Friday, 24 December 2010

Wishing you and your families
a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Rachel xxx

Sunday, 19 December 2010

My Little Snow Baby

He's so funny in the snow!
He's finding it very difficult to find a place to 'go'
When he comes back indoors it takes ages to dry him off as he's covered in tiny balls of Snow which have stuck to his fur!!
The snow is about 12'' deep here so we shall be indoors today!
Keep cosy and warm!
Rachel x

Thursday, 16 December 2010

And the winner is....

TABIBOO! Well done to you!

I shall pop your giveaway parcel in the post as soon as I have your address.

Just to let you know, the giveaway is the only nice bit of my day today! I have been working outdoors on my little stall and I was rained on sleeted on and as the snow blew right into my stall some of my stock got wet too! Normally I am a cheerful sort of a gal but today I was not a happy bunny!

However I did treat myself to this cheery tea cosy in Robert Dyas for only £2.99.
I bought a matching cake tin too for my Christmas baking !I packed up early and I'm warming up at home with a mug of coffee with a dash of Baileys in it!


Surely tomorrow has got to be better!

Love this banner by Jan Constantine!

Rachel x

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

More Homemade Gifts

Still busy beavering away, although I'm running out of time!

I have a niece who loves all things Cath kidston and vintage style so I made her a felt rose brooch, in fact I made a stack of felt brooches!!

I already had these felts and the brooch backs so I didn't have to buy anything! I love it when a little project comes together quickly and easily! Especially at this time of year!I'm just making some little gift boxes to pop them in.
Nibbling on a banana muffin too, very naughty!
Have a sweet day!
Before I go, don't forget to join in the giveaway in the last post!
Rachel x

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

A Little Christmas Giveaway

I meant to do this a little sooner, but as usual, time ran away with me!

I thought I'd have a little giveaway to celebrate finishing my 'Challenge' and because it's Christmas.

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post to say you'd like to join in.

The names will be drawn from a hat on Thursday evening
Followers will receive 2 chances to win as I'll pop your name in twice!

All are welcome to join in, UK and across the pond, I like to include everone!

The gifts in the giveaway parcel will be,
a little Christmas stocking decoration to pop on your tree. Handmade by me from vintage blanket...
a Union Jack purse (not made by me but so cute)..

and a pink fluffy pom-pom garland! I had great fun making these yesterday!

Have a sweet day, I'm off to make banana muffins with Andy Williams crooning in my ear!

Gotta love Andy at Christmas!

Rachel x

Monday, 13 December 2010

Tutorial For Pom-pom Garland

Hello everyone,

just getting into the swing of Christmas and I've been making a few homemade pressies and I thought I'd share this one with you! Ages ago I bought this yarn from a car boot and was at a little bit of a loss of what to make with it!

But today I have made 3 garlands, so easy peasy and quick to make.

Thought I'd do a quick tutorial for you.

1.Select your yarn. Mine looks a bit like candyfloss.

2.Wrap the yarn around your fingers, I wrapped mine 40 times around 3 fingers3.Carefully slip the yarn off your fingers and tie a piece of yarn around the middle of your bundle.

4.Snip though the ends of one side of the pom pom , and then the other.

5. Fluff out the pom pom with your fingers. At this point it may look a little bit miss-shapen but don't worry. You just need to trim around the ball of yarn with your scissors!

That's it! It's as simple as that!I made 10 pom-poms for my garland.

6.I then threaded my pom-poms onto crochet cotton leaving a 15cm gap between each pom-pom bauble.I also allowed 20cm at each end for tying.

Just the kind of quick project you need at this time of year.I'm going to make some tiny ones for my tree next!

Rachel x

P.S I shall be back tomorrow with a little giveaway!


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