Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Birds and a Kitty


Just been finishing off a few more things for this weekends Xmas Fair - lots of 60's fabric birds hung with butchers twine, and hessian tree hangers.

Still have more diary and notebook covers to make, plus a few extra Paris hearts, but then that's it I think for Saturday. The goodies that I don't sell I will put into my Etsy and Folksy shops - thank you to those of you who have already ordered Paris Hearts! If anyone else would like to buy anything they have seen on my blog posts then please email me and I will be happy to send off things after this weekends Fair.


Bessie our cat likes to sit in all manner of places, and under table lamps is one of  her favourites - Bella took these photos the other evening of Bessie sitting on the chest of drawers under the stairs!





The Michael Miller fabric tea cosy is now finished - I love this fabric and must find some more!



Some more gorgeous japanese floral linens have arrived, although I'm not sure I'll have time to make anything from them in time for Saturday.

Florals in many different background colours...............


........and these lovely roses and polka dots.


Hope everyone is getting into the swing of Christmas shopping and preparations now - I enjoyed reading all your comments on the last post!

I've done a lot more online shopping now, and Bella and I are Charity card shopping this afternoon then back home to put up the fake Christmas tree in the sitting room. This is our bright and cheerful family tree, with multi-coloured flashing lights and everything thrown on!

It will be decorated with all sorts of decorations; school-made, homemade, handmade and shop-bought over the years - lots of old favourites that we love to unwrap and reminisce over each year.

The real tree will go in the hall a week or so before Xmas Day - that's the one I like to decorate in whites and golds with white twinkle lights - a little more tasteful!

Enjoy all the Festive preparations!

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  1. Ooh la la, the Paris cosy is adorable. You have been such a busy bee, no wonder you haven't had time for Christmas. It will all get done, it always does, and anything that doesn't, doesn't matter! Big hugs to you, Linda xx

  2. Beautiful fabrics! Especially love the Michael Miller. The flower and polka dots are very nice also, can't wait to see what you turn out with them.

  3. Your 'makes' are all lovely. I especially love the Michael Miller fabric. Here's hoping you have a really successful day this weekend. Cute kitty too! M x

  4. Soooo much prettiness... especially loving those Japanese floral fabrics.
    Have fun at the fair, hope it all goes well.

  5. o like that vintage paris tea cosie pretty and sweet colors greetings leon10

  6. Awe poor Bessie is like the rest of us and is missing the sunshine! That's probably the equivalent to a sunbed if your a cat!!! ;)
    Love those pretty little hessians trees. :)
    Best wishes for your next fair Gill!
    Vivienne x

  7. Glad kitty is keeping you amused :) love your trees and birds, so cute!

    Bee happy x

  8. Gorgeous makes Gill, and Bessie is adorable :
    Victoria xx

  9. What lovely items.....love your kitty!

  10. Your Bella is the prettiest girl!! :-) These are very sweet fabrics.... love that Paris tea-cozy with the pompom fringe.

  11. Love all your makes and gorgeous fabrics, especially that wonderful tea cosy! Bessie looks so sweet!
    Good luck with your next fair, Gill....though I'm sure you will do really well with all these lovely things to sell :)
    Helen x

  12. I agree with 'Flowers on my table'! Very 'a la Francaise'! Would yo believe the 2 turtle doves looked a little like an elf's shoe...My, I need glasses!
    Sound like your tree is my kind of tree. I much prefer those to the fancy, stylish 'mine is the best looking tree' often seen in periodicals, blogs and so on...
    We seem to forget the Christ in Christmas much too often in our busy lives!
    All the best for Sunday!

  13. Wonderful photos of Bella!
    Hope you had fun putting up your Christmas tree.
    Lisa x

  14. Beautiful makes Gill - all of them are perfectomundo and I am sure you will sell lots and lots!!

    Re the Michael Miller fabric - I bought some from Ditto Fabrics in Brighton - you can also order online - I do and they are very quick. They seem to have some in stock too.


  15. Beautiful fabrics.. I love your little cat she is so sweet
    Thea x

  16. What brilliant photos! I love your birds and I adore your cat!!

    The fabrics are a delight - look at those stunning colours.

    Have a fab week hon.


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