The week leading up to Christmas I was finished and done with markets and made to measure clients and the factory work (pheeeeeeew) and I could totally focus my attention on gifts and baking and Christmas fun.... well that was the plan.
The whole family got a cold. So I didn't get everything on my handmade Christmas gifts list made or baking list baked, but I did finish 3 of these stockings and I'm rather proud of them.
All I can say of Christmas day is we survived - we dosed up on decongestant tablets and got through the day. There is scant photographic evidence but believe me this is a good thing.
There were plenty of lemons consumed I might add (with hot water, honey and ginger naturally).
And then, when us Cantanbrians thought we were over natural disasters Boxing Day gave us a few decent earthquakes. My studio was a bit of a mess - mortar dust mainly and some of the debris which builds up in a roof cavity - like bird feathers and roofing nails. A bit of a pain, but nothing a little elbow grease couldn't sort out. I went back the following night to get on only to find my building has been deemed unsafe to enter by the powers that be.**
Arghhh big big BIG lemon!
|The two windows on the left above the black door is my spot.|
|Looks kinda like a mushroom, but it was tasty!|
And well that's not the worst of it, there was another Lemon in there, but its a bit personal, anyho - all I can say is crafting has kept me sane over the last two weeks. I can only hope you have had a more joyful Christmas and New Year and I very much look forward to catching up with some of my regular reads as they return to their blogs.
Urmmm, if you got this far your awesome!
**The building isn't going to fall down any time soon, but because of the holidays the bureaucratic wheels are turning even slower that usual and I have no idea when I will get the OK to use my space again