Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Foggy Afternoons

Although the temperatures are still unusually mild for this time of the year, the recent foggy days have are giving us a bit of a taster of what's to come. The misty damp weather is making it feel so much colder - typical cold and flu weather, only bearable with a nice cup of mulled wine.

Given the break since my last post, it may seem like I haven't been doing much, but I have been extremely busy preparing things for the annual Christmas hamper for Jamie's parents, making 2 batches of wine, tea tree and mint soap, lemon curd, cranberry sauce, and several pickles and relishes.

Also, it's my work's Christmas party next Friday and this year the theme is going to be "Academy Awards", which calls for an evening dress. As I don't want to spend a fortune on a frock I'm unlikely to ever wear again, I decided on making a vintage crochet evening dress. I made an ankle length version of this:

I finished it last night, way ahead of time. As it's rather see-through I ordered a black satin night dress to go wear underneath. Once I've received it and bought all my accessories I will share some pics of the finished object.

It's also "Movember" this month, so I'm planning on getting involved raising money for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men. I've got a few ideas, but more is to be revealed later.

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