Wednesday, 8 June 2011

The wonderer returns....

Sorry not been around much, again not enough hours in the day. I've been so busy with meetings that I've not even got into the attic to sort out any more photos for weeks.

But last Wednesday I did get to Southampton to meet up with Carole, which was lovely as not seen each other for a couple of years.... OK not sure about the photo AND we were getting some funny looks while trying to take it, (we were in front of Carole's car in a multi story car park, lol...


After meeting up we had a mooch round a craft shop then popped into TK Maxx where we picked up some WRM packs which were reduced to a pound a pack, so seemed rued not go grab a few packs each, lol... They have 8 sheets of double sided card, grommets, ribbon or stickers in.


We also hit John Lewis where I saw this sheet of wrapping paper and I fell in love with it...


It has jars of my favourite sweets and just had to have it for my A-Z of me, yes before you ask, still not started it, well it does takes a lot of planning you know, lol...


We stopped off in Marks and Spencer's for lunch, then while having a nose round there afterwards, I saw these Rugby style tops for Steven. I had seen and liked them earlier in the year, but felt £29.50 was a little too expensive, but not at £12 felt they were a bargain, so used some of Stevens gift vouchers he had, had for Christmas.


Then it was time to split, but on the way home I stopped off at Whiteley Village, and managed to get this scrapbook with 12 inserts, papers and stickers reduced to £4.49 in the Banana book shop. OK not sure about the colour, but that can change that with paper and inks, (hark at me, who has not really crafted for months, yet buy more projects to do, lol).



It's a shame as I love going to Whiteley, we lost the papermill shop back in March, but I didn't realise then, the whole centre was closing, such a shame...

10 comments:

Carole said...

Yes, I agree, it was such a lovely day, made even better by such good crafty bargains! I didn't tell you, but after I left you, I managed to get hold of the chair that H was after, so he was a happy bunny too! I very nearly broke into my WRM papers today, but then realised that I had cards that needed to be made far more urgently :( Don't you just hate it when that happens?!!!

I hadn't realised that it had been two years since we last met up, but I suppose you are right - that can't happen again, we had such a lovely time that we will have to to it again very soon!

Hugs, Carole xxx

Hi I'm Maria... said...

cool, well done in getting the chair carole, did you decide on the bedding?...

YES it really was a lovely day and yes we must do it again soon...xx

craftattack said...

Sounds like you have been having a gay time! You got some great bargains, too! Valerie

Hi I'm Maria... said...

thanks val, it was good meeting up with carole again...xx

SusieJ said...

How nice to meet up with Carole - sounds like a wonderful day Maria.
Love all the crafty bargains too. :)
Hugs xx

Hi I'm Maria... said...

thanks sue, yes it was a good day...xx

Susan said...

Well done with your bargains. Can't wait to see what you do with the TKMaxx papers especially.

Hi I'm Maria... said...

HAHAHA what do you mean use susan, they are to look at, lol...xx

DGgirl said...

How lovely to be able to meet up (again)!

Loook forward to seeing what you both produce with your crafty purchases.

Gillx

Hi I'm Maria... said...

thanks gill...

bit confused as people think I'm going to use the new stash I bought, as if.... it's to look at, lol...xxx