Tuesday, 30 November 2010

It's Starting to Feel a bit like Christmas.

My god it's cold out there! Himself has headed off to the cinema so I have the computer to myself for once. I should be sewing or at the very least doing my ironing.......instead I'm browsing and blogging.

Last week was the street fair in our town to turn on the christmas lights, this years theme was 'steam' and my favourite is the old fashioned roundabout.

Lucky me didn't have to work until 7pm that night because some students had invaded and staged a sit-in at work. I was supporting them before that, but after, even more so.
I had had a great day up until that point anyway. I had bumped into one old friend and then had an unexpected phonecall to meet for coffee from another. They say these things come in threes and sure enough I bumped into the girl I used to get a lift to work with at the street fair!

The next day my sister and her new beau arrived, it's the first time he has met the rest of the family apart from me, he appears to have survived the ordeal!
Now my sister lives and breathes the 50's and is as much of charity shop nut as me so the three of us trawlled the town all afternoon.
Sadly there was very little to be had. I'm not sure if it's the time of year? but there have been very slim pickings for the last few weeks. I bought one vintage glass christmas bauble for 10p and a set of 6 orange buttons for 15p!
We came back here for a well earned cup of tea and my sister proceeded to take most of my etsy shop stock home with her! Of my handstitched things this is what she left me with......

I spent the rest of the weekend starting to make new bits

I just need to stitch them all up...


  1. If i were your sister i most likely would have taken a load home too.

  2. I see the students have been revolting again today, bless them! Your etsy things are really cute - I hope they don't take too long to sew up. x

  3. They have indeed :-)
    The problem is I keep thinking of new ideas and never get around to sewing up the ones I have already done! I cut out a whole load of heart shapes with all good intentions....

  4. Hmm. I am finding the opposite with charity shops at the moment. But I firmly believe that this is because I go to ones out of my usual area. Maybe give that a go?

  5. What cute things you've made!

    My local charity shops are great right now if you want tea sets, but a bit rubbish for clothes. They seem to go in cycles.

  6. Awww, those are so sweetly adorable! I especially like the darling little snail one (I've always had a fondness for items shaped like, or depicting, snails).

    Wishing you a beautiful Wednesday & festively fantastic December ahead!
    ♥ Jessica

  7. Thank you Jessica, Mim and all of you actually, for saying nice things about my sewing.

    I'm off work this afternoon and have so far defuzzed a jumper, fed the birds in my garden, loaded the washing machine and drunk copious amounts of tea!

  8. Your makes are beautiful. Love the fully light roundabout too x