SELF-HELP #19

Carols and mince pies πŸ‘ΌπŸ‘ΌπŸ‘Ό

It was St Barnabas carols and mince pie night this evening (having just seen the time it was yesterday!!). The annual fundraiser to get a few quid to keep Percy, the organ going. Yes the church organ is called Percy???

So I stuffed a stocking with Christmas goodies to offer as a raffle prize.

Should have taken a pic of it unstuffed! !!

Quite well off for raffle prizes this year. Lots of carols, singing (even when you are as bad as myself) is supposed to be good for you and I certainly enjoy a carol concert.

The church looked really pretty with little angels hung all around.

Angels made by local school children were hung all around the church.

A lovely evening with mulled wine and mince pies served to keep the cold out.

Christmas really is just around the corner!!!

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STASH-BUSTING #14

Christmas fair πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„

Today was the day of the Christmas fair, so I packed my bags and set off to make my fortune…

How many woolly things can you pack in a hamper?

I laid out my stall and waited for the punters to come…

I need to work on my presentation!!

It went much better than I expected. I always get a thrill when someone wants to buy something that I have made.

Even after paying for my table I had money to take away. My hobby has paid for itself – how wonderful is that and I have money and space for more wool πŸ€”

Some hats to make for Christmas and a stocking for Carols and Mince Pies πŸ‘ΌπŸ‘ΌπŸ‘Ό

Wishing you all a woolly weekend.

STASH-BUSTING #13

Unlucky for some…

I have been making bits and pieces to sell on a craft stall at St Barnabas Christmas fair tomorrow. Here are some of my efforts:

This highlights the fact that I cannot take a photo with one hand as well as my hand is looking pretty shabby…
Woolly mittens
Cable wrist warmers
Girlie wrist warmers

Will post my fully laden craft table tomorrow.

Wish me luck β™‘β™‘β™‘

STASH-BUSTING #12

Woolly or Frosty ….

I have a bag full of mittens, hats and wristwarmers that need sewing up. I have never been a fan of pegging out and sewing in ends.

I still have a scarf and the Christmas stocking for my sister’s carols and mince pie evening on my needles.

I am half way through a jumper for myself.

All those projects and I have been pulling my hair out making a snow man…

Frosty sat on the scarf that I should have finished by now !!!

This is mark one. I am going to have another go as not completely happy with the hat. I don’t know why? It has driven me mad making him but hey ho!!

Don’t you love the run up to Christmas β›„β›„β›„

STASH-BUSTING #11

And the goose is getting fat…

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So no matter how much I try to ignore it the festive season is just around the corner.

Ding dong merrily on high πŸŽ…

So I am using up red and white yarn. I love the simplicity of scandi patterns. I found the pattern for the hearts in an old issue of Knit Today (issue 91 Xmas 2013). The hearts are supposed to be done on dpns but I get into a bit of mess with them at the best of times so gave up with so few stitches. My hearts have a side seam….

The stocking is ready for a quiz night next week, this is taken from a Debbie Bliss pattern found in a Xmas Prima (2011). It is no wonder my house is such a state I don’t throw anything away!!!

I have just got to buy a load of Christmas tat to fill the stocking with so that the Parents Association can raffle it. I then have to make another one for my sister to raffle at a carols and mince pie evening πŸ‘ΌπŸ‘ΌπŸ‘Ό

Should get through a chunk of my red and white stash β™‘β™‘β™‘