Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Cath Kidston Bookmarks

A few months ago, I set up a book club in my village. Alongside the chosen book each month, the club also has a 'book exchange' where everyone brings a book, wrapped up, and everyone takes home a mystery book. This obviously means that in any one month I have two books to read for the book club, plus various craft books and other bits and pieces that take my fancy.

I have always been a 'dog-earer', folding over the corner of the page to mark my place. BUT, I can't really do that to other people's books now can I?

So, after several nights of rummaging around in the bedside cabinet for a makeshift bookmark (receipts, record cards and scraps of newspaper yes, coins, paperclips, hairgrip, no (they rip the pages, oops.), I decided to make some of my own. I remember doing this way back in primary school, and I thought I'd use the same basic idea. I went to Cath's website, and downloaded some of the lovely desktop wallpapers. I printed these out onto thin card, trimmed them to 9cm x 11cm rectangles, folded in half lengthways, rounded the corners, laminated, rounded the corners again, and voila! Four gorgeous new fit-for-purpose bookmarks.

Sidetracking, I also had some really delicious viennese whirls the other day, they were 79p for 6 from Aldi. Yum.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Christmas Cake Baking

I've had a while away, and I've only gone and got myself a job! I start in January, so I'm making the most of my time off. Today I baked a Christmas cake, and despite having a power cut about half an hour after I'd put it in the oven, it looks to be doing well (still in the oven, I had no idea they took so long to cook!)

On the plus side, although I haven't been blogging, I have been reading, and reading and reading blogs, and appreciating the time and effort others (other than slovenly me that is) put in.