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it's been a while!


Oh my! I really don't know where the time goes sometimes, I blink and it's been two weeks since my last post.

This time of year has a tendency to get a little hectic.  We start trying to create a routine after the long summer months, not the easiest of tasks.  And  we start to spend time with home ed friends again, learning together.  On top of that christmas commissions start creeping in and I have a million ideas that I don't have time to get down on paper!  And finally we are out enjoying the autumn any time it's not raining.  Autumn is a wonderful time in Cornwall, a little less busy and hot so we can walk further and such beautiful colours on the moors.   I will have to take a camera out with us!

I know that all this will calm down, our routine will settle and there will be time for everything but right now it's hard to imagine.

Skipping girl small

I have managed to finish a new pattern and I'm rather fond of these two little girls.  It started with a skipping rope


and then a hula hoop came along.  I did ask my facebook followers how many of us can still hula, it turns out I'm not the only one who is put to shame by a young daughter!

Hula skip collage

all of this along with gorgeous liberty phoebe fabric made me very happy.

I love playground games and still have hopscotch and blind man's buff spinning round in my head.

These designs are for 4" hoops and make perfect pocket money purses, reminding me of  the days when we saved up for a skipping rope or a hula hoop, or even a pogo stick!

I find it impossible to think about christmas themes at this time of year, I hate to wish away the autumn, it's my favourite season.

I won't leave it so long next time

and I hope you're all enjoying the season, whichever it may be.