A CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION!!
(Or...Reasons to be Cheerful... 1, 2, 3!!)
REASON NO. 1
Good friends of ours had a little boy (yet to be named) in the early hours of Sunday, so I've been making some more bunting as a little present. As he's their third child, I'm hesitant to add more plastic/soft toys etc to the large pile that inevitably collects around small children. So I thought our mates might like something slightly different - hence the little flags. I'll pop in a pair of the baby trousers I made a few weeks back too. Hope that'll be acceptable for the new nipper :D
REASON NO. 2
Whilst rummaging through some boxes on top of the wardrobe in my sewing room, I found these packs of Christmas Bunting made last year. Yahoo, that'll save me some time preparing for the festive craft fairs that are fast approaching. The mini version sold well, so I'm hoping for the same this year. That discovery was a little ray of sunshine in an otherwise dark and dreary day!! The red and white spot/gingham combo is going to be a tablecloth for Laura (of Airing Cupboard Stamping fame!)
Also cut out, ready for sewing, is this pretty teapot and cups material - it makes me smile when I look at it. I'm not sure about those gingham straps though, I think it's too strong a contrast. I'll use them for another project and find a material with softer tones. After all, I have quite a selection.....!!
REASON NO. 3
My DH and the Big O went for a Boy's Day Out to the Great Dorset Steam Fair last Thursday. This is an amazing event where steam enthusiasts/anoraks/geeks (delete as applicable) go to admire ancient examples of engineering. I have attended in the past and thoroughly enjoyed it - the sight of so many men happily getting covered in oil, soot and muck tickled me. There are a few women joining in the fun as well, but it really, truly, is a male bonding experience - except they wouldn't call it that, would they?!
Our friend, Martin, has an old steamroller, which he brings along most years; the Big O was thrilled to find out that, now he's 18, he's allowed to drive it. Oh boy, was he pleased........
Martin let Owen take control and drive around the show arena. I tell you, all the X-boxes, i-phones and techy wizardry could not have given greater pleasure to my boy. He ended the day oily, greasy and covered in soot.....fantastic!!!
And THAT is what he'll remember when he's old and grey......
Have a great week!!