Saturday, 31 December 2011

Post Christmas projects

I hope that you had an enjoyable & restful Christmas. Ours was spent with family & at home before returning to work on Wednesday. I never mind once I have got over having to get up at 6.30am whilst everyone else is sleeping & warm.
I very much like this time between Christmas & new year as all the ideas in my mind seem to come together & I finally have a focus.
Yesterday I saw this poor teddy, wrapped in a tiny shawl in a cabinet in an antique centre.

Her eyes are buttons ~& she has style wearing her necklace....... I had to rescue her from our Springer Spaniel who has a thing about Teddys. I could feel a growl in her tummy but it was not working. There was nothing for it but to operate..........

Her growl is beyond repair, though I have managed to find a supplier who I hope can give her a voice! Don't worry I have stiched her up in the meantime.. and much neater.
Today she has a dress (photo to follow once it has had vintage lace sewn on.......
Another installment to follow after helping my husband put up a new chandelier & paint a cupboard after having some shelves made.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Blustery few days

A miniature whose vibrant colours make me smile

This is one of 4 miniatures which I recently acquired, all depicting a different continent, reminding me that the weather will be different in Australia this time of year!

When the weather is as blustery as it has been it makes me want to sit in front of a warm log fire and surround myself with my family, including Oban the Springer, lovely food and inspiring material (blogs have a lot to answer for). It is just as well Christmas is nearly upon us. I have yet to do anything in preparation as I have a sore throat cold & feel decidedly unwell......... Christmas will happen though! I usually function best under pressure, but I'm not sure how good it is for us, having recently read an article on meditation & how 15 minutes of meditation per day can help us to reduce the effect that stress has on our health. My father has sworn by it for years.

I have a lot of ideas for projects over the winter months using beautiful objects that would be otherwise disgarded and I will build some meditation into my daily routine ....... sounds more like a new year resolution. I will keep you informed!