115 - Buttons and wool

July 03, 2011
So today was a lovely day in Edinburgh. So lovely in fact that my boobs and my back are now sun-burnt. I didn't think it was warm enough for that, but with a lack of sun tat lotion, and a lot of walking around outside with my mum, I am now very red. Not a good look.

Donald was working today, so me and my mum went charity shop shopping, to Subway for lunch and then down to the beach for a walk and an ice cream. I then played Rock Band for around 4 hours (mad I know, but I suddenly remembered I had a load of Xbox points, and I was able to buy a million downloadable songs). My gamer score is going up a little bit, but I'm no-where near the 15,000 I was aiming for by the end of the year. I'll try my best though.

So anyway, at the charity shop, I was on the look out for craft things and Harry Potter books. And I got a little of both. I might have said this before, but I love Harry Potter, and yet I haven't read all the books. I was like 11-12ish I think when they first started coming out, and owned the second one (I was given it) for a while before I actually read it. I got the first four in a hardback box and then read them all and obviously loved them. However, when I started reading the 5th one, I had exams and such at school and I stopped half way through. And that's as far as I got. I'm planning on starting the 5th one again (as I forget how far in I got) and then read the last two. So today I picked myself up The Deathly Hallows in hardback for £2.50. Win! I've still got to watch the 6th and the first part of the 7th movie, but I'm hoping to be all up to date soon. I'm looking forward to it.

On the craft front I got a whole selection of buttons.


Now, these are clearly buttons off clothes which couldn't be sold, and they've decided to try and sell at least a bit of them. Check out those orange and silver ones. Those are epic. There were like a hundred different kinds of buttons, but I decided to limit myself to a few.

I also got a couple of tapestry kits.


Okay, so they are total old lady patterns (a Scottish landscape and some roses...well actually I really like the roses) but they were only £3.50 and £3.25, which I thought was a bargain. I've never really done any tapestry work (I once I had a child's kit that made a big yellow flower, but I remember running out of wool half way through so I clearly did it wrong. I think that was thrown out in the move but it used to hang on my bedroom wall and had done for years.), so I'm quite excited to have a shot at these.

A lot of the projects in Cath Kidston's Stitch book are done using tapestry wool, so I thought it would be good to have a shot at a kit and see how I got with it. Exciting times.

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