Sunday 10 December 2017

two weeks to go

This is the contents of my handbag:

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Coincidentally, it is also the state of my brain.

But while I have all my balls in the air right now, I’m juggling very well and feeling on top of life.  Just don’t have time to sew, which is a real bugger.  But soon!

We do have a tree!

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So much kerfuffle this year in trying to get the stand to hold her up.  The one we had was handmade, and the trunk on this beauty wasn’t going to fit by hook or by crook.  Eventually, the very lovely people at the Christmas Farm gave us theirs to use, and she’s up and about.

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With most of her gladrags on (there is room for so much more but the girls got bored and perhaps so did I).

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And now with her bling and some lights.  All is well in the world, the tree is done!

I hope you are enjoying this time – I’m not sure if I can pop in before the New Year, so I might say my Merry Christmas’ now and with luck, I’ll be back as soon as I can in the New Year to document my very productive 2018. 

We shall see!

Love to all!

Monday 4 December 2017

Dyeing to show you

Or is that dying to show you? 

My girls (one of them, at least) needs a disco costume for her school concert.  She found this picture:

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And after much consultation and negotiation, and design input, we have come up with this:

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Trust me, it is a dress.  I’m not going to show you her in it, I’m not into showing the kids online if I can help it.  It was a white men’s teeshirt before we died it.  With a little help from the Dyeing Queen (Nanna) this is what they ended up with.  I think it’s amazing!

And because we had so much dye left over, we had a shot at another teeshirt, just for fun.

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And my other daughter also had a go:

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It’s amazing how different they all are – they both followed Nanna’s directions to the letter.  I think they look amazing! 

Saturday 2 December 2017


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It’s that time of year again, when life is turning to thoughts of Christmas and life’s speed goes up a notch.  I’ve got to tell you, I’m struggling to find time to blog at the moment, much as I want to. 

I hope next year to be a more consistent blogger, it’s an important part of my life and I miss it when I don’t do it.  I hate coming in here and telling you busy busy blah blah blah over and over again, it’s just boring to read!

But for now, I’m just going to hope I can share with you as much as I can, and if that means it’s not till next year then I’m just going to have to suck that up and get on with it.  I do have a lot of saved blog posts, perhaps I’ll share them and clear them out of that particular folder– you might find them interesting, I don’t know.

I leave you now with another panorama shot that clever clogs (aka no. 1 daughter) caught the other night.  She has the gift, I think.

See you soon.