I have a confession to make. You know that anonymous Princess in yesterday's story? Well, she was ME!!!
Now I've totally let that cat out of the bag* about that one, I might as well share the stuff I bought with you....
The first thing I grabbed with glee was this excellent ampersand stamp. It's not listed on the Paperchase website, but they have listed these Yes and No stamps from the same range.
I am intending to use this for many useful stamp-related things, and it's the perfect accompaniment to the ink pads Tom bought me for Christmas.
I initially ooohed, then ummed and ahhed a bit, over these Alphabet Badges. I was unsure whether to buy them because they cost £6.75. But then I figured out that, as the box included 2 of each letter, each badge only cost 12.5p; which is a pretty good deal really, right?
I love the fact I'll be able to spell out words on all my clothes, and simply change the badges when I get bored. And I can pin them on our curtains/bedding/towels too! Actually, perhaps not towels... *ouch*
Finally, I bought one sheet of absolutely stunning wrapping paper, and used it to cover the remaining canvas from the ones my Mum gave me (I used the other one for my La Lune Painting). I'd seen some vast painted flower canvases online, but unfortunately couldn't try and replicate them myself because I can't paint for toffee. And I really love toffee- so don't go thinking I haven't tried!!
What do you think?
I would never EVER spend £2.50 on one sheet of wrapping paper to wrap a present in. That's insanity, in my book (especially as most of my friends aren't as absurd as I am with carefully opening and then saving every slither of wrapping paper, and instead tear their presents open like a bear going at a bee's nest). But as art, I think £2.50 is pretty darn cheap.
* Side note: the author of this blog in no way condones keeping household pets in bags.