Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Bits ans Bobs

Well it seems ages since I managed to post. I have been busy organising things to decorate Sophie's room whilst she is away. They only do 10 week terms and before I know it she'll be back and the room wont be finished.

I have got my partner for the Christmas Stocking Swap, it's the very talented Sam from here. What wonderful drawings she does, mine would have to be of stick men! I now need to knuckle down and think what I am going to make for her.

I need to start to use up some of my stash, it just seems to get bigger and bigger, I have all these ideas but not enough time to sew them. Last night I managed to finish off a few padded hearts that have been hanging around for months and I made Jack a wheat bag out of my stash too. I think his uni digs are going to be quite cold this winter, it's a 9 bedroom Georgina house in Lemington Spa and the only form of heating are electric radiators (oh my god! the bill!).

Off to visit Soph tomorrow at uni so I'm off now to make her a chili and an apple and Cinnamon cake to take with me. Soph isn't the worlds best cook yet, we know when she is having her dinner as our phone keeps ringing and this little voice says, How do you cook this Mom? I'm sure she'll get there eventually, I think I was like that when I first left home.

See you soon XXX

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Flower Power

Managed to do a spot of sewing over the last few days. My Nan wanted a bag like the one I made for my Aunt Pats Birthday so I decided that theis lovely Pansy fabric I had in my stash would be just right for her. It's her Birhtday in a couple of weeks time (83) so for the first time in a while I have a present made in advance. I always seem to leave things until the last minute and end up running round like a headless chicken. Now there are only the two of us at home I'm sure I could be a bit more organised!

Yesterday I went shopping at Leamington Spa with my friend Siobhan. When we dropped Jack off there a few weeks ago we had a quick look at the shops but I wanted to go back when I had more time to have a browse. There are some lovely shops (sorry but I was having such a good day I forgot to take any photos!) I could have spent a fortune. I only bought a few things but got lots of ideas for Christmas presents and things that I could make myself.

Yesterday was a good day I also made a sale in my Folksy shop, the first for a while. There's not much in there at all now so think the sewing machine will have to come out today!

I have joined in this Christmas swap have a look and see if you want to give it a go.