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Sunday, 25 October 2009

SECC and the case of the missing Minnie Mouse ears.....

Well yesterday was a fun but very looonnngggggg day!!
DH was lovely and kindly agreed to take me up to Glasgow to the Hobbycraft show at the SECC :D Only catch being he wanted to be home for 3.00 pm so that he could watch the footie :D so with a 2 1/2 hour journey ahead we left the house at 7.30 am :o on a Saturday??? I didn't know that time existed!!!
Had a fab time at the show, although it was really busy even at 10 am and a little bit overwhelming for somebody not used to going to shows LOL and it was VERY HOT!!!

I got some fabby bargains though - 12 rolls of DST for £5, 50 sheets of Bazzill for £9 and Fancy Pants chipboard for £5 WOW!!!

There was a fab man with loads of MDF products and he had mini albums for £3 :o he had loads of alterable items but the poor guy was on his own and swamped so I didn't get a really good look at his stuff, but if you are going to the NEC in November I would definitely look for him ;)

I was disappointed at the range of Prima products though as these are my faves and a lot of things were more aimed at cardmakers.
I could have met the lovely Dawn Bibby (?) if I so wished, but didn't LOL - I can live without a meeting with the "Queen of craft"
I fell in love with the memory glass examples on the Snazzy stand and will be having a go at that technique when I feel like getting messy LOL

I have never seen so many beautiful beads either, and if you are a fan of Troll/Pandora beads etc.. there was a very good range of very cheap alternatives but the stalls were heaving LOL
Having looked at other people purchases on the UKS forum I missed quite a few fabby items but I did have to leave at 12.00 to meet DH.

A highlight for me was I finally got to meet one of my forum friends Chrissy aka Kikkimama23 - it was lovely meeting if you read this, even if it was brief!!! and yes I agree so nice to put a voice to the piccys LOL

The case of the missing Minnie ears......
it was my nieces 21st Birthday Fancy dress party last night and I decided to wear the Minnie Mouse outfit I wore for Solfest in 2008 - its a proper Disney one so really cute :D
I got it out on Friday night and the ears were missing :o panic, panic, panic !!! I posted on FB and had some very funny comments and the prime suspects in their disappearance were Cal, Rolo and Paul LMAO nobody owned up though and I thought I was going to have to improvise and make my own!!!

Thankfully, my lovely hubby Paul took pity on me and while I was at the craft show went in to Glasgow and eventually found the Disney store and bought some more :D He also tried to get me a nice surprise, my Snow Fairy from Lush, but that ended in disaster as he eventually found the shop and it had relocated by which time it was totally chucking it down!!!
He eventually got back to the SECC like a drowned rat :(

The weather was horrendous all the way home, strong window and awful rain , but we made it back in time for him to see the match :D

Next challenge - minnies shoes
I had ordered some lovely yellow ones from e-bay but they tried to deliver them while I was at Glasgow and then held them hostage at the sorting office until Monday :(
So next thing was to run up town to find an alternative - I ended up with a fab sparkly red pair from work :D they are so pretty and twinkly :D

Well its been an action packed night!! X-Factor (joke!!), Most Haunted Live, and waiting for the cybercrop forum to go live on UKS :o I'm getting repetitive trsain from refreshinhg!!! :o

hugs'n'tired snogs,
J xx Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

3 comments:

  1. What an action packed weekend Julie.

    Toni :o)

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  2. How lovely of hubby to surprise you like that :) You looked a gorgeous Minnie! Lots of bargains - can't wait for Ally Pally again in April!

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  3. Love the dress.....so cute! I bet that will be featured on a layout very soon!

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