Thank you all so much for your lovely comments on my last post - it is so nice to have such caring friends. I will be trying to reply to each of you in the next couple of days.
I've been feeling quite a bit brighter - partly because I am beginning to attack my "to-do-list".
I am busy making a boy "betty bunny" - not sure what he is going to be called yet, and have cut out two more Dilberts - only these are called
I have also stitched the central panel for Rachel's mini quilt and have started my Russian Doll swap present for Emma.
I have a craft fair coming up in two weeks at a local kindergarten which will be a fantastic place to showcase some of my "made from children's clothes" toys - although I have set myself a totally unrealistic target of things to display and things to sell. I just have to accept that I am being unrealistic and not get too down when I don't manage to do everything.
With this craft fair in mind I got some lovely fabrics this week - firstly from The Fat Quarters where I took my friend so she could choose the fabrics for her son's dinosaur herself (see Philbert above)
I think these ones would be great for a wallet
and I expect you can guess what I plan to make with this!
And these came from this ebay shop
I love these Michael Miller retro prints but I wish the designs were smaller so I could use them on wallets as I'd intended. I think they will have to become parts of bags or pencil rolls instead.
I also bought this fab pattern
because I thought it would be a good one to have for little people.
I've spent most of today's crafty time turning and stuffing doll and bunny limbs (my very least favourite part of too making) but I took some time out to make jam with all the strawberries that I keep bringing home from the allotment - I got another 4lbs yesterday too!
I used Michaela's instructions - and she is right, it was so easy and so quick and I now have 4 jars and two little pots of the most delicious jam for the grand price of 70p for the sugar as the strawberries were free.
Following Michaela's instructions to the letter I then had to make some scones (not something I have ever really done) and although they were disappointingly flat they tasted scrummy!
And I'm getting excited now as it is not long until the conclusion of Dr Who!!! Please don't let them take David Tennant away! He is so fantastic - practically fizzing with glee and such fun to watch!
I hope you all have a lovely weekend - ideally a much drier one than we are having too!