Tuesday, 27 April 2010

An outing

I decided last night that I was going to take a trip to The Craft Barn in Lingfield today. I called Mum to see if she wanted a trip out - I knew she'd say yes ;o) - and arranged to pick her up in the morning. We're lucky because The Craft Barn is only 10 - 15 minutes from us but not so lucky in that they don't always have the things we would like. I really wanted to get some more white textured Bazzil cardstock but was out of luck. I did, however, pick up the Martha Stewart butterfly punch that I've been wanting for a while - now I'll have to think of what to use it on! After an hour or so wandering around looking at everything, we headed off to Best Wishes for coffee and a tea cake. This little shop is a treasure trove with lots of odds and ends as well as a good selection of cards.
I've never actually seen anyone sitting at the table outside, but it certainly looks very pretty.
Mum and I always have a good laugh when we go out and today was no exception :o). I decided to try the "stick you arm out and take a photo of yourselves" shot - it didn't work out too badly for a first attempt ;o)
It was such a beautiful day and the trees around the pond were looking really pretty.
This evening it was Claire's turn to have her hair cut - much to her relief as her fringe has been driving her crazy. I took this photo by focusing on Mary and Claire in the mirror.
Jennifer is a little sweetheart and we've known her since she was born. She was quite chatty this evening and I managed to get a few photos of her. Unfortunately, she doesn't stay still for long and most of them were slightly blurred because of movement. I thought this one was quite sweet though and played around with some of the Pioneer Women actions for PSE on it. I'm still very new to playing with actions but enjoying them all the same.
I'm now ready for a slightly earlier night. I haven't had a chance to look at all the blogs I usually look at but hope to catch up tomorrow. Have a great evening.


  1. I'm jealous that you're so close to the Craft Barn!! Love the punch, great choice :-)

  2. I've just taken delivery of Martha's butterfly border punch ~ very cool!

  3. Lovely photos of your day, as always, but I just love the one of you and your mum.

  4. Great photos Rhona and the one with your Mum turned out really well - it is difficult to get good self portraits with your arm out in front :-)

  5. Oh! I'm so excited for you that you finally have a butterfly punch. You will love it! I have used mine more than any other punch I own.

    LOVE the picture of you and your mom. Looks like you girls had a great time! :o)

  6. That punch is at the very top of my what to buy next list. It's lovely that you can enjoy a day out with your mum :)