In the past, at this time of year I have usually been frantically finishing off
handmade decorations and gifts in readiness for Christmas Fairs,
preparing stock and price lists,
making labels and planning my stall set up,
mostly loving it
and partly panicking and asking myself
why did I say I'd do it!
And I am really missing it this year - the fun of planning new things to make during late summer and early autumn,
painting hundreds of wooden hearts and doves and snowflakes for weeks on end,
hand stitching vintage wool hearts,
making up bunting and gingham hearts
and making scented pine cones and cinnamon stick bundles.
I found what was left of the Christmas fair stock over the last few years
and thought you might like a peep to get you in the mood for all those christmas preparations!
bundles of cinnamon sticks tied with jute and homespun
rusty tin hearts
embroidered vintage wool blanket hearts
numerous painted wooden decorations - these in red and white
grey and white ( I used to introduce a new colour and motifs each year)
country style christmas cards
see the xmas recipe background!
and retro style thankyou cards