It’s getting to that time of year again, where everything is frantic and I’m having trouble remembering where I put my head let alone the combined calendars of now two children with ‘things to do’. Today was a big day in the nursery organisational calendar where I had to nag ask people to bring in cakes, fake wrapped presents, fairy lights and sign up for Santa’s Grotto because we were still two slots short, all on about five hours of disturbed sleep last night.
I’m also still working my way through my Christmas present making, my dad, the tea towel hater is up next and I had been planning to make him the Amy Butler Kitty Tunnel, which is a fairly simple make, however on looking for the right materials to make it, could I find it? No. In particular I needed fake fur of quite a considerable width and I just couldn’t find it in that size. So, I thought about changing the materials, maybe making the furry interior of the tunnel with fleece instead but then I thought my dad could possibly think I’m trying to suffocate his cat, so instead I’m going to do yet another embroidered mini cushion, this time of his cat.
Whilst in town, me and Boy Lacer went into a new shop that has just opened on the site of our town’s old Woolworths, called Clas Ohlson, it seems to be basically the Swedish equivalent of Woolies but a lot lot better, imagine having the Ikea Market Place on your high street, it’s that basically. Even smells like Ikea, there’s obviously some secret patented Swedish scent designed to persuade you to part with your cash for cheap, nicely designed things, you never knew you needed. Boy Lacer liked it, I wheeled him in, first words “Wow! Amazing!”, I think all the neatly ordered, shiny stuff appealed to him!
Then back home, a quick lunch, booted Boy Lacer to nursery, got stared at my lots of kids as I trooped round school, my arms laden with (fake) presents and then back home to bake cakes and thanks to Clas Ohlson (whose patented Swedish scent persuaded me to part with a tenner in exchange for a cupcake tin, some biscuit cutters and a pad of drawing paper), I now have enough cupcake tins to bake large batches, so I baked twelve cupcakes for school and twelve for home.
The above photo was taken with iPhone ShakeItPhoto app, which I’m still in love with. I used it this morning whilst walking into town and took the photo of the leaf you can now see on my header at the top of the blog, you can see the whole photo here on my photo blog, I’m rather proud of it, would still much prefer an actual LOMO camera though!