Our friends, Pat and Jim have a grandson, Liam, who has been diagnosed as Severely Autistic and Pat is taking a stall at a Christmas Fair to sell hand made gifts to raise money for the Autistic Society. Liam's parents Lynz and Phil are doing a wonderful job, because autism affects the whole family and if you would like to read more take a look at Liam's blog here.
Pat has been busy knitting soft toys like these
and I've been busy making shabby chic hearts, gift bags and cards.
I've also made some Christmas cards, but I'll blog them another day. In the meantime it's to be hoped that people 'down South' appreciate the style of Stampotique, lol.
If you wondered why it says 'general dogs body' on Pat's photo, Pat used to work for me and one day we employed an outside trainer to come and talk to us. He asked us all to introduce ourself and say what qualifications we had. Pat was the last and she just came out with Pat Dixon, SRN, GDB, he knew what an SRN was but couldn't work out what GDB was. Needless to say ever after Pat was known as Pat Dixon, GDB.