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Look Where You're GoingWalking along the streets glancing into the shops was making me feel very happy indeed. I was feeling super inspired by so many things.
I guess there are a couple of reasons for the warm happy feelinsg. The first being that Dennis gets home next Friday from his cruise ship contract! I just CAN NOT wait to see him! SOSOSOSOSOSO EXCITED! Its been about two months since we last saw each other and I have to be honest I've been missing him tons!
The second reason is that I'm completely and utterly in love with this time of the year! Most people like the sun shining nice and hot. I like it cold (but not too cold) dark (but not too dark) and on the build up to Christmas. I love when it's dark and cold, but you are wrapped up with your hat and scarf, feeling all snug and everything appears to have a magical glow. So nice!
Walking along feeling content I spotted some bunting flapping in the wind.
As you know I'm on a bunting mission this month. I still have yet to settle on what kind of pattern or design I am going to use. But seeing this old bunting hanging from tree to tree got me thinking.
It's a bad picture as it was really dark, but as you can see its just some old scraps of red fabric. Its hanging on a line from tree to tree in the street. I like how old and weathered it looks and also how thrown together it is. Its a like its having its own little party flapping in the wind.
Being all bunting inspired I once again popped into the craft store and had a gander. I ended up buying a little pack of scrap material and some more ribbon which I think I will incorporate into my crocheted bunting. I will have a play and see what I come up with and see if it works.
How cute is this material though! Very vintage style prints, it reminds me of some of the Kath Kidston designs.
As I left the store I got a glimpse of the window display and whipped out my camera for a sneaky picture!
A little Christmas ginger bread house all made out of wool! Look how happy the mother is with her knitted winter home! I would also be pretty proud if I was her :-)
After buying my essentials (ribbon and scrap material) I walked back through the city as I wanted a little glimpse of the Christmas market that had opened at the weekend.
I didnt want to get the full experience as I'm waiting until Dennis is home so we can look around together. I couldn't resist having a sneak peak though! Look how gorgeous it all looks!
Look how all of the slights sparkle!
This is the main market in front of the "Rathaus". I Didn't get to close as the temptation was to go in and and get a little merry on Gluhwein.
This picture was taken at the entrance to the "Weihnachtsmarkt'
No doubt you will be hearing lots more from me about the Christmas market as we get a little closer to Christmas day itself. Well....That's if I last until Christmas! On the way home I very almost knocked myself out by walking into a lamp post. I should learn to look where I'm going rather than be distracted by the Abercrombie and Fitch store. OOOOOOOPS!!!
This post was originally posted on 22nd November 2011.
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