Well, after a few days I have spent quite a lot and started my first project. So far I have cut a number of shapes out of felt and started sewing a pattern on each...I'm not sure if they might be Christmas decorations or some kind of calendar - I guess it will depend on how good the embroidery is.
I have been buying jam jars today ready for making spiced apple chutney at the weekend. I have started collecting the materials for making Christmas crackers....and I have a card making kit. My Christmas craft book arrived and there's plenty of ideas for presents. The difficulty now is deciding what to make; there's too much!
Hopefully the weekend will see a greater amount of progress.