The Olympic Torch

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.

Christmas robin

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.

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Jubilee Weekend

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!

Social Networking

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