I BELIEVE IN FATHER CHRISTMAS...
(RIP Greg Lake, listen here)
Gosh I love this song - we play it all the time with band and the main tune is taken by the euphoniums. It's so gorgeous I end up listening to them and not paying attention to where I should be ;-)
Band has been bonkers so not a huge amount of crafting has been done...in fact the desk is bare!
I did buy a couple of fat quarters though, someone wanted a doggy bandana in blue and I had every colour but! Well, it's a good excuse eh?
Funnily enough, there's very little blue Christmassy fabric around this year, mostly Scandi and traditional. So when I spotted these, I thought I'd replenish my stocks.
But these were looking gorgeous too and it wouldn't have been fair to leave them on the shelf now, would it?!
And that's it craft wise because of the following - dip out now if you're here for the crafty stuff!
I was out playing with the the band a few times:
We were at the Christmas tree fair in the village where I used to live...it was damp. I had to dry my music out when I got home afterwards and then iron it flat again!
And on Sunday, G and I met up with our boys in Winchester for G's birthday lunch. The Christmas market was on and we had a quick mooch but the crowds were too crazy to really shop in earnest:
There were Hogwarts-esque cauldrons of mulled wine..mmmm, the smell was delicious.
This steampunky machine was making spanish churros doughnuts..that kept us entertained for ages.
You could smell this stall way before you arrived there....
...and this lady was doing a grand job building up the mountain of chocolatey goodness.
I fell in love with this window display - I want it all!
I don't normally do kitsch (ask Julia) but oh my goodness, these are so pretty! I'd love a little twinkling village of the houses :-D
But the most incongruous sight of all was this:
Verily. the mind boggles!!!
And on that happy note, I shall bid thee adieu. Have a great week!