Don’t you just love a great quote? Designing printables around someone’s brilliant words has become a multi-million pound industry. Which is why I give mine away for free.
I never was the greatest salesman.
You know that saying about concentrating on one project at a time and seeing it through to the end? I’m all about sage advice, me. That’s why right now, I have three rooms mid-makeover and my craft office is littered with props, supplies and half-finished projects.
Am I overwhelmed???
Hell, no! I’m motivated!
I am cooking on gas!
On it like a car bonnet!
Simply put, I am… enthused. And, as you well remember, being enthused is one of my most important feelings, or one of my CDFs.
The downside to this creative frenzy of course, is very little time for blogging. Which is why this week, I have less of a finished project and more of a Handmade meets High Street week in review for you.
Since I last dropped into your In Box, I have painted and upcycled the bedroom furniture, complete with DIY skull knobs and decor (coming soon).
Fancy a sneaky peek? Oh, go on then…
Beloved caved in and took me to The Nasty Shop…
Striking while the iron was hot, I dragged him into three TK Maxx and two Homesense stores on the hunt for one beautiful chair (found and acquired), almost started World War III with the purchase of a gold flamingo (see more here), and traded skulls.
Well… not so much trade as one skull in, one skull out.
Coming in was Spike, who arrived by way of Skulls World after a friend tagged me on a Facebook post. (I have the best friends!) Not just skullalicious, this small, yet perfectly formed skull planter was 50% off with free delivery.
I have to say, I wouldn’t pay full price (like I say, it’s small) but despite being across the puddle, said friend and I were able to avail ourselves of both promotions, which meant less than £25 all in. Bloody bargain!
Spike found his name when I spotted the Sansevieria succulent on the shelf in our local Tesco. I originally planned for him to reside in the dining room, but he’s currently enjoying the sunshine in the OneandSeventy kitchen.
Leaving OneandSeventy was this beaut, which found a new home with the winner of my recent Giveaway. The main prize was a Haus of Skulls Mr or Mrs Skull teacup and saucer – I have both and I can tell you, they are stunning! But as a special Suzy bonus, I offered one of my jewelled skulls in a colour of the winner’s choice, if the Giveaway took me over 1,000 followers.
It didn’t just take me, it exploded my Instafeed! I had to take to Random.org to choose the winner, because I couldn’t keep up with a manual count!
There’s only so much spreadsheet making a girl can take.
Anyway, our winner was Rachael Thom, who chose turquoise for her jewelled skull. Isn’t he splendid? Oooooh… Mr Turquoise could be on the cover of a magazine.
It turned out Rachael lives just across the border in Derbyshire, so I arranged to drop off her prizes in person. She won’t mind me saying that she is a little skull obsessed and was over the moon (and back again) with her winnings. So much so, one of her own cherished skulls was promptly removed from pride of place on her mantel to make way for her brand new Suzy Skull.
I was so buoyed by her reaction, I promptly dragged Beloved into his first TK Maxx of the weekend and flirted with divorce over that gold flamingo. There was a passing comment about how if I had TK Maxx on the doorstep I would be lethal.
The next day, we discovered a hiterto-undiscovered local branch of Homesense.
A hui hou,