This year I senseably left a box down ,when the others were returned to the loft, because we always seem to miss a couple of decorations and so it was this year, that two days after supposedly removing them all I looked across to the windowsill and saw four large decorations still standing in place!
However due to the size I then had to swap the saved box for a larger one to fit everything, so now they are all away.
Casper had his first birthday yesterday, still very much a puppy but with a now full grown adult look.
The time's gone quick since this little bundle arrived.
but he still loves his bear
If you remember our conversation ( I call it a conversation, because when I type it I feel like I am talking to you , I just cannot hear your reply unless you comment later ) of earlier this week when I decided that I was going to have a crafty year..so I went off to look at my craft books that were gathering dust on the lower part of the bookcase.
This is a small selection of my embroidery and needlepoint books but of course I cannot find one in particular I was looking for, which then reminded me of another couple I know I had but also cannot find! So where are they? Are they still sitting in some box when we had a big move round in the living room and the new book case arrived? or have they been given to a charity shop when we were having a massive clear out and my brain said .. I don't need to keep those books.... which is extremely rare!
So shortly I will be off down to the storage shed at the bottom of the garden, hoping that a box is tucked away with the books I want in it , although Paul is insisting that there are no books in the shed !!!
If this is the case then one I know I can replace one quite cheaply on the secondhand book market but the others. one of which is the book I want to use.. will be very hard to find!.
On the Sasha front , an old friend and mistress of the sewing machine ,Sarah Williams is back! If you don't know Sarah's work you soon will. Sarah's been sewing for Sasha for many years under the name of Vintage Sasha. But she took a couple of years off to do other things but returned this year back sewing for Sasha.
This is one of Sarah's dresses. She makes clothes in quality fabric's which tend to get snapped up within minutes of them appearing on her website. You can find the link to her site in my sidebar.
Where you can find her latest clothes that were gone in a nano second.
It's lovely to know she'll be selling her clothes again even if it will be hard to get hold of them.
Along with Rosie Bloomfield, who returned back to making shoes for Sasha last year, these are two of my all time favourite designers for Sasha.
On my personal Sasha front the newest Sasha Margo is turning out to be a very determined young girl.
Margo still needs to get dressed ! I found her outside feeding the birds this morning in her pj's !
At least she put a jacket and hat on! but still no socks!
She was putting down meal worms for the robins , her favourite bird on account of their red breasts .
I can see I'll need to find her something nice to wear to tempt her out of those cosy pj's. I do love the red haired Sasha's but they do tend to be the one's with feisty characters and stubborn to boot!
Well while I was typing Paul checked some boxes we'd stored under the stairs and found a few more of my craft books, including the one by Beth Russell which I just knew I'd not given away however not the other couple I hoped to find. I popped down to the shed and it would take at least an hour to move all the things between the door and the space where any boxes would be so I'll save that search until the spring when we clear the shed out completely.
However I've popped online and bought a couple of second hand books which I hope will have a nice pattern I can use for my first craft project of the year.
I think I'll also see if I can find a space in the Studio to keep all my craft books in one place, that way I'll know exactly what I have and where to find it!
So on that note I'm off to have a read through a couple of the books and take note of what I'll be needing to get started.
Have a great week ahead