4 December 2010

Post Traumatic Pottering And A Pressie x

Yoo hoo!

It's me!


Aren't these flowers gorgeous?  I bought them from Waitrose.  I've no idea what they're called, I just love their big blousy cabbagey heads and plummy colour.

It's so good to be back and isn't blogland just bedecked in festive cheer and inspiration?

Since we last spoke, my Christmas Craft Fair has been and gone.  Despite the FREEZING conditions, over 500 people came.  We had a fabulous variety of stalls and raised lots of money for charity.  My god but I'm glad it's over though.  Sooo stressful.  Never again.  I know a lot of bloggers wax lyrical about craft fairs they've attended and the wonderful people they've met.  From an organiser's point of view, most of the stallholders were indeed quite delightful but a couple deserved a slap for being so downright rude.  The sad but true law of averages I guess.

Despite having a bit of a snotty cold, I have had such a lovely week since.  Lots of much-needed post-traumatic pottering and fiddling plus an extremely therapeutic craft room purge and tidy!

I've thoroughly enjoyed leisurely making some more bits for next week's school Christmas Fayre (which somebody else is organising hooray!!!).


I've been photographing some of my jools ...

Oh yes, can you believe, I won a giveaway this week!!!  My very first one in a year of blogging!*  Our brave woolly-hatted postman risked life and limb (for which I am everso grateful) to deliver this ...

Thank you so much lovely Alison at Vintage Amethyst for my gorgeous pressies.  The sign is hanging so prettily in my kitchen - I love it.  If you haven't ever visited Alison's shop and browsed her beautiful collection of home bits and gifts, you need to go now, do it, go, go, go and don't forget your purse!!!!

It was blondie son's 12th birthday on Thursday. I put in a teeny request with Mother Nature who came up trumps, bless her, and dumped a shed-load of snow on top of the children's school rendering it closed for the day!!!  We ended up having a wonderfully moochy day (despite Now That's What I Call Music 77 being on a constant loop in the background!).

I said to my Mum, "I can't believe my baby boy is 12", to which she replied "well I can't believe my baby girl is nearly 40!"  Gee thanks!  For the record, I shall be 39 on Tuesday, nearly 40 indeed!

I must go for now.  I have to return blondie son's pal after a sleepover and am feeling an overwhelming urge to crochet a star or two and blondie daughter needs help with her Tudor Fashions project.

Have a super weekend.


*PS.  I've just realised that I posted my very first blog entry a year ago today!!!  Happy bloggiversary me!


  1. Lovely post, Heather. I love your jewellery. It's beautiful! I'm sorry to hear that your Christmas fayre was so stressful for you. Have a lovely birthday on Tuesday. Much love, Lynda xxx

  2. Now 77 - I owned the very first one!! Now that does make me old ;)

    Have a lovely birthday xxx

  3. Your jewellery is lovely Heather. We share a birthday - mine is Tuesday too (the big one you've not quite reached!) - would you pm me your address - I'd love to send you a card. (Wanted to do it on the quiet, but realised I couldn't without your address - dur!) xx

  4. wow your lovely creations- beautiful!!!! x
    yes it can be a difficult one 'organising' anything, especially a fair- but well done!! there's always the few that seem to take pride in making it difficult hehe, you survived!
    From my own experience selling in a market when i was preggers with my sweet pea- i couldnt believe how rude 'some' people could be!.

    but it is all part of life experiences ;0)
    hope you boy has a superly duperly great day.
    i have my birthday on the 22nd and will be 30!.
    enjoy your christmas fair ;0)xxxx

    wowza and that amazingly beautiful cabbage flower!...actually i have no idea what they are called either...beautiful though! x

  5. Hey you!!
    Does this mean the stressful, busy time is over now?

    A whole year lovely Heather, I remember you starting out so clearly, happy first!!

    Loving that spotty brooch and can I say Now 77???? Like Vintage V, I too owned the first one on tape, remember those?

    Have a great birthday on Tuesday, hope you get spoiled by your blondies and handsome hubby!

  6. Lovely makes! Your jewellery is especially Fab. 500 people is amazing for your fair, I've recently done a couple of fairs and we've probably had the maximum of 20 people walk through the door, so very dissapointing when so much effort was made by the stallholders creating late into the night:o(. congrats on your win it's lovely. Have a great cosy weekend. xx Pixie xxx

  7. Glad the fair went well apart for the odd couple. Wow your makes are lovely, great photos too.

    Happy Birthday to you 12 year old - where does the time go, they grow far too quickly don't they.

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  9. I have been reading your blog for a little while...but felt I finally needed to comment? Do you sell your Jewellery? It is really pretty - but I didn't see it in your folksy shop?
    Just wondered!

  10. Happy blog birthday Heather. Your jewellery looks really lovely.

    Is your daughter in year 5 by any chance, My Daisy has just finished the Tudors and did food and drink for her project!

    Have a lovely weekend.


  11. Happy blogiversary Heather :0)
    I love your makes , especially the corsage , it's so pretty.
    I've got a "Britain since the second world war" project ( year 6) to do with one of my twins in the morning . Did his brothers on friday night . Joy.
    Jacquie x

  12. What a gorgeous post, full of such wonderful eye candy, those flowers are stunning and your jewellery wow!

  13. Aw Heather, how could I resist?
    I just hope I get it this year sometime as the post here is pants because of the snow!!

  14. Happy Birthdays both kinds. I always say teachers should write "Well done Mum " on all projects.
    Louise x

  15. I just love those flowers. I bought some last christmas from M&S as part of a bouquet but haven't seen them since, they're so lovely aren't they xx


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