Thursday, 12 December 2013

CAL and Busy Times

Hello to you.
Hope you're all well and wonderful?
Gosh it's been so busy here! School plays, costumes, Christmas trees, craft sales, Christmas shopping... and the list goes on...
So with everything going on here please bear with me - in January normal service should resume.
 I finished my crochet lamp shade, inspired by attic24.
Sorry the photos aren't great, the light at the moment is terrible but wanted you all to see.
Hope you can get an idea of what it looks like.

Joining again with the lovely ladies and their crochet along Marianne and Chrissie.
 Chrissie Crafts
I've really enjoyed joining in and seeing what everyone else is doing.
Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree!
I do love a Christmas tree - the smell is amazing!
I love to see the twinkling lights and shiny baubles.
Here are a couple of photos from my Christmas craft fair.
It went well and had lots of interest and comments which is lovely - always great to have feedback.
Mr Gingers were very popular! I was left with one though, which I was pleased about. He's hanging on the tree now.
Thank you to all of you who wished me luck and think it worked :)
Don't you just love a cosy fire in winter?
This was taken during a power cut last week where we were left without power for most of the day and night. It was actually quite nice relaxing in the warm glow from the fire reading. Couldn't have done without my electric for much longer though!
Finally, let me introduce you to the new addition to the family, Betty.
She was taken in from my Mum's garden where she was living feral (she wouldn't have survived the winter) She is now tame and a lovely little character - she was really worth the extra work.
I hope you all enjoy a lovely weekend.
Will try and post again before Christmas if time allows.
Thank you for all your lovely comments and continued kindness.


  1. It's nice to see an update from you! I'm glad you're doing well. I understand being busy, though. The lampshade came out well! Nice work. I'm glad to hear the fair was successful, but of course it was, your work is lovely. Hi Betty, nice to meet you!

  2. The lampshade looks fab! So happy the fair went well for you and you enjoyed it all. I know what you mean about being really busy...this time of year is unbelievably hectic isn't it?
    Marianne x

  3. Glad the fair went well, you're fireplace looks so cozy. Aww and what a cutie Betty is, most of the cats we've had over the years were found at the bottom of the garden.
    Clare x

  4. Your lampshade looks brilliant and your new addition to the family looks a real sweetie.
    Have a lovely Christmas .
    Sally xxx

  5. Your lampshade looks great, and so did your craft sale stall. I think it is nice that you have just one gingerbread man to put up on your own tree. I hope that you don't lose your power again, it is horrid when that happens. Keep cosy and warm with Betty to keep you company! xx

  6. A lovely cosy post! Your lampshade looks great! Your craft stall looks so festive and glad one little gingerbread man was left for you to keep!
    Helen x

  7. So many wonderful things to see today on your blog. Love the lampshade, so glad your sale went well and welcome sweet Betty. I love the name.

  8. Hello lovely FB - I've missed you while you've been busy and I've been AWL! You have been a very busy bee and everything looks so good, especially your lampshade and those little ginger men - I do love those! I'm very happy that things went so well from your stall! Huge welcome to Betty, isn't she gorgeous and I'll bet she's so happy to be indoors in front of your lovely cosy fire - she's in a very good place with you to take care of her! Warm hugs, Joy xoxo

  9. Nice post, all your photos are lovely and what a gorgeous lamp :)

    Have a nice weekend!!

    Lluisa xx

  10. Hey FB, I've replied to your query on mine but basically the patterns came from Simply Crochet issue 12 and The Royal Sisters blog:
    Talk soon, Joy xo


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