Sunday, 2 January 2011

Happy New Year! to everyone, and hope you all had a lovely Christmas. Been catching up on some blog reading and seen some lovely Christmas pics.  Our Christmas did not go entirely to plan- well lifes just not to meant to is it.  In the end it was safer not to move Mum what with all the ice around and Mum- in -law was worried about us doing a lot of travelling, so we all spent Christmas Day in my mums little flat-with food mountain in tow.  It was quite a feat of preparation, but we ended up having a lovely dinner and the conclusion that it really doesn't matter where we cook and eat Christmas dinner as long as we are all together.

I have a few more days left at home but I think the fact that work is looming has spurred me on to start creating new vintage inspired gifts. 

I started to make some altered bottles the other day , I managed to complete only three when I realised that I gave a bag of bottles to a charity shop months ago! I'd hoarded them for years as well,  oh well, you can find them at boot sales very cheaply now. 

I was so pleased with myself as well for actually using up bits and pieces that I've kept stashed away, even the rusty chain I bought from etsy without a clue as to what I was going to use it for.

Something else I've got around to finishing has been some doily bunting.....

And lastly a lovely little bit of 'new treasure' which will be for sale later this year ....

Wishing you all good health and happiness for the year ahead
Linda xx


  1. Hi Linda
    Glad you had a lovely Christmas. Love the bottles and the doily bunting. You have made me feel very guilty as I have not done any sewing for ages!! Have a wonderful New Year and hopefully we will meet up again soon.
    Jo xx

  2. The bottles look fab, as does the bunting. What a fab idea x

  3. Love the bunting, your making me feel very lazy,
    I can't seem to get motivated.
    Cate x

  4. Happy New Year! Love your makes, altered bottles are one of my favourite things to make :-) Becky x

  5. Hi Linda,

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a lovely comment. You are so right about christmas as long as your with family it doesnt matter where it is ;-) I love your doily bunting thats so very sweet. Have a lovely weekend, Dee x


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