I'm getting creative again and so I decided to buy some acrylic paints and brushes because I never have the right paintbrushes. I have a lot of terracotta plant pots which I have acquired and thought that I would spruce them up with a little decoration.
I am still experimenting with how to paint them as the pots are very porous so the right paint has to be used or the designs won't last. I have been following some videos on You Tube, like ya do and I hope I will come up with something nice.
So acrylic paints are the best paints to use for my pots and I saw this little collection on Amazon. It has a lovely selection of colours and they are so easy to use. Having proper brushes really helps too. You may have acrylics already if you have been painting stones so you will already know how good they work. Up to now I have just used the acrylic pens for the stones and may still use them here for this project but the paint is good for larger surfaces.
I like the raw look of a hand painted plant pot, there is something about it, a rustic feel and they can look so colourful on a patio or in the house. I am going to paint the pots and then get some nice plants in them to sell in the shop.
The box comes with 18x 59ml paint pots for £22.97 and the brushes came in packet of 12 for £12.99 so I'm all set up. You don't have to use very much paint at all so don't be put off by the small bottles. I have made the mistake already of pouring far too much out so only use a small amount at first, you always keeping adding more as you go.
Well I'll keep you posted with how I go and what I manage to create. For now though you take care and join me again tomorrow for my Verse for Thursday.
What's that I hear you say? Were you saying that I haven't bought a new handbag in a while? Well you know what they say about an addiction, they never really go away but we can learn how to control them.
Alright so I was in a controlling mood to stop and I haven't treated myself in quite a long time really. So here she is, Sarah is another addition from the Mia Tui family of bags. It is one of the work bag range and that's funny because that's what I'm using it for.
It has room inside for a 13.5" laptop and for lots of work related stuff. It has the classic bottle holder and comes with a free clutch bag too. The front pocket has pen holders and phone pockets and an added clip for your keys. There is a smaller pocket on the back of the bag, big enough to put a phone or a small purse in there. It is very roomy, the straps are long enough for you too wear it on the shoulder but it does come with an added longer strap to use.
Further details on Sarah including a nice little video which shows it in action (always important I think) can be found here:
She really is very useful and what I like about it as a work bag is that you can keep everything neat and find everything easily as well. Great eh? I'm not feeling bad, the joy when it was delivered felt very nice and it will probably be my last for a while now (ha ha famous last words).
If you haven't tried a Mia Tui bag then you need to as they really are very good quality bags. You can build up loyalty points if you're a bit of a fan like me which come in useful for a little bit of discount to use on your next purchase. They have a wide range so you can usually find one you are looking for. Go on give them a try.
Thank you for reading today, I will return tomorrow with a Verse for Thursday but for now - take care.
Oh my oh my if you haven’t tasted these little babies then you need to. That is of course if you are a Baileys fan, if not then you need to just walk past these in the supermarket and ignore this post completely.
I am a fan of the alcoholic liqueur which is called Baileys and could not pass by these chocolates at all if my life had depended on it. In fact if the Morrison’s store I was in at the time was burning down I would have still grabbed these on the way out. I am looking for an excuse to go back and buy more, I know, can you believe it? I only bought one pack.
They are little milk chocolate balls filled with a Baileys flavoured soft gooey centre. Is your mouth watering yet? Mine is and I’ve eaten a whole pack. I did put this photo on my Facebook timeline with the words ‘I was only going to have one’, yeah right, in which lifetime was that?
They are little balls so I figure that is ok and I will not feel guilty for consuming a bag full. The thing is I bought them, I ate them and they made me happy and that is what life is all about. Chocolate Mini Delights - see it’s true, says on the packet - MINI!!!
It is nearly Easter and while the supermarket spaces seem to be filled with Easter eggs of all possible chocolate combinations I am just going to have a couple for bags of these and that’s it, my Easter treats done.
These are available from all major supermarkets and I believe in Home Bargains too.
What are your favourite chocolates? I do have many other favourites being a chocoholic but these are my current top favs. Go on try them!!
Thank you for reading today, I will be back tomorrow with another Verse for Thursday but for now.....
What to Buy Wednesday
From January 2018 I've decided to shake Wednesdays up and review products that I have purchased so we go from random thoughts to important retail therapy for the new year.