It's been another beautiful sunny day here at Number 38 although quite bizarrely we've also had the odd snow shower. The sun is on the back of our house all day and we've obviously had more than we realise lately because look what's happened. Amy left a mirror and a glass of water on her windowsill and the sun has reflected off them and burned the plastic window frame. Some heat must have been generated to do that. I dread to think what would have happened if it had been aimed onto her bedding. So my safety tip of the day is no mirrors or glasses to be left on windowsills, especially in hot weather.
After the usual morning routine it was off to Bury. This week I headed for the haberdashery stall to buy ribbon for the pencil cases and taggies. I love this stall and could spend ages pondering over the choices. I also picked up a couple of packets from The Works and some cards from The Card Factory.
My impulse buys of the day were a game to add to our collection which I'll be challenging Thomas to at the weekend, plus these finger monster tattoos which I'm going to send down to my niece.
This afternoon I brought the sewing machine down and made my first ever taggie. I'm just using material I have in the house and I'm sure the babies won't mind. There are 20 little ones in the baby unit so I'm making one for each of them. A lot of the babies will grow up in the home but some are brought in if their Mum's have died and Dads can't cope. Regular contact is encouraged and sometimes when they're a little bit older and more independent they return home.
For the backing I've used a pale blue soft fleece blanket which cost £1 and I've managed to get 6 squares out of it. You can just make out the teddy bears embossed into it.
I did make a mistake though. I've caught one of the ribbon loops. I really didn't want to unpick it all so I'll let this one pass through quality control but I'm being extra careful with the others.
The house is very quiet at the moment. Amy is in her room, Thomas is in his room and Mark has gone to join a boating club which gives him access to a private lake for his new toy. I'm sat here enjoying the stillness threading ribbon through pencil cases waiting for Scott & Bailey to start.