Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Tuesday, September 24, 2013


Well, if it is really week 225, I must have been missing for quite a while, but as I arrived home safely last Thursday night I thought I would get back in the swing with a short post here. It will be a quickie as I have another deadline to meet, with a Christmas card needed for Rudolph day tomorrow, as well as a Ruby Wedding anniversary card and a Wedding card both needed for Sunday.
So for this week I thought I would just show you all the lovely bits of stash that I bought during my trip to UK. I finally managed to finish unpacking last night so I spread everything on my desk. As it is my birthday coming up very soon I asked Chris if he would put a 'little extra' in my bank account which he kindly did, so it would have been rude not to spend it, wouldn't it?!

So here is my desk:

 And in case you can't make it all out, there are some stamps ...

... a few dies and embossing folders ....

... my favourite magazine, some lovely papers and a sheet of robin toppers ..
...and a wonderful assortment of gilding wax, gorgeous Pebéo Prisme paints, dazzlers, charms, a cutting knife and some weeding tools, beautiful lace ribbon and other trimmings, tiny pearls, a silicone mould for making buttons, and some Sparkle medium, as well as other odds and ends. These are all the things I can't buy online as they don't justify the high postage, so it is good to stock up when I can.
So my birthday has come early and I am going to have lots of fun playing with all this. I am also, unfortunately, going to have to find a home for it all, and that will be a lot more difficult.
I already have a couple of cards to show that I made to take away with me, and now three more to make so I should be back before long. In the meantime, follow me over to Julia's blog and join in with the big desk-hop. It's lots of fun. 
My son arrived  (at 2 o'clock this morning(!), and he is staying for two weeks, but I shall try to find time to visit as many of you as I can over the next few days.


JoZart said...

Good to have you back in the midst. Thanks so much for your good wishes.
Looks like you came home with a heavier suitcase but a lighter purse, ( or was DH's wallet lighter?).
I'm not joining in today as I'll be travelling South to visit Dolores for some crafty fun so won't be able to comment.
Jo x

MaxineD said...

Oh Kate what a fabulous haul - I am sure you will be inspired and enjoy it all!!

Annie said...

You've been missed :-) What a fab show and tell of all your wonderful new stash this week. Hope you have a great couple of weeks with your son.
A x # 50

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Well, that's the way to do it! Did you have t buy another case to get it all back home?? Have fun playing with all your new stash. I really hope you had a good time during your visit back to the UK :-)
Hugs, LLJ 33 xx

Neet said...

Oh heck - what a lot of crafting goodies - the heck is for putting them away! Did you have excess baggage with that little lot?
What a fabulous time you have ahead of you playing with new stuff.
Hugs, Neet 11 xx (and thanks for visiting me)

Marit said...

It's my birthday coming up next week too, so would you please be so kind to ask Chris if he... hehehehaaaa.. anyway, I LOVE seeing all the stuff you got. Happy creating, and happy woyww. Hug from Holland. Marit #76

lisa said...

Looks like you had a great shop while you were here. I recognise some of those lovely goodies, things we take for granted. Have fun playing with it all and glad you got home safely.
Hugs Liasx #58

Lea.H said...

Wow all those stamps! How do you store them? Lx

StampinCarol said...

Holy cow! What a load of goodies!! You've got a lot of creating ahead of you! Happy WOYWW!
Carol N #87

Donna Wheat said...

love all your new stash, I have the Inkylicious stamps myself, must get it out of the draw, thanks for sharing, Donna #54

The Taming of the Glue said...

What a fantastic collection of goodies to play with, you'll have hours of fun with that lot! Hus. Pam#34

Virginia said...

Oh I have that silent night paper in a 12 x 12 love it - so very pretty!

Julia Dunnit said...

Welcome home and back to the internet life!! great haul of new stuff, and how nice to have a cash injection to make it easier..happy returns!

scrappymo! said...

Lots of fun goodies to bring you months of fun!

You were wise to beat the shipping and get your items to bring
home with you.

Nan G said...

Lovely new stash! Enjoy your son's visit. Happy WOYWW! Nan G #7

505whimsygirl said...

Wow - you certainly have a lot of new things to play with. Enjoy your birthday!

Have a great visit with your son, too.

Kay (25)

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

WOW! What an amazing haul you have here Kate. Can you see my face has changed to a lovely shade of green!???

Sarn xxx