Another busy month here in rather rainy Scotland. Winter is on its way with crisp mornings, lots of rain and the inevitable “nights fair drawin’ in” darkness. Definitely time to pull out those winter woolies.
Wovember 2013 Arrives
Despite that there’s lots of crafty fun and goodness to be had, not least with the start of Wovember and its celebration of all things truly wooly! If you haven’t come across this term before, pop on over to the Wovember blog where you can read all about it and find lots of interesting articles on growing, harvesting, processing, working with and wearing wool! I recommend grabbing a cuppa and some cookies before you start as it may take some time.
Movember 2013 Too
Movember on the other hand is a moustache growing charity event that is month long, raising both money for and awareness of prostate cancer and testicular cancer. Men start clean shaven when they register for the event and have all month to grow that Mo and raise some much needed cash. I’m sending lots of support and a big cheer to my sister’s partner, John, as I know he’s taking part. Best of luck to him and all the other participants.
Craft Fair Fun
In the land of crafting that is Thistle Dubh Ewe, we started November with a trip to a local craft fair in Mid Calder’s Masonic Hall. A lovely morning was spent browsing the many craft stalls manned by local crafts people who had braved the teeming rain to display their wares. 🙂 The highlight of the morning for me was meeting and chatting to local artist Joyce Morris, a charming and talented lady with a delightfully quirky (and peculiarly Scottish) sense of humour. I came away with 2 of her wonderful paintings and being the restrained creature that I am, only one of them is for me!
Too cute isn’t it?
Upcoming LCA Craft Fair
Saturday 9th will find us at St Margaret’s Academy for the Livingston Craft Association fair which is shaping up to be a fabulous day with several guest crafters lined up alongside regular Association members such as Frank and Sue of Funkrase and Lorna of Laurel Bags. If you’re in the area, why not pop along and check it out for yourself?
Fabric Fabric Everywhere
In our final bit of crafty news today, I wanted to share some pics of a few of the lovely fabrics that have been arriving over the last few weeks ready for our next lot of makes. Everyone loves fabric and if they don’t, they certainly should! Nothing more satisfying than deciding which will be perfect for that next project. We have a real mix of patterns here from Nordic hand painted snowflakes to large florals and pretty blue gingham. So much choice, so little time.