.  Obviously like all Home Bargains stores, you have to take what you can get when you see it - they frequently have Fiskars items - at vastly reduced prices - it does beg the question why Fiskars charge so much for the items, yet Home Bargains can sell them so cheaply.  Whatever way you look at it - the person getting the bargain in this case is us the Crafter.

All the best for 2010.
Be Crafty
Be Happy
Think outside the box