Friday, 25 December 2009


I'm kicking off today's Christmas blog with a photo of my first Christmas. It's 1978, here I am with my mum and favorite red monkey in Canada, where we lived for a year.... on to the good stuff, presents! I have had some real gems this year, here are my favorites.......

EEEk! It's only a My little Pony designed by Junko Mizuno! It really doesn't get any better than this!


These Books are amazing I love them. The graphics are beautiful. 2 have discs with them containing more lovely patterns, and I got a subscription to my one of my favorite magazines 'Clutter', and 2 back dated copies.Yipee

You will have to wait to see my all time favorite most special gift, as I have to wait to receive it. It is a handmade item that hasn't been finished yet, but I have had a peek and it's beautiful!

Today has been a lovely family day with eating, drinking and some snoozing! I hope you have all had a wonderful day too xxx

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Christmas Cardigan Parade

Oh there's more festive knitwear.....behold The Christmas Cardigan Parade!


Well apart from standingin the garden wearing cardigans, I have been baking and cooking all day, and I think it is time to EAT!....and watch telly, and get ready for Santa!

Wednesday, 23 December 2009


 I'm starting to feel really Christmassy now. It's snowing again, I'm well fed and am going to make some egg nog and have some roast chestnuts while wrapping presents....look at the snow!!!

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Still it snows!

This little guy who is getting beaned by a snowball, is part of a bigger design I did for Sarah's mum's Christmas card.

It snowed loads again today, which looked so pretty. Luckily I could work from home, as I was stuck, so I was all warm and cozy. It's time to start wrapping presents, and I love my old sticky tape and gift tags. So much so I never use them anymore, because I will be sad when they are all gone!


Monday, 21 December 2009

Still Snowy

It's still snowy. I have been to busy to build a snow creature yet, so instead here are some pics of my snow squirrel I made in February when it last snowed loads. (sorry if you have already seen it!)


Sunday, 20 December 2009

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

 Super snowy today! big feathery flakes, just like it should be at Christmas time.

Saturday, 19 December 2009

Man it's cold today

It's a cold one! There is still snow on the ground. I have been at Bungalow and bears at a craft fair today, so was in the warm.

Friday, 18 December 2009


 One of last years Christmas Card designs, I wish I could knit a Jumper in this!

Thursday, 17 December 2009

The Christmas Jumper Parade!

I feel it is time I cracked out the Christmas jumpers, as it is Christmas time and Snowing!!!



Today it is freezing and it has snowed quite a bit.Enough to settle and look pretty.

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Back to one of my designs today .....

It's getting colder outside and there has been talk of snow. Could it be a white Christmas? I do hope so!

Monday, 14 December 2009

Santa baby ...

Hee hee these have got to be the cutest cheeriest Santas, I love them.
I seem to be so busy all the time recently. I haven't done much crafting or drawing, but hopefully I'll get back on it in the next few days.

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Saturday slack day

I am wrapping presents today, and attempting to get my video of Gremlins to work!

Friday, 11 December 2009

Noob news

Although I have quite tasteful traditional natural decorations up at Christmas, I do sneak in the odd bit of tacky stuff. I have a love of shiny baubles and garish over the top gaudy decorations. I got these coasters for 5p in a charity shop months ago and have been waiting to break them out!

I went for a hair cut the other day and popped into a new shop called Aalto Moderna which sells Vintage 60s and 70s homewares, as well as clothing and accessories. There were lots of lovely things in there and it's well worth a trip.
Another reason you should go- they are selling  my Giant Noobs. I Think they will be right at home.

Thursday, 10 December 2009

It's tree time!

The tree is now up. I like natural decorations on it. Made from wood and straw for a Scandinavian feel with just a touch of red. I don't have a good photo of the whole tree yet so this is just a little close up.  Tomorrow it's time do my mum's tree hooray!
When I was unpacking my Christmas decorations I found loads of stuff I had forgotten about. Like these  tiny Angelfairy prototypes I made about 4 years ago! I often do little drawings and make things then come back to them years later and develope them further.

I have been to Sarah's for tea tonight, and she has given me the best Christmas Card. I love it so much I am going to frame it!

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

I wish...

I love these poseable Bradley Dolls. I have quite a few, but these little Ice-skaters aren't mine. I wish I had their outfits and was skating in their twinkly world right now...........but no wait there is a tree to be decorated! must go.

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

deery me!

 A little deer from my collection is today's advent picture....talking of deer here is the picture I bought on Saturday from the Craft Fair ( I got it back after leaving it behind by mistake, stupid girl) . It is a beautiful paper cut out by the talented Lucy Spurrier. It combines my favorite things, a deer, squirrel and mushrooms. I just had to have it!

Monday, 7 December 2009

The Owl and the Pussycat

It is time to get my big Christmas bag out. I love the illustration on it. I use it to put all the Christmas presents I've bought in, so I don't loose or forget where I have put any of them.

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Sunday Funday

Today's Advent pic is these cheeky little Christmas squirrels from my vintage Christmas card collection.

I went to a Christmas Market in Melton Mowbray today. The best purchases of the day were from a Charity shop where I got a yellow bag and these mittens..............................

...........but the highlight of the day was, I got to hold an Eagle Owl!

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Saturday, 5 December 2009


 This is a box of lovely baubles I got in the Charity shop the other day. Shiny Good!

 Today was the Julefest Craft fair. I arrived to find this lovely place setting on my table...............

........I set up my stall, and got a little bit excited at the Scandinavian Chriatmassyness of it all......

......this was before I sampled the Mulled Wine!
It was a fun day with tasty treats and lots of nice stalls. I bought a lovely Picture but left it behind by accident when I packed up. Hopefully I will get it back next week, so I will show it you then.

Friday, 4 December 2009

Christmas Kittens

These little guys are from my Vintage Christmas card stash. I love these old illustrations, I think it's because they remind me of being small.
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