Friday, 20 December 2019

Friday Chat Day

Hello friends

Eeeek it's nearly festive time! 
Goodness isn't it coming around quickly?  
I was quite laid back but suddenly I feel I need to rush 
and check my list zillions of times.
I have put my food fate into the hands of Tesco delivering on Christmas Eve,
I've decided that whatever substitutes they provide we will just roll with it,
it could prove to be an culinary experience!

Now what has been happening in my little world (aside from the festive panicking)?
It has been lots of craft this week.  
I ventured into my cabin and spent some enjoyable hours making a few items.

First off - my reduced wreath/garland from Argos that had succulents...
they've gone and replaced with fir cones and baubles to complement my theme.

And a bit of foliage tweaking.
Admittedly not overdone but I think that means I could go a bit mad next year! 

My berries did not arrive to add to my garland so I'm sparing you 
of garlands pics this Friday.

Last weekend I spent a lovely day with my crafty pals up in Milton Keynes.
Instead of making cards I decided to  purchase some prints from Etsy 
and pop them into little frames.

Dressed them up with twine and personalised tags,
simply made with snowflakes, holly and mini poinsettias.

Lighting was terrible to take photos but you get the idea.
These prints are from Eleanor Jean Design and her Etsy shop is here.
She very often does offers for half price so worth keeping an eye.

And my Christmas house is finished. 
This is the project I made at the Craft Box weekend and I needed to add the trees
and the little wreath charm.

Really pleased with this, I'll need to wrap it carefully when I put the decorations away!

And there's more craftiness...
I featured some alcohol miniatures last week and I chose to make little tags 
that double as place cards.

The little snowflakes, holly leaves and mini poinsettias appear again along 
with a reindeer and printed die cut tags. 

All finished ready to adorn the table.
We may end up with just these if Tesco let me down! 

And other news: Bella was a pickle this week, whilst my Dad
was looking after her she went on a hunt, found not only her Christmas gifts
but also her cousin-dog Bear's gifts!
Opened and played with them all before my Dad realised.
They've been hidden away again but she's ruined the surprise!
She does get very excited at Christmas and assumes all gifts are for her.
Mitchell is taking her out on Christmas Eve so I can organise her stocking,
yes seriously - the lengths we go to. 

Website news:
Down to the last items and closure is imminent so the offer is 50% off everything! 
Valid today and all weekend - please apply the code FAREWELL50
at checkout.  Applies to pre-loved too.
Hope you can grab a bargain and help me clear my stock room.
Click here to visit.

Big thanks for all your support this year, I'll be back next Friday 
with a Christmas round up and news of whether we got a full festive fayre!

It just remains for me to wish you a truly wonderful Christmas,
may it bring all that you wish for.

Take care friends.


jdunkley said...

A very happy Christmas and an even better new year to you all Christine. Madison wants more workshops 😉

hazel young said...

Gorgeous makes Christine. Have a wonderful Christmas xx Hazel said...

Morning Christine.
A lovely newsy blog, thank you.
I hope you all have a very happy Christmas and prosperous 2020, Kitty.

CraftyCoffey said...

The wreath looks lovely. What a great idea to give the prints as gifts especially in a decorated frame.
The Christmas house looks fantastic.

Poor Bella-I can just imagine the devastation...!!!


margaret driscoll said...

Hello Christine
A very happy Christmas and an even better new year to you all,and Bella!
I will miss the blog so take care!
Love Marg

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Love your house, it's gorgeous, I remember one of our dogs opening her presents way before Christmas, dogs are so clever.
Hope you and the boys have a fabulous Christmas and a wish you a very HAPPY NEW YEAR.

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine, wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas. Hoping Tesco deliver your 'Christmas food' as ordered. Thanks for a great blog and sharing. xx . WakeyL

Chris said...

Hi Christine,
A very Happy Christmas to you and your family. Loved reading about your exploits this afternoon, and as for Bella, little monkey. 😂😂😂 she will enjoy opening them again, I’m sure.
Hope your Tesco delivery is on time and everything is there.
Chris xx

karenlotty said...

A very Merry Christmas to you
I love all of your makes and little Bella’s antics did make me chuckle

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Christine, You have been a busy bee this past week, I love everything you have made.
Well, what can you say about Bella !! Hope she isn't on Santa's 'naughty' list haha, I had to chuckle at your write up of her antics, I can just picture it.
I hope everything goes to plan with your deliveries, we will be up at the crack of dawn on Christmas Eve and out to pick up my order from M&S, I'm not looking forward to it, I don't like all the jostling etc haha.
I absolutely adore your wreath, it is so pretty.
Enjoy your Christmas and Best Wishes to All.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Christine, well I must say I love the way you have reinvented the garland it looks great as does your festive house, both items to bring out and treasure for future Christmases. I did my veg and salad shop yesterday and decided it would be rude to ignore the 25% off 6 bottles of wine - after all I don't have to drink them all over Christmas and New Year do I? Wishing you and all the family a peaceful fun filled time and looking forward to catching up with your exploits in the New Year. With love from Jackie xx

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