In between all the madness, I have been trying to do a bit of paper cutting. So far I have made some new cards, with a new doily design in mind... They can be found here.
I'm really going to try to make creative time my priority as it has really taken a back seat lately which makes me feel frustrated and sad. I'm going to make a real effort to get on with it even when I feel very tired and push myself to get on with it. I have though been reading a lot on the train on my commute every weekend, I've just read 'Great Expectations', such a wonderful story and am now on 'Wuthering Heights'. Can you tell I'm a bit obsessed with all things Victorian?!
It was my birthday a while ago, it was a quiet affair and my mum got me this beautiful little Victorian pencil box, I absolutely love it so much. I love the mother of pearl inlaid onto the lacquered wood, I have a thing about mother of pearl generally... I will treasure it and it now holds some of my pens and pencils...
I was also very naughty and bought myself a bday present! This rather lovely Victorian stamp case necklace from a shop on Etsy called twogirlsgems...it is full of vintage jewellery and is quite addictive viewing, you have been warned!
It came with some lovely floral U.S stamps and I'd like to get some vintage stamps to add in there too :)