Monday, 12 December 2011

A little Cuppa Christmas Cheer!

So I'm trying not to be a scrooge, I decided there was nothing to gain from being gumpy about Christmas, so after my boyfriend (he's taken to referring to me as his "partner" - apparently it's more grown up sounding.) and I finally painted our livingroom. I thought I would spruce it up some more with a few home-made decorations that I've been selling at my various christmas craft fairs. So far they've been going pretty well, I've made some new friends whilst hanging out with some extremely (sickeningly) talented old friends...aka Katie Hanratty, I would have all of her illustrations on my walls.

Also Jim (my boyfriend) made me an absolutely amazing lamp last year for my birthday from a teacup & saucer (he loves me, I know you're jealous, but you can't have him!) The only thing was the bulb stuck out so much from the cup it was blinding, so I quickly punched a few holes in a tin can & popped that on top...looks awesome doesn't it??? (I wander what he'll make me this year? It's my birthday on the 14th so he hasn't got long.)

I've also popped one of my little fabric strawberries on the saucer because I couldn't resist it looks so pretty on there! I plan to do some more festive things to pop around the house, but I'm super super busy at the moment & barely find a minute to breathe!

The little christmas tree, I have to be honest hasn't been stitched together properly yet...oops! - It's just layers of mini suffolk puffs (of varying sizes) pinned together & then balanced on top on a plant pot, but it works, doesn't it? Check mini monster Me & Jim too, if you knew us personally you would know how amazingly exacting they were Helen is a genius, check out her website!! (get yourself a mini-monster you!) -My extremely talented & awesome boyfriend made her site.


  1. Is that those gorgeous curtains that Jim's mother gave you in the background I can see? it all looks brilliant Alice, you are such a talented miss! Keep it the good work! x

  2. All looks fab, I haven't been excited about Xmas yet, no tree, no deco in the house. But I will have to start hanging my handmade stuff around the house. The monsters are so great I might have to get some but I saw on Helen's website (can ur "partner" make my website pretty too) that they take a while so I won't have them for Xmas presents :(... As for inspector marmalade your art is very good I need some for my sewing room... X

  3. Yes Katie the inspector, those gorgeous curtains are finally up!!

    Thanks my lovelies! CosyKitten, you could always get a mini-monster for valentines day? Or any excuse really! Maybe try your luck? -And it could be a delayed prezzie? I'll ask Jim and pass on your details to him! Inspector Marmalade aka Katie Hanratty will be at Little Lever High school on the 20th selling some prints again!

  4. that lamp is almost as lovley as you two!