Saturday, 27 November 2010

scrumdilly-do!: a different type of advent

I love this idea, I'm going to try really hard to have a go at this alternative calender, I think FP will be a perfect partner in this project ! :-
scrumdilly-do!: a different type of advent: "Christmas time is the time for advent calendars. It is the time for many things but advent calendars are used most this time of year. Why no..."

Friday, 19 November 2010

Catching up

A few new items for the Christmas stock: Little Felty Tags perfect for decorating the Christmas Tree and a Ragbag miss in need of a good home ! .. more bits and bobs to come !
Afternoon snack for after school - scrummy fruit scone and coffee ...
Made a very delicious home made roasted tomato and red pepper soup for tea - unfortunately I have no pics as we ate it all quick smart - with some gorgeous, crusty organic tasty...

On the needles at the moment: the shawl is growing steadily, loving the colour, it looks more festive by the day!

Monday, 15 November 2010

Bargain yarn

I bought a large ball of Mohair yarn on Saturday for the bargain sum of £1, this afternoon I began knitting a shawl with the yarn, using bramble stitch - it is looking lovely ....also a lovely seasonal shade of green!
Must crack on with JP's blanket and FP's cardigan, the weeks are slipping by so quickly, the frosty weather is here already, before we know it it will be Advent....

Sunday, 14 November 2010

End of the weekend

Sunday evening, looking forward to a rest tom. - yesterday's fair did not go so well but fairy-pants bought herself a cute necklace with a mini packet of Love Heart sweets and we did purchase some lovely not all bad!
Busy day today, up v early to bake for this mornings coffee and refreshments, my children were involved in church parade and then it was down to mass - very proud of my youngest as it was his first class mass and they did really well, then it was off to the church hall to serve many, many pots of coffee and tea and delicious was mad crazy today but lotsof friendly faces.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Only 45 days ...

Apparently it is only 45 days until Christmas - my lovely 9 year old sang this over and over to me this morning....we have had a lot of chat surrounding Christmas gifts between the chidren this last fortnight and the younger two sat together to write letters to Father Christmas last weekend ...even my eldest joined in by writing a list of  her ideal helpful my children are, if only they put as much effort into keeping their rooms tidy etc.. Due to finances, Christmas this year will be more about quality than quantity, with much of Christmas being 'handmade' - mostly by myself !
In the meantime I have a few Fairs coming up, so my little hands will be crafting away on various winter wollies and gift ideas as stock for the stall...

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Chez Beeper Bebe: Tutorial and Pattern: Cashmere BatBaby Hat & Beddy-Bye Beast

Lovely tutorial, beautiful colours and sweet designs ! Another for the 'to do' list !
Chez Beeper Bebe: Tutorial and Pattern: Cashmere BatBaby Hat & Beddy-Bye Beast

Chez Beeper Bebe: Matchbox Monsters

I love this little make as it is just as appealing to boys as girls, think this would be a lovely Christmas stocking idea !
Chez Beeper Bebe: Matchbox Monsters

What's new ?

Well, my youngest has started at Cubs this evening - he thoroughly enjoyed it and can not wait until next week ! A room full of boys chasing each other round in screaming circles is not my cup of tea, God bless the Leaders...
I have been busily knitting hats and bags for a fair on the 13th Nov in Greenfield as well as working on a Christmas blanket for my youngest - I started it so long ago now, who knows when it will be finished...FP's cardigan is also patiently waiting for me to complete it....
Fairy-pants has been busily crafting for the Blythe doll she is dreaming of for Christmas - who knows what santa will bring...she has made a lovely crochet blanket and created a bedroom under her own bed....
We purchased some gorgeous Christmas cards from the local RSPCA shop, a bargain I thought - picture to follow...on the subject of cards, JP's class at school have designed their own cards for Christmas, they have been printed up with the childs name on the back, his designs are great - I'm really proud of him ! I'll add some photo's soon !
Half term flew by last week, mainly because all three of the kiddiwinks had a bug ( the being very sick kind of bug, unfortunately) but there was plenty of quality time spent on the sofa together, movie watching etc..
No more time to chat at the mo' - in need of sleep !

scrumdilly-do!: Handmade "puff" paint

Here is a great link, I'm going to try making this paint at home with my youngest two, a great family make!
scrumdilly-do!: Handmade "puff" paint: "This is a nifty way to make paint with texture using good things from your own kitchen. If you or your child have problems with gluten, try ..."