Greetings fellow crafters, top o’ the morning, to ye!
Last week in the office we were having a bit of a natter about Ireland. Clare who runs our stencil machines is Irish, you see. And she’s Jim’s mum – Jim who does much of the artwork for the products. And my dad is Northern Irish, and so is one of my sisters. So we do enjoy a good bit of Irish banter. Jim does have a funny story or two about cultural differences. This time, for some reason, we ended up talking about bread. The Irish do have a few different types of bread. There’s potato bread (of course), soda bread – great with bacon and Veda bread – great with jam.
Any bakers out there? What’s your favourite type of bread? I used to enjoy a good sourdough – had my own starter I kept for about 6 years, too. But I’m gluten-free these days, so bread is mostly off the menu. Although, as Jim suggested, a gluten-free soda bread might turn out quite nicely, so I think I’ll give that a go at the weekend with the kids. They do love to muck about in the kitchen. However, they probably don’t want to lick the bowl this time, even though I’m sure they’ll ask. Maybe I’ll let them, though. They get a valuable life lesson and I get a cheap laugh. As long as we get a bacon sandwich at the end of it, we’ll all be happy, right?
On a slightly less bready note, it’s probably worth mentioning that our Pick of the Week promo ends tomorrow at midnight. So you’ve got until the end of Sunday to nab yourself a bargain set of Clarity Stencil Brushes.
As any seasoned stenciler or mixed-media crafter would tell you, a quality set of brushes makes applying inks and paints a complete breeze.
In the spirit of stencilling, I thought I’d have a comb through Barb’s Blog for some tricks, tips and insights. Here’s what I found…
Lastly, has anyone been with us over the weekend at the NEC Creative Craft Show? Leave us a comment below, if so. We’ve been having a spectacular time! Just so busy, but we’ve loved every second of it and we’d love to hear from you about your experience (and your favourite type of bread, of course)!
That’s all for now, Clarity Crafters.
Clarity Matters. It really does.