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Sunday, June 28, 2009

How long since?

Blimey. I think this is the longest gap between posts in my blog's short history! Suffice to say, I've been busy doing worky-type stuff with the people at my placement (see last post), gardening, woodwork and general vocational fun. Current project involves helping the trainees all make a personalised clock out of wood and printed images. All good!

So, in my little craft world, I've been watching Shimelle's Month of Colour which is rapidly nearing its end. The challenges have come thick and fast, and I've been biding my time and thinking which ones to attempt, mainly because I have very little spare time at the moment. I had a go at Kirsty Neale's guest spot challenge last night, after being inspired by her pants (that is not as dodgy as it sounds, I promise. Check out her guest post here, and you'll see some fabulous customised vest/pyjama pants sets). So here is my card, inspired by the fab colour/graphic combo on one of her creations.


I'm definitely not a pink/green girl, but I think this looks pretty funky. I reckon I'm also going to have to get myself a few square envelopes, as this may well be my choice of shape for cards in future.



Another little project I've been working on is these little menu magnets for my fridge. Every week, I make a list of what food to cook, in order to reduce waste and to keep me sane! It usually ends up on a tatty bit of paper stuck to the fridge, and then in the bin at the end of the week.



I thought I could make a set of reuseable labels, and got these natty little magnets to hold them. I had some resin vegetables that I'd been saving for a recipe book project, but I thought they'd look good on this instead. The lettering is some plain American Crafts Thickers in chipboard, and I haven't yet decided whether to paint them. I might just matt varnish them instead... whaddya reckon?



(For those that are in the know, I'm now aware that canneloni actually two 'l's. And I'm still trying to get another two magnets for Fri and Sat - wish me luck, as I bought them over a year ago)

Lastly, my blog-buddy Trees has reached the grand total of 100 posts on her creative blog, and is giving away a generous bundle of gorgeous goodies. She's firmly convinced that only 3 people read her blog, and it's most definitely a shame if this is the case. Feel free to cruise by her blog here and leave your mark. Though if anyone else except me wins, I shall hunt them down and nick the bundle off them ;)

9 comments:

Trees said...

Hee, hee, heee!


I LOVE your magnets, they're great! I quite like the letters as they are, but then I am lazy :)
Don't leave posting again for too long, I miss popping by!

Janice xxxx said...

bloody hell, they are a bit fancy aren't they?! I couldn't plan that far ahead if you paid me! (wanna pay me & I'll give it a go...) can you blog a bit more regularly please? Or I may have to reconsider my position as one of your blog-stalkers lol...

Julia Dunnit said...

I think if you're this organised, you have time to share more inspirational ideas with us!! LOVE the magnets idea, and I like the letters in the raw, as if my opinion counts!

Anne said...

I love love love those magnets! They are so cute - I'm also incredibly impressed at your organisation - round here, it tends to get to about 6.30, I realise I'm hungry, and we then see what can be rustled up from the meagre contents of my fridge. Then we realise that nothing really can, and so someone goes to the shop. And so the whole cycle begins the following day. Sigh!

I vote for leaving the letters the colour they are now. It just seems to work.

debs14 said...
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debs14 said...

Got my days muddled up on my first comment so had to delete - doh!
I am SO impressed! Not sure it is something that would work in my household though. I would choose something in the morning and by the time I came home in the evening, someone would have changed the card to something they preferred!
PS can I come to tea on Sunday please? I love risotto ...

Tinkersdamn said...

I do the same thing with menus (the plan ahead bit, not the magnets thing. Our fridge won't hold magnets).
Was wondering what you'd been up to, but then I only just updated my own blog, so I can't talk!

planetcoco said...

Thank you! Am so glad you were inspired by my pants (I promise that's the last of the cheap jokes...), and love your finished card. Square tends to be my format of choice, too. :)

Highly impressed by your magnets, too - the idea, the execution and also the fact you're so organised. I would have a shot at following your example and making something for our fridge, but not sure that much planning is needed for the 'pasta (again)', 'plain chicken', 'can't-be-arsed-cereal' and 'over-ambitious recipe idea that will inevitably end up in the bin' which tends to be our weekly menu. Thank goodness for your brownies, I say!

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