The other day, I got into a sheer panic, when a calendar on somebody's website, helpfully (!) told me that it's only 98 days till Christmas. I was not worried to much about the actual Christmas, because that's going to be utterly enjoyable experience as ever. Family Christmas usually happens weekend before, so Xmas day is perfect for doing what we want, which most of the time does not include anything Xmassy at all (the other year we found our perfect house on Xmas day...).
No, what I started to panic about is that means, that it's only about 50 days till my largest ever craft fair at Leeds Castle close to Maidstone. I have calculated, that I have only 28 actual days in which I can sew all my handmade fabric decorations, make chocolate truffles and bake my gingerbread biscuits and houses. And, knowing me, probably million other things...
So, after cursing myself, that as promised (to myself), I should have started back in January to prepare for this year's Xmas fairs, I calmly worked out a plan, made another cup of tea and sat at my sewing machine. Couple of days later and I finished some Xmas tree decorations, lavender cushion stacks, Xmas puddings and Halloween Bunting (nearly forgot I have a fair just before 31 October).
This blog has been written as part of Handmade Monday.