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Monday 3 December 2012


Hi everyone

I took advantage of extra days in the Secretts Christmas Marquee and have slowly lost the plot regarding what day it is.  I did a couple of days last week plus Saturday morning, all day Sunday and all day today. Going 'out to work' on a Sunday is not the norm for me and it has thrown me completely.  I was convinced that yesterday was Monday and therefore today is Tuesday!  This does of course mean I am incredibly late with my weekend blog post!  Or can I pretend that I am early for next weekend's post?

No matter what day it is, I am behind with everything: blogging, blog commenting, Twitter, Facebook and emails.  I need a week free of crafting to catch up with everything.  I have been busy creating and the following photographs are of my stand at Secretts and some of my makes:

I am sorry about the poor quality of this photograph.  The lighting in the marquee is not great and although at the end of the day when our Christmas lights are twinkling it looks lovely  during the day if the weather is bad, it is a little dim.  This is a photograph of a small table display: my velvet wreath a large Christmas card with matching gift tag and two decorated gift boxes.

Another wreath made with gorgeous tartan ribbon and decorated with apples, Christmas tree 'bits' and a fir cone.

A gift bag decorated with Christmas trees, a reindeer and sleigh and liberally sprinkled with snow.  I was so pleased that this sold the morning after I had made it.  A friend had suggested I get a move on with ? Christmas bags, and they are proving so popular - so guess what I am working on this evening!

In addition to the above I also completed an order palced with my by Lesley Beeton (Mad Dog Woman of Shackleford) for a Christmas wreath.  Is it wrong to say I though it was lovely?  I am so pleased to say that Lesley did too.  Here is the photograph Lesley posted on Twitter.  The wreath is made of gold chiffon, shot through with red, green, gold and tartan ribbon, and gold baubles have been added.  I took some photographs  but unfortunately (as always happens with my pics) they were not that great.

It is a short post from me this week - that's what happens when you lose track of the days.  But before I go |I want to let you know that we are adopting Milly - one of the kittens I am currently fostering.  She is gorgeous and here is a photograph of her in a rare quiet moment:

I hope you all have a good week.  I will be back on Wednesday (or judging by my current lost the plot state, who knows which day), but don't forget to nip over to Handmade Monday and have a look at the lovely blogs taking part.



  1. I hate it when I get my days all upside down. The wreath looks gorgeous. The Christmas bag is amazing. I'm not surprised it sold so quickly. I bet Milly is so pleased she has a wonderful new home. She looks so sweet.
    Ali x

  2. I saw lesleys wreath on twitter and I thought it was stunning I have to say. I hear you on loosing track of time, I still feel like we have weeks to go until Christmas, its weird. But then I am still waiting for summer to happen ;) Glad to see you are busy, its good if you can't blog because you have orders! x

  3. Oh my, you are so busy. Hope the sales have been excellent at Secretts.

    Let me know if you would like the original jpeg of the wreath - it looks stunning on our front door x.

  4. I know the feeling about being behind schedule - whatever day it is, it's late! Nice to be busy though huh!?

  5. There must be something in the water, as i am horribly behind too this week. I'm blaming working on Monday which i don't normally do!
    Lovely makes as usual, hope it all went well x
    Hope you have a good week.

  6. Must be something in the water as i am horribly behind as well! Hope the event went well and that you have a good week (and catch up with yourself!)

  7. It's the time of the year for being behind, I think. We'll all get there in the end! I have a stupid number of orders to make and send out at the moment.

  8. Your display table looks very festive with the wreath adding a really sumptuous feel. Hope your days correct themselves soon.

  9. Oh Dog! Milly is so cute! *waves paw at sweet kitty*

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