So, we have the first Spring Market at Kirstenbosch coming up this Sunday 30th September. Hoo ha.
Been busy with these salt and pepper sets (hence the pun!) (sorry – but you know how fond I am of puns!) :-
And these are my first attempts at the tuna can pincushion, à la Doreen.
My efforts still need tweaking – the sides of the lilac one go up too high, and the blue-grey one was the wrong size can altogether!!! (Maybe it was salmon? oops). But I’m working on a raspberry one now, and it’s looking better. Please note – these guys are stuffed with dried lavender from Zimbabwe (courtesy of Doreen’s stash), which apparently prevents the pins and needles from rusting. I don’t know about that, but I do know that they smell wonderful.
The other day I’m thinking that I really need new sunglasses for summer. Ok, not need exactly, but want. I have a pair of perfectly nice ones, but sometimes one’s image just needs a refresh. There are some fancy ones around, and in fact I was sorely tempted at the optician’s last Friday because I went in for an eye test and a new pair of specs for night driving, and they were having a special on sungogs. I resisted (largely because I had just been quoted on the driving ones and was still in shock).
Today I nip into Pick ‘n Pay for a couple of groceries and spot the October edition of Fair Lady on sale complete with free sunglasses. I don’t usually buy Fair Lady, so I guess the lure of the free gift was intended for women just like me – greedy but mean-spirited souls who will change their buying habits at the drop of a – well, at the drop of a free gift.
I think they are great. Maybe a bit big for my face (which is already well-rounded!) and maybe oddly shaped around the nose bit – but cool enough, right? And not least because they were free!
One of my grocery items was a tin of tuna in brine. (Brine because I’m trying to stick to Weigh-Less and they recommend you avoid the one in oil.) Why am I telling you this? Well, I want you to look closely at the photo below. I took it earlier this morning at the home of my sort-of new friend, Doreen. There are two items on her craft table that she made herself and that I fell in love with. And an empty tuna tin is required to make one. More on this in another post, but in the meantime – tuna salad for lunch.