Sunday, 15 September 2013

Hunkering Down




This weekends due to be a stormy one here in the UK, we've got to the time of year, when I feel like hunkering down in a huge pile of blankets.  I've already managed to succumbed to my first bug of winter so, this weekend I've been resting up, trying and shake it off.  As hopefully next weekend if, I'm well enough, will be a busy one for me.



I've stocked up on all the hunkering down essentials, with magazines to read.


I've been doing lots of juicing too, trying to give my immune system a bit of a boost, this ones Blueberry, Apple, Pineapple and Mango, was really tasty. Hunkering instincts have been craving a nice hot chocolate, but I've been trying to resist, dairy and Clare are not a good combination theses days.


The Hunkering instinct of stocking up on supplies has also kicked in over the past week, I've succumbed to a little crafty retail therapy to cheer myself up. All essential mind !! Ribbons Buttons and Beads, the essentials of life !!


All the supplies are for my wintertime wreath, which I've decided to make in blues silvers and whites. Sorry about the early Christmas reference, but I couldn't resist making my tinsel pom poms into a little tree for the photo. I wasn't 100% about the tinsel when I ordered them, but now they are here my inner magpie is very happy.


Talking of pom poms I ordered all these cute little ones too !!


and of course my new yarns and cottons, they look so cosy all hunkered down together.


Talking of new supplies, just lookie what arrived in the post the other day from Melanie at 'The Patchwork Robin'. Nothing like tissue paper parcels to cheer the heart. I was lucky enough to win Melanie 100th post giveaway.  Do you want to see what was in the lovely parcels?


Lots and lots of lovely craft supplies and a lovely little case for my embroidery scissor. So a big thank you to Melanie for her generous giveaway gifts.



Now what other Hunkering essentials are we missing out on, oh yes a hunkering buddy. Merli's been snuggled up on the bed with me most days now since the weathers changed.



So that's me set then, ready to baton down the hatches, with my cosy fairy lights and my latest crafty make to keep me busy ( more on that another day.)

Happy Crafting

Clare xx

18 comments:

  1. Thabnk you so much Clare for sharing your hunkering treats, I love the little tinsel pom poms, and can't wait tosee your wreath.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  2. Lovely post Clare and yes summer seems to have gone in a flash. Weather here is grey, dull, cold and rainy, so staying in with lots of crafty supplies, projects and a crafting buddy is a really good idea! Looking forward to your winter wreath.

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    1. Thanks Sara, you've got to have a crafting buddy, they are so helpful after all. xx

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  3. Lovely post...looks like you are ready for winter!
    M x

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    1. I think the weather had just got here, it's raining and blowing a gale, so I got sorted in the nick of time.xx

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  4. Well you are well prepared Clare but I hope the weather forecasts prove to be wrong! We've been having rough weather over here too and it's supposed to be spring! I love all your supplies, and I hope the juices do give your immunity a good kick! Get well soon!
    Joy x

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    1. Thanks Joy, the gales are just arriving here. x

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  5. What a wonderful collection of goodies, they'll provide you with hours of crafting enjoyment!

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    1. Nothing like new craft supplies x

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  6. Love your fairy lights and the buttons, so Christmassy! Look forward to seeing what you make with them. Julie x

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    1. Thanks julie, the plus side of the nights drawing in, is candles and fairy lights.xx

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  7. I like your style! No dull, dark hibernation for you - you hunker down with happy colours, terrific treats, and fairy lights! Fantastic! Chrissie x

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    1. Thanks Chrissie, I love that, hunkering down in style. xx

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  8. Enjoy your hunkering time. It's one of my favorite things too. It looks like you have a lot of fun things planned. :)

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  9. So adorable treats to create something. I hope you've had a beautiful and creative weekend :)
    Wishing you nice week,
    Hanni
    P.s. It is just September but I am also thinking on Christmas and wintry designs...

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  10. Ooo new supplies and they look great plenty to keep you busy. I like to hunker down too. My cat poppy has taken to bunking in with us now too. Must be getting cooler x

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