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.