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Sunday, 9 December 2012

Festive Day!

Hello friends
First things first..Happy Birthday Elaine!
Enjoy your day and hopefully you will get to do some crafting too.

I'm going to be at the crafty studio all day with some lovely ladies.
Here is a sneak peek at just one of the items we will be making...
I will post full pictures soon.
This will be my last class this year and also my last class in the studio.
I'm going to be leaving the studio the second week in January and moving into the shop/studio.
Thankfully it is only four doors away - quite a lot of stuff to carry!  
I'm going to miss my studio with its amazing view of the River Thames but taking on the 
shop/studio is a new adventure and I'm very excited.
(I just have to stop just standing gazing at the Georgian shop window and
imagining all the ways of decorating it!!)
Bella is going to be able to accompany me at the new shop, (not when I have classes -
I think she could be a little distracting!)  This will be a great relief to me, I worry
about leaving her alone - in fact she's only ever been left for about 3 hours maximum! 
Rod for my own back there me thinks!

Classes are going to commence mid-January - more details to follow.
Also evening classes are going to happen (that sounds a little studious - I mean classes in the evening).
And...news of a special loyalty scheme where you gain points to receive free dies!
Lots planned - I have everything written down in my trusty notebooks and filed in special folders on my computer - I promise to get to it all!

Talking of dogs....look at these two lovelies!
These belong to Wilma (Scottish Crafter)

Wilma explains: "They are Lhasa Apso dogs, the black one is Mei Li who is 3 years old and a proper little madam.  The beige one is Shaolin (named after the Tibetan Monks who bred them as guard dogs) is six and puts up with Meil Li, just!  The picture was taken after a walk and they were sitting on their towels waiting to be dried, with that look as if to say well get on with it!"
They are adorable and I love how they are both looking straight at the camera.
Treats are on their way.
Pet Gallery is ongoing so if you have a pet that you would like to see featured, please send along a photo
and a few details including your address.
Enjoy your Sunday dear friends - I'm hoping my Christmas tree gets decorated,
it has been 'naked' for days now with the promise that the boys are going to do it ..."soon"!

23 comments:

Susan Flynn said...

I bet you are so excited about your new shop/studio Christine. I can't wait to see some pictures of the window and inside! Have a great day! Susan x

scottish crafter said...

WOW, what a surprise seeing my two horrors featured in Pets Gallery, thank you Christine you made my day. I am pleased you have finally got news of the big move I bet you are so excited. Have a great day with your ladies and look forward to more photographs .

Wilma x x

Elaine said...

Thanks christine lovely to mention me on your blog im pleased to say ive has some lovely spellbinders for my birthday. Will have a little play later. Wilmas dogs are gorgeous ! Have a great day in the studio. Im sure everyone will love it. Exciting times ahead for you
Elaine x

val jones said...

Hi Christine. Beautiful offering today looking forward to seeing more photos.

Wilmas dogs are so very cute. Wish mine would stay still long enough for a photo.

You must be so excited about the opening of your new shop/studio in January. After Christmas it's lovely to have something to look forward to.

Have a lovely Sunday.

Val in Spain xxx

Janice said...

Morning Christine
Sounds like things are moving along very quickly with your new premises.......how exciting for you! I imagine you can't wait for the day to come when you're open for business!

Have a lovely crafting day!
Janice x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
You are going to be extra busy in the new year, exciting time for you. Bet you'r glad you will be able to take Bella with you, its always a worry leaving them alone our last dog hated being left.
Have a great crafty day in your studio, look forward to seeing the end results.

Wilma's two look like little rascals but very cute.
Lydia
X

Christine Harrop said...

Congratulations and good luck on the big move. Yes it will be hard work, but so worth it!. I know what you mean about leaving Bella. My sister's little dog, Mollie, (Could be Bella's twin they look so alike!) rarely gets left either. But she is so gorgeous! Have a good day today. Christine x

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine.
I am looking forward to seeing more photos from your class today,I wish we could all come.
Elaine's dogs are lovely,I could not imagine not having pets.
Have a lovely day. Take care . x.

