Friday, 16 October 2009

Have a happy weekend!

Well, it's the weekend and all in all it's a bit of a 'mish mash' in my craft room right now.

Clipboard number 4 is finished...

And whilst I was having a very 'lazy ' spell, half watching 'Escape to the Country', I sat and made these simple hanging hearts.

And... not forgetting a few of these 'Santa's helpers' gift bags.
Years and years ago, my sister gave my children one each of these, with a gift inside.
I have no idea from whence they came but
I wrote down the idea in a book... and stumbled across it recently.

Christmas is coming on quite nicely!

I have a couple of weeks remaining before I start teaching just enough time to make a few more bits for the fair!

And, for inspiration, I just love to have good books at hand at this time of year!

Two of my faves:

Published in 1983, I think you can still find it on, amongst the private sellers.

And this one is great for ideas and templates ...

Have a happy weekend everyone!


Mary Poppins said...

What a delightful treat there for me to look at. Well done I adore the little santa gift bags I wonder what is inside ;)

I am doing the little School Christmas fair. I don't have any Christmasy craft books so am having to do much thinking about what to make. Your post has inspired to get cracking :)



KC'sCourt! said...

More pretty christmass things. I think they are so lovely, I haven't even thought of christmas yet!

Florence and Mary said...

Do you have take a break, you are working so hard!

I need to pull all my Christmas books and magazines out of the cupboards.

Victoria xx

The Weaver of Grass said...

You sound to be back in good form, Sal - and really getting on with Christmas crafts. Lovely stuff as usual.

Bobbie Lynn said...

Wow! You are Santa’s other helper. : ) Look at all the beautiful handmade goodies. Love the old Women’s Day craft books. They were great publications too. Have a great weekend also and Happy Crafting.

Thecraftytrundler said...

Really pleased to know that you're feeling better! You seem to be making up for lost time!!!
Lovely inspirational, colourful post!!
Take care, and enjoy your weekend too!!

Sharon xx

PS Lovely makes!

Country Cottage Chic said...

ooh! I've come over all Christmassy now!
So pretty & colourful Sal.
Hope you have a good weekend too!

MelMel said...

Wow the run up to Christmas is keeping you so busy...and what a lot of lovely treats to look at!

Have a lovely weekend!xx

Guenievre said...

I love what you do !
Books seem to be nice !
Have a very nice week-end +++

anne bebbington said...

Love the three wise men design - would make a perfect stitchery design

Hens Teeth said...

Good to see you back on form Sal. See you soon. x

Josie-Mary said...

Noooooo.... it can't be Christmas again! Why does it come around so fast? We've just started getting in the Christmas stock at work, only feels like a few months ago we were packing it away. :) x

Diane said...

OMG!! You put me to shame! Fabulous makes

Pomona said...

They look really useful books, and you have obviously got back into the swing of crafting again - well done!

Pomona x

Menopausal musing said...

Lovely makes. Those books look worth having - great ideas to work with. Don't be doing too much too soon...........

louise said...

Not being an expert at sewing I could make those hearts. Wrapping that ribbon around reminds me of making pompoms as a kid. Lots of lovely goodies in readiness for the fair. I hope you do well Sal. x

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Gosh Sal what a brilliant stash of Christmas goodies!
I am delighted to hear that you are a distant relative of the lovely Jenson, (tee hee )wasn't it brilliant?

Loved the singing! Sarah x

Julie said...

They are all such lovely things - I really feel in an excited about Christmas coming mood having seen those (which is rare for me at this time of year).

So glad you are feeling better, sounds like you had an awful time - do keep taking it easy though - a friend of mine had something similar sounding, and reckons now it took her 6 months to fully recover - I don't say that to be depressing, but just to mention that with the benefit of a couple of years of hindsight, she feels she tried to do too much too soon, and that put her recovery back - better to take it slow than suffer a set back. That said, I am so pleased you are feeling better, and looking forward to enjoying more of your lovely makes. x

ginny said...

Christmas has well and truly started in your house Sal... glad to see you are back to health and happily crafting away... lots of love to oyu for both of us. ginny and alice xx