Sunday, 28 November 2010

Berry, my latest bear

Hi everyone. hope you're all keeping warm, well if you're in the Northern hemisphere! This is Berry my latest bear, hope you like him.

Saturday, 27 November 2010

My summerhouse....or winterhouse?

Well I woke up to snow this morning and that made me want to do the Christmas decorating even more. So I decided to decorate my summerhouse instead. With my little heater its so cosy and my little bolt hole. I need to get some baubles for my feather tree, I wanted one of those last year and dotcomgiftshop were selling them off last month. 

I did treat myself in the end and got the Cath Kidston stocking. Its rather big, Santa can fit a few satsumas in that one!

I also love the paper chain, just the right colours.

I think I'll sort through my decorations later, they are all in the conservatory as we had to empty the loft when we had a new roof. I think I'll put some of the mantel things out, they are candlesticks etc so I can ease myself into Christmas decorating.

Have a great weekend, stay cosy.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Deck the halls.....

OK......admit it.....who is going to start putting up Christmas decorations this weekend? I know my friends in the States do this after Thanksgiving but elsewhere? I keep thinking its too early, then if I do them next week, I've missed out a bit. Can you tell I'm chomping at the bit. Maybe it will be so cold and snow at the weekend it will be a great time to start, as staying in will be on the cards.

Come on, fess up if you are starting this weekend!

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Bon Voyage

This is Sammi who started the long journey to Australia yesterday. As are my cousin's family, they are off for a new start in Brisbane. 

Bon Voyage!

Blog award

Laura from Vintage Laura has given me an award! Why not pop over to her Blog and check out some of the goodies shes managed to get.

Thanks Laura it was a lovely gesture.

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Its here!

Its here the Online Bear Show

I hope you enjoy visiting!

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Vintage Lifestyle giveaway

Kelly from Vintage Lifestyle is having a giveaway, lovely. I've recently found this blog and its so worth checking out.

Also about the Cath Kidston stocking, Cath had all sold out so I ordered from John Lewis and got the postage free as I bought a few Christmas things, can't wait. You were all right, I did deserve a treat!LOL

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Cath Kidston stocking

I received the Cath Kidston Christmas catalouge today, very nice. Although I find a lot of things too expensive for myself, I very much like the fabric. I'm loving this stocking and at £10, affordable. Does anyone know if they do just the fabric, its lovely. The wrapping paper and ties caught my eye too. Postage is £4.95 but John Lewis also do it, and postage is £3 or free if you spend over £30.

Can I be tempted?

Monday, 15 November 2010

Michelle's giveaway

Just look at this giveaway, wow. Its at Handcrafted Teddy bears by Michelle. I love some of her quirkier designs, definite eye candy. Why not pop over now.

Sneak preview for the online teddy show

Hi, fancy a peak at what I've been up to? Just go to Teddies Worldwide Online Show to see a preview of some wonderful bears. The show starts this weekend.

Thursday, 11 November 2010


Both my grandads were miners so never got to go to war, I think I'll be grateful for that. A great uncle did though and suffered many horrors in an Italian prisoner camp. My maternal grandad used to joke about dodging the bombs when he was courting my nana. He probably did though! Lots of the women in our area worked at Radway Green where they made bullets. A sobering thought, you make a bullet and it could take someones life. So a day to reflect on what has been and whats going on now.

Thanks to them all.....

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Amy's got a giveaway

What lovely lovelies! These are the giveaway form Amy at Blighty Boutique

She is the vintage inspired daughter of Annie at The felt fairy

Some really nice images and shes only just started. Go on over and support her!