The last few days of the pre-Christmas season are always pretty hectic. I've kept meaning to blog but kept forgetting - or forgetting to charge my camera batteries / take photos when it was sunny / etc.
So, here are a few catch-up snaps from this week :)
I've been using a yummy new tin to store my current works-in-progress:
It's shaped like a giant bourbon biscuit... I didn't get to eat the biscuits that were inside it originally, but my mum remembered that I had the matching giant custard cream tin and saved the bourbon biccie tin for me. What a star.
Also very yummy - some Charley Harper goodies I treated myself to this week. I saw the gorgeous gift wrap over on What Katie Does and just had to buy some for myself... and couldn't resist buying a few more Charley Harper bits & pieces from Fred Aldous while I was at it. A girl can never have too many things with Charley Harper birds on, right??
Talking of What Katie Does, I am rather in love with her new Tea & Books themed print:
The print is available from her Etsy shop, HERE. I may have just ordered one for my new studio...
A nice bit of surprise post arrived yesterday from the nice people at Folksy - a copy of their winter sampler, a mini newspaper with news from Folksy and a gift guide of some of the lovely handmade things for sale on the site.
They also included a rather lovely knitting-themed postcard... I don't know who designed it, but it's quite gorgeous and perfectly suits their new "Modern British Craft" tagline.
In crafty news, I've made a start on sorting out the pieces for the vintage felt bird ornaments ready for some Christmas crafting...
... and I've started knitting a very soft and fluffy scarf from some fun faux-mohair yarn:
I bought a whole bundle of this fluffy yarn at my old knitting club's fundraising yarn sale this summer. I didn't have a plan for what I might make with it, but it turns out that two strands knitted together makes a fab chunky knit that's perfect for scarves... plus knitting on those large needles is so quick and easy, it's such a satisfying project for the winter evenings.
Right, I'm off to eat some home-made mince pies now (my dad bakes a mean mince pie) and do some more knitting...