Really very very very excited!
You will have to excuse the little boast that is about to pop out here because I am so very excited.
One of my patchwork blankets has just appeared on TELLY!!!!!
I'm going to be RICH and FAMOUS
(ok, so that bit was a lie!)
But the rest is true! One of my blankets was on the I'm a Celebrity get me out of Here final program on Tuesday night!
Now I haven't actually watched any of this series but I got an excited phone call late on Tuesday evening from my friend Krisha to say she thought she had just seen one of my blankets on the program.
Now in case you think I am off in Cloud-cuckoo-land, I did actually make blankets for both of Anna Ryder Richardson's baby daughters when they were born (which was pretty exciting and nerve-wracking in itself!)
Anyway, when her husband and daughters arrived in Australia one of them was carrying the blanket I made. I wasn't sure at first when I watched a replay on the computer but at one point her husband is holding the blanket in the back of the car and it is definitely one of my applique designs on it!
I am so thrilled!
Partly because I can show off and say "look at that, I made it!" but mostly because I made something 4 years ago that a little girl loves so much she has taken it with her to the other side of the world!
When I watched the replay more closely the blanket was in practically every shot - on Dixie's knees as she rides on the trolley in the airport, round her shoulders when she ran on to the bridge to hug her mum, on the restaurant table when they are talking to Anna, in the car being held by the dad!
Please excuse me showing off - this kind of thing doesn't happen very often in my quiet little world and you don't need to worry because of course I will still talk to you all when I am a rich and famous "crafter for the stars"!!!!!
Back on solid ground. (well almost!)
Not a lot of crafting has been going on in the Locket Household (at least not of the "need to finish orders" sort) as the days seem to be taken up with concerts and church services and after school activities and that lovely past-time - shopping.
The children and I have been doing some things from their "promises" advent calendar. On the first day we made snowflakes
The next day we went to listen to "Dorothy" singing at The Sage in a christmas concert. She was lovely, and so still and smart sitting in the choir - I was very proud!
And last night we had a cosy evening watching the remake of Miracle on 34th Street.
This evening's plan is to start making Christmas presents for their teachers. Yesterday when I was in Poundland (just wish I could think of a witty designer name for this useful shop) I managed to pick up these scrap book kits for - you guessed it - £1 each. So we are going to see what we can do with them.
As far as my work is going I did manage to get the two rag dolls stuffed and sewn together and I have made this wonky dress (photo for Moogsmum) for the slightly larger doll.
I just need to make myself clear the house up a bit and tidy my work area so I can actually get something done.
I have been far more successful with my shopping however!
So much easier!
Look at my wonderful stamp from this company.
It was designed by Monda's very talented husband and I love it!
And this is the gorgeous picture I have ordered from Belle and Boo. (I'll show you a proper photo when it arrives)
Finally, love it or hate it, I have to admit that IKEA is a jolly useful shop. When I was there on Monday (partly to replace the duvet that I melted in the tumble dryer - now is not the right time of year to do without one!) I found these fleecey blankets for the children for only £2.50! I couldn't even buy half of the fleece for that. They are much bigger than the ones I have made for the children and will hopefully keep them a bit warmer at night too.(they are only pretending to be asleep - even Charlie is joining in)