Thursday, 6 December 2007

A Christmas Fayre, a lost voice and purses...

Well, where has the week gone?
Last Friday Sophie and I went to her school's Christmas Fayre in the early evening. it was raining and blowing a gale. Sophie's umberella kept collasping around her ears which was quite funny.

We found several nice little books including this one...

it is by Gail Mahan and was printed in 1967 by Hallmark Cards in USA. It has delightful pictures which are typical of the time it was printed and then little sentences such as this..

"A little book to open
when you're alone,
and nobody's looking...

Full of praise for all
you are and do,
when nobody's looking...."
thought that was cute.. We also saw Father Christmas and now have yet another small teddy bear to add to the collection.
The following day I had an Embroiderers' Guild Christmas party where I recieved my first card. We were all asked to embroider detail to various letters which will then be made into a title banner. I was given the letter 'i' which I finished and gave in on the day. Then I started the letter 'g' which I brought home just to finish off..
Poor light does not really show it off very well but I think you can get the general idea. Must send it in.
Then this week my ever lingering cold has jump on me again and I have succeeded in losing my voice for the second time in 6 weeks. Roll on Christmas, I could do with a rest...pleeeeease...

Today my students completed their little zipped coin purses which we only started the previous lesson. I am just waiting for the carabiner clasps to arrive just to finish them off. It is based on a tutorial featured on U-handbag. Link in margin.
I have made about seven variations of these coin purses including one in velvet which I am pleased with. I want to add another idea to the front pocket and the zip with the next one. I will post some of mine next time but I think the above have turned out well considering they had not made anything like this before.
Well I'm off to collaspse in front of the TV, write come Christmas cards and maybe some sewing if my eyes can focus on it.
Best wishes to you all.


picciolo said...

hi, you've had a busy week! I hope your cold gets better soon. I love your letter g.
: )

woof nanny said...

Cute stuff here! Thank you for commenting on my purse blog, and expressing interest in participating--spread the word! I would have emailed you a reply, but your address doesn't come up in my notification (you have to enable it in your settings). If you already have an amulet bag, go ahead and send me the jpg and any info about it, and I'll add it to the gallery. Thanks!

Nan said...

I have been meaning to thank you for your participation in the contest, I wish I could give everyone a prize!! Everyones entries were GREAT!!!

As far as the picture being posted with a comment, you need to go to your edit profile selection on the dashboard page of logger, making your profile public and scroll down to where the option is for adding a photo, choose between your photo's from your computer or from a source on the web by using the browse option, after you upload your picture you want, be sure to scroll all the way down to the end of that page and click on save settings. I hope that helps, let me know if it's not what you meant and I will try to see if I can get an answer for you. Thanks again for sending in your entries!

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