However, shopping is a skill I possess, so I have been happily picking up old plates from charity shops and markets for my friend Tracey's latest project. She's been making 3 tier cake stands, and she invited me and our friend Joanne to join her this morning for a Cake Stand Workshop.
What's a girl to do? Naturally I had a go.
Drilling. Helped by Trace.
Joanne took ages to decide on her plates. She's a very thoughtful and considered person, not slapdash like me.
Armed and dangerous.
We managed not to crack any plates.
And just look at what we made!
Tracey's is on the left with cake on it; Joanne's in the middle; mine on the right.
Chuffed? Why, I believe we are!
Trace is planning to sell a few at our school Christmas fair. What do you reckon she should charge?
You may have noticed I have changed my hair colour. I decided not to have the highlights put in, but I'm thinking it might be a bit too dark (although it's closer to my natural colour than the blonde was. Actually my natural colour is now grey, but we'll move swiftly on...) I'm thinking of it as my winter pelt.
I was aiming for a chic 1970s vibe with this outfit, not sure I achieved that but I like the midi length on me.
According to Vogue, which I was reading at the hairdresser's, it's the on-trend length.
Yeah, well, not so arsed about that, I just like it.
Black top (ancient), monochrome chevron midi skirt (£3, Chesterfield flea market), black waistcoat (Ebay), boots (Ebay), jewellery (old, gifts or charity shopped)
Just need to do some baking now and my cake stand will look the business.
Have a fabulous weekend, my dears! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx