I've started working on my 'Before Monday' list.
I emptied my fabric stash for the right bits. Did a fair bit of cutting out. Several hundred feet of stitching.
To make twelve place mats - here's the first one:
and here they all are in a finished heap ready to be tied together with ribbon, labelled with some washing instructions and wrapped to give to my brother and his wife for Christmas. Yet again the camera has not coped brilliantly with the colours - they are a lovely aubergine colour but seem to look more red here:
Minx helped me turn 11 of them through ready for topstitching and a very good little turner outer she is :)
We also had to make some of these, which are not on the list, for the cake stall at tomorrow's school fair. It seems I may be an oddity for making the cakes myself as one of the mums I chatted to today was quite amazed that I make my own rather than buying some Mr Kipling's.
I'm not hanging around tonight as I really want to sit down and crochet some more of Sausage Monster's blanket. Before I go I'd encourage you to pop over to Lucy's - she is my famous real imaginary friend whose beautiful blanket's have made the big time!!!!
I'm going to offer my services as her agent. There will not be a celebrity's child in the world who doesn't snuggle up under a Lucy Locket patchwork fleece blanket. I imagine I could organise a good line in celebrity knitted monkees if I speak to the right people.