Well, I lied when I said I wouldn't have time to do any stitching whilst I was away. I stitched these two Christmas cards and am already on another one.
www.lucieheaton.com) and have found a free chart of a Christmas Fairy on there that I want to make into a card. Sadly, I didn't have many of the threads so I went to my local craft store, In Stitches in Crediton to order some and hopefully will be ready next week.
I'm also going to try and have a go at making a tea cup candle after seeing some on a website and have got a free candle making kit from www.makingyourowncandles.co.uk. I found a lovely bone chine cup and saucer in my local charity shop so shall be having a bit of play later!
Inspired by the return of The Great British Bake Off I've also been busy baking - a Farmhouse Fruit Cake which was delicious (not normally a fruit cake lover but this was really light) and today I made scones, which we'll be having with clotted cream and jam later on.
|Farmhouse Fruit Cake|
I'm currently on the hunt for empty jars as I want to make chilli relish, jam and chutneys with the abundance of chillis I have on my Prarie Fire chilli plant.
Still not won anything on the hundreds of competitions that I've entered but did win a free chocolate bar on a Cadbury's Dairy Milk wrapper and also won £10.00 on a scratch card that I bought on a whim. Maybe my luck is about to change?
Back to work for me in just over a week after having the summer off looking after my children on their school holidays. Really not looking forward to it as I don't like the job and am currently looking for another one - fingers crossed. So, I shall be spending the last few days sorting out what needs to be bought before the start of term and ironing in name labels into uniform like a dervish!!