Thursday, 27 October 2016

Tis the Season .....

How come Christmas is almost upon us?
Come on own up, who dragged it closer to me?

Just found out today that my angiogram (with an angioplasty if its found to be required on the day) - is to be the 10th November.
Anyway I have been making some dangly decorations for a craft stall on the 26th ( assuming I will be able to do it of course now!).

Nothing special, just scrappy bits - though the cats look too scary, they'd do better for Halloween! Might dish them out if I get trick or treat'ers at the weekend LOL

 I started a Fusion Quilt with some Tilda pre-cut squares I picked up in a sale.
I was busy before half term at work, had to make up a storysack for the Marion Gamble children's book - Mooncat.
I used the Velcro on/off boards again -

Think I have mentioned we are licensed to make an adapted version of books used by our children and this is a large print version which goes in the storysack too.

I had never read the Five Little Monkeys nursery rhyme you know, but was asked to make 5 copies of it in book form for sighted children this time.
Anyway there are some great resources available free on Sparklebox
one of which is - Five Little Monkeys Sitting on a Tree - so I used the
graphics to make up laminated pages in book format and simply added Velcro on and off monkey heads.

Okay, these pics are the right way up on my USB ............ come on Blogger! get a grip!
Did I tell you I found some cd storage units? In fact there's a darker wood one to the left that I bought too from a charity shop : )

And they are now choc full of fabric, I can at last actually see 50% of what I have stashed away!

We have had a new statue recently put up locally for Amy Johnson, sad to say the local street kids appeared to have smeared her with mud - bloody little tykes.
Grandson thought she was ace though : )

 Being half term I've had Jack for 3 days so we have been making lots of things which he enjoys doing.
He had me adding (torn cotton strips, dyed with coffee) additional wraps to his Egyptian mummy costume and mask, ready for Halloween.
He had done the Egyptians at school so we had the big book out and he drew Horus and various other figures, wrote a shorts tory in hieroglyphics and then decided he needed a mummified cat for this weekend lol
So more torn cotton strips, a juice bottle and a polystyrene ball stuck on top and voila - and neither of my own cats were harmed in any way!
However, Harvey was a bit concerned ......


  1. Looks like you have been having a great time with Jack and I love your little ornaments. Hope all goes well for the 10th! Christine x

  2. Good morning-wow you have been super busy making all sorts of thinks-love everything-and you will Love that shelving-have a good weekend ahead

  3. Really like your pink garden setting, we have them here but only in red, blue or yellow! Great little ornaments. Harvey's trying to figure out if the mummified cat could be a playmate. I'd like to see your op shop cupboards filled with fabric! Good luck with the angiogram x

  4. Darling little ornaments! And omgoodness! The mummified cats and your curious little customer! So cute!

  5. will be thinking you on 10th and that all gors well for yu. You have been busy like you I am makig tree ornaments for Wheatfields Hospice Xmas fair. Fascinated with your story books so creative and loving the mummyfied cat you made with Jack Harvey is certainly inspecting it throughly.

  6. You have been busy! That's why the year is flying past. Good luck with that Angiogram.

  7. Good luck for the 10th. Hopefully it will all be straightforward and you'll still be able to have your stall and sell loads of those cute little trees.

  8. Harvey had better stay away from all that glue and paper - who knows what might happen! Your little ornaments looks so cute (and I don't think your kitties look the least bit scary). I wish you luck with your medical procedure...fingers crossed that all will go well.