Thursday, 4 October 2012
I'm really not sure why I find the sight of a fresh new conker peeking out of its green case so appealing: perhaps its a throwback to childhood, when our daily walk to school took us past a horse chestnut tree. We always collected as many conkers as we could fit into our pockets - but it was always a bit of an anti climax when they lost their lovely sheen after a few days. Anyway, autumn seems to have well and truly arrived in these parts. When I saw Prima Christmas Makes in the newsagents today, I knew for sure that the season had changed:
This is the only dedicated Christmas magazine that I buy. I really enjoy it, particularly the fact that the stylist Selena Lake, author of Homespun Home, one of my favourite ever interiors books, is a contributor. I would recommend it, I've already spotted a few very pretty projects, and I've only had a quick skim so far.
I thought this robin and nest was very clever. And these dolls, too:
There are some simple projects, too, and loads to browse and be inspired by.
I'm hoping to get up early in the morning for Peterborough Festival of Antiques, only 6 miles from my house (yay). I haven't got much to spend, but I can't resist a browse. I'll pop back tomorrow to report on that.