It's been another busy, busy half-term around these parts. I don't know what your half-term is like, if that's something that happens to you, but we used to have nice, slow, leisurely ones. Nowadays they are mad whirlwinds of activity with barely a lie-in to redeem them. Maybe it's Little Miss Madam's advancing years, she's the ripe old age of 9 now, but her various interests and the related events just seem to grow and fill up our days. Ah well, it's good that she's up and doing I dare say.
I thought I'd squeeze in a cheeky Sunday post before Halloween is a long forgotten irrelevance and let you know the latest from my little corner of the world. We had a good Halloween and quite the family of pumpkins this year. We got one each to carve together, as we usually do, but LM made one at Brownies and one on her 'Pony Day' as well, so with our ceramic one we had a grand display to grace the front steps.
Perhaps that's why she was rewarded with probably the largest sweetie haul to date. That and the fact that the older the legs get, the more streets they are prepared to trudge for sugary treats!
Back to School
I've been attempting to keep up with my online blogging course this week, which hasn't been easy given the aforementioned busy-ness. I'm taking the Blogging Your Way 'Blog Boss' course, run by the talented Holly Becker of Decor8 fame. Quite frankly I didn't even know that such things as blogging courses existed until recently and this is the first time I've ever done such a thing but it's quite fascinating stuff and I'm finding myself all geed up with ideas and enthusiasm. Just what I needed at the moment as I've been feeling in a bit of a bloggy slump lately.
Back in Business
I'm glad to say that I back to working on the marathon blanket that I spoke about the other day and it's edging ever nearer to completion. Quite literally, as the edging is what I'm working on and I'm coming to the end of that too. Except, I'm starting to get some strange ideas about how the very end of it should look, that might be a little bit of madness and more than a little bit delaying to my reaching the finish line with this one...
I'm finding I don't mind though because I'm really enjoying it again and I think I want it to linger over it a little longer, like the end of a good book.
Craft Room Expansion Scheme
I been on a mission to expand my empire lately! I've been lucky enough to have a nice little space in my home that I've established as a sort of crafty base camp for quite some time now. You can see some pictures here from way back in 2011 when I first convinced the household that a craft room was an absolute necessity for my wellbeing and happiness.
It seems that for three and a half years that was enough to keep me satisfied, but lately some unrest has been growing. There was still a corner of the room that was taken up with a rather large cupboard you see. Space, that I felt, could be used for other things...
Luckily for me my hubs is a lovely, supportive, kind and generous soul who didn't need much convincing that the unfortunate and unwanted cupboard could be re-homed (at no little inconvenience to him) thus freeing up an extra corner for yours truly. Yippee!
It looks rather a rather sad and uninspiring corner at the moment, but fear not. I have plans....