Here at Wednesday already - time is flying isn't it?....
With the 1st of December approaching, the boys get quite excited about their advent calenders, especially as they are chocolate ones - the only time of year they can have chocolate in the morning......I do try and get them to understand the true meaning of advent and Christmas, and I think they do appreciate it - both go to a C of E school who have good traditional values around Christmas and Easter. However, children will be children and like many (me included), get sucked into all the marketing hype - and why not, as long as there is a balance I guess.
Anyway back to advent calenders. Hubby came home last night with a huge bag and inside was a lovely advent calender for moi. Shaped like a snow globe it measures a massive 18" by 19". It's so pretty, I don't want to open it. There are so many gorgeous advent calenders around and I used to buy them for the boys, but in the end succumbed to the chocolate variety.A little while ago Alex from Pink Feather Paradise and I did a little swap - I really liked her crochet doggies and she fancied something for her Christmas tree - unfortunately I didn't take any photo's of my goodies I sent her, but here's what she sent me. Thanks so much Alex - love the colours as they are right up my street!
Back to the CL fair - there was a glorious scented stall when you first walked in, selling fragrant wreaths, orange slice swags etc etc. I managed to spy some vintage spools threaded with pretty ribbon. They had also been scented with a spicy orange scent. I thought it was such a good idea, I bought 2. Now, the question is - do I dare do that with some of my own vintage spools???? Might have to think some more on that one.
When we were in Sussex I pounched on a lovely black velvet wooden handled bag, with some great patchwork on the front and back. I paid less than £5 for it. Whilst at the CL fair last week I saw something quite similar for £20.......so am quite glad I got my black one. I'm hoping, during the Christmas break, I'll be able to get on with some patchwork. I've recycled some blouses and tops which will be perfect for a little project or two!!