The summer holidays have finished and I must return to work tomorrow. The alarm will ring at 6.30am, the memories of long lie-ins forgotten. The children come in Tuesday. It will be great to see them all again and I will try to remember their names, after six weeks away it's not that easy!
Still, not dwelling on that too much I though you might to see some books I bought from my local Booksale shop a few weeks ago.
Firstly, Granny Chic.
Now, I know I am late to the party with this one, so sorry about that.
What a fun book!
In the book we are advised to "put on a pretty frock and clogs, wrap a granny chic pinny around your waist and feel peachier about your chores." Yes, dear reader I tried it. It worked.
I'm not sure that Mr Clicky would be too impressed if I tried to wallpaper a door like this, but this a lovely book, written with a good deal of humour, with some easy crochet, fabric and cross stitch projects. Fun!
I am capable of sewing, but my machine lives in the cupboard under the stairs happily without me annoying it too much other than making curtains and repairing holes in trousers. I'm always jealous of others in the bloggy world and their sewing skills but I come from the 'bodge it and it'll do school of sewing'.
This book has given me the inspiration to have a bit of a go again.
It has really clear and concise instructions with good pictures.
A little purse.
And I really love this quilted needlecase.
Before I knew it I was off on a project ~ re-lining a basket I use for cosmetics in the bedroom with a grey checked fabric. Only one sewing machine shot because I'm not sure I want you looking too close!
Anyhoo, by the end of it the basket was looking better. I was quite pleased.
Who knows what will be next?
I also got this lovely Clangers book from Amazon. My intention when buying this book was a nostalgic look at my childhood friends, to have a smile and pop it on the shelf. Mr Clicky loved it and took it into work the next day.
Apparently he and his colleague need a Soup Dragon for their desks.
They also need a Clanger family.
And the Iron Chicken. (Obviously.)
This is a cracking little book with instructions on how to make the Moon surface, Caves, Soup Well and just about everything that was in the series. Whether Mr Clicky and co will have any of them living on their desks I'm not sure, we'll see.
So, I must leave you know and go to bed in preparation for tomorrow.
I've had a great Summer Holiday, I've no complaints about the weather on the whole and lots of things got done around the house.
It's been a good one.
Bye for now..................Clicky Needles.