Friday, 13 December 2019

Friday Chat Day

Hello friends

Whoosh and it is Friday again.
This just isn't any normal Friday it is ...Friday the 13th
and festive jumper today.
I'll be turning up to work today in this!

I hope you have had a good week so far and how are your festive
plans going?
Talking of festive (there's a fair bit of that featured in this blog post,
in fact it has hijacked this blog post!)
Here's a nice little array of alcohol! 
This is the beginnings of a project that I'll be sharing with you.
Some table favours in the making.
(Coco Cola for Elliott as he doesn't drink - clearly he doesn't take after his mother!)

And I'm super impressed with my city job reception area this year.
Last year they went all brights and candy themed,
this year looks very frosty and classy and I would dearly love one of those 
reindeer except I may look a little conspicuous travelling on the coach with it.

Our reception area has been used for various filming projects and if
you've been following my blog for some time you may recall me being 
very excited about it being used for Sherlock.

It is very modern and industrial looking.

I have to take the escalator and then the lift to the 12th floor before I reach my desk!

Nothing like the cabin is it!
And this week whilst I was in my cabin a little visitor insisted that she join me.
She gets quite persistent with her door scratching, there's no ignoring her.

Other creative news:
Dad and his birdhouses.  He has been braving the cold and working very
hard to make some more.  This one is hot off the lathe.

If you are on Instagram he has an account there that shows many pictures of the 

And if you would like to purchase a birdhouse please take a look at 
his Etsy shop - details are here.
They make super gifts and just in time for Christmas.

Garland news...
Do you feel like this garland has been going on forever? I do! 
It is nearly finished, I'm just waiting on some holly and gold berries.
They are walking slowly from China!

I had enough cord and other items to decorate the fireplace with a smaller 
garland so it does all coordinate, boys are very relieved about that!

And just when I thought I was near to finishing I espied this in Argos in their sale.
My first thought was I'm going to cut some things off! 
So this is another little project and I'll let you know how it goes.

And finally festive craft.
Last weekend I had a fantastic time at the Craft Box workshop
in St Ives, Cambridgeshire.
St Ives is a beautiful little town and feels very quaint and looks stunning
at this time of year.
The workshop was to make a festive house,
here's a few of the step by step photos.
Created with Snip Art wood, very similar to balsa wood.

We then texture stencilled the roof.

Painted dark brown.

Went a bit mad with snow and glitter.
The house is a muted blue colour.

At this point the chocolates came out and I lost all track of taking photos!
I've got a couple of little additions to make at home and then I'll be sure
to photograph properly and share next week.

My weekend was rounded off with a wonderful meal and a tiny gin and tonic or two!

The website closure is imminent now so with that in mind 
it is time to clear more stock.
The offer this weekend is 30% off Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.
Starts today and finishes midnight Sunday,
please enter the code SCRAPBOOK30
All items can be found here but quickety quick as stock is limited.

So that rounds up my week.
Thank you so much for the wonderful response to the 
charity kits returning.  I've been planning....

Take care friends, thank you so much for reading my natterings
and wishing you a lovely weekend.


hazel young said...

Love your jumper Christine and your dads birdhouse. Garlands look great. That house looks like a big project, looking forward to next weeks photos. Have a great week xx Hazel

Chris said...

Hi Christine
Loved reading the round up of your week, your garland looks beautiful. I look forward to seeing the finished project of the Christmas house.
Your Dad’s bird houses are amazing, I hope they are selling well, an awful lot of work has gone into them.
Have a good day at work in your Christmas jumper, I’m off for a spa day with my sister, although we both have rotten colds, so need a bit of pampering.
Love Chris xx

margaret driscoll said...

Hello Christine
Love your garland the colours are so pretty!
Bit distracted today my daughter in Perth had to move out yesterday the fires are causing havoc everywhere it seems, lets hope they have some of our rain soon.
take care
Love Marg

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Love your catch ups, the office display looks amazing.
Have a good weekend.
X said...

morning Christine.
Thank you another lovely chat day.
Your garland is very pretty. Your place of work is very modern, but how good is the coffee?.
Take care and have fun Kitty.
ps I am in Elliotts camp.

JeanD said...

Morning Christine, As usual you put me to shame with your busy week, although I’ve now got the Christmas deorations out of the loft, so its a start anyway. I’m pondering where to put a Christmas Tree at the moment because we usually put it in the conservatory but I think it’s going to take up too much room this year as we are having a big family get together on the 27th, and will need the space for an extra table. I’m thinking of decorating a tree that’s just outside the conservatory instead, as we’ll still be able to see it. I think it may take a lot of persuasion on my part to convince Kevin though, I think he’d rather forgo the Christmas Tree! I liked the white Bella on your Xmas jumper. Take care, Jean x

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Christine, I'm loving your Christmas jumper, and I see you had a different one on the 'tiny' gin and tonic piccie too hahaha, tiny is an understatement haha.
Your garlands are really beautiful, you can tell how much work you have put into them.
I love the look on Bella's face as she is 'knocking' on the door, you can never keep an animal out of where they want to be haha.
Enjoy your weekend.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Littlelamb said...

Love the decorations Christine. Haven’t put any up yet. Not feeling up to it. Not done anything this week but now doing a bit of crochet. At least the blanket is keeping me warm. Enjoy your weekend.

karenlotty said...

CHEERS! Christine
Lots of lovely chat Your garland looks amazing and that house you made is just gorgeous
Your office block does look very industrial indeed
Looking forward to see the projects using the alcohol!

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