Thursday, 30 December 2010

Happy New Year One and All

I hope you like this vintage New Year postcard. I just wanted to thank everyone out there for all your support and encouragement this blogging year. I've met some wonderful people and looking forward to keeping in touch and meeting new friends along 2011's highways and byways. Wishing you all healthy, happiness and creativity in 2011
Love Sharon x

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Giveaway Winner

I was lucky enough to win the giveaway over at Love Stitching Red and received this gorgeous crystal snowflake from Carolyn. Isn't it gorgeous? A big thank you to Carolyn as this 'bauble' is destined to be a favourite for many years to come.

Friday, 24 December 2010

Merry Christmas One and All

Just a quick post to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas and a Peaceful and Creative New Year. And many thanks to Suzi in Canada for sending me this postcard :)

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Angel in the Snow

Been wanting to photograph this angel on a church near my workplace for a while, been waiting for snow and today we finally got it!!

Monday, 20 December 2010

New Journal

I've had the chesty lurgy since my last post but glad to say I'm only coughing a bit now, it was a nasty one. Since feeling more human I've had a chance to make my first Remains of the Day journal and I throughly enjoyed it. It's such a freeing method of construction and ideal for me as I collect lots and lots of different papers. I can now try to reduce my stash, he, he.

I've really enjoyed putting different papers together, from books, to calendars, to vinage knitting patterns to diary pages.

From vintage ledger papers, to doillies, to shade cards to advertising junk mail.

All under the watchful eye of Merlin, meow :) I now have to give it away to a friend for Christmas but I'll make myself another one, or two, or three in the New Year!

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Selling on Folksy

Sorry my posts are like buses today, you wait ages then three come along together, lol. I've decided to start selling some of my artwork on Folksy. I've put some of my hanging ATCs on there, so if you're interested you can check them out here. I'll try to work out a button at the side tomorrow. Need to work on my shop banner but it'll have to do until I get more time, so don't expect too much.

Some of you have commented on my new look blog and I just wanted to point you in the direction of the provider - Plumrose Lane They have some wonderful backgrounds etc, some free some not, if you're in the market for a new look. I'm not on commission, it's just that I think they have some lovely work :)

Christmas Tree is Up

So happy!! My christmas tree is up, my new free tree as well, thank goodness for Freecycle. This is a beautiful 6ft tall as my old tree was just becoming far too small for my collection of baubles and trimmings, lol. It's up in my dining room this year so that when I have friends over for dinner we have a more festive atmosphere, as we invariably just stay chatting round the table when the meal is done.

Now for a tour of some of my favourite decorations. I adore this embroidered heart that I bought in Libertys many years ago

This is a contender for the oldest decoration on the tree, a children's dummy, that I think came from my 'auntie' Hilda, who lived across the street from us when I was a very small child.

Here is my poodle in a shoe and wooden heart. Love poodles, don't know why as I'm very much a cat lover but there is just something about poodles, and I love hearts.

This little sailor is only 2 inches high and could be very old, he's been in our family since I was a child but his origins are lost in the mists of time.

This little cheeky cherub is made of stockinette and I love her, again another purchase from Libertys. She always has to be well up the tree so she is away from the cat claws. Incidently have you tried putting up a christmas tree with 4 cats behaving as 10 week old kittens, it makes it interesting to say the least, lol.

My latest decoration, one of my own hanging atc decorations, they look lovely on the tree though I do say so myself. Looking forward to seeing everyone elses trees over the coming weeks!

Getting in the Christmas Spirit

Went off to Birmingham this week, to visit the German market. It was a freezing cold day, little snow flurries all day but the trains didn't let us down. Both there and back the trains were on time and we all got a seat, not something that happens normally. I just loved this stand, all red and lit up, with santas and angels going round at the top.

We climbed up and had a mug of mulled wine, whilst stamping our feet and soaking up the atmosphere.
I just loved this stall, a big polar bear offering you refreshments, now you don't see that every day, lol.