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Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Christmas Goodies from Bloggy friends!

I have had some lovely thing this week from people I have met through blogging. I am a real fan of Jenny Arnott and have ordered some of her lovely things for my shop, here are a few,

  All the above are by Jenny who handmakes all her work from her studio in Somerset,she has a lovely website, blog and also Etsy, Folksy and Not on the High Street shops. Her blog can be found here,
Another delivery I had this week was a batch of new Christmas cards by the lovely Julia Crossland, Julia paints fantastic pictures from her riverside studio in the Peak District near Sheffield and makes some into prints and cards. I had some cards last Christmas and also during this summer have sold her everyday cards, particularly seaside scenes as living in Scarborough they go very well, here is some of Julia's work, the first picture being her gorgeous new Christmas cards for this year, my latest delivery,

Julia has a terrific website  and a lovely blog which you can find here,

I am also hoping that Julia is going to do an exhibition of her paintings in the Summer of 2012 at

This is a local cafe on the same street as my shop, the two owners now also have a micro gallery which used to be my old shop! I help to run it and organise exhibitors, it is fun and something different, so it will be fab if Julia exhibits! if you click onto the above site you can connect to the link for the gallery.

It so great to have met these people through blogging, just shows that blogging really can be worth all the effort! I love to have these two ladies work in my shop it fits in along side my handmade items and takes a little bit of pressure off me to handmake everything in there, (which I can't!!) I spend my whole days making cards, notebooks, pictures and Christmas ornaments at the moment!, I have just done a vintage style friendship set today, here it is,

Fin and Gabs are just doing their homework so I am grabbing a few minutes to do this or it will be too late as usual!
They are back into school nicely and gearing up for all the winter term activities, loads of them!!! Fin is on all teams he can possibly be on and spends his whole weekend when not playing footy relaxing to prepare for the next week! Table Tennis match tomorrow and inter school footy matches.
Gabs started her recorder today so she is pleased about that, she is also desperate to learn Piano, has always loved it so I think I may have to sort that out for her, she is turning out to be quite theatrical and enjoys drama, not the dancing, singing side just the drama and she really is funny when she does little performances!
Funny how they are so different! Fin, like me, would be mortified to do any kind of Drama in front of anyone! Gabs however does follow her big brother and loves to play footy with him much to his annoyance!
Now off to test both Fin and Gabs on their spellings and listen to reading books before bed!
Have a great week everyone.


  1. Thanks Andrea! Of course I'm a big fan of Julia's work too, love her new card designs! Your new things are looking great as well, really cute fabric you've used. Wish I was a bit nearer so I could come visit your lovely shop xx

  2. Hello Andrea Your post today is full of gorgeous things....I too love the work of both Jenny and Julia, they are so talented and creative. Your shop must be a delight, and I hope to visit it some day! Your new vintage friendship set is really pretty, I love all the trims and decorations you include in your designs.
    Helen x

  3. lovely post, yes julia's work is so dreamy, its like a magical land x