Thank you, THANK YOU, for all your wonderful ideas and suggestions as to how to cover my cardboard letters. All brilliant, every one of them. It seems my options are endless...decoupage with paper - patterned, newsprint or pages from a book, decoupatch with fabric or felt, cover with washi tape, glitter, sequins, buttons, yarn... Clearly, I need to buy some Mod Podge, which many of your recommended. I like the idea of using a different covering for each letter but keeping to a unified theme or colour. Thanks also for suggesting Craftgawker and Pinterest.
It was a hygge weekend, the very best kind. A mixture of busy and quiet, family time and alone time, out and about and cosying up at home, eating and drinking.
Some of the highlights:
:: Finishing a birthday present (I'll show you more when the recipient has opened it).
:: Bowling - so much fun, even though I am hopeless at it and need the side bars up if I have any hope of knocking down a pin.
:: Teaching Bella how to bowl.
:: Eating fish and chips.
:: Choosing what to have for dessert. I opted for a "Brandy Snap Surprise". The surprise? It was the size of my head and I couldn't finish it, despite my best efforts.
:: Bouncing on our bed. Sunday morning snuggles that begin with books and quiet and descend into shrieking and jumping.
:: Brewing coffee as the sleety rain blew against the kitchen window.
:: Watching the steam curl.
:: Listening to Graceland, one of my all time favourite albums.
:: Crocheting a rainbow baby blanket for a very good friend's baby.
And now the children are bathed and in bed and there is a chilled bottle of beer and a plateful of chilli that urgently needs my atttention.