Saturday, 13 December 2008

Yo Ho Ho !!

The trees are up, the decorations are up and now I feel a bit more festive. I have done the last of my shopping and what I haven't got we will do without, save the fresh items that I buy at the last minute.

I say trees in the plural because I always put a small one up in the kitchen as well.

This little one is the perfect size to display some of the many angel and fairies that have collected over the years.

And what about this bevy of beauties?

I made this wall hanging last year and was really pleased with how it turned out considering that I hadn't had much practice with applique. I used a pattern from a friends book but changed the colours to suit those that I like, in particular red, gold and green. It's not perfect, it's a bit wibbly in places, but that's what I like about it! (well I have to say that don't I!)

This hanging was made by a dear friend many years ago now and I love it so much. I can cross stitch, but I would never have the patience to do something this intricate. (You can click on all the photos for a closer look).

The fireplace is the centre of our home giving us light, warmth and slow cooking our winter casseroles. It is our only source of heating and the smell of woodsmoke cannot be beaten.

As Christmas stockings go, this one is hard to beat. It was a serious extravagance the year before last and when I saw it I just had to have it. Do you know what I sort of spoke to me and I knew that I couldn't go home without it! I have never seen another one like it since.

I also made this last year. It is so simple to make and looks sounds so pretty. I hang it on the back door and everytime we open or close it, the little bells tinkle. I couldn't seem to get a decent picture, but you get the idea I think. I made up slightly smaller ones for the swaps that I took part in recently.

I also made up some angels and a fairy doll which I can show you now that my partners have received them.

I finished writing my Christmas cards this afternoon, there is a turkey in the freezer (sorry, yes I do buy frozen!!) and I am feeling slightly smug that the worst is over and the best is yet to come. I hope you enjoy a glimpse of what Christmas will be like at the Fairyglade this year.

Dev X


Heidi Ann said...

HI Devina, Oh! Your house looks so festive & pretty in all it's holiday finery!...Congratulations on being so prepared! You inspire me!....Merry Christmas!....Your friend, Heidi XO

Herzblatt said...

Wonderful, all your Christmas were really very busy!!
I didn`t know, that you collect angels....yours are great.
In Germany we put up our Christmas Tree on Christmas Eve..not earlier...very interesting how different the Christmas habits are.
I wish you a lovely Christmas Time
Iris X

thriftymrs said...

It looks so pretty.

funkymonkey said...

You are so organised. I love the angels, by the way.

MelMel said...

Hi there...i just love the tre made of triangles...fantastic!

The little house was from Laura Ashley last year...xx

lou said...
Hi,I hope this helps! If only we could have the real thing.

Your Christmas decorations look lovely.
Love Lou xxx

Miss sew n sew said...

Your Fairyglade Christmas is looking wonderful I really like all your fairies and angels my daughter made me a sweet angel today which now lives at the top of our tree it's the only one I own looking at your collection I now want more! Your handmade ones are so sweet!
Have a lovely Christmas!