Sunday, 14 December 2014

My Week...

A little bit late with my highlights from last week, as my work-adventures get in the way of my regular-adventures in the last weeks of festive shenanigans. Luckily I have found time for some crafty-makings - finished a pair of Frankensocks, and some cheery festive baubles for family, as well as working away on my mood-blanket squares. My big adventure this week was a little trip to Manchester to see the Manic Street Preachers playing "The Holy Bible" and it was one of the highlights of the year, not just the week. I owed it to my fifteen year old self  to be there and it didn't disappoint.
So now the decorations are up, my shopping is finished, and the craft fairs are done so I'm planning a quiet run up to the Big Day. 

Sunday, 7 December 2014

My Week

The days are passing so quickly and it's suddenly December. I am finally allowing myself to feel festive, and this week has been about buying gifts, spending time with family and being cosy. There has been plenty of crafting - my latest pair of Frankensocks is cast off and all of the pesky ends woven in, and my mood blanket reached the sixty-square milestone.
There are lots of lovely things happening over the next few weeks as we get ready for Christmas, and although I am ever so busy in my little shop I will be making efforts to enjoy festive jumpers and lots of chocolate and good cheer. 

Monday, 1 December 2014

Readings - October and November

I always seem to be such a busy bee, and the little smidgens of time that I have to spare fill up quickly with makings, but I've managed to squeeze in these books over October and November...
  • Victoria Coren - "For Richer For Poorer"
  • Patti Smith - "Auguries of Innocence"
  • Julie Arkell - "Home" and "Away" exhibition guides
  • Caitlin Moran - "How to Build a Girl"
  • Karen Joy Fowler - "We are all Completely Beside Ourselves"