Weekly Post Round-Up #4

Sorry this post is coming later than usual today…I’ve had a busy week and an especially busy weekend! Last night was my first Rainbow sleepover and 7 of the girls that I volunteer with attended their very first sleepover…and didn’t do a lot of sleeping! It resulted in an afternoon at work on only 5 hours sleep but I had loads of fun so I don’t mind. I even have the badge to prove it!

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Anyway, onto the post summary!

This week was a strange one for post, as I didn’t receive anything from Postcrossing, Swap-bot or #PostCircle. I knew that there would be a slight lull as I couldn’t afford to enter as many swaps for a while, so less swaps means less post 😦 but, as pay day was last week, I did have some exciting parcels containing some things that I had ordered instead.

The first thing to arrive was my pack of Alice in Wonderland stamps that I mentioned in an earlier post. I also received three acrylic blocks to mount the stamps, so I have tested the first three and I’m going to keep collecting acrylic blocks for the rest of the stamps.

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I love the stamps; they were such a great price and they quality is great. I can’t wait to start using them!

The next thing to arrive was also a craft item…it was a mini Liberty cross stitch kit that I saw when I was in London, which I managed to hunt down on eBay!

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I loved the design featuring the Liberty building and I am looking forward to being able to stitch it!

It’s not really a surprise but there were even more craft things to arrive this week…I’ve been buying supplies for my bag! I know…it’s been forever since I have posted about the bags! The problem that I have had with them is that they both require a lot of supplies, some of which are pretty specialised and hard to track down, most of which cost a fair bit of money! I have been collecting things for them each time I get paid, and I’m nearly ready to make the backpack! I want to make this one first as I am hoping to have it finished in time to take on holiday with me at the end of August…fingers crossed! This week my trigger hooks and the sew-in fleece arrived; I am waiting for a couple more things to arrive that I have ordered so then I only have a couple more to buy! Hopefully I can get the sewing started in the next couple of weeks.

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I did get some non-craft-related post too this week…I got a packet of postcards! The Postcard Store stock some fantastic packs of postcards at great prices, so I decided to treat myself to a pack to have to hand every time I join a postcard swap or want to send a Postcrossing postcard. I chose to buy the ‘Afternoon Tea’ collection as I loved the combination of flowers and cupcakes and I was am sure that I will easily find homes for them all…and I have 50 in the pack! One is already making the long journey to China thanks to Postcrossing!

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So, other than my Graze box, this was all the post that made it to me this week, but it wasn’t the end of the surprises! We went to Skegness for a few days to visit James’ family and his mum surprised me with some lovely craft treats. I got a HUGE piece of aida with yellow squares on it. I have the ideal project for it in mind, but I need to squeeze in some time to stitch it somewhere! As well as the aida, there were also two balls of yarn, a cream and a beautiful pale pink colour…I still need to find a project for these though!

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3 thoughts on “Weekly Post Round-Up #4

  1. creative pixie says:

    I can’t believe there’s a sleepover badge for the Rainbows! I’ll have to see if my daughter suggests this with her Rainbow pack. I’m sure you’re shattered.

    • Hannah Ackroyd says:

      There is! I think there are a few different ones actually. It was a lot of fun, ours was Cinderella themed and all of the girls loved it. Haha I am! I did manage 5 hours sleep then a quick nap before work but it was worth it!

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