Tuesday, 13 January 2009

What a Lovely Day (despite the grey!)

Hello everyone!!
I've had such a lovely day off today. i met Tanya and Gethyn (her not so baby boy...last time i saw him he looked like a new born baby....now he looks like a proper baby...make sense?) I had the best carrot cake at Andersons...it was like a mountain dotted with walnuts and lovely icing.

Then i came home and started on a purse...which turned out great (see below) half way through me and El made a cake...or biscuit....or Frisbee.
Yeah so.... it didn't rise too much (i think that maybe the tins were a bit too big) but it does taste nice even if its a little on the low side.)

After we iced the cake i finished the purse i started. i decided to make this purse after i brought a lovely red art deco style buckle from Sue's Craft it was tucked away in a reduced bucket. it seems a little bit strange...making a purse around a buckle but it all just sort of clicked. Theres only a few things i would change. id put the coin section on the bottom not the top (seems obvious now) but its kind of top heavy. also id make the bottom card holder a little bit wider than the others because quite a bit of it gets sewn into the purse. apart from that i really like it. its made from a reduced napkin from habitat as well...which adds to its charm for me!!

What do you think?
Oh...i nearly forgot...i just wanted to let you all know that if you like the idea of watching lovely old films on a lovely big screen then you dont have to go a little cinema (although that would be good!) once a month on a monday at all cineworlds there are digitally re-mastered showings of old films...like Its All About Eve. Arthur also says that if you live close to Bristol you could try The Watershed (on the water front). I really would recommend seeing any of them because it makes you feel all nice and warm inside!
Hope everyone had a lovely day as well
Take Care


  1. That purse is lovely, well done Bex! The buckle looks just right. And if the cake/biscuit/frisbee tastes nice that's all that matters :)

    We only have a crappy Odeon cinema near us that never shows anything good but I must beg, borrow or steal some decent old films! Will have to tell my other half that they have zombies in to persuade him to watch :-D

    Mel xxx

  2. Lovely purse. my cakes turn out like that aswell!

  3. Wow!
    Such a lovely purse!
    You have done a wonderful job!
    And the same goes for your yummy cake!
    My cakes taste better than they look!
    They never look very appealling!
    My kiddies, normally just have to look at the cakes, to say HUh! I don`t want any, thanks!
    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog!
    Debbie Moss

  4. Bex, I've given you an award, please pop over to see.

  5. Bex, love the purse very pretty and I agree with Mel as long as it tastes good it doesn't matter what it looks like.
    Enjoy the rest of your day.