Instead, I did... hmmmmm...
NOTHING.Obviously I did plenty, just none of the above.
So, I'm battling through the commissions and frequently running out of girl and boys blocks (flying out atm) whilst anxiously watching my fellow sellers flaunt their beautiful Christmas wares.
(I feel compelled to point out/justify myself by saying that I also play a large part in Cleggy's business as well as perform my motherly/wifely duties to a standard you might, on a good day, consider adequate!)
Apart from being a lethal combo of very busy and totally disorganised I fight the whole Christmas thing.
I spent my whole career in ruthless retail and hated the big annual Christmas planning meeting every August. Now I work for myself I LO♥E the fact that I can be fashionably late!
I know it's wrong, but I just don't want to immerse myself in all things festive...yet!
That said, I've made my first Christmas 2012 offering - and it's not overly christmasy!
It could come out the cupboard as winter starts...
with a little hint of festive glitter!
Here are some of my other recent makes:
a sign for friends leaving for pastures new
some more Mr & Mrs blocks, this time for some friends of my little sister Nelly who got married at the weekend
(liking this paper for wedding blocks - have ordered some more)
a set of christening blocks for a new customer
(hope they have arrived Leanne!)
and some anniversary blocks for a fellow blogger
(30 years - good work!)
GB - they are on their way...
fingers crossed they cross the pond in time!
and some more blocks for Vivienne.
Pop over here if you haven't already,
for a lovely walk through British wild flowers...
Can you believe that book is over 50 years old?
Apart from all that we've had some more lovely time with little Mabel, having her here for the weekend while Nelly/G Kisby were attending said wedding!
I love 18 months - such a funny age!
She spent ages enjoying the 'plop' of a stone in a bucket of water:
And making cookies with Uncle Al
You know we are short of girls round these parts so as soon as Nelly's back is turned we have to do something with her hair....can't WAIT for the years to come!
Before I go (Great British Bake Off calls) I thought I'd show and tell the one tiny bit of my workshop that IS sorted....the buttons!
happy days! fee x