I'm back after a bit of a break. I have had The Lurgy, one of the problems of working with children. I've been feeling really rotten, with a blocked up nose, headache type of lurgy. It has left me with a blocked eustachian tube in one of my ears which is horrible. I can't hear very well and I sound like Darth Vader when I breathe.
Because of this I haven't done much knitting as my mojo has deserted me but I have a few other things to show you.
A little felt reindeer made from a free kit on Prima Christmas Makes magazine. There is a white one too not done him yet.A Christmas tree cushion, very simple, triangles and rectangles sewn onto some cheap calico.
An elf hat made for our reception teacher, so she can jingle her way around school.
I have also been melting down the bottoms of scented candle jars to make a new one. Now, I'm not some old scrooge but there is always quite a lot of wax left at the bottom when you burn a scented candle. I have been saving them and found some candle wicks on Amazon (very cheap).
After a bit of research I melted the wax in a bain marie, using an old plastic pot, apparently if you use a microwave you can catch it on fire if you're not careful.
I poured it into the jar, let it cool and then added another colour. I have mulled wine, vanilla and Christmas Tree in this one.
Because I've had two weeks lying low, I'm behind on the present buying and starting to panic a bit. Hopefully I'll feel a bit more lively soon!
Right, I'll see you soon, have fun .......Clicky Needles.