Thursday, December 22


I'm still here sorry I have been absent from this space.  Tonight I made myself sit down and answer emails that have been waiting patiently a little too long, still one very overdue one to go.  There has been lots of making and shopping done, wrapping and Christmas cards and presents have now all been posted. There is still a list of to do's but that's less now so I can see that light at the end of the tunnel.
So here's what I've been up to, making and posting off these cards as well as these.
Finishing off one of the two babushka dolls I sewed up last week, the other is waiting for me to fill.

Making this for one of my hubby's relatives as a family gift.  I first saw the idea here and then here on Emma's blog.
And enjoying the new visitors that have taken up residence in our tree up the back yard, three tawny frogmouthed owls.

I hope that you are all enjoying the holidays and that things aren't too frantic.


  1. What can I say but Lovely,Sweet,must do,must do,lovely owl
    and wishing you a Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year

  2. It's such a busy time of year isn't it? Your cards and handmade gifts are gorgeous as always :)

    Happy Christmas to you and your lovely family, Catherine! Thank you for your visits and comments this year, they are so appreciated! xx

  3. the three wise owls! the doll is wonderful Catherine. I'm planning on some crafty things over the holidays. Love and best, happy christmas wishes you to and your dear family. It has been so lovely 'getting to know you' this year on our respective blogs. Jane x

  4. That dolly is great and your new residence is a bit grumpy looking! Isn't is sensational to have nature that close to us? xxxx

  5. I hope you managed to take some time to relax during the rush Catherine :)

    Your gifts are the ice cream box.

    Wishing you and your family a safe and happy holiday season.


  6. You are doing so well! I love the little ice cream basket xx

  7. They all look so gorgeous Catherine!! So much goodness there. I really do love handmade pressies! We had a family of tawny frogmouths take up residence in our neighbours tree which we got a very good view of for a number of weeks until the baby was big enough to fly and we have not seen them since. The kids loved it!

  8. How lovely to have an owl in your backyard!

    I hope you had your family have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  9. I marvel at how organised you are catherine.

    i so love a tawny frog mouth.

    Merry christmas and happy days

  10. You're going to have a (much deserved) beautiful Christmas, Catherine. I'll see you in the new year and thank you for your dear blog and huge support this year. x

  11. Gorgeous crafting...I don't know how you do it all, Catherine!! Love your new little cute:) Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas ~ x

  12. brilliant idea for the "just add icecream" - might need to have that one on standby for birthdays !
    Lovely tawny photo :)

  13. Love that dolly. Where did you get such a fabulous face for it?


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