Sunday, 20 December 2009

Eek! It's nearly Christmas - how did that happen!

Well, it's been a while.  I apologise for disappearing for a little while but you know when you read a book that you just can't put down.....well, that happened (as you could probably tell from my last brief post).  Problem was, it was one of a series of four! For 2 weeks all I did was read and I swear I felt like I was on another planet, I was so lost in these books!  They were not the most literary read I have ever read, but they were the most addictive and I just fell in love with the story and had to keep reading to find out what happened.  You might have heard of them, they are called the Twilight series and the first 2 books were made into films, with the 2nd film New Moon just out in November.  Enough! I am having a Twilight break for a bit!!!

Last week we had D's playschool Christmas play. They have been rehearsing for weeks and she was so excited. The play was a nativity called Shine Star Shine, all about a big star who lost her shine, but needed to show everyone where the stable was!  Bless, it was so lovely especially at the end when she found her shine and her costume lit up! D had tried so hard to keep her costume a secret from us, she played the big star and I didn't realise how much she would have to do till we saw it.
Gulp, don't kids amaze you? She will be 4 on the 7th January, but she could have been a 10 year old she was so brave up there.  She was concentrating so hard and did every action and word perfectly.
Her part needed her to be in the middle of the stage the whole time on her own, I was fighting back the tears as I filmed it and took pictures.   It was even more amazing because she hadn't been feeling well and had been sick a couple of days before.  She still got up and did it and has been poorly all weekend.
We are so proud of her!

She also got to meet this special man afterwards!

The week before had been F's school Christmas fair which was fun!  The kids got to ride in this horse and cart which they thought was very exciting! (although hard to photograph as Rodney the horse moved so fast, I cut his head off!).
I can't quite believe Christmas is only a few days away.  I still have a few handmade pressies to make but at least we won't be rushing to and from school this week and can take things a bit easy.
I guess I had better go and get on with all that present wrapping.............

Thursday, 10 December 2009

It's been a little while....

.......but I have been busy, very busy reading.
Yes, I have been Twilighted!
I have nearly finished Eclipse, I'll be back when I've finished Breaking Dawn..............

Thursday, 3 December 2009

A few new makes...

I took part in a craft fair at a local school last Friday.  I did ok in the end, although not so much with the things that I had there of course! I had one christmas stocking from last year and hadn't bothered to make more, but then got 5 orders for them!  So I have been busy making them this week.

I never seem to sell the things that I think I will go!  I made loads of these red and white fabric and button hearts, which I was selling cheaply - and only sold one (thanks Vicki and Josh for liking the furry one!).
I was thinking of adding them to my folksy shop, but I have only sold one thing on there so far and until I get a bit of a customer base going, I figured 3 weeks till christmas was a bit late for me to start adding christmassy bits and pieces!

I also made this bunting, which didn't go either!

I have decided to go with a red and white theme for the christmas decorations this year in our house!!

Now please excuse the shameless self-promotion but I have added something new to my folksy shop.  A post of so ago I gave a little teaser about what I was making, well they were these......

A sweet little tooth fairy fabric envelope!  A lovely keepsake for any little ones with wobbly teeth! They are only £4.50, if I have lots of viewings on Folksy, I will add some different fabric ones (you can see some of the others in the top picture. Fingers crossed these will sell well!

I love the 'dear tooth fairy' on the front that F wrote for me, I then scanned it, reversed it, printed it on transfer paper, ironed onto cream fabric, cut it out and sewed it on the front!  It is brilliant stuff, I just got mine at the supermarket and have used it for loads of things!

I am going to make something similar as little presents for the kids school teachers and neighbours, and fill them with sweets or chocolate!