Thursday, 20 October 2011

Operation Christmas Child

I just want to promote this worthy cause. We have been doing this since our two older boys were in middle school, I remember they took a box each, now we do one box for a teenager age for boys. I would like to encourage you all to pick up a shoe box and fill it with things for Christmas.

Here is a link for all the information you need. Be blessed we are every time we do this.

love Eunice

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Hobbycraft Store

I just went to Hobbycraft website and found out they are opening a superstore in Cambridge, they will open on Wednesday 2nd November 2011, store hours are 9am to 8pm Mon-Sat with the Sunday being 10 till 4. The IP code for those with a SAT NAV are CB1 3ET Beehive Retail Park, I looked at Google Maps and its easy to get there, about 35 min drive from Bury St Edmunds. Also if you go to their website and subscribe to their e-letter you get a voucher to download £5 off on a £25 shop either in-store or on-line.

HobbyCraft The Arts & Crafts Superstore

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Towel for Christmas Gifts

A nice crisp sunny day today, a walk with the dog later.
Yesterday I had some spare time for me after vaxing the living room carpet and other chores, I was able to rustle up some quick gifts for Christmas, this one is soooo simple.

Hand towels that have a band across so that you can sew wide ribbon across the width of towel. I picked up the towels when they were on offer at the supermarket, the ribbon was from the stall on the market opposite Boots the Chemists.

1 pair of hand or guest towels
wide ribbon, I used 2m length for mine, so measure your towels first.
matching thread
sewing machine.

Friday, 14 October 2011

More Tissue Covers and Slipper Boots

Well I did these a few weeks ago, came out a bit too big, so I think they will fit my Sisters feet, that's one of them nearly sorted. I am in the proces of making another pair using the left overs from the socks I made, also I am knitting a scarf for a male, not sure if its for a brother-in-law, hubby or off to who knows where with Samaritan Purse charity. We will have to wait and see.

So this afternoon I finished my Pocket tissue holders, I made 25 and have already given one away. These are going to be given out over Christmas, mmm who to give, another wait and see. Still have a few more things I want to sew up before I start my new job also the paper craft stuff to finish for gifts and still the scrapbook to update too. busy busy busy.
See you next time, have a good weekend, looks like the weather is picking up alittle.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Little Christmas Gifts

Hi folks yesterday I was inspired by my friend Suzie on what to do with scrap fabric, a couple of years ago I had purchased a bundle of scrap fabric. So in the afternoon I had found a website to make pocket tissue holders.

It's really easy you just need 5 1/2"x 6 1/2" printed fabric and 5 1/2" x 7 1/2" coordinating fabric to make one holder, the only thing was I had purchased tissues from Asda and they don't open on the flat size so I will have to get the Kleenex brand.

More to follow, I have some Christmas fabric to use that was from a quilting range.
I hope you are all inspired to make some home make gifts this Christmas. I have stated to stock up on cupboard ingredients to make Stollen which went well last year and I also plan to make Christmas Jam.

Some good new is I have been offered a job that I originally got turned down for, I will be working for Dunelm Mill, I will start on the 2nd Nov with the store opening on the Thursday 17th November,I believe that is when Bury switches its Christmas lights on. I shall be working 20hrs a week with some weekend work, hopefully not every weekend. Here is their website for a sneak peek of what might be in Bury St Edmunds.