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Sunday, 11 December 2016

Back Again

Hello Folks.  
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.


  1. I stumbled across your blog recently and binge-read all the way back to the beginning. You blog about so many of the "daily life" things I enjoy, too, so it was a delight to read. Thank you for the inspiring and entertaining journey! You motivated me to get my knitting needles out and working again. So sorry you've been sick -- hope you feel much better soon!

    1. Well thank you very much. Get those needles out! CN x

  2. oh i love your pillow...lovely things...

  3. You are such a clever girl...especially after being so ill. I'm glad you are feeling better, even though a bit stressed and behind the schedule you want. Thanks for posting! xx


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