Today a little bit of history was made as the Olympic torch came to the town where I work. Luckily I managed to get a really good spot so not only did I get to see the torch I also got some good pictures too.
The crowds lined the street as we waited for the torch to arrive.
Before the torch came the Olympic team sent a team of runners to clear the way and to excite the crowd.
As the torch goes past the crowd goes wild.
I was really close to it!
The runner is interviewed for TV.
A close up of the torch and the runner.
Unfortunately I haven’t been able to find any suitable fabric in order to make a start on my Christmas baubles this half term so after my free gift felting at the weekend I’ve decided to have a go at felt Christmas ornies . I’m obsessed with making Christmas decorations as I’m helping a group of students fund raise for a volunteering trip to Marrakech and am going to hold a Christmas themed craft stall. I’m really proud of the way my first attempt is going. I was hoping to finish the robin today but unfortunately I forgot to buy red cotton thread so I’ll have to wait until tomorrow.
After hand-stitching the red breast I need to add a button for the eye, some ‘Made in Britain’ ribbon so that the decoration can be hung from the tree and some padding – then my creation will be finished.
Due to the jubilee there are lots of high quality craft fairs happening up and down the country this extended weekend. This got me thinking about some of the exceptional British talent I’ve seen on display during this year’s markets. Below is a small sample of some of my favourite designers:
2.Jade Devall Designs
5.Ruby Spirit Designs
As much as I’d prefer the weather to be cold rather than hot, as my winter boots have finally worn out I’d like it to a rain free half term. Especially as I have the week off and I don’t want to spend it with soggy feet.
There are lots of fabulous crafty things happening this weekend in Yorkshire: Saturday is The Stalls Arts & Crafts Fair in The Light, Leeds + Reetsweet at The Corn Exchange in Leeds. Sunday is The Jubilee Great British Market in The Ridings, Wakefield and Sunday to Tuesday Cannon Hall, Cawthorne Park are hosting a fabulous arts and craft fair.
So, whatever you’re up to this jubilee weekend – I hope the sun shines and you have a jubilitious time – God Save The Queen!
I found the inspiration board below on Joanna Hawker’s blog. I wanted to share it with you as I found the message on the Facebook card to be really amusing, especially as it’s true.
1. Twitter Necklace – The Pendant Factory 2. iPhone Case – Hello Nutcase 3. Facebook Cushion – The Geeky Giraffe 4. Dear Facebook – Anrol Designs 5. Macbook Wolf Sleeve – Boutique ID