Thursday, 12 November 2009

Crafting like mad and Country Living


At this time of year my business really hots up and I go into frantic and high stress mode - that's excluding all of those Christmas preparations we have to do. Not that I'm complaining. I still get a warm feeling after 7 years of doing this when people like and buy what I do.



A little while ago I shared some fabric with you so I thought you might like to look at what I made. Some retro Christmas trees lightly stuffed with some added cloves to give them that wintery smell.



My new best friends' - the snowmen family - they're work in progress at the moment but soon to be finished - I hope!


Last but not least a couple of handmade Christmas cards - I was pleased with how they turned out. I may well make some to give to family and friends'. I never normally make goodies to give as presents as I feel that people might see it as a bit of a cop out, especially as I do it for a living. Silly isn't it?





Aside from Christmas goodies, just a quickie to say that Country Living was on top form and really enjoyable. Spent lots and I'll share the goodies with you shortly. I have never seen it so busy and unfortunately the fire alarm went off so we all had to evacuate. It would have been a great time to shop......I always find CL inspiring and it certainly got me in the Christmas mood. Here's a taster of what I bought.



I had to take 1 item out of its bag as it needed watering! Isn't it sweet and so reasonably priced too.





TTFN.

13 comments:

marigold jam said...

Oh how very frustrating to have to evacuate the CL Fair!! Love those cards and your little trees too. I wonder why we feel we can't give home made gifts to certain people as they might see it as a cop out? I know I have some friends I do as they will aprreciate the work that has gone into them and some I don't as like you said they might think I am a cheapskate daft isn't it?!

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your kind comments.

Jane x

Floss said...

I think that women would surely appreciate your handmade gifts, but men are so much harder to make for, aren't they? Chutneys are our only homemade option for men this year...

Can't wait to see your CL stuff - I am getting my fix from blogs as I live just a little too far away myself!

Michela said...

Hi Sarah! Congrats on your lovely stuff!

Florence and Mary said...

I can't believe they had to evacuate yesterday, seeing how manic it was today I can only imagine how crazy that must of been!

Victoria xx

Shabby Chick said...

Oooh what a pretty little plant in a cup! Can't wait to see your other buys.

I think your makes are wonderful, the trees are lovely and the cards are gorgeous :)

Mel xxx

Shabby Chick said...

Just popping back to let you know I just ordered one of your adorable primitive reindeers (it's in my husband's name on the paypal account but we're in Salisbury if that helps identify me!). You have some lovely things in your shop xxx

Tabiboo said...

'Oh' so lovely - all of it!

Can't wait to see your goodies as I never have chance to go to the CL show - I always seem have a baby in tow and there not much fun to shop with!! Maybe in a year or two's time though.

Have a lovely weekend,

Nina xxx

Pomona said...

I love your Christmassy things - it looks like you have been really busy!

Pomona x

Petit Filoux said...

I love your cards, especially the one that says merry christmas, it's really lovely!!

Lydia said...

I just love those trees - happy looking....

Lx

noelle said...

hi Sarah, my parcel arrived today, wonderful and that little glove will be on my tree! will post about it this weekend, have not had chance to take any piccies yet. Glad you had a good time at cl fair, cant wait to see what you got! x x xnoelle x

lemonade kitty said...

I can't wait to see those snowmen when they're finished I also like the cards and tree's they're just up my street! I'll pop back when you've got them in your shop Lucey xx

lemonade kitty said...

Popped straight over to your shop and ordered lots of goodies why have \I not found you before now?? Lucey xx