Monday, 11 December 2017

Snow Days

 We have been rather excited here for the last couple of days, ever since we woke up to a winter wonderland outside our window............all the trees were dusted with snow and looked so pretty.....
 ..............we've been keeping cosy with lots of quilts, twinkling lights and the heating on as well as the fire lit.........of course we did venture out in the chilly outdoors a bit too......
 .................can you see molly in the picture above?.......little snow dog.........she has never seen snow before and was inspecting it carefully.........
 ...........i am slowly sorting out the house ready for christmas....this means lots of tidying and stuffing my crafty things away in cupboards and then trying to find them again later......
 .................lots of red and white quilts this year...a few more than last year.....
 ..............and some cosy cushions too.......the cushion below was designed by kate toms and i bought it at the country living christmas fair in london a few years ago.....
 ...........all my little houses are finished now (using tilda cottage fabrics)........
 .............one or two are for gifts for lovely friends............
 ...............below is a double page spread from the january issue of crafts beautiful magazine showing two of my projects...........
 .............fresh makes for the new year.....cross stitch jam pot covers and strawberry applique egg cosies in bright lecien fabrics................you can find out more at crafts beautiful here........
 ............we had lovely friends over at the weekend..........
 .............they gave me this gorgeous rustic pot filled with winter plants arranged by my friend.....so pretty and i love it............
..................a last snowy picture....the sun shone today and the snow is melting fast off the trees now.....thank you for visiting me here dear readers and a special thank you for the lovely comments you take the time to leave, i love to hear from you.............wishing you a wonderful week ahead in the countdown to christmas...............back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Monday, 4 December 2017

Christmas Stocking

 Happy December everyone!........we are feeling very festive now having celebrated my lovely husband's birthday last week we are now moving into christmas mode and have put up the trees, the decorations and the lights....
 ............i have had a lovely crafty time making this quilted happy scrappy stocking..............
 ...........i used many of my favourite scraps in this piece of patchwork and used the pattern for the stocking from one of my earlier books.............
 ..............it was the perfect project for hand sewing while watching christmas movies with the fire lit and a delicious scented winter candle too....and all the little lights twinkling.......
 ...........the stocking is lined with one of my favourite pam kitty morning prints...........
 .............it has a simple backing, simply quilted.....and white pom pom trim around the top......
 ..............here it is.............ready for santa to fill it with treats.................
 ............or here used as a decoration on the dresser in the sitting room.............
 ............we are keeping the decorating simple and a bit nordic here this year.............
 ..............these are the little girl and boy pixies that my sweet daughters surprised me with last christmas............
 ...............and below is a medium sized boy pixie keeping me company as i paint berries in my studio.........
 ...............i love this time of year and the cosy house and decorations..........even though there is a lot to do and to organise i try to make time to enjoy quiet and peaceful moments and hope you do too......
.............wishing you a wonderful week ahead in the countdown to christmas with lots of happy cosy times.....thank you for visiting me here dear readers and for leaving me such kind comments........back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx