OH, THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS FRIGHTFUL,
BUT THE FIRE IS SO DELIGHTFUL,
AND SINCE WE'VE NO PLACE TO GO,
LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW!
Well, there's been very little crafting going on Chez LLJ this week! And what I have made, I can't show you :-) But, for what it's worth, here's the desk.....
Taking a leaf out of Kyla's book, I'm going to patchwork up some fabric to use for a tote bag. There's not enough of each bit, so this seems the way to Bust my Stash.... That knitted bauble is a present from Denmark, from the lady I made a bag for! I thought I recognised the pattern and construction - it's by two Norwegian blokes who featured on last week's Kirsty Allsop's Christmas crafts programme on TV - coincidence or what? There's also a crochet flower I brought up to find a button for.....
I can show you this though - a covered notebook for Rhys' tutor at his sixth form college, who has been very supportive of him. I still have to have those stripes horizontal though, lol!
Even though I haven't got much of my stuff to show, I can share some other's work instead :-)
This gorgeous butterfly picture was made for me by Helen, a friend from the accordion orchestra I've been playing with recently. Isn't it fab? I love the colours and the music paper background!
And this fun Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle bauble was made by a friend of another mate, also called Helen, for her son! Isn't it great? It made me smile!!
But the main reason for not having any time to craft is this........
As you can imagine, the brass band I play in has been very busy recently! We're at Tesco in Marlborough here, helping to raise money for a local Community bus service. This is about a third of the band and yes, we were cold!! Simon, on the right, was playing his new P-Bone...a bright red trombone made of plastic...it weighs hardly anything. Very funky!!
And I made myself and my bass as festive as I could! Fairy lights were twined around my music stand and the instrument and my bunny ears also flashed. Fetching, doncha think??
Just two school carol concerts to play piano for and four more band engagements, then I'm done. All good fun though....just as well I adore carols, isn't it?? Lol
Have a great Christmassy crafting week xx