Bea said...

Hi Christine
Good luck with your move and hope you have a great class today.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, Happy Birthday to Elaine.
What a brilliant sneaky peak, it looks gorgeous, can't wait to see the rest.
So glad you now have a date to move into your new shop/studio, I'm so pleased for you.
Wilma, your doggies are absolutely beautiful, look at their gorgeous faces.
I organised my outside lights and outside christmas tree lights yesterday, also decorated the indoor 'living' christmas tree and put up tinsel and chrissy ornaments etc, looks very festive now. When the lights are on outside, I can't stop myself keep going outside to look, how sad eh ha ha, but I love how they cheery up the outsides, this year we have lights outside the back aswell. I have 3 living christmas trees outside, various years that have been repotted, they are quite big now, I have one at the front and 2 at the back, they looked gorgeous last night with their lights on.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Elizabeth said...

Morning Christine, what a lovely post today with all your news. Glad things are happening now with your new shop/studio. Good luck with the move and everything and wishing you many happy hours in there crafting.
How absolutely adorable are Mei Li and Shaolin and what lovely names. I could just scoop them out of the picture for a cuddle.
Have a lovely crafty day in your studio.
And Happy Birthday to Elaine.
Elizabeth x

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine, i bet everyone enjoys their class with you today. Now those dogs look to cute to be used as guard dogs - fantastic photo of them. Sounds like Bella's spoilt if you can't leave her for long, but then don't we all spoil our pets!! Emma

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine

I am so pleased that you have your moving date and those lucky ladies at your class today wish I could come

Wilma I adore your doggies they are so cute

xxx

hazel said...

Your sunday make looks good can't wait to see the whole thing when you post pictures. OO so exciting for the new year with the new shop and studio, can't wait to see the progress you make doing it up xx hazel

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine

2013 is going to be such an exciting New Year for you , and we are so lucky to be able to see whats going on , and not have all the hard work, i wish you well.

Wilmas dogs look adorable , and a big handful at the same time ,but i just bet she would not have it any other way .

As for the NAKED Christmas tree COME ON BOYS !!!! its nearly Christmas !!!!!

Cant wait to see more piccis of your Class today

Have a good one

Elaine H X

Carole Z said...

Morning Christine, lovely sneak peak!You are going to have such an exciting new year and great you can take Bella along, she'l love that! Have seen Wilma's lovely dogs on her blog, they are solo cute! Happy Birthday Elaine! Carole Z X

Toni said...

Hello Christine, hope your crafting day is going well. Can't wait to see the goodies that you are making. Looks like one of the projects might be a plaque. I made my first Christmas one yesterday, inspired by your recent post. I' m quite pleased with it and it's now hanging up in my lounge.
Glad progress is being made on the new shop. Hope to visit sometime next year.
Loving the two little doggies, they are so sweet.
Hope the tree is decorated for when you get back home after your busy day.
Toni xx







Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
wonderful news about the shop. So very wonderful that you can take Bella with you.
Fabulous creation today.
Wilma's dogs are so cute. I have seen them many times on her blog, but it's lovely to get a closer view of them.
They are so good just sitting and waiting to have their paws wiped.
Have a wonderful crafty Sunday.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
sorry I forgot to wish Elaine a very Happy Birthday.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Ita said...

Hi christine, great news about your move to the shop etc., great that Bella can come with you.Happy Birthday Elaine, and Wilma your dogs sre so cute.
Smiles
Ita

Planetsusie said...

Love the sneak peek Christine and adore Mei Li and Shaolin! You certainly wouldn't mess with them, I am sure that Wilma loves them to bits.

Hugs Sue Pxxx

Carolyn H. said...

Hi Christine, I hope you and the ladies have enjoyed your crafty day today.What grand news, your going to be on the move to the shop/studio in the new year!
What a cute pair of dogs Wilma has, they look as though butter wouldnt melt----- but I guess Wilma knows different!
Best crafty wishes, Carolyn x

Jan Hennings said...

love this an what cute little pooches!

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