I thought I’d blog some of the gifts given and gratefully received this year.
First up we have a couple of things I bought for my sister, a Dachshund wheatdog in lambswool check which I’d seen in Country Living and though would be a lovely gift. It comes from Indigo and Rose and smells lovely as well as being nice and toasty after a couple of minutes in the microwave.
The bowl is a Robert Thompson (know as the ‘Mouseman of Kilburn’) nut bowl. For those that don’t know about him, Robert Thompson was an early 20th Century furniture maker who was famous for carving a wooden mouse into the things he made. As children my sister and I used to visit Hubberholme church with my Gran where we would hunt for the carved mice on the pews, the church is also where a lot of my family are buried, including my Gran’s ashes and even though it’s quite far ‘up Dale’ from where our family now live we still enjoy hunting the mice when we get the chance to visit. It’s not an original bowl but one made by the Robert Thompson’s Craftsmen Centre in Kilburn (North Yorkshire) where they continue make his range, all made in the traditional method.
On the receiving side, from Germany I received some fabulous Skandi goods including a Hus and Hem voucher and some hand knitted socks, all of which I love.
and a selection of goodies from Orla Kiely.
As you can see I was a very lucky girl, my relatives know me well.
I am now enjoying an empty house for the first time in weeks and I’m keen to tidy, de-clutter and sew. I have opted for sewing today as the heating is off (broken boiler) so I’m sticking to areas of the house with underfloor heating and there are bright things on my desk ready to welcome the new year.
I hope to have new products to list shortly, as always I am impatient to change with the seasons and want those changes to happen now. I feel cheated by the Winter so far this year, it’s not been that cold and there’s been no snow 😦 I am perfectly aware that there is still plenty of time for these things to happen but I’m in post Christmas clean up mood and ready prematurely for Spring and that includes new colours in the shop.
Right, best get on, things wont do themselves and no doubt this first day back will disappear in a flash and 3pm will be here before you know it 🙂