Wednesday, 26 December 2012


My Christmas present for lovely Cara is her name - not in lights - but soft furnishing!
 Made from this beautiful vintage fabric won from eBay - I hope she likes it!

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Sanderson Afternoon Tea and Gifts!

The annual girls' afternoon tea this year was at the wonderful Sanderson Hotel. 
We treated ourselves to their Mad Hatters Tea with a glass of bubbly and swapped gifts. 

It was hard to decide which was the most delicious treat...

...probably just spending some precious time with such good friends!

The perfect start to the Christmas festivities.

And gifts for the girls all ready - recognise the ribbon?!

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

The Curiosity Project

I wanted to do this last year but was too slow off the mark and missed the deadline - The Curiosity Project is a wonderful blog about all things lovely and at Christmas links people together with just a paragraph to create and swap a perfect box of goodies. 
You can spend up to £20 and fill it with homemade treasures, vintage finds or the perfect gift. You then post your box to your Curiosity Project person. I'd been so enthralled with collecting the right bits for the box I needed to send off I'd forgotten I would get one, so when it turned up on Saturday, Christmas had arrived early!

After taking off the lid of the pretty box I was met by an Alice in Wonderland style welcome and a bunch of lovely gifts wrapped in brown paper and green ribbons. Each parcel had a tag with a curious quote.
Inside was a mix of new and old, handmade and found. I love my new handmade mouse pin cushion and beautiful ceramic button, but the biggest surprise was the Russian Doll Carafe that I have loved for sometime and my Curious friend had seen on my pinterest board!

The effort and care taken to put together such a curious and delightful box was overwhelming and really made my day. I only hope that my box brings half of the smiles mine gave me.

Monday, 3 December 2012

Stockings for Sale!

I have 6 lovely Christmas stockings for sale. Each is unique, made with a patchwork of beautiful fabrics. The stockings are padded and finished with hand embroidery details and a giant roc-rac hoop to be hung ready for gifts!

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Countdown to Christmas

Another Advent Calendar done and dusted. Hope it becomes full of lovely treats.