Wednesday, 28 November 2012


First of all, thank you so much for your birthday wishes and I'm very sorry I didn't get round to visiting any of you last week. My bad!

I have to get straight into it this week as I am completely manic with preparing for:

  • Friday 10-2 Charity Craft Fair in Hove
  • Friday 3-4.30 card making class for THIRTY children 50 miles away
  • Saturday 12-2.30 Busbridge School Christmas fair
Then the following Saturday I have another fair then that's it for fairs. Then I only have to make:

  • 6 mtrs of bunting
  • 7 ribbon trees
  • 9 Christmas cakes
  • a lampshade
And anything else I've forgotten!
Terrible photo as I took it on auto for speed. On the right is my to do list. In the centre my trusty ATG plus some very narrow DST. Towards the back are ten thank you cards I made last night using my 'swoop' technique. And then right at the back is my box of fabric with a cushion I made yesterday plus some bunting which requires some attention! The combination on 1940s crepe and too narrow bias binding was fatal.
So far this week I've made:

  • 10 jars of cranberry and apple chutney
  • 10 Christmas cards
  • 10 thank you cards
  • 15 metres of bunting
  • 1 cushion
  • 24 advent houses
Somebody remind me to start preparing for Christmas in January next year!
 Ten Christmas cards in the making
 Twenty Four Advent Houses waiting to be filled
Cranberry and Apple Chutney (yummy with Brie)

Right, got to dash as I'm teaching in 13 minutes!

Jump over to Julia's blog and have another peep into the mad world of crafters.


  1. Oh my word are you busy or what! LOL Some gorgoeus stuff to share - thank you. Happy Wednesday. :o)
    Sue x (MiniOwner@41)

  2. Blimey...I felt tired just reading your itinerary. Hope all goes well for the fairs and the class!

  3. So? How do you get more hours in your day than me? I need a lie down now!
    A x #42
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  4. Not much then! Good luck getting it all done x

  5. Sounds like a busy, busy time... and all your makes are looking fabulous - I love those Advent Houses! Hope all the fairs and the class go brilliantly, and happy WOYWW!
    Alison x

  6. And a partridge in a pear tree.....!!

    Oh sorry, your to-do list just reminded me of the last verse of The Twelve Days of Christmas, lol!! From tomorrow night until the Big Day, I have got too much squeezed into too few hours..sigh. I know we shouldn't wish our lives away but I'm really looking forward to January!!
    Hugs, LLJ #32 xx

  7. Ah, LLJ beat me to it! I was going to say and a partridge in a pear tree too. Your post sounded like an alternate version of 12 Days. Good luck with the fairs... where is the Hove one? I'm based in mid Sussex so it's just down the road...
    Happy Wednesday,

  8. oh my thats quite a list you have there...good luck!

  9. Please Miss, what is an ATG ? Blimey and I thought I was busy with ONE craft fair, mine's Saturday also. Your chutters looks lush. Hope you do well.

  10. all these fairs! So much crafty busy-ness going on all over WOYWW desks. I really must start looking for one in my area - not to exhibit, just to shop!

    Happy WOYWW

    MA (9)

  11. Hullo there, Lots to do here too have fun! and glad you had great birthday.. :D
    Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #1