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Tuesday, 31 December 2019

I hope you had a great Christmas!

A cross-eyed tabby cat with reindeer antlers
Ha, I'm back! (And quite surprised to see I did actually manage a blog post at the start of the month; I thought I hadn't done any). I hope your December has been brilliant – I've been keeping up with people on Instagram, but that's not the same as the actual conversation of blogging, isn't it? Few of us use IG as a vehicle for thoughts and ideas. I do like it, as when life is hectic there's something soothing about the whirl of pretty things and happy friends, but blogging meets a deeper need. (Don't ask me why I still use Twitter, "I'm a bloody masochist" may be the answer there...)

Sunday, 1 December 2019

It's the festive season!

Three vintage craft magazine
So, have you got your tree up, if that's the sort of thing you do? We haven't; I grew up not putting it up till a fortnight before Christmas, so I don't like putting ours up too soon. Also, the cats like climbing around in it and stealing baubles which rapidly becomes annoying. I am starting to feel seasonal though. Because of my December deadline hell, I start shopping in November, so it's all nearly done now. And I've been looking at some more recent vintage craft magazines.

Does that make sense? The 1920s ones to a lot of the 60s are out permanently, but the later 60s and onwards aren't really 'my' time so those ones are in a crate, and the crate was wedged under the bed until recently. We replaced the bed, the crate got shifted to the spare room, and now I've been picking through them. And as it's a month to be generous, I thought I'd share outfits from a couple of December issues with you. Don't say I never give you anything.