Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Silly Season

Yes it's that time of year again that people seem to go just a little mad.  The shops are horrendous,  the traffic is even worse and everyone seems to be in a hurry.

Luckily I wised up a very long time ago and have my shopping done throughout the year and purchase the last minute items online a few weeks before. Then sit and wait for the mail lady to bring them to my door.  In fact I spent yesterday wrapping them all and they are all sitting patiently waiting under the tree.

Today I will be finishing off a few of these calendars and popping them inside some handmade Christmas cards and putting those in the post tomorrow.

Did you see my post about the calendars a little while back?  They are so easy to make and are a perfect gift to pop inside a Christmas card to distant friends or relatives.

Last week I finished off a handmade gift for 7 of my friends.  Oh my gosh they took me days to make.  Sometimes I bite off more than I can chew.  2 or 3 would have been achievable but no I had to decide to make 7 ......  What was I thinking?  The studio looked like a bomb had gone off for 4 days in a row.

But I'm pleased to say that they are all finished and I even made a video of them which I will share once they have been received by the recipients.  Some of them are going in the post today.

Yesterday was little Tom's 11th Birthday.  For those of you that have followed me for a long time you may recall that he was just a baby when I first started blogging.  I made him this card which he just loved - He knows just the right things to say to melt his Nanna's heart - Bless him xx

2019 is going to be a full on year.  I have so much planned to share with you and some of it is with my dear friend Jenny.  

Are you downloading her little alphabet blocks at the moment?  Look what she made me from her F.  Isn't it just adorable?  And teamed with a beautiful rose fabric - My favourite!  That girl knows just what I love.  She also sent me this gorgeous flour sack.  Jenny recently used a flour sack to make a supper cloth.  It is devine.  If you missed it go to her blog and find it - It's amazing.  

In the next week or so I will reveal the plans for 2019 which includes a Year of gift giving ideas.

I am looking forward to sharing it all with you.

Until then.




Jenny of Elefantz said...

How did Tom turn 11? Goodness, these grandies are growing up too fast. You are blessed with a next generation who adore their Grandma. xx

Helen said...

Love your little calendars perfect to add in a card.Thak you.

lvkwilt said...

I was a big fan of Craftsy but it has been very disappointing how Bluprint has treated their designers--the people who helped them grow to what they are. Sadly, I have no interest in Bluprint. I don't like how they handled this "downsizing" or whatever they call it. No respect at all. Fortunately, quilters/crafters are resilient and I've seen some amazing come backs so far. I think Bluprint will see that this was a mistake and they will literally pay a price for how they treated people. Thank you for all the inspiration and for sharing your talent!