Sunday, 9 December 2012

Christmas Preparations, Including Some Pressies... (Shhh don't tell anyone) For Handmade Monday



Lots of Christmas orders have been coming in this week again. I even passed on a visit to the Bath Christmas market which i usually love to have a mooch around at this time of year because i was busy painting these...




...and these...





... and these...




and this...




...oh yes, and personalising one of these...




It looks really cute with a name in multi coloured letters above the cats but you'll have to imagine it as i haven't okayed sharing it with its new owner!

Luckily my OH brought back some of the yummiest gluten free chocolate brownies ever from the market (i always try and hunt out their stall). However, despite not being a 'chocolately person' he then proceeded to eat three out of the four in the packet himself!! (yes, they are that good :)). I noticed on the packet that they have a website which you may want to visit if, like me, you are a brownie fan... I will be sending my OH back to the market this week for more supplies!! :)



Christmas Pressies


I have also found some time to work on the long list of Christmas presents i've decide to make for my friends and family. I get so much pleasure from making special gifts for my loved ones although it is very time consuming and i'm just hoping i'm going to get them all done in time!!

There are a couple i can show you as i'm fairly sure the recipients won't be dropping by my blog... i'm hoping they won't anyway!

The first is the set of Christmas stocking tree decorations you can see at the top of this post that i've made for a young family. They each have a name embroidered and a few little pressies inside...




The next is a tea cosy for someone who, like me, likes both dogs and tea!




(Expect to see a whole collection of tea cosies appearing in my shop by Spring time!)



In Other News...

Alternative Christmas Tree


We do have a traditional Christmas tree - a real life pine smelling, needle dropping one which has been covered in a festive medley of decorations this afternoon and is now twinkling away merrily in our living room (taking up an outrageously large amount of it in fact!)

However, in another corner is this little creation i put together. It now has a few more pom poms and other little bit adorning its branches and is looking delightfully 'alternative' :)





Handmade Monday


I know you are all busy with your own Christmas preparations, but do pop buy and visit some of the other Handmade Monday blogs over at Handmade Harbour, there is sure to be some inspiring things to see!

Have a good week :) x


36 comments:

  1. Lots of lovely goodies to look at and read about, especially the hearts. Hope you have a good week.

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  2. Wow you really have been busy this week. Your work is always a great pleasure to look at. I love your alternative tree - may just have to copy that (assuming there is no copyright on it!)

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    1. ha ha! No, no copyright :)

      thank you very much for your lovely comment x

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  3. Love the little Peace hearts, right up my street!

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  4. Oh my word, the dog tea cosy is amazing. Looking forward to seeing more of that sort of thing! Am going to be checking out the GF brownies!

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    1. Aww thanks Wendy! I like it too :)

      you will not regret getting some of those brownies!!!

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  5. Ummm, the brownies sound good! That tea cosy with the dog is such fun, it would be very appropriate in our house.

    Have a great week,
    Alison x

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    1. Thanks Alison! Dogs are the best aren't they :) x

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  6. loving the mugs they are great:)
    so jealous, wish i had time to make decorations and christmassy items !

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    1. thank you!!

      time is the key isn't it and it always seems to be in short supply! x

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  7. You have always been so busy. I think my favourite is the mug with the words in the heart.

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    1. Thank you!!

      I know it seems like i've been busy when it comes to writing it all down but i always feel like i've hardly got anything done! :)

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  8. I really adore the Prrrrr mug!! :D

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  9. I love all your makes the hearts are so pretty. Lucky you having a real tree with a male dog not a good idea. Cannot believe what you have done this week so much. Love the GB tea mug the wording is so apt

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    1. Thank you!!

      I must say, i hadn't thought about that with the dog... we do have a boy but he seems more interested in stealing decorations off the tree than scent marking it!

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  10. Oh, I love that "christmas tree" :) When I will go to forest for real one, I should take something to prepare a few of these as well :)

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    1. Thank you!! Getting a real one from the forest sounds like a great adventure :) x

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  11. Aw! I wish I was getting some of these Christmas pressies !! They are ALL super cute ! Siubhan x x x

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    1. Awww thank you very much Siubhan!! x

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  12. Oooo lovely items, the hearts are really pretty and your mugs as always are lovely, especially the paw prints inside.
    I haven't done my tree yet but I've seen and heard about some lovely ones so I'm itching to put mine up this week.

    Jan x

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    1. Thank you Jan!! I like the paw prints too :)

      Good luck with your tree! It always feels like Christmas has started once it is up doesn't it :) x

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  13. Lovely! Those mugs are super cute!
    I've nominated you for Liebster Blog Award because I love your blog =)
    You can find out more about it here
    http://paper-n-sort.blogspot.sg/2012/12/liebster-award.html

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    1. Oooooh thank you very much! That's really lovely of you xx

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  14. Love the hearts and the dog tea cosy. Your alternative tree looks great too. I feel the chocolates on our tree calling to me... Oh and you can't beat a brownie, with a mug of coffee...
    Wendy x

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    1. Thanks Wendy!

      You're so right, brownie and coffee is soooooooooo good :) x

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  15. What lovely things. The mugs are absolutely gorgeous. I think your definitely onto a winner with the dog tea cosy, it's so cute with its cup of tea. I think you alternative Christmas tree looks very scandinavian. Have a lovely week.
    Ali x

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    1. Thank you Ali! I'm really glad you like the cosy, i really enjoyed doing it and am looking forward to having the time to make more! :)

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  16. Love the tea cosy and the stockings. I would love to have such neat handwriting as you do on those mugs :-D

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    1. Thanks Stephen!

      Strangely my painted handwriting is much neater than when i write with a pen! :)

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  17. The mugs are amazing - and having read the comments I can't believe you hand painted the writing on!!!!! You are a very talented person! Have a good week, Jo x

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    1. awwww thanks Jo! That's really kind of you to say :) x

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  18. Love the mugs - I'm in awe of anyone who can draw in any medium - I think your personalised items make them even more special... Sue

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    1. Thank you very much Sue! That's really kind of you to say x

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