Friday, 13 January 2017

Hyggelig Home!

 In the last few months I've been coming across bits and pieces of information about the Danish concept of 'Hygge' (hue-ga). Its that state of mind where you enjoy the simple pleasures of winter and life in general, at home and amongst friends and family, stress free and cozy!

So here are five little hyygelig home ideas to share with you.
1. Lots of candles and strings of fairy lights for a warm inviting space.

2.  Put a fire on and warm your toes up! Enjoy a good read and cuppa in front of the glowing logs!

 3. Enjoy the comforts of home with lots of soft, furry fabrics, cushions and throws.

4. Wood and wicker baskets are 'warmer'

5. Enjoy some home baking - some Danish apple pie for me!

Hope you are enjoying a wonderful weekend already!

Don't forget my little Winter Giveaway

 on my last post or click HERE to go and sign up!

Thanks so much to Amy for hosting Five on Friday 
Linking HERE

Thanks to Suzanne for Saturday Sparks link up at Pieced Pastimes HERE

Best wishes!

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Giveaway Time!

I've been hibernating (and stitching!) this past week and trying to reorganise and declutter for the new year.

I love being at home in the evenings with a fire burning and just being cosy and to cheer us all up on these cold wintery days, I'm hosting a little giveaway with a few simple rules:

1. Please make sure you are a follower of my blog - new followers most welcome if you just click on the Follow button on the right hand side

2. Please leave a comment ON THIS POST ONLY saying you'd like to be entered.

3. Both the little stump doll and winter pin keep are included in the giveaway.

4. You have until the end of January to sign up.

And that's it!

Hope they make you smile!  

Best wishes to one and all!

Saturday, 31 December 2016

New Year's Eve Wishes

Dear friends, it has been wonderful to enjoy your company during the past year and as we stand on the threshold of a new year, I want to wish each one a very HAPPY NEW YEAR with much PEACE!

Thank you sincerely and hope we will have a wonderful new year!


Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Crafty Challenge # 10 Little Noel Pouch

Hoping you all enjoyed a wonderful Christmas celebration as did we, with loved ones and friends.

I'm posting this little Noel pouch as the tenth of my crafty Christmas challenges in the months of December, better late than never, even though I did have it made before Dec. 25th, I just hadn't a minute to take photos and post it then.

I chose a lovely Christmas red cotton fabric and you could almost believe those are wee snowflakes on it from a distance.

I trimmed it with some crochet ribbon.

So I am pleased that I managed to make it to 10 in my challenge and hope you have enjoyed seeing a few of my makes!

Wishing you all a lovely last few days of 2016!

Best wishes and thanks!

Friday, 23 December 2016

Christmas Craft # 9 & Five on Friday

It's the Friday before Christmas and time to link up with Amy for Five on Friday at Love Made My Home.

First I want to show you the pillow I've made for my Christmas Craft Challenge.  Very simple, i just used red ticking and stitched on three wool Christmas trees!

Our village has quaint little shops so I thought I'd share some of them with you.

Below is the Post Office with gifts

Next is the old fashioned toy shop and gift shop

 Below is the florist's

The butcher's
 A winter display at the restaurant

The bakery with lots of Christmas cakes, puddings and mince pies!

Thank you to all who visit! Your friendship is special to me!

Thanks to Amy for hosting Five on Friday!
Click link below to join in!

Wishing you, dear friends, a very blessed peaceful Christmas!

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Prim Starry wreath Craft Christmas #8

Hello dear friends! I'm back in a flurry of excitement and hurry as we hurtle towards Christmas Day with another Crafty Christmas Creation!

This pretty prim starry wreath is so inexpensive to make.

All you need is an old book and some rusty wire, and glue.

Simply cut out lots of stars from the pages of your old, disused book and stick them two at a time along the wire.

All you need to do now is make it into a circle for your wreath and hang it!

It could even be used as a garland around your tree etc!

Thanks for coming by as I know how busy we are this week!

Best wishes!

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Christmas Craft Decorating The Mantle

Hello again and welcome back to my crafty Christmas posts and today I thought I'd share a few photos of my mantle all kitted out with new stockings for my three kids.

A view toward the Christmas tree.

As we al know, time is precious, so I hope to be back soon with a few more makes and creations.

It's now all gearing towards the baking, wrapping, feasting with friends and family and enjoying the season.

Best wishes to one and all!