I’ll never admit this to SewFunky in person, especially not when we’re out shopping, but one of the things I love about summer, is summer fruits. Not so much the fruits themselves, more so what SewFunky does with them. If she spots a summer fruit bargain, she’ll fill the shopping trolly with as much fruit as she can. When I give her my ‘what do you need all that for look’ she’ll smile and say she’s going to make jam. Now I could point out to her that we can buy cheap Polish jam for about a buck a jar, but I don’t.

I don’t point out this economic fact for two reasons. One, SewFunky will just ignore me, or worse, hit me. Secondly, I’ve come to realise that the jam SewFunky makes is far and away better than the jam those Polish factory workers mass produce.

This year SewFunky has already made a couple of batches of Strawberry Jam, some Blackberry Jam, Strawberry & Blackberry Jam and today as she was readying another batch of Strawberries, I pondered out loud, the possibility of Strawberry & Banana Jam, and Strawberry & Pear Jam. Both flavours worked out well, though some might say that the Strawberry & Banana Jam is an acquired taste.

What summer fruit combinations have you wanted to try making jam with?

Off to the post office today :-)

If you’ve joined in this year’s ornament swap, you should have received an email today with the details of all those in your group.  Please let me know if you didn’t get it!

You now have until MONDAY, 2nd of DECEMBER to post your ornaments out.  Please do this, so that I don’t have to spend a lot of time chasing everyone up.

The most important thing about the swap is to enjoy making and receiving some well-crafted ornaments!  If you are stuck for ideas, there are heaps of great ornamental ideas on pinterest and also here on the SewFunky website from previous years.

I don’t know about you, but this is my very favourite time of the year!

If you have any questions, flick me an email at [email protected]

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Me and the family decided to pop in to Crafternoon Tea on Saturday.

It’s been about 18 months since my last market but it was good to see so many familiar faces.  Hopefully this visit managed to plant the seeds of crafty inspiration, as I get back into making things again!

Because we were early birds, we were giving this neat package as we entered, which managed to keep our sweet 2 year old foster daughter occupied later on in the day.

Crafternoon Tea Market has always been a huge favourite of mine, so I hope that I will get back there as a stall holder soon!

Don’t forget registrations for the Kiwi Christmas Ornament Swap need to be end by the end of the month!

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