We had our Christmas music folders dished out to us at band practice the other night - and if I've got to suffer 'seasonal' music in October, why, I'm going to have to pass that festive cheer onto you!! Bah, humbug.... :D
Actually, my desk is looking quite festive at the moment as I'm really busy making items for the fast approaching Christmas fairs. Here are the fabrics that I bought in Winchester the other day.
These are going to be used for tree decorations, bunting and groovy Santa stockings....
And these are going to be more bunting and padded hearts - I'm a sucker for the Scandinavian look...
I've already started to cut some pieces out...
Here are some naked bunts, ready to be backed and put onto the binding tape.
Or possibly a row of thongs, as the Big O once remarked!! Hang on, how does he know??? Actually, I don't want to hear the answer to that *fingers in ears* la la la la la!! I'm not listening!! :D
Then I paid a quick visit to KraftKrazy in Tidworth and bought this lovely little selection to embellish the tree decorations. The wooden buttons look really smart sewn onto the hearts.
So, as you can see, there's a fair bit of sewing to be done this week! Keeps me out of mischief.....and if you believe THAT, you'll believe anything *grin* !
DH, Son No 2 ( who doesn't think the moniker Son No 2 is as cool as the Big O, so I'm going to have to think of another shorthand for him...) and I went to Cardiff today to visit the Big O - he'd left behind a few things that he'd decided he couldn't live without, so we did the emergency run westwards along the M4. He lives a 10 minute walk from the city centre, so we had a stroll around. It's changed a lot in the 20 odd years since I was last there - very shiny and new! We were walking through the St David's Centre when both lads suddenly spotted a store selling nothing but Lego. Most of the shelves were stacked high with boxes but this caught my eye at the far end of the shop.
I've never seen a Pick and Mix of Lego before! It made me want to get my hands in and riffle through them all!! And even though my lads are 18 and 15, they're still suckers for the stuff...
Thank you to my gorgeous DH for taking these pics on his iPhone cos we didn't have the camera with us. Aren't they great, abstract shots?? Hope there's enough bright colour to keep you all happy on this gloomy autumn day!
Well, that's about all except to say a HUGE thank you for all the wonderful comments last week! May your leaves be crunchy, your apple pies steaming and your crafting productive.