Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Feeling Festive

Good evening! Yesterday afternoon was very wild and windy - a perfect excuse to spend some time indoors making Christmas cards! It always takes far longer than I realise to make batches of cards, which is one of the reasons I have failed to prepare adequately for both of the Christmasses that my Etsy and Folksy shops have been open (there's no point linking to them, they're empty for the third Christmas in a row ;-)). To be ready for when everyone else starts to feel festive, I need to have started my Christmas crafts in August, but that's still camping and cider-in-the-garden time, not crochet and tinsel time!

Of course, now it most definitely is hot-chocolate (okay, hot Bailey's!) and warming soup weather, and I'm getting very much in the Christmas spirit, and time is already running out! But nevertheless, here are the cards I'll be selling at the Christmas fairs this weekend!

We'll be at Adel Primary School Christmas Fair on Saturday 3rd December and Hollybush Christmas Fair on Sunday 4th December - if you're in the Leeds area, please come down! All proceeds are going towards our fundraising efforts!

If you're not in the area but would like to buy some handmade Christmas cards, please email me at and let me know what you fancy!

Monday, 28 November 2011

Here I Am!


I am alive! I am rubbish, but I am still here, and I do read everyone's blogs regularly, even if things are rather quiet on Wrapped Up With String! Since getting the puppy, then having two part-time jobs, then starting a college course, everything seems to have ganged up against me being a reliable crafter and blogger - I do apologise.
Oscar is also v. apologetic...


Anyway, I do have some very exciting news that will a) help re-invigorate my crafting and b) give me inspiration to might remember at the start of the year that one of my resolutions was to find a swimming event that I really wanted to do, and do it. Back in July, I swam the Swim for All and after this, I swam in a team triathlon with Oliver and our friends Sophie and Garnet. Now I definitely have the swimming bug, and next summer I will be swimming the Real Channel Swim - a relay Channel swim with a team of five others swimming to France in aid of spinal injury charity Aspire!

Of course to do this, we need to raise £1750 each, and my friend and team-mate Sophie and I have teamed up to raise our collective £3500 together, crafting, creating and selling as much of our friends' and families' junk as possible - all in the name of charidee! You can follow our fundraising on our blog Sophie and Sarah's Channel Swim - all words of encouragement welcome!

This week we have been crafting salt dough and crocheted decorations to sell at Adel Primary School Christmas Fair on Saturday 3rd December and Hollybush Christmas Fair on Sunday 4th December - if you're in the Leeds area, please come down!

You can also support us by... 
- following our training and fundraising on our blog
- following us on Twitter @sas_swim
- liking us on Facebook
- donating on our JustGiving site
- donating by texting 'SOSA86' and £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 to 70070 (eg. 'SOSA86 £3')
- sending us an encouraging email at!

I promise I won't inundate this blog with charity posts, but I'll keep you updated with my crafty bits and bobs :)

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