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All well in these parts of the woods. Rather a nice day today, we had beautiful clear blue skies at 7am when I was sitting in the garden have my morning cuppa. I was not that warm but it was wonderful to be sitting out at that time listening to the birds. The rest of the day was rather cloudy, at least it stayed dry.
Went off this morning into the hairdresser, a few miles out of the centre of Dundee from here it is about 18 miles. Arrived at the door to find the place shuttered. My appointment has been been booked for 6 weeks, she knew I was coming. Each big city in Scotland has its 2 week Holiday period, last week and this week are the Dundee Holiday. When I was booking my appointment she told me she would not be closing those two weeks as she was having her holiday in September. She obviously has been so quite that she has just closed up her shop. You would think she would have phoned round her booked customer to let them know. I was so angry I was almost "spitting fire" I hate not getting my hair cut every 6 weeks.
All calm now, have realised there are more important things to worry about other than getting ones hair cut.
My project for today was inspired by the "throw away" packaging from a Room Freshener. You know the kind .. the bottle of smelly oil and the reeds. When I removed the oil and reeds I was left with two beautiful little tubs, a long piece of acetate and a beautiful piece of card that lined all but the front of the box.
That set the wheels in motion, I have a few things I am using the bits for. Here is one of the things I came up with:- (well two actually)
The tubs were six sided, I have the SB Hexagon Dies, decided to use them for the tops
I cut out 6 of the shapes in card from a cereal packet. Stuck 3 of these together for each one
Cut out and embossed some pink card the same shape for the top and bottom of each attached these
I then cut 6 circles of cereal packet card using SB Classic circle Dies. I measured the Die so that it would fit inside the tub even though it was six sided. Stuck these in threes and attached to under side of each lid. Cut and embossed pink card and attched. This then become a nice underside for each lid.
Once they were all stuck and dried I ran round the edge with a gold pen. Decorated them with flowers and leaves that were in my box that had been made up and not used.
Finished ... out of what could have been thrown away I now have 2 little "trinket pots" with lids that fit
Sorry the photo is not that good, one of the pots is sitting a bit squint on the stand I am also working on at the moment.
That`s it for today
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