It was a fun show at the YMCA Boutique and Home Tour at the weekend. Meeting up with artist friends and catching up with friends I’ve not seen for ages. There was so much on offer for those who were still Christmas shopping. Many thanks to all those who stopped by, and to Donna, who gave me a bag of nice bags and some other bits.
I didn’t deactivate items in my Etsy shop: Something Old, Something Blue, but spent the day checking to make sure I didn’t sell the same item twice!
I found some more cute Christmas fabrics that were begging to be made into a tree throw!
Front (feet not part of quilt!) Back: love the white snowflakes
Joann’s had this adorable retro train fabric which I couldn’t resist! So the Santa train chugs quietly around the tree!
Looking through the end of line fabrics I found Angry Birds Star Wars fabric which made me laugh (out loud in the shop)! Again, I couldn’t resist it so I bought some Star Wars fabrics and made a throw (now in my Etsy shop).
I thought it was such a hoot and was longed for by several people at the show!
I found some Olaf from Frozen flannel on sale and thought it would be fun in the turquoise border of a Christmas tree throw, but there was more fabric left!
Then I found some Frozen fabrics with the two princesses and I made a throw from those fabrics using the Olaf flannel for the back.
Cute but I’d rather have Angry birds meets Star Wars!
These two can be found in the Etsy shop.
Now the show season is over. The City of Redlands cancelled the last one at Olive market next weekend, but rain could be an issue?!, so I’m only dropping off replacement pieces at the Redlands Art Association (a service they offer artists – to ring and inform them a piece has sold and invite them to bring in a replacement piece). Now, I can think about the end of the semester with the boys, Will’s 20th birthday and Christmas. Thankfully Geraint has always been on the ball with the boys big Christmas pressies and Santa and I have liaised over stockings!
So housework calls, along with decorations for birthday parties and Christmas, then there are the New Year celebrations. Reflections on the out going year and sadness that some loved ones will no longer be there with us, for me that will be my Dad, and for my step-mum another major first to get over. Its been such a tough year for her. I hope the new one brings happiness and prosperity for everyone.