Today its cold, staying at 0 degrees all day and to be honest, I'm glad I'm in the warm. This morning I went to the village for the Christmas Market. I was a little disappointed this year as it didn't seem as good, not as many stall holders and too many of those that were there this morning were tombola or raffle stalls. I made a mental note to perhaps take a stall myself next year. My friend and I meet once a month to have a craft day and over the years we've tried many different crafts and have a cupboard full of 'makes' some of which we have sold. About two years ago I became very despondant a really not interested in crafting, but all that is changing and I find myself full of inspiration with lots of ideas buzzing around in my head. I'm thinking that maybe next year my friend Betty and I can get back to it. Its not that we stopped crafting altogether, we just seemed to have sat and chatted for most of the craft days rather than worked. To be fair to Bet, she has never lost interest and remains keen to get out there and sell stuff. We did have a web site until late last year when the website host withdraw its services. Bet's husband, Ron has agreed to set up a new one for us and will get cracking on it in the new year, so watch this space!
One stall at the market was one of those 'bit of this, bit of that' stalls and I found yards of material that I just had to buy. Look...
There's enough to make a couple of tablecloths as well as plenty to use for collage. I've always wanted to try my hand at fabric collage, but having no stash readily available and being unwilling to spend a lot of money, I have til now, been unable to have a go. This lot cost me just £7! I came away feeling like the cat who got the cream! Now I only have to contain myself until after Christmas when I can put this stash to good use. Christmas must come first as I have presents to finish and there's only a few weeks remaining. And on that note, I leave you to take up my crochet hook and get hooking!
Til next time, and thanks for stopping by.