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Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Post Christmas lull

Merry Christmas bloggers if it's not too late. At last I have found time to update my blog.  In addition to making Christmas cards, (and there's always the fancy one you want to make but haven't found time to do)  I foolishly decided to do a craft fair to raise funds and make space.  What a waste of time that was, all the preparation and packing up and I failed to make even the money to cover the table.  None of the 'Fusioned' items sold or even decorated xmas boxes, just a couple of headbands and half a dozen cards.

Here are some of the things that were on my stall;
A tray painted in dark bluebackground with apples and pears, holly leaves and other foliage.  Once again the photo doesn't do it justice.

I also decorated some small trinket boxes

At first I tried to stamp them with smaller floral stamps but the combination of the clasp and the curved surface made it impossible so I turned to peg stamps - ideal and completed in no time.  Thankfully several of my craft group were only too happy to but some for xmas presents.

I decorated boxes too...

and brought them all home again.
  There was even a cigar box suitcase style bag
 and a fruit bowl painted with pansies this time.  But never mind, better luck next time, I'll try again in the spring, perhaps my pots and planters will be more suited to a conservatory.

Now Christmas is over it's time to tidy the craft room,  it looks as though a typhoon passed through.
My friend has given me a labelling machine so I will have to get my stamps organised and label the boxes, the trouble is, as fast as I pack things into boxes and decide that is it, I find something else to add to the box and it isn't big enough so I have to start all over again.
The curly scarves were well received and now it's time to try something different, and I also have to get back to my charity blanket, knitting squares with a leaf pattern in the corner - sew 4 together and it makes a flower.  I think I need 40 blocks of 4 squares and I have about 28 blocks so far. If I am to make the next convoy to Roumania in March I'll have to get cracking.  Today I have been teaching Heahter of Crafty Addicts how to crochet. I've started her on a square blanket, but the objective is flowers for decorating headbands and bags etc.
My next project is to renovate a set of dolls furniture ( Sheena style) and make a couple of Rag dolls to sit on the settle.

Meanwhile, the remains of the turkey are waiting to be transformed into a tasty meal, so it's back to the kitchen for me.
Happy New Year to all.

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