Hurrah! It really is beginning to feel a lot like Christmas around here. We have the Christmas playlist on the iPod for the long journey from school. Everything from the King's College Chapel Carols to Stiff Little Fingers' marvellous rendition of 'White Christmas' (highly recommened when you need a good pogo to release some of that pre-Christmas tension!). We singalong all the way home!
The Christmas Market was a lovely day accompanied by the wonderful scent of mulled wine and mince pies. I made some more Retro Owls two of which I will list on my Etsy tomorrow to replace the ones which have sold.
My new Big Dogs enjoyed the delicious scents of my friend's wonderful soaps which were also on my stall.
We have had a basket of her soaps in our entrance hall all weekend and the smell throughout the house is just divine! She uses all natural ingredients and essential oils, no nasty chemicals or fake perfumes.
They are so pretty - I could eat them! Well, almost! They are the only toiletries in our bathrooms! The beautiful boy uses her bath foam (SLS free!)- Night Night is a great favourite - the lavender scent is a great calming influence for bedtimes!
As soon as the market was over I got down to listing a few more bits on my Etsy as promised. A couple more 'Joy' patchworks, this time made up into cushions with jolly heart fabric;A vintage roses big dog
and this jolly blue big dog.
This is the same yummy vintage bark cloth that I used for some of my retro owls.
Last posting dates for America are this week but UK and Western Europe have a bit longer. However, the final posting date for the school Christmas post box is even sooner! Just one more week of school and then it's the holidays! Hurrah! The kitschen table is covered in glue and glitter and dancing reindeers are this years card theme for the beautiful boy.
So much work to write all those cards on top of this weeks homework! (you might like to know, in the final chaper of 'The Frog Prince'; the princess didn't like the prince and went off to live somewhere else....apparently they just argued all the time....... at least that was the version written by the beautiful boy this weekend for his English work :-))
Sadly our darling boy has succumbed to a beastly bug today and is dosed up with calpol and kiddie nurofen. I shall never get used to how quickly he goes from bouncing around and full of beans to being horribly hot and flopsy ill. I'm hoping a day off school tomorrow will be enough to fight it off. He has worked so hard all term and I couldn't bear for him to miss all the excitement this week; Nativity play, steam train ride to visit Santa, Christmas lunch and the Carol concert in the parish church near school. I might even try to persuade doco to let him have anti-biotics just in case we can nip it in the bud! Poor little lamb. I'm off to go snuggle up for the night to help him sleep through.
Hope you and yours are all well and thoroughly immersed in the glitter season. More posts this week! And a giveaway before the weekend!