Sunday, 28 November 2010

Vintage & Handmade Christmas Fair

Gosh isn't it chilly!! I must say I was very impressed at the wonderful turnout to the Vintage & Handmade Christmas Fair today, even in these arctic conditions! I've just returned home after a great day at the fair, and met some lovely lovely people too. Unfortunately, by the time I was able to get to the tea and cake selection upstairs, my lovely Lemon Drizzle had all been devoured! Ah well, if time I may make a second one tomorrow ;)

A little snap of my lovely Lemon Drizzle (at least, I hope it was lovely!) and also a few more pics from the fair, including the wonderful Razzamataz carol singers and a couple of my stand too...

Next Saturday I will be popping to London for the day, laden with goodies ready for the 'We Make' Christmas Fair at Chelsea Town Hall. I'm really getting into the spirit of Christmas now and am excited about next weekend already, however, lots to do before then! Have a lovely week x

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Christmas has officially begun...

You know Christmas has officially begun when you hear festive songs out shopping, and when mince pies and mulled wine become a staple part of your diet... as of this weekend it has happened, and the munching of my first gluten-free mince pie this year has marked the start of the festive season, 'officially', as far as I'm concerned! I have also been selling at festive fairs this weekend, so everything is in full swing and I am loving it! The coming week is going to involve more last-minute Christmas trade orders and making lots of fair stock! I may need a lot of mulled wine this week... and on Sunday (28th) I will be at the Vintage & Handmade Christmas Fair at Chipping Sodbury town hall, which I cannot wait for!! Details are here if you would like to come, and please spread the word too, there will also be lots of lovely handmade cakes, tea, and I expect a fair few mince pies!! x

* a few festive fair snaps... and find lots of goodies and stocking fillers in my Christmas Shop! *

Saturday, 13 November 2010

41 days...

Firstly I would like to say a BIG thank you to everyone who voted for Stitch Tales in the Dorset Cereals little blog awards, the results were announced this week and to my huge surprise, I came 5TH!!! Yippee.

So there are 41 days to go til Christmas... the air is getting chilly, shops are playing Christmas music and Christmas shopping is now in full flow. So I thought I would share a few seasonal snaps with you!

Fake snow outside the Mall at Cribbs Causeway, Bristol... (it looked so real!)

Stockings, mince pies and even a sleigh, at the Country Living Christmas Fair this week...

And on a product-related note I have now added natural wine glass napkins to my napkin range, you can browse all my napkins and other products on my NEW website, I hope you enjoy it :)

Sunday, 7 November 2010

remember, remember...

...the 5th of November... well for us it was actually the 6th when we celebrated Guy Fawkes night and held our village firework display. And for a little village it sure was impressive! I captured some sneaky snaps amidst the 'oooooh's and 'ahhhh's and proceeded to munch my way through a large helping of sausages and my fair share of mulled wine! I was 'cosying' up until the mulled wine preparations began last night, and have a few tea cups tea cosies to finish today, but with all this mulled wine and the smell of cinnamon and other spices in the air, (plus the odd Christmas song starting to play on the radio!) it really is beginning to feel pretty festive in the studio... almost time to start decorating, I'm thinking fairy lights and some little hanging decorations, although perhaps in a few weeks ;)

Ooh, and before I forget, my blog has been nominated in the Dorset Cereals little blog awards, so if you would like to vote, here is the link! Thank you and spread the word if you can :) I hope you have a lovely week, and here's to some more chilly November days! x