Friday, 2 December 2016

Another Christmas Make & Five on Friday

So here's the second of my self-imposed Christmas Craft Challenge Cretions and it's a free pattern from Lori of Not Forgotten Farm and is part of Buttermilk Basin's Christmas Blog Hop.

Sweet little red stocking with holly - so simple yet so perfect for an extra Christmas touch around the house.

I have not really started my Christmas decorating yet but I did hang this pretty wreath on the hall shelf.

I've also looked out my favourite Christmas pattern books and lined up some more ideas for my challenge!

Do you buy  some new decorations every Christmas? I just can't help myself when I'm shopping and my daughter managed to persuade me to buy these three gorgeous baubles for our tree.

Lastly and looking ahead to spring I bought bulbs to plant and need to do that very soon before it gets too cold.

So glad you came by!

Linking with Amy's Five on Friday below

Have a lovely weekend and hopefully I will share another sweet wee Christmas creation tomorrow!

Thursday, 1 December 2016

First Christmas Creation

Happy Christmas month of December!

I have set myself a challenge to share as many Christmas crafts and creations this month in the run up to Christmas.

So here is the first of my creations - a wonky wool patchwork Christmas tree in the style of Charlie Brown!

Now I admit something went wrong but after it was filled, i thought it had a sweet character in a forlorn sort of way and it has grown on me!

So I added the rusty star to hang crookedly and stamped a little NOEL tag.

It was good to practice a few embroidery stitches too.

what do you make of it?
I've 'fallen' for it!

Thanks for visiting and have a great December!

Best wishes

Saturday, 26 November 2016

My Snow Guy!

Just finished a fun snow guy cross stitch on burlap for a Christmas gift bag.
I thought this would make a cute little goodie bag for my littlest nephew at Christmas.

The pattern was a freebie from called Fa La La.

Doesn't he have a cute face?

Thanks for coming by and hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Pleased to be linking with 

Life and Linda


Thursday, 24 November 2016


Thankful this Thursday for family and friends, especially blogging friends!

Wishing all my American blogging friends a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, 21 November 2016

Dry Goods Box

I had a go at covering a plain old cardboard box with some stiffened burlap today to make a storage box for this console table.

I just cut the burlap sheet to fit the sides of the box and used my glue gun to stick them on to it, after I'd written DRY GOODS & NOTIONS free hand onto the burlap with a sharpie.

Admittedly a stencil would have been better but all in all I like it tucked in there.

This is the side and on each I kept it simple with 1864.

I'm sure it will be a useful catch-all box!

Linking with 

Thanks for coming by!

Wishing you a great week!

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

New Home

My sister-in-law and her husband recently moved into a new home so I finally got around to making them a card.
I had plain white card and used stiffened burlap for the house shape I cut out then glued a wool felt heart onto it.

Above that I stamped New Home onto the tag and added some twine to finish it off.

As a house warming gift, I gave them this candle jar with nice rope handle to light up their new home

so good to hear form you and thanks for coming by for a visit.

Have a great day!

Friday, 28 October 2016

Miscellaneous Musings

This week's five on Friday is a pretty mixed bunch of this that and the other but I'm pleased to say that I have one finish to share and it was another cross stitch on burlap of this owl!

I do have a fondness for owls and made these three for my fall decorating.

On a different, but fall related theme, I was looking through my photos from our visit to the Ulster American Folk Park and was admiring this old Tole Box and thought that looks like a pumpkin on it.

I'm pretty sure it's not, it's just that I've been seeing a lot of pumpkins today!
Still, it's a beautiful box.

Now I am not given to decorating for Halloween and I do mutter about how early shops start selling their decorations, but I was 'horrified'!! to see the theme park we visited in July! had already their Halloween decor out and advertising 'Fright Night' in October.

And I leave you with a wonderful sunrise I  was privileged to witness, just two mornings ago.

This is my kind of October decor!

Thanks for coming by! It would be lovely to hear from you. I will try to return the visit though I am not able to comment on blogs using the Google+ box.

Linking with Amy at LOVE MADE MY HOME 

Best wishes