Monday, 3 December 2012

It's December and that means....

I am so looking forward to reading all the bloggy Christmas posts...
This weekend I was selling at another Christmas Fair, sharing a stall with Marion from Made by Marion. For me, it was a bit too soon after the My Favourite Things... fair and I didn't have enough stock left from the previous fair.
 Next year I'll be more organised - really, I will!! It wasn't terribly successful in terms of profit but I met some really lovely people.
The first of December also meant I could unwrap my first package from my swap partner, the lovely Emma from All Stitched Up. I am so excited about this swap organised by Hookin' with Laa Laa, I've loved putting together the gifts for Emma!
Here is what my first three packages from Emma contained, all handcrafted - I'm a lucky girl!

I've already used the notebook, the snowman is hanging on my dresser and the card holder will go above my craft desk when I tidy the desk (hopefully tomorrow - I have a day off, yay!). Thank you Emma XX
 Time for the first Christmas film of the year too, a difficult choice as I have so many I love. Mr B and myself like to sit down and watch a Christmas DVD regularly in the run up to 'the' big day. We chose Holiday Inn for our first of the season because it's not too Christmassy, and enjoyed it with the obligatory mince pies (not the first of the season!)
I thought I'd share a montage of some of my decorations from last year (in the living room), I'm really looking forward to decorating this year, it is one of the best bits of the season for me

I made good use of my discount for entering the Crafty Individuals Challenge, I was so excited about the discount that I didn't realise I also qualified for a free gift (top left) so an unexpected bonus... 
Thanks for visiting.
Have a super week!


  1. You are very welcome :) I loved painting that snowman, the big kid in me had a field day! I've had the same result with every fair I've done, only with a little bit of profit. It's always worth a shot though :)

    Last years decorations look gorgeous, I'm looking forward to seeing this years :) x

  2. Lovely swap goodies, and beautiful photos. XX

  3. Hopefully you had fun though at the craft fayre and covered your initial costs - it's surprising just how much organising it takes isn't it.

    Lovely swap items and I love your montage of decorations around your home. We put up our Christmas tree yesterday.

  4. I love, Love, LOVE people's christmassy posts! :-)


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