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Sunday, 29 August 2010

If you are wondering...

...what I'm up to

Well, I'm currently putting together a pizza box full of emergency supplies for my niece out in Germany.

Although she has managed to find a craft shop fairly near to where she is, choice is very limited and prices are waaaaaaaay over the top - a fairly basic paper stack €40 (at current exchange rate not far off £40).

She was saying to me that now she realises how lucky/spoilt she was having the likes of Pinnacles & Artbase right on the door-step along with a few other local stores, and whilst UK prices tend to be higher than USA prices - we still do pretty well by comparison to our European counterparts.

So, the goodie box is under construction, I dread to think what the postage is going to be (at least it will be less than normal post as it will be going BFPO) but when a fellow crafter is in need...well what can one do LOL

She has been very busy with her Christmas cards and is trying to get a selection of general cards done too as there isn't much choice for those either, and prices in the NAAFI are silly - a small very basic card is about £5/£6.

In the meantime, I'm still colouring in LOL...I have stamped up some more of my new stamps and I'm working my way through them with my lovely Copics. I think once I have a few more coloured images I will have a play at creating some cards. So enjoy your Sunday evening folks, I'm back to the sofa for a bit more 'grown-up' colouring....................

7 comments:

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

So sweet of you!
Enjoy the colouring. :)

Ruthie said...

Yay for you - I live in Hornchurch and have only just sussed out where Pinacle crafts are!!! DoH!

Rx

misteejay said...

Oh dear Ruthie, not sure whether that is a good or a bad thing LOL

Toni :o)

Winnie said...

That's so nice of you! I hope she enjoys her goodies!

Debsg said...

...and I complain about English prices!

Leanie said...

Sounds rough - if I can contribute some stash, just let me know what you're short of :D
Love the 'copics on the couch'- My friend Rachel often invites me round to for 'colouring', DH has started asking when I'll be learning my words and timestables...
Cheeky B!
L x

voodoo vixen said...

Oooh Toni, that is a bit over the top for prices!! She will have to get inventive with her supplies and you are such a sweety to send her stuff!!