Half term has arrived! Hooray! This half term has been really busy and I don't feel that, on the crafty front, I have managed to get much done so I have lots of crafting planned for this week to make up for it. Today's post is going to be a quick catch up on what I've been making and what I have planned for the week ahead.
I am still (yes still!) working on my Grandad's knitted ribbed scarf for Christmas. It is getting there and I am optimistic it will be finished in time (it's a good job I started it back in summer!) Hopefully, I will get a few more Christmas pressies started this week as there are only 9 weeks to go!
On the topic of Christmas, this week will see the start of some fabulous Christmas card making, a rag rug style wreath for my door and the dreaded Christmas cake. Last year's Christmas cake was something of a disaster and it ended up in the bin - I do not plan on repeating that this year - and I had to buy a pre-made one from the supermarket which I marzipanned and iced myself. I'm going to try Delia's recipe this time round which I have heard is really good.
Since the craft fair, I have recieved lots of orders for my handmade goodies. Last night I delivered two handmade hair accessories for two gorgeous dancers and this morning I completed 2 other orders for finderless mitts (my own design!), flower brooch and a flower pencil topper. I am off to purchase some more wool, including some Debbie Bliss Cashmerino, for some mitts and a hat later on this week.
This morning I started a crochet project for me! I see many photos of the knitted baktus shawl and have always loved it so I googled crochet baktus shawl and found a pattern. I am using a beautiful hand dyed yarn I bought from The Woolclip (there is a trip planned for Friday) as I only have 1 ball of the yarn. The baktus is a great project for those one off hand dyed balls of yarn! Not only is it a really simple pattern but it shows off the colours in the yarn beautifully.
I am definitley keeping myself busy this week - keep popping back to see my finished items!