Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Christmassy Creations.

Well there were going to be loads more pictures but today seems to be my turn to fall out of favour with Blogger. Here's a quick couple of piccies of our first Crimble tree. This is the fake one that I got for a fiver from a local DIY shop. It was an ex-display model of a pre-lit tree. How fab not to have to wrestle with yards of strings of fairy lights, thought I. HA! The flippin' transformer was missing. 'Oh pop back later in the week. We may find it when we're tidying the warehouse', said the nice lady. HA! again. No such luck.


So now we have a fab pre-lit tree but the lights don't work. Oh we investigated buying a new transformer for it. The cheapest we could find was £52!!! Ah well. It's pretty isn't it? I was going to show you close-ups of more of the baubles but Blogger wouldn't play so you'll have to make do with glimpses. The purpley ones are encrusted with beads and are scrumptious. And they must be contenders for The Bargain of the Year. A box of 24 for £1.00!! Mum found a chap selling all sorts of decorations off - all made by Sia. There are hot pink and lavender satin ones and some hot pink sequinned ones too. Plus beaded tassels and some spiral drop things with beads all over them.

And now onto previews of my wares for the Christmas Market in Lichfield on Sunday.

These are the fully-stuffed decorations, hand embroidered and scented with a lovely Christmassy whiff. The gingham ribbon was my prezzie from Katy Ginger-Monkey and just seemed French countrified to me, hence the French ords on some of them.


I actually felt physical pain when I raided my stash of little MOP buttons to decorate them. But I hoard way too much stuff and MUST use some of it.





And here's my wish for anytime from the 18th of December onwards....


Pleeeeeeeeeeeease..... :o)
ttfn
xx







12 comments:

Kayla coo said...

Love your decorations.x

Jackie said...

Thats you and me both..markets-snow-hearts-stitching...
Head down working like mad for saturday and sunday.Hope you do well.

Sal said...

Love your tree! ;-)

Jennie said...

Ohh I love the ornaments, they are so pretty!
I hate raiding my stash of favourite things too :/

Apryl said...

the tree looks lovely.. and the ornaments are beautiful...

right I best get back to baking!

Chloe said...

What a shame about the tree but still, a bargain and you've decorated it beautifully.
I love the decorations too. Lovely.

x vInTaGe VioLeT x said...

lovely tree
and i love your stuffed decorations - i feel you pain parting with m-o-p buttons but i know where you can find more for a very reasonable price ;0)!

silverpebble said...

Pretty tree and those little hand-made decs are magic - I especially like the heart with the circle of little buttons on. You're right they look French - hope they went down well!

BTW, not sure I like the look of the haunted sink in the last post - get some garlic out or something - scary!

lucykate crafts... said...

love the pink and purple colour scheme, it's very you!

artisbliss said...

We had quite a wrestle with our own prelit tree this year. We'd had it for about 4-5 years and one of the bulbs burned out so they were all dark. Why do they do that on a prelit tree? We tried to find the burned out one, gave up and just pulled ALL the lights off and put on strings of our own. This is the kind where if one bulb burns out it's the only one dark and you can find it to replace it. A lot of work but at least the tree is lit now.

I love your purple ornaments and your handmade ones.

hens teeth said...

Hope you did well last Sunday, you should have done, beautiful items for sale.
Great tree too!

Miaou said...

Lovely decorations! What a shame about the tree. I hope your sale went well.