Monday, 18 October 2010

Mostly Wols

Good evening

It seems that Wols are taking over - sorry Owls, blame Winnie the Pooh for renaming them. Last week in the charity shop it seemed everything we were donated was owl related - clothing, books, ornaments & painting - all from different people but all owl-themed.

Then I started the cushion for my sister - another owl. BTW I finished it at the weekend;

I rather like him - I think she will too.

Yesterday we headed as a trio (having deposited big son at a badminton tournament) to the Vintage Market on the Waterfront in Ipswich. It was a sunny morning, perfect for browsing and possibly buying. MrVV & Little Son wandered off quite quickly - they were more interested in the marina & food stalls than vintage & handmade items. I bumped into a couple of friends including Julie from Beach Bygones - who has done a lovely write up on the market. I actually started my christmas shopping - a ring similar to this one (which is for me) but in yellow for my sister;

and again more owls - for the same sister - so much easier when you only have one sibling rather than 6 to buy for!!

Can you guess what it is??
It's a fob watch on a neck chain - perfect for some who is (like me) always drowning her watch!!

Quite pleased that I've actually made a very small start on my festive shopping - I suppose at some point I might have to write a list. Might even have to give some thought to things that I might like to receive - now that sounds more fun - off to browse the net ;)

See you soon

xxx Vicki xxx

19 comments:

Jackie said...

Well done for starting your Christmas shopping! I didn't realise there was a vintage market at Ipswich - must keep an eye out for that one next time! Love the owl fob watch - very charming! x

Floss said...

Love the wols (they are wols to me too!). I've started my Chrstmas shopping too! In between hospice visits, I've found that UK prices are way lower than French ones at the moment, and that second hand shops are springing up all over. Bad econocmic signs, but good for my shopping, anyway!

Jenevieve said...

I love owls too! The owl watch is great, I'd love that! Some of the Christmas presents I'm making this year are featuring owls as well! :) x

Linda said...

Vicki, Love the fob watch - who was the stallholder - My Mum would love one of them!! Linda x

topchelseagirl said...

Love the cushion! x

Jacquie said...

Oooh, your cushion turned out great . I've been thinking of trying some of these for my boys.
Love the watch too.
Jacquie x

Sheila said...

I love Pooh Bear, and i lurve the watch!!!!
x

clare's craftroom said...

Well done Vicki getting a start on your Christmas shopping , I should really get started as I have 7 brothers and sisters !!

Lisa said...

I'm sure your sister will be thrilled with the owl and all her other gifts. I love list writing and Christmas list writing especailly. Getting it all done can sometimes be a bit fraught though!
Pretty ring,great colour.
Lisa x

Serenata said...

I've got a watch just like that! My MIL bought it for me for my birthday when we were in NZ earlier this year.

The wol cushion is great I'm sure your sister will be delighted with it.

Florrie said...

Your owl cushion is gorgeous, lucky sis. There does seem to be lots of owl related goodies around at the moment, love the fob watch, very unusual.
florrie x

Josie-Mary said...

Love the owl watch, what a great gift :) x

delia hornbook said...

ohh i love the owl fob watch that is just so cute what a beautiful present she will love it im sure. I love your owl you made as well. Your sister is one lucky person ;-) Dee x

emma bear forever said...

I love the owl fob watch, what an unusual find.
Lovely cusion too ~ what a lucky sister.
Justine x

Kandi said...

Beautiful watch! I keep meaning to make a christmas list, but still haven't ~ I must get mu socks pulled up and get cracking.
Kandi x

Andrea said...

I love the cushion! Owls really are everywhere at the minute.
Andrea x

Beach Bygones said...

Well done on starting your Christmas shopping early. It's something I always plan to do but then never happens. Love all the owl photos - I have seen loads around too!

bibbitybob said...

Ooh glad to see someone else isn't afraid of the C word! :) I love the owl cushion and am in the process of making a similar one myself...all cut out, just didn't have the energy to sew today. On my to do list for the weekend, I think! x

bad penny said...

Wol is a very sweet word.
I've made a small start on the " C " Shopping purely because there will be a lot of family here this year with us. Will also be making a few gifts so need t get started .
Before Christmas we have our daughter's 18th to celebrate !