Yesterday, I was reminded there are 16 days left to Christmas Day. Aaaarrrgghhh! I may not be ready but the Den is definitely ready. Come on in...
I'm sure you're like me and every year you cannot resist adding yet a few more new decorations. This year, whilst browsing a dedicated Christmas shop in York, I picked up this rather super tinsel. I used it to decorate my stall at the V&H Fair and now it's above the mantel with the usual lights and a new little glittery "Christmas" sign courtesy of Girls' Own Store.
The feathery tree is out along with the sparkly little pink and turquoise ones.
My lovely pink flocked reindeer whom I've had for years is balancing precariously amongst the haberdashery.
And whilst the stash corner hardly needs any decoration, there are a few little sparkly hanging signs bearing festive messages.
This week I have been a busy little bee. I've finally, about 5 minutes ago, finished the last of the orders I've had to do. I've stopped taking any more orders as I want to focus on a few of my own projects in the run up to Christmas. These lavender sacks (wedding favours) have turned out to be decidedly pretty.
I must confess I am loathe to let go of these!
Unusually for me, I had to dig out any faded and pale vintage fabrics I had and some natural linen, usually not my thing at all, but paired with vintage buttons, pearly beads and some rather fiddly little stitched silk butterflies, I think it has all come together well. I just hope my customer shall be pleased with them, that's what counts.
They're ready for the off now so I shall once more be off to the Post Office soon, it's fast becoming my second home!
Admittedly not so pink but still pretty is this gift I made for the Munchkin yesterday. His bedroom is on the corner of the house, at the top, and does get rather chilly, so I thought I would make a covered hottie for him to cuddle up with.
I used the same fabrics as are in his pinwheel quilt.
I hope he likes this when he unwraps it on Christmas morning. It's now become a bit of a tradition for me to hand make something for him and he always seems to appreciate it.
I also patchworked the reverse. I think he'll enjoy studying all the cute fabrics.
Here and there, I've found a few minutes to pop some items into both my blogshop and Etsy shop including these gorgeous hotties (just two remaining).
My other project, I've had on the go for a while and it's actually something for me! In the odd time that I've had spare, I've been busy "hexagoning".
It's good to have a project which is portable, handy for getting on with at the cottage where I usually have more time on my hands, and in the evenings at home in front of the fire.
I started this without knowing what I would actually do with the finished piece but I have loved having all these gorgeous precious vintage fabrics around me. I also now have a plan for this piece once it's big enough. I should get quite a bit done on this once I "shut up shop" over Christmas.
And now my dear readers, I must love you and leave you as it's the big Christmas Saturday in Bridport tomorrow so westwards we shall head. Ooooh, but I am excited! Have a wonderful weekend yourselves.