A little while ago I sold some jewellery through etsy. Unlike other sales I’ve made it sits in your paypal account and, well, to be honest I kind of forgot about it. Then after the tragic tale of the drunk bunny I thought well, that’s it for now. No more selling for me for a bit. Might as well shut up shop until April.

And then I remembered the money still sat in paypal and I thought actually, rather than spending it on the gas bill, rather than it getting inhaled in Starbucks, rather than it disappearing back into my bank and being lost at the petrol pump, I’d like to make the most of that bit of money and buy something else on etsy with it. View Post

Remember a couple of months back I shared my last 5 pins on Pinterest? Well look what Mumma CraftsonSea turned up with for me.

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Not much normally. Normally I have to have a chat with the girls, break at least 3 saw blades, mutter a few obscenities under my breath and cue cue cue to get some soldering done. There’s nothing like the last class of term to get you focused though so here’s what I did in two hours.

After the hammered necklace I made previously my mum commented on it looking nice, so that was her Christmas pressie planned! I’d been wanting to try out using a roller for ages and this texture was done with some lace. I’m really pleased with it and (phew) she is too. A bit of polishing and the shine on it is lovely and the patten shows really well.

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So, here’s the deal, as a soon to be unemployed fundraiser I have a soft spot for a good cause. I also have a big ol’ soft spot for my squishy son which is why the following facts rather disconcern me:

” A child runs away from home or care every five minutes in the UK. In a recent survey, one in 11 teenagers aged 14 to 16 admitted to having run away overnight at some stage in their life. This can happen to anyone, with as many children running away from affluent homes as from low-income households.” (From MumsnetView Post

Mince Pies.

I have always bought them. My friend Rachel makes them.

“Too much effort!” I say. “Oh no,” says Rachel, “I just buy some pastry and the mincemeat and make them like that.”

She is right, of course. They are lovely. My house smells fantastic and I feel remarkably full of seasonal cheer. (Especially for someone who hasn’t done anything to prepare for tomorrow yet!)

Have a lovely Christmas everyone x