Monday, 17 November 2014

Over a month!


Yes I have just realized that it is over a month since I last posted!

And those few weeks have gone by in a whoosh!
  • new job
  • making a start on sort out our house a bit
  • visiting 2 sons in Sheffield (yes, still find it hard to believe that both sons are now studying at university in Sheffield)
  • a half term train trip to Sweden and Denmark (for me and husband) 
  • and a school trip to Morocco for daughter which was a bit of "school trip from hell" with two thirds of the pupils suffering a sickness bug!!
 But anyway, I have managed to squeeze in a bit of reading and a bit of crafting in the last few weeks - especially this weekend when I was particularly lazy and spent several hours crafting. 

Firstly, I have at last finished the notebook cozy for my daughter - I posted about the notebook cozy I knitted for me to use here - I love it while at the same time thinking it is a crazy idea!

And I'm still loving that yarn - so no surprise that I've now added a few more balls to my collection!

I also love making Christmas decorations. I have made quite a few over the years but I give them away either as gifts or to our scout group for them to sell on their craft stall. I have kept a few for myself but realized I had several in various stages of construction so last weekend I finished the half-completed decorations and now have a reasonable selection of stockings, Christmas puddings, mittens and hearts!

And this is the very satisfying view I could see round my feet - ribbons, felt, cottons,
 cross stitch charts, buttons, evenweave fabric -  all waiting for me to be creative
 with them - the possibilities are endless!!

Right, off to catch up on some blogs!

Hope you are all and happy crafting!


  1. Lovely decorations, very beautifully made, I imagine they sell very well. The school trip does indeed sound like hell, I bet she's happy to be home. I hope your new job is going well. CJ xx

    1. Thanks CJ - I think the new job is ok, early days yet so we will see. Caz

  2. The Rowan yarn is lovely - a beautiful colour. I'm also trying to make lots of Christmas decorations. I was surrounded by all the bits and pieces - ribbons, beads and so on - until I tidied up a few days ago. I know I'll end up with them all round me again very soon!

    1. Hi Gillian - hope you will share a photo of your decorations too! I have yet to tidy up all my bits and pieces - I find I get most inspiration when they are spread all about - well, that's my excuse! Caz

  3. Love your wee decorations...I love sewing with felt also.
    Marianne x

    1. Thank you Marianne - felt is just so versatile and easy to work with isn't it - and relatively cheap!!

  4. Well in that month you have certainly been busy. Love all your creations, welcome back.

    1. Thank you Meredith - you know what it is like, we don't like idle hands!

  5. It's good to hear from you again. You've been missed!
    Those notebook xovers look very nice; I really like that blue/denim yarn you've used. Your Christmas decorations are looking great too--that's your festive decorations sorted now : )
    Wishing you many more happy hours making and crafting! x

    1. Ah, thank you Marion, trying to get a few Christmas cards cross stitched now.

  6. I love your knitted notebook cover, Rowan wool is luxurious and colours amazing.
    Your Christmas stash is gorgeous, lovely material fat quarters, ribbon and embellishments.
    Your Christmas makes are fabulous, especially the puddings.
    Happy crafting before the students descend for Christmas- if they are like mine they love to come home for a rest-the irony is never lost on me-love them-funny.
    Helen xxx

  7. I love making Christmas Decorations too and yours are fantastic, so pretty and festive. Your train trip to Scandinavia sounds interesting! x

  8. Love the decorations! It's so lovely to see all the bits n bobs that are being made for Christmas!


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