I could feel my willpower stepping away from me as we got to the card making and scrapbooking supplies. See, the beauty of it is that I can get lines in Hobbycraft that Shopkeeper Gal doesn't stock, so I have no guilt. Well, not the sort of guilt that drives me to eat receipts for fear of Mr Dunnit, anyway.
|I do believe that Teresa Collins designs her papers after she's seen my photos.|
See, I wasn't too rash. Unless you count the impulse buy of the alphabet stamps, felt die cut reindeer heads and packet of tags.
Now, this may have escaped your notice, I don't know. But have I ever mentioned that I think generally tags are expensive? Even in stationers. I don't use many - I'm too mean. After all, before anyone gets to see a finished anything of mine, I've thrown a couple of attempts away. So these lovelies were a pleasant surprise. 30 for £1.99. You gotta admit, that's a bargain. They are white, printed Kraft, but I don't care. The core is not the part I'm bothered about. So am quite chuffed with these. And don't look forward to seeing what I do with them. They are 'for stock'.
I avoided the wool and yarns completely by not going up the stairs. It was the only way. I genuinely stood at the bottom of the steps looking up whilst my dear chum went up the metal and glass hill, intrepid and all alone. Honestly, I've been teaching myself to crochet for about five minutes in Julia time, and I've already got about 300 things to make on my list. And I can't stock pile the yarns, I have too many tags.
And then, because I like to make every visit to Hobbycraft count, I succumbed a little more. My second or third hobby is storage. On account of the display at the front of the store I had to open every draw, even though they were empty - and I could see that they were. This beauty is not in the right place in my room just yet. Nor is it fully employed. But in the best tradition of Julia World, there's a plan.
|Is that sunlight or the bright glint of smugness bouncing off my new drawers....?|