Monday, 10 December 2012

Blog Posts! Posh Dining Table and more...

Hello friends
Bit of a long blog post today...
Firstly, a little peek into my world.  Keeping up with preparing a blog post 
every day can be quite challenging but more so when this is how I have to
type all the time - a dog's nose resting on the edge of the keyboard! 
Bella snuggles up on my lap but insists on having her head positioned in the most awkward 
place but...silly me - I don't move her, I am so soft!!
So think of me every evening at around 10pm...this is what I'm doing!

I'm still going through my pictures of Chatsworth House and today sharing with you
Hansel and Gretel...a dining room set out with a gingerbread house and sweetie goodies.
  What a fantastic table - if I placed one of those candelabras on my dining table nothing else would fit!
Now..finally some craft!
Yesterday's class went really well - we all had such a lovely time, I chat away nineteen to the dozen,
they probably go home to rest their ears!  We made a Christmas plaque, Christmas cards and
table favour boxes.  We ate cake, mince pies, chocolate, cheese straws and sipped Kir Royale!
This is a full photo of the plaque that I teased you with yesterday.
The papers are Simple Stories - Handmade Holidays and look... a Layered Poinsettia -
that makes a change doesn't it!! (It is official - I'm addicted to that die!)
The finished plaques and cards were lined up on the windowsill before
we moved on to more projects.
And a closer look at all the plaques....
I love how they are all slightly varied.

I'm back down my studio today crafting away to meet some serious deadlines.
Take care friends...oh yes, tree is still naked!! 


jucrook said...

Wow! Looks like you had a fantastic day yesterday. What lovely projects. Can't wait to see what you have lined up for the new year. I can see why you're addicted to the layered poinsettia dies - there are so many different looks you can achieve. I love playing with mine. Ju

scottish crafter said...

Hi Christine, bet everyone had a marvellous day yesterday, I wih I could have been there. All the finished projects look lovely. Bella looks so cute on your lap. Not long to go now to the big day, will your tree be decorated or naked?

Wilma x x

Susan Flynn said...

Some fabulous projects Christine and the dining room at Chatsworth is divine! Bella looks so adorable no wonder you can't move her. Hugs Susan x

Elizabeth said...

Good morning Christine, oh I had to laugh when I saw the pictre of Bella. She is such a cutie and I would be exactly the same as you - not want to move her. She is obviously interested in what her Mummy is doing...
Chatsworth is beautiful you must have had a great time with all the photos you have taken.
The cards and plaques are gorgeous, well done everyone. Bet you all had a fab time with all that crafting and eating...and lets be honest...who wouldn't.
Elizabeth x

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine

The christmas plaques are wonderful, bet everyone had a fabulous day.

Bella looks so cute with her nose on the table like that, no wonder you cant bear to move her, it will be nice for you to be able to take her to work with you

The dining table at Chatsworth looks wonderful, bet it takes ages to set up all these themes that they have

Maybe you could start a new trend, minimal christmas trees!! At least it wouldnt take ages to take down lol

Hope you meet your deadlines

Sue xx

Janice said...
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Janice said...

Good morning Christine

What a lovely day you had with your ladies, lots more than crafting going on! :-))
I love the plaques and cards that were made.
More lovely photos from Chatsworth.......what a dining table! Would make a very good crafting table!
Your photo of Bella made me smile, she looks vey cosy there.
Hope your tree gets decorated very soon.
Have a great day.
Janice x

PS - I made your lemon & coconut cake yesterday as we had some friends over for the day. We all said how yummy it was, so many thanks for sharing the recipe.

Christine Harrop said...

Just love all those Christmas plaques Christine. Seems like everybody had a great day yesterday. Christine

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine. Lovely posting today.Really lovely plaques, your ladies must have been so happy with them.

Bella is definitely a secretary in the making - very cute.

I was at Chatsworth a few years ago but not at Christmastime. The decorations are really beautiful.

Val in Spain xxx

Elaine said...

