Ah, the first day of the school half term. It really doesn't start until next week but it's a CPD day today for teachers and the secretaries get an extra day today as we don't have to work CPD days.
So a quick trip over to my nearest Hobbycraft, picked up a 'few' bits and pieces, came home, met a friend of mine for a pub lunch and nice glass of wine then back home to do a bit of sewing.
Last time I went to a crop, Denise and her friend Jane had some rather snazzy bits of equipment that Jane had made for them. They are called 'thread catchers' but basically it's a portable bin for all the little extra bits that get cut and snipped and discarded while you are busy scrapbooking. Jane had made theirs out of some rather gorgeous Cath Kidston fabric but in the absence of a CK shop locally, I had to improvise! I'm still pretty pleased with the end result though: