I had a list in my head, and in my notebook, of things I should get done over this holiday. But somehow they are not getting done and I am having a lovely time because of it! I can do the back room later, much better to read and make whatever I fancy making. I have finished two books and am halfway through a third since the holiday started. I have not been reading at all this term, apart from magazines and craft books, so it is good to get back into a novel again. I spent my birthday gift vouchers (finally) on some lovely beads at Hobbycraft, and also some magnetic fasteners. These are amazing things that I was not aware of until my sister in law gave me a lovely bracelet for Christmas, containing one. I am not too good at the finishing neatly part of bead jewellery but have made a good enough job for personal use. I also bought a larger set of inktense pencils which I have been playing with in my journal and then on a piece of fabric. The necklace and fabric picture looked so pretty together in the sun-the only sun of the last few days-back to wet, grey and windy again now.
The fastener is at the bottom-they actually look good as well as being practical.