A CELEBRATION TO LAST THROUGHOUT THE YEARS,
SO BRING YOUR GOOD TIMES AND YOUR LAUGHTER TOO,
WE'RE GONNA CELEBRATE YOUR PARTY WITH YOU..
I reckon Kool and the Gang were right - let's celebrate friendship, support and love.
The UK has a lot to party about this year and, as my first craft fair is in 4 weeks' time, I though I'd better get cracking. So here I am picking up where I left off before Christmas with the Union Jack bunting on the go..
I thought I'd have a good sort out of my bunting that's already been cut out - I didn't realise I'd done quite so much but at least I can crack on straight away. It's one of my consistent sellers, so that's why I seem to make rather a lot of it!! I do make other items, honest.. :)
There's a right old hotch potch there - shabby chic, seaside/boys' room blues, sophisticated spots. Hopefully something to appeal to every taste! It's quick to run up anyway - instant gratification!!
My brother - the one who gave me Herman, the friendship cake starter - bought a job lot of these kilner bottles before Christmas...
He's filled a couple with homemade sloe gin and blackberry whiskey but has quite a few left over. I suggested he try doing oils or vinegars but don't have many different suggestions. Do you have any special recipe you wouldn't mind sharing with him? It's got to be something that would store for a long time as it's for his consumption/odd gift here and there. Thank you in advance!
And finally, here's Ron checking out the three bags of sorted out clothes for the Salvation Army..The white sack was posted through the letterbox the other day, which prompted an attack of the 'Sort Outs'! I really got the bit between my teeth and enjoyed clearing out our wardrobes. But the thing I'm most proud of is the fact that in one of those bags sits an absolutely gorgeous pair of Russell & Bromley shoes. Imagine if you will...black satin, pointy toes, heels, diamante around the back.. a real class act. Except, I haven't been able to fit my feet into them for about 20 years. I hung onto them for many reasons, harking back to my youth, when I worked in the TV industry, before kids, when I earned a good salary (!!). I would take those shoes out and have a Proust/Madeleine moment.
But when I was sorting out this time, I was ready to let them go. I don't know what's going to happen to these shoes but I hope, I REALLY hope, that they go to someone who will love them as much as I did! And the Salvation Army are an amazing bunch of people who support the many who have fallen on hard times. They are going to be my charity of choice this year.
Have a great week! xxxx