Thursday, 5 March 2015

Anything But Paper ...

Hi Everyone,

Well, all did not go quite as planned with my surgery yesterday - that is, it didn't actually happen. After being on tenterhooks* all day, my operation had to be cancelled because there was an emergency and they ran out of theatre time. As you may imagine, I was a bit disappointed at the time, but hey ho these things happen and it can't be helped. At least I have been rescheduled for tomorrow and this time I am first on the list, so no anxious waiting around.

Today I have been mostly sitting about in my onesie watching TV and trying to follow a complicated cross stitch chart. I have also demolished an entire box of Maltesers and I feel much better now :o)

I did manage to stop eating Maltesers for five minutes and make a quick tag for Tag Tuesday - this week's theme is "Anything But Paper ..." which was an interesting challenge because paper is usually my starting point. This must be the quickest tag I have ever made - in fact, it took me longer to take this photo ...


It started with a piece of patterned acetate cut into a tag shape, I added two 3D butterfly stickers and some sticky gems and finished with a piece of ribbon tied through the top. That's it!

Thanks for popping in today - see you again soon :o)

Annie xxx

*Tenterhooks: here is an interesting fact told to me by my boss when I worked in a fabric shop many years ago - this word originated with the hooks which were used to keep fabric stretched taut across a frame to dry during the process of making woollen cloth. The etymology of words always fascinates me, especially when it involves some interesting social history like this. 

2 comments:

Lizzy Hill said...

Well.....at least you got some crafting done AND got to eat sweets!!! Hope it all goes according to plan this time around.....& that tag is GORGEOUS....I'd have never thought of doing something like that!!

Val Thorpe said...

Ah I am sorry that it didn't go ahead but at least you don't have to wait for too long... Good luck and I hope all goes well. That is such a pretty tag and I love the butterflies. Thanks for the origin of Tenterhooks... I did not know that ;) <3