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Sunday Sevens #63

This week’s Sunday Sevens is quite a crafty one as I’ve been to several craft fairs as well as working on my #stitchingsanta which I hope to share this week. (Carmen Ross, did you get my email?)

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  1. It’s been a soup kind of week, if you know what I mean. Spiced butternut squash soup this week. Warming and delicious.

butternut squash soup

2. For those of you who have been feverishly knitting/crocheting squares for the ‘Crochet for Calais’ refugees appeal, here are a few of the squares about to be made into a blanket. There is still time to make some up as more trips to the refugee camps are planned before Christmas. Click on the link for full details of how you can help.

crochet granny squares

3. Here are a few things I couldn’t resist at recent craft fairs: –

A stunning, handpainted silk cushion with the most beautiful depictions of pansies, each edged in gold.

silk painted cushion cover

Two beaded snowman tree decorations and a crocheted bauble.

crochet bauble beaded snowmen

Some locally produced Somerset honey.

Somerset honey

4. I made a sample for the girls who will be starting this cute little skirt in their next sewing lesson – the softest corduroy with ric rac trim and buttoned back split.

cord skirt

5. Readers of my blog have very kindly sent me some photos of things they’ve made following my tutorials. The Crochet Cowl Poncho is far and away the most popular post on my blog to date, with 10,536 views so far – 59 already today!

Crochet Poncho

6. Another reader sent me this photo of the One-Hour Ikea Bag made from my tutorial. Don’t you just love the crochet granny square-effect vinyl she used?

Ikea Bag Jane McAlpine

7. I made a lemon drizzle birthday cake which we took with Prosecco to have with our tea for my father-in-law’s birthday in his care home. The Boys made him a glorious, glitter-covered birthday card.


That’s it for this week, although I could have squeezed in many more photos if I’d dared. Do you like the way I’ve numbered them making it seem like there are only seven photos when there are actually fourteen?! Well, montages only count as one, don’t they?