Sunday, 21 October 2018

Baby Knits and Handmade Monday

Another week and only 65 days until Christmas. This past month has flown by and the plan was to start sorting stock for the fair plus props in November, better get a wriggle on and stop making!

This week have been knitting, always love to knit in the winter something comforting about the sound of needles and the gentle crackle of a fire. Matinee jacket one of my own patterns and had to embellish with lace trim and butterflies.

Pixie Hat, have done a couple of these again with a faux silk ribbon, lace and velvet ribbon.

Two tone ribbed baby shoes, just realised that these are in Wimbledon colours, lol.

On a morning out with DH went to a local garden centre and Christmas has arrived. Going to another centre next week and know this one will be special. Love to see the decorations and could spend and arm and a leg. Think when I am older will have the house decked floor to ceiling every year, lol.

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Until next week, have fun x

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Storm Callum and Santa mitts

I don't appear to have done much this week mainly because making Christmas gifts and cards cannot be shown until the NY, which is a long way off!!!!

We got the tail end of Storm Callum, not so much rain but the winds, our poor trees were suffering. We also planted out a lovely box hedge only for DH to find the squirrel was pulling out the plants to deposit his winter food storage in the holes. each day DH goes out and replants taking out the nuts. Who is going to win this battle? Must get some lights that may put him off, or make it worse!

Back to crafting, been busy knitting and have made some Santa Mitts for the fair. I have put a low price point on these as they are so quick to make. Can sit and watch tv whilst knitting them, only have to concentrate for the face detail and stitching up.

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Until next week, have fun!

Sunday, 7 October 2018

October, Halloween, Autumn and tidying

Who celebrates Halloween? must admit something that has always past me by but hard with all my friends in the US getting into the spirit of the ghouls and ghosties. Did make some rosettes one year but no sales, so conclusion is not something we do in the UK.

My DH and I have been married 39 years last week on the 29th September. The house is testimony to the years we have spent together. In other words clutter. We were very good and cleared the large attic earlier on this year, nothing goes up there now and only use the small attic over the utility room. However, have said we will empty in the new year and double check what is up there as a new kettle and toaster may mean old boxes! The plan is to combine my workroom and sewing room in the main part of the house, which is warmer and not so lonely. To do that have got to downsize and declutter. The house is groaning at the seams and I spend so long looking for an item and as mentioned before get diverted as find something else. So bought a new book:

Have read good reviews of this method and thought got to give it a go. so far instead of slow and steady and doing peace meal the recommendation is do at once. Not sure with the amount of clutter I have that that will be possible, or that my body would cope!!! will keep you informed.

On the making front, been a bit slow to restart but made some more Face Scrubbies and some Flower Ballerina door pillows with matching cards. Will be selling as a set. Love the card I found online so pretty.

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See you next week