Thursday, 26 August 2010
Rocket Science it ain't
See, I was in Marks & Spencer a couple of weeks ago, looking wistfully at the fridge full of banana, coffee and chocolate milk. Or buying new knickers. Could so easily have been either. In the food section - it was the Andover branch, therefore can't call it the Food Hall - there was a slightly hidden display of shopping bags. The usual ones - bright green, covered with their logo, and the one that conveniently folds down into a little purse size. And this beauty. Obviously there was a slightly more sensible colour, but as a gift, this has 'lovely colour' written all over it, huh! It feels like a felted fabric and is apparently made from 10 recycled plastic bottles. It was a bit less than £4. It's gotta thick piece of something plastic and recycled looking to place in the bottom and make it square and stand alone and oh joy - it stays on my shoulder! So then I wanted to decorate it to give to a friend who suits pink. Big time. The buttons in my collection were desperately small and the proportion was shot, no matter if I used all of 'em, they weren't obvious enough - know what I mean? Then I was browsing at the LSS and telling Shopkeeper Gal who pointed me in the direction of these felted, die cut flowers. A whole bag for £3. Throw in a few nice epoxy type brads from the stash, half a tube of super glue and - *kaploooie* - nice bag, happy giver, hopefully happy receiver! We (that's you and me, friend) are definitely getting better at using proper shopping bags, so I'm going to try to find some nice big buttons that don't push the cost into the ridiculous and 'make' a couple more. Oh man, I'm not ahead, but at least I'm making a dent in the 'ideas for Christmas list' list! I know. Sorry, not quite September and I'm scarey. But then, dear interweb, that is really nothing to do with the month.