let the festivities begin…with a giveaway!

My business sewing is pretty much finished for the year and now I feel I can take a breath, finish off a few Christmas gifts and get on with a bit of Christmas baking. A few of my Christmas presents may actually miss Christmas, but should reach their recipients early in the New Year. I have made some Christmas and floral Dalek pincushions as gifts but have a few more things to finish.

For us it’s just not Christmas without a trip to the American Museum at Claverton. It’s decorated for the season and this weekend there is also a craft fair and a sale of Christmas decorations.

Mark and I bought each other a Christmas decoration, although my choice may well stay out all year long. This beautiful glass toadstool is about 10cm tall, and very elegant.

glass toadstool
glass toadstool

Mark chose something more seasonal…

Santa snowglobes
Santa snowglobe

Mind you I am already excited about next year’s makes. I am waiting for an order of red velvet for some little red riding hood themed items to start my fairy tales range, and some tin boxes in which to make miniature fabric scenes for Spring and Valentines Day, and this strange parcel arrived from Plush Addicts

mail order fabric from Plush Addicts
mail order fabric from Plush Addicts

I am very excited about using the chalk cloth (in the tube) to make storage boxes with labels you can write on and bunting where you can change the message at whim.


First things first…with the New Year looming I thought somebody might like a free calendar. I love taking photos and these calendars (one wall calendar and two desk calendars) are my chance to sift through the hundreds of photos to pick out some favourites. If you would like one, just add a comment here or on my facebook page and I will pick the three winners on Friday 20th!

Deerey Me calendars
Deerey Me calendars

3 thoughts on “let the festivities begin…with a giveaway!

  1. neveraplainnail December 16, 2013 / 12:59

    Hi đŸ™‚ I would like the calendars! They look so pretty and and calendars are always useful đŸ˜€
    Thanks for the giveaway
    p.s. those Dalek pincushions are great
    Caitlin x

    • deereyme December 16, 2013 / 13:25

      Hi Caitlin – thanks; I will include you in the giveaway draw. Just to be clear, I will draw three names and each will win one calendar.

    • deereyme December 20, 2013 / 07:16

      Hi Caitlin – yours was the third name I drew; please email me your address and I will post you your calendar. Merry Christmas, Sue.x

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