It's the last WOYWW of the year and once again my table is filled with Christmas, but presents this time - all for me.
Here they all are on my Christmas table -no scruffy table cover this week just a fantastic crocheted table-cloth my sister-in-law made for our wedding present - must have taken her months.
The box on the left is the 'surprise' pack I bought from the LB Crafts close-down sale and a Christmas present from my sister. It was a great surprise to open it finally and find out what little treasures there were and so much for £20, two wooden stamps, a plate of clear stamps, tags, embossing powder, ribbons, ink pads, silicone mould...and much, much more. Other crafty presents included the first issue of my Somerset Studio subscription, a book - 1000 Artist Journal Pages - to inspire me to start my own journal, and some stunning silk crepe fabric pieces all the way from Japan.
Aren't they absolutely gorgeous? They are from the Japanese wife of Mr B's cousin who has sent/given me some beautifully crafted items over the years including the little ovoid box you can see in the centre of the picture. Hard to believe she made this from pieces of a butter container. You press on the opposite corners to open it like this...
I will clear them all away today and get down to some serious crafting - so many ideas buzzing round my head. Haven't felt like doing much these past few days as my little doggy is not well. Think she ate something bad last Thursday and is still not right. Have been up once a night every night since to let her out to do her business - was 12:15am, 2:00 and 4:30 last night so we are all tired. She seems fine in herself, eager for her walks and to play but is on a strict boiled rice and chicken diet and I will ring the vets this morning to get her checked over. Supposed to be going to see family in Bristol on Friday but cannot see that happening at present unless she makes a speedy recovery.
So that's what's going on at my house this week. If you want to see what other WOYWWers are up to then pop over to Julia's house at Stamping Ground for a quick trip around the world.
Happy New Year to all WOYWWers, may it be all that you want it to be.