Friday, 31 October 2008

Normal service resumed!

I'm feeling human again, which is great as with 2 small children,a household to run and my first fair next week, mummy can't be sick! I've had a felting frenzy this morning, wet felting up a storm I hope. Sadly no pictures as my camera is at the repair shop after it's little trip down the stairs last weekend. Thankfully I had bought extra insurance(something I very rarely do!) so all the repairs are covered. Yippee!
My husband birthday is tomorrow so i have promised the children we will bake the biggest ever chocolate cake! I think there will be no shortage of help to lick the bowl either.
Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

There is never a good time to be ill....

but now is really not good. I have my first fair the end of next week and lots to do and to top it all I dropped my camera down the stairs on Sunday - not a good idea :(.
I am having trouble deciding between a cheese roll or ham roll for lunch and that is proving strenuous! I have 40+ snowmen noses to felt, at least 20 more scarves and 72 bells to sew on hats, oh yes, and billions of strawberry seeds to felt in place- oh joy!! Fortunately most of the 'big' stuff is done , just lots of finishing off to do. I feel another sleep coming on!!!

Friday, 24 October 2008

2 weeks and counting

... until my first ever fair. I've not only chosen one of the biggest venues in Finland - the Helsinki Messukeskus(think earls court but alot smaller!) It is 3 days and I'm really looking forward to it but am quite anxious at the same time. Here's the link - I've got my dictionary packed, a fistful of change(one can never have enough change!) and lots of felted goodness! Now I have to decide what to take as I only have a small table and I don't want to overcrowd it. I am doing a 5 day fair too in December so with luck should make a bit of money to help out over Christmas.

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Where does it all come from?

Look an empty washing basket, a rare sight in our household! This however is the reason it is empty - the biggest pile of washing EVER sitting on the landing. We had been to our summer cottage for the final time this year so we brought back all the sheets, towels,spare clothes etc. It didn't help that Aleksi fell in the lake - another bag of wet washing!! As I write I have done 5 loads and the pile looks no smaller! The poor machine needs a rest! I don't iron - I have the luxury of a tumbler dryer and husband has non-iron shirts(thank you M&S!) - could you imagine ironing this lot too..........

Thursday, 9 October 2008

I know winter is coming when......

the little snowflake appears on my car computer, the kids put their hats on with no arguing, I put a hat on(!), I turn on the 'hot' seats in the car, 'steam' comes out of our mouths as we walk to school/ daycare,the cat refuses to go outside. Yes it is well on its way - yippee we want snow!! The down side - new winter suits and boots for the kids, changing the summer tyres to winter tyres(hubbys' job!), lost gloves and hats (again).
We are actually having a beautiful autumn. I don't remember so many lovely coloured leaves and clear blue skies. The squirrels are stocking up on peanuts and the birds are heading off for warmer climes! It has also been an amazing year for mushrooms of all shapes and sizes.