Morning christine looks like you all had a fabulous day yesterday. Chatsworth looks amazing a real christmas feel to it. Bella looks at home resting her head so cute x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, Awwww, Bella looks absolutely gorgeous perched with nose on the keyboard.
The gingerbread house at Chatsworth is huge, and the table looks stunning, I don't even have a big table (it now resides in my craft room ha ha), so maybe one candelabra could fit onto my breakfast bar ha ha.
Your class projects look absolutely gorgeous, I bet everyone really enjoyed themselves. I ordered some of the papers after you showcased them last time, they are beautiful.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine.
Bella looks so sweet I can see why you do not move her.
Yesterday looks a great day,all the plaques look lovely.
Oh dear still a naked tree,perhaps you could do what they did at Chatsworth,have a tag tree if you still have some that you have made. Take care. x.

Bea said...

Love the pics of what was made at your craft day at the weekend - the plaques are lovely especially the banner effect for Christmas. Chatsworth is certainly impressive and Bella certainly knows what she wants! Hope your move goes smoothly

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Had to smile when I saw the photo of Bella it so reminded me of one of our old dogs she always had her nose in the dirt where my husband was digging, it was a wonder she never got spiked.
Looks like you had a fun day yesterday making the plaques.
As for the photos of Chatsworth its looks fabulous.
Have a good day.

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine, i sympathis as Tilly also likes to help me type and even sit on the keyboard and when the printer starts she loves to attack it!!

Beautiful projects by everyone yesterday, love the colours. Emma

nattyboots said...

Ooo i cant believe your tree is still naked , come on Christine you will have to put hands on hips and give the boys a stern look ,No dressed tree, No Christmas ,SO NO PRESENTS .that should do the trick ...

Im sure your Ladies are so proud of their plaques they are all lovely .

I had to smile at Bella ,shes such a nosy beauty .

Take Care
Elaine H X

hazel said...

Morning Christine the plaques look lovely and so do the Chatsworth photos. i too love the poinsettia die xx hazel

loftylass said...

Hi Christine - wow everyone must have had a fantastic fun filled day. Good crafting - good food and good company. The plaques and cards look so lovely....
The photos of Chatsworth make me want to go visit - never seen it at this time of year.
Then the picture of Bella on your lap reminds me of when my granddaughter liked to do that... ahhh. tfs

nmty said...

hi christine, fab plaque's and cards. love the photo's of chatsworth house, would hate to have to dust it all!!

cute picture of bella's face.

lv norma

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
wonderful plaques and cards. Didn't they do well. I think 10 out 10 for them all.
Great photos of the dinning table. None of us would fit this into our dinning rooms, would we.
Have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Ita said...

Hi Christine,super plaques, they all did well.and yes you are addicted to the flowers, where are your poor butterflys they must be very lonely lolI love the photo of Bells, just like our charlie,but Charlie is a big dog and can not understand that he is too big to be on your lap,my son Joe is back at nautical collage studing for his masters in Nautical science and when he is studing in his room Charlie wants do what Bella is doing,but can not so he lies at Joes feet.Dogs are so wonderfull and give so much love

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine - Bella looks as though she belongs there and is making sure no mistakes are made!Love the pics of the table at Chatsworth House. Your class did extremely well with their plaques and cards. I too have fallen in love with poinsetta die.
Val C xx

Carole Z said...

HI Christine, love the pics and the makes - looks like you all had a fab time! Love the pic of Bella on your lap! Carole Z X

baconbits said...

Hi Christine,
Really liking the plaque. Have made a deal with myself that next year i will attend one of your workshops.
Amanda x

Carolyn H. said...

Evening Christine, just managed to get online - busy day!
Wow, you and the class had been busy yasterday, love all the cards and plaques.
Bella, bella you little sweetie, you just know that your Mum is a soft touch!!!
Beautiful photos of Chatsworth it was well worth the visit.
BOYS--- I'm very dissapointed in you both!
C B W. Carolyn x

Supernan Sue said...

I was one of the lucky ladies
yesterday, we had a really fab day. Thank you Christine for spoiling us, we loved it.
See you again soon, hopefully
Sue xx

Craftychris said...

The Christmas plaques are gorgeous as is Bella helping your type! The photo's are amazing - thank you for sharing them with us xx

Kazbomps said...

Lovely photos. Shame about the spelling mistake on the last plaque. Karen x

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