Eek, just where is the time going?! I’ve managed to tick a few things off my list over the last few weeks.
I have participated in a couple of fun swaps
Finished Edward’s dinosaur blanket for his first birthday
Started driving lessons and I’m actually enjoying them so who knows, I might even actually book my test in the next month or two. Which leads me on nicely to the fact I booked my theory test for the end of the month
Been geocaching whilst out and about
Tried new recipes (mainly for Edward’s benefit)
Made a new friend and reconnected with an old friend
I set up my new self hosted blog at the-gingerbread-house.co.uk which all seems to be working
I’ve also opened an etsy shop where I will sell vintage finds and fabric. I’m hoping to start stocking my little shop just before I go back to work
We decided to go home for a few days! My husbands’ health is improving so much quicker than last time that we’ve decided to return home for a few days before Christmas. We miss being a threesome, miss our cats and doing our own thing although we are incredibly grateful to my mum for letting us stay with her. On Saturday we’ll be getting on the ferry and heading back to London. I am so excited as I’ll be able to attend the Julie Arkell workshop on Sunday too.
Today I finished a cushion for my youngest niece – it has a large W sewn on to it (for Willow – her name). I used a beautiful vintage blanket that I’ve been keeping for something special. I also sent off my final swap of the year. Now I just have to wait to receive some in return
I received a wonderful swap package from Claire as part of the Robot swap. She made three little robots out of the softest fabric you can imagine. Here they are sitting on my vintage bureau.
They remind me of weebles – you must remember them – “weebles wobble but they don’t fall down!” Thanks Claire. We love them and they’ll look great on my toy shelf.
I was very happy to read that Cath Kidston is bringing out a new craft book called Make, found via The Lark. Luckily we’ll be back from our honeymoon by the time it’s released on the 17th October so I won’t have to cut the holiday short!