Monday, 20 August 2012

Christmas in August?

Judging by the amount of traffic to my Patchwork Stocking post, there's a hell of a lot of people already thinking about Christmas. Now this may seem like a crazy time to think about Christmas, especially as I write this at the end of a day that has earned the right to be called a 'summer' day. All ice-creams and long clinky drinks... <sigh>

But if you're planning to make stuff by hand, either for gifts or for sale, now is actually a pretty good time to start planning. In a couple of weeks it will be all 'back to school' shenanigans in this house, then time seems to gallop away as the nights draw in.

I'm hoping to have a stall at a craft fair or two in the run up to Christmas, so I need to come up with some fresh designs, buy more festive fabric and get stitching. I'd also like to knit a few presents, and I'm not a particularly speedy knitter, so starting in August doesn't seem so daft.

And if you fancy feeling all virtuous and store-cupboardy, you always could go ahead and make a Christmas Cake, as they're said to improve with age...

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