Saturday, 17 December 2011

Photos from a Busy Week

The Christmas posting deadline for UK orders is looming ... please place your order by the end of this weekend if you want your parcel posted before the last posting date!

The last few days of the pre-Christmas season are always pretty hectic. I've kept meaning to blog but kept forgetting - or forgetting to charge my camera batteries / take photos when it was sunny / etc.

So, here are a few catch-up snaps from this week :)

I've been using a yummy new tin to store my current works-in-progress:

It's shaped like a giant bourbon biscuit... I didn't get to eat the biscuits that were inside it originally, but my mum remembered that I had the matching giant custard cream tin and saved the bourbon biccie tin for me. What a star.

Also very yummy - some Charley Harper goodies I treated myself to this week. I saw the gorgeous gift wrap over on What Katie Does and just had to buy some for myself... and couldn't resist buying a few more Charley Harper bits & pieces from Fred Aldous while I was at it. A girl can never have too many things with Charley Harper birds on, right?? 

Talking of What Katie Does, I am rather in love with her new Tea & Books themed print:

The print is available from her Etsy shop, HERE. I may have just ordered one for my new studio...

A nice bit of surprise post arrived yesterday from the nice people at Folksy - a copy of their winter sampler, a mini newspaper with news from Folksy and a gift guide of some of the lovely handmade things for sale on the site.

They also included a rather lovely knitting-themed postcard... I don't know who designed it, but it's quite gorgeous and perfectly suits their new "Modern British Craft" tagline. 

In crafty news, I've made a start on sorting out the pieces for the vintage felt bird ornaments ready for some Christmas crafting... 

... and I've started knitting a very soft and fluffy scarf from some fun faux-mohair yarn:

I bought a whole bundle of this fluffy yarn at my old knitting club's fundraising yarn sale this summer. I didn't have a plan for what I might make with it, but it turns out that two strands knitted together makes a fab chunky knit that's perfect for scarves... plus knitting on those large needles is so quick and easy, it's such a satisfying project for the winter evenings. 

Right, I'm off to eat some home-made mince pies now (my dad bakes a mean mince pie) and do some more knitting...


Bagladee said...

OMGoodness Laura, where did the Boubon tin come from. I'd love to get one. They're my absolute fav biccies.
Emma x

BugsandFishes said...

The bourbon biscuit tin is from Marks & Spencer. They also do a Jammie Dodger tin :)

Made in Suisse said...

Biscuit tins from M&S are the best...such fab designs!

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

I love that bourbon tin! Have a wonderful Christmas and a fulfilling New Year in which all your hopes and dreams come true! love Annie xx

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

hi Laura, just a quickie to say I have reviewed your book today '

Archie the wonder dog said...

I haven't seen the big biscuit tins in M&S but now I know they do one for custard creams and one for jammy dodgers I'm going to look next time I'm in!

Lissa (Bellenza) said...

That tea and books-themed print is just my type! Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas!


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