It doesn't take much to make me happy. I got this little lot of offcuts for the princely sum of £1.20 - what a bargain. Most of them I thought would make great journal covers.
I then went out and bought some christmas themed fabric and it sits looking at me, waiting for my little grey cells to come up with some inspiration for this years decorations.
Whilst waiting for inspiration, and taking advantage of a marrow, residing, largely, in my fridge and I decided a wet, cold Sunday in September was the ideal time to start making chutney as future Christmas presents. Here was the start of the Marrow and Red Tomato Chutney
and this was the Ratatouille Chutney, which really looks most christmassy with the red tomatoes and the green of the courgettes. I'd forgotten how long it takes to chop the vegetables and cook it so it's taken most of the day. Only time now for a bit of internet surfing before everything stops for Downton!
I decided to make something for me for a change, well okay, it was actually a bit of avoidance because otherwise I would have to tackle the task of setting up an online shop on Etsy and just don't feel like climbing that technological mountain today.
So a kilt pin brooch it was! A friend gave me the guardian angel charm from Lourdes recently and I immediately thought it would look good on one of these brooches. The other beads came from another friend a while back in the form of broken jewellery and a crystal necklace, left to me by my grandma. I can't wait to wear it!