Oh my goodness where has the week gone?! I suspect that this will become the running theme of these weekly roundups. The days just seem to skitter away from me at the moment with each rolling into the next so quickly. I’m still catching up on my comments from last week’s Little Loves post. I wish time would slow down just a little bit.
This week I’ve been prepping for Christmas. Too early you may think but I love Christmas and tend to go all out on the decorations etc. If I’m going to get everything on my to-do list done before the big day then I have to start now.
I bought myself a copy of Simply Cards and Papercrafts magazine and it came with a free copy of Cards & Crafts for Christmas. I’ve got my eye on making a cute Mr & Mrs Claus and this gorgeous robin doorstop.
I’ve been looking for something to watch until season 8 of Vampire Diaries starts and stumbled across Lucifer on Amazon Prime. The basic premise is that the Devil is taking a little break from Hell and is holidaying in Los Angeles (a bit of a busman’s holiday I would think!) where he teams up with a female detective to help her solve crimes using his unique method of being able to read people’s secret wants and desires. Lucifer himself is very funny, in a bitingly british way, and rakishly charming. If you’ve read Good Omens he’s exactly how I imagine Crowley to be.
I made two clip on charms and a bookmark for my Traveller’s Notebook this week. The charms were re-purposed from an old Mollie Makes magazine freebie. They’re perfect for the autumn theme I’ve got going on at the moment.
The bookmark was made out of bits from my stash. I used to make jewellery so I have lots of beads, findings and leather cord stashed away. I knew they’d come in handy one day!
Baggy, warm jumpers have been the mainstay of my wardrobe this week. It’s been very cold in the mornings and we’ve had the first ground frost here in Hampshire.
At the moment our weekends are quiet and spent mostly at home so that Bubs has lots of time to unwind after her tiring week at school. There’s been lots of board games being played and movies being watched. I’m a homebody so these weekends are my idea of perfect.
I have to share it again just because I’m so darn proud of myself. I grew a pumpkin!
I’ve been growing veggies for over 20 years and this is the first time I’ve successfully grown a pumpkin. They’re not especially difficult to grow but mine usually fall foul of the local slug and snail population before they can even flower. This year I went all out on the pest control and it paid off.