Hello, hello bonny bloggers.
First things first, my oven is mended, yay!!! Relief....must bake something today (am thinking scones). There was a slight delay in it taking a few days to realize buying over the net was the way to go as our local shops were pants. We managed fine without an oven in the main due to me having a cold over the weekend. Ladies you may know what I mean when I say, if I'm poorly not much meal production happens at the hands of Mr Biscuit.
Why is it that after a busy busy time you catch a cold? It's a bit worrying that the night before it hit I was handling cakes at the schools Birthday celebrations baking stall. If any of you have never had the pleasure (???) of manning a baking stall let me tell you it's insane!!! Unbelievably busy! The teachers helping me didn't believe me when I said to get ready for it to get scary. It'll be like childbirth, I'll forget how bad it is by the time I'm asked to do it again. There are perks as you get to choose what you want before it sells/sells out, on this night meringues and cream, yummy!!
The Biscuits school was celebrating it's 40th Birthday and it was cool to see photos of Mr Biscuit all Ginger and clad in 70's brown fairisle jumpers. Not so good was the idea to light lanterns in the playground, at one point it was like The Hindenburg, watching one burning away to nothing not very high up in the air. All the health and safety plans went out of the window when people realized it was better to use a lighter rather than queuing to get to a designated lighter, it got a bit scary with kids running around chasing lit ones. It probably seemed like a great idea in the meetings...
Eldest Biscuit was also in a production of Oliver. School productions and assemblies are always a joy to witness.
So to business...
I find it ridiculous that no matter how many (cough four) pin cushions I have, when I am sewing I inevitably have to stretch my way around mess - messy pup remember? - to reach whichever one[s] I have out to get a pin so I thought one of these fellas might be handy. It is, I am happy to report! A wee simple rosebud made of felt sewn on to a ring, easy peasy!
A Fish[y] brooch.
Made for a birthday gift on a creative whim giving a bit of freehand/machine embroidery a go. I'm not entirely happy with it but.... Made with felt, fabric from my stash and the dinkiest wee spotty 'love bug' button. I like to describe these buttons as raindrops on fingertips. They are available from lovepaperfish.com if you'd like some.
More weeks to come....