Pull up a chair. Not that one! It's still damp from the drink that got tipped all over it. That's it, get comfy and we can get started on our chat. I'll just put the kettle on...

Thursday, 27 November 2008

I've been blogged!

Thank you very much to Kerry of Pennydog Accessories (http://pennydogaccessories.etsy.com) for featuring me on her blog. You can read all about it here http://pennydog.wordpress.com/2008/11/26/spotlight-on-old-bag-crafts/ .

Monday, 24 November 2008

Party in the snow

Yesterday we were invited to a birthday party at the local farm park. It snowed and for a few short hours, the children had an absolute ball. By the time we left in the afternoon, the snow was melting and there was no trace at all by this morning. I think it was one of the best birthday parties - for children and adults alike! - and it was so nice that it snowed on the one day when all the little friends were together somewhere that they could make the most of it.

Friday, 21 November 2008

Box Street

Thanks to a small (okay, large!) online shopping spree, I got two very big boxes delivered to my door. I've stashed the presents they contained, but perhaps I should just send them back? The boxes seem to be all my children need. They have been boats, sofas (yes really), cars and houses. The cardboard tubes are masts, obviously.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Winter trees

I love the way the trees look in winter, especially at dusk. I don't like to be cold, but I do love snuggling up under a blanket on the sofa to keep warm, cradling a big mug of hot chocolate. And with the chance of snow at the weekend... must mean winter is really here.

Friday, 14 November 2008

Pregnant hair

Nineteen weeks pregnant now, the bump is rounding out nicely and baby somersaults when supplied with chocolate. My hair, however, what can I say? I am having a bad hair week. According to my husband this has happened twice before (I have two children) at approximately the same gestational point... he firmly believes that, when pregnant, I experience a period of hair insanity. During this period, I spend untold £££££s on hair magazines, drool in hairdressers' windows and moan about my own cursed locks. He wants me to promise not to cut it. He says I will regret it, probably immediately afterwards. He's probably right but oh, the temptation.

Perhaps I should just splurge on some hair stuff? Sorry, gotta go now. Folksy and Etsy are calling me!

Saturday, 8 November 2008

Saturday sewing

Monday to Friday, my sewing is party bags, gift bags and more party bags. If I sew at the weekend, I like to do something different... I experiment, play, fiddle around. Today's playing was very successful and I proudly present the first of my new line in fabric coasters (queue drumroll). Available on Folksy.com, the fabulous home of UK designers and crafters.