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You are welcome to copy any of my designs, as long as you do not take credit for them yourself. I am very happy for you to sell them. If I have used anyone else's design, I always try to give credit where it is due. If I have missed anything, please let me know and I will put things right.

This is intended to be mainly about my crafting stories, as a personal record of what I do. However, I interpret crafting quite widely, not just paper crafting but other things too. I have a butterfly mind and like to change from one thing to another depending on what I feel like on a given day - knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, cards, baking and several others.

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Patience but not on a monument

These two are so fed up with waiting for me to do something interesting (to them).  They are not so keen on me writing my blog cos it means I am not taking notice of them, which is not allowed.

Has anyone been watching the craft shows from America from the big trade show?  I had heard about this wonderful new cutting machine from Brother and thought I would like to see what it did.  It sounded wonderful until the price - over £400.  In fact it does very little that my lovely Silhouette Cameo does at half the price.

There was also the launch of some new oil based pencils, but I think I will stick firmly to my lovely Derwent watercolours and the Inktense pencils which do the same job, and are made in the UK.  I prefer to keep my money in this country wherever possible.

What do you think?  Perhaps we should have a campaign to buy British wherever possible in the crafting world.


Linda Simpson said...

I Agee with you about the Brother it was very expensive. I must admit that I bought the pencils. Enjoy your weekend
Linda xxx

Hettie said...

Aww! Gorgeous pooches. They must be good company.
I am with you to buy British, I do with food as much as I can so why not craft stuff. Though I am on a "use what I got€2 mission at the moment. I had a peak at the Brother and decided much the same with you about the Silhouette, though I have the original!