With 1st December rapidly approaching, my other WIP is a book advent calendar, like the one shown on The Green Dragonfly last year. I have a load of books ready to wrap while Little Miss is at pre-school later, and am expecting a further delivery any time.
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From Marie Claire Ideas (French site). Accompany it with an age-appropriate sewing book.
Hedgehog Mittens Knitting Kit (and LOTS of other critter knit patterns and kits) from Morehouse Farm Merino - perfect for the young at heart!
Mary Kilvert online store has lots of great things - the large cushions would brighten up any room and Little Miss is fancying this one which is also my favourite!
Requiring only basic crochet skills, this could be made in no time in the recipient's favourite colours - make it extra special by sewing in some colourful lining then fill with pencils, pens or toiletries!
Accompany it with a pretty notebook and his could make a nice inexpensive School-friend Gift.
The Island by Victoria Hislop is not the kind of novel I'd usually pick up, but it's this month's book club choice and I am quite enjoying it. The island of the title is Spinalonga, a leper colony off the coast of Crete - although the book (so far, at least) is set away from the island as much as it is on it.
It's an easy read - the sort of thing you could finish in a few days while laying on a beach, but it is quite interesting, particularly as I came to it knowing nothing about leprosy or Cretan village life in the last century. I'll let you know whether I'd recommend it next week, when I've finished reading.
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