I've had a good week this week. I've nearly finished my kids Christmas presents although I can't actually take the credit for this as its Papa who has been buying their gifts and hiding them away since July. I've been offered some really fun reviews that I'll be sharing in the next few weeks and I've been given by swap partner for Lakota's festive faith hope and charity swap that I'm really looking forward to.
1) So Christmas is in the air. I like to make a lot of gifts so I usually make a start mid October. I've ordered soap making stuff, oils for potpourri, and wool for crochet plus I've been out walking in the blowy Autumn breeze collecting pine cones for my Christmas potpourri. I get sooooo excited when the postman delivers craft supplies.
2) Papa has built me an arbour from recycled wood and we enjoyed a few days together building, painting and planting eager to have the garden tidied up and ready for the garden makeover competition that ends in ten days.
P.S Papa asked why I took a photo of his backside " I'm trying to practise 'arty' (no, not farty) shots with my new camera". Well, that's my excuse anyway ;-)
3) Yes, Autumn is definitely here which means toffee apples, crunchy red leaves beneath our feet, warm cardi's, Halloween and colder weather which is my excuse for cosy nights in sitting by the fire. I love walking around the town and being able to smell that everyone has began lighting their fires.