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Happy Winter Solstice!

Such a wonderful feeling knowing that the light is returning, even though we won’t really notice it for a little while, it does feel good knowing that it is happening.

I took the above photo in my garden this morning and if you look closely you can see buds on my cherry tree….happy days!

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I have some snowdrops in bloom too!

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And despite it being December there are still some vivid colours in my garden.

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However even though I’m out in my garden looking for signs of spring, I’m not completely ignoring Christmas!!

I’ve been painting tins again and made this one to hold some holly.

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The Peppermint Bark has been made.

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The Christmas tree(s) have been decorated.

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Candles and fires have been lit……….

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……..and we’ve cosied up to enjoy the season.

My son comes home from Berlin tonight for a week and as my daughter and son-in-law don’t live too far away, I’ll have all my family around me for Christmas.

Happy Christmas 2015

All that remains now is to thank all you lovely friends for continuing to visit me here throughout the year and to wish you all a very, very Happy Christmas!!! xxx

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Just to prove that it’s not just bunny (or mouse) making around here, I thought that today I would share some other crafty things I’ve been making.

I made the flower holders above from used tins ( tomato, beans or soup tin size) which I painted in Annie Sloan chalk paint in the colour Provence. I love this colour and the fact that it is named after one of my favourite places!

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I printed the labels off the internet, unfortunately I can’t remember the exact place now but if you Google ‘free printable vintage seed labels’ it will bring up lots of places to find them. I then just stuck them on the tins with PVA glue.

I have to admit I do love these even without flowers.

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I have been patchworking (she says, like she knows what she’s talking about)!

Very, very simple squares sewn together.

The fabrics are vintage and I bought them from the lovely Jane of Littleteawagon.

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What happens next, well I’m not too sure about that, I know it involves wadding of some sort and I do like the idea of tying the quilt and I do use the term ‘quilt’ very loosely as it only measures 100cm by 75 cm.

However it is a start and we all have to start somewhere. 😉

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A colander of strawberries………of the painted variety!

I had seen painted strawberries online in many places and really wanted to give them a go, again just Google ‘painted stone strawberries’ for a whole host of images.

I collected the stones on the beach the last time I was in France with this purpose in mind making sure I picked strawberry shaped ones.

They are painted with acrylic paint and finished with some PVA glue to give them a little shine.

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And finally back in my comfort zone again, a crocheted blanket for a baby boy!

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Thanks as always for visiting and commenting, I do love it that you do.

Have a lovely week. 🙂