This weeks acheivements...
So I set myself a challenge this week of at least 4 toys, and some christmas decorations (to be finished by this coming tuesday) and I think I have done quite well, especially as the baby monkey was poorly most of the week so I didn't have much time to sew. I feel quite chuffed with myself!!!! Two of the kittens just need finishing off, one needs a collar and bell and the other one needs her legs sewing on properly as they are just tacked at the minute. I appliqued some shapes onto vests and bibs, I don't really know why but I was a bit bored and thought I may as well. I think they look quite cute, although I'm not sure what to do with them now as they won't fit the baby monkey!
I also cut out some of the lovely felt that Sarah from Paper and String sent me and that is next week's challenge. And I hope to finish off the christmas decorations I started (well, I painted a few shapes) when my christmassy buttons arrive (I found some eventually after searching the world over for just the right size and colours....who'd have thought it would be SO hard to find red, green and white buttons???!!!)
Today I went into Leeds (my local town) to have a look at the craft market I will be doing in October, November and December and was really pleased with it. Gill from www.easilysuede.etsy.com told me about it, she sells her really lovely belts there. (for far less than they are worth!) There was a fab stall selling bunting for just £3! I had to rein myself in as I don't really have any need for bunting. She also had some toy boxes painted with blackboard paint for next to nothing too. Hubby had to steer me away so I didn't get a chance to catch her name or ask her if she sold online. Hopefully she'll be there next month and I can blow any of the money I make with her!!!! ha ha ha! The bigger monkey bought herself a tin of knitted hot dog sausages that I was a little concerned looked like willies (maybe I just have a dirty mind!) and a bracelet that looked spikey and sharp but was actually soft and rubbery. My daughter can shop, she's learning from the master and I am very proud :)
Baby monkey has just woken up from a nap and is calling me so I'm off to be a proper mummy. Have a lovely sunday evening, see you later!!!!!!
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