Hello lovely people :0)
Hope this post finds you all happy and well, and that you all had a super, splendiforous (is that a word?) Christmas.
Although I do feel a tad greedy.
No, not 'cos all the food, (although yes, I was a bit greedy), but because even though we had all that lovely snow, I'm still jealous of America with all theirs!
Honestly some people are never satisfied are they! :)
Still, I'm up and raring to go now, looking forward to the New Year and all the exiting (hopefully) things that are going to or may happen.
I've been a bizzy bee over Christmas too. Would you like to see some of my makes? Well I'll post a photo further down. I wanted to have a bit of a chat first:)
What I want to know is sometimes, when you get an idea in your head to make something, do you ever just get the urge to make, make, make?
And sometimes like these past couple of days, it drives me nuts!
I got a lovely amount of yarn from my children and husband for Christmas. I mean they were all just what I call 'oddballs' (no, not my family, the yarn LOL). just lovely bright colours and sooooo squishy. And straight away I had the immediate thought of making some little bags with them. And, well, I haven't been able to stop! Since Christmas day I've made 9! yes, 9 bags!
Since I took the photo above, I've made another two.
I've made the green one above, and a black mohair type one.
I've been mixing my plain but bright Christmas yarns with some mohair and sparkly ones that I already had to add texture.
And I've done a couple in rag crochet which I love :)
I've shown a picture of the sheet that I cut the strips from in the one above and the other rag one is the creamy/flowery one on the right hand side in the top picture.
I'm going to keep the green rag one, but the others are going in my Etsy shop when I get round to taking proper photos :)
I hope they sell, as I can't seem to stop making them, I feel like a wound up doll that isn't running out -I've even got a cream one (my tenth!) on the go while I'm writing this and waiting for my photos to come up ! LOl
It must just be a release from all the tension that unfortunately, Christmas brings most of us....
Anyway, on to other stuff...
I've sorted out a couple of my pillowcase and duvet stash shelves, so now I can see half of what I've got ..The other half is behind what you can see! ..
I've got some really gorgeous retro style pillowcase in there which I might just sell as they are they're so cute...
That's not taking into account the bags I've got stashed in my wardrobe, or my pile of fat quarters that I just can't bring myself to use.
But this year, (I mean 2011) I must try not to buy, and just use all that I have. Only then will I buy, I have decided.
I'm also going to try and recycle and re-use a lot more....but I digress....NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS are a whole other blog post (for someone else...), and I'm not going there as I'll be there all day!! LOL
Here's what was left out for Father Christmas and Rudolph in our house. We always leave him coke, (we don't drink in our house- not intentionally, it's just worked out that way..) as he's probably had so much Sherry before he get's to us, that he could do with a good, long, cold drink! LOl
The pieces of 'scrappy' paper are three very worn Christams lists ;)
Anyway, I had so much to say to you all and now it's gone right out my head! Talk about the attention span of a fly! Honestly.
I'll love you and leave you now.
Take care all of you, especially if you're reading this, and lucky enough to live over the pond where all the snow is! (you know who you are:0) )
Take it easy everyone, and speak soon.
Love Donna x