Thursday, December 12, 2013

Christmas and everything else!


Oh my goodness! Where has the time (months) gone?
I never planned on taking so long off from blogging, in fact I never planned any break at all, but life just got in the way I suppose. But, here I am popping in to say hello and hopefully some of you might be still out there reading this little blog :)

Less than two weeks to Christmas and as usual I am completely disorganised. I have barely done any Christmas shopping, but have managed to get the tree and other decorations up. That always makes me feel a bit festive. This morning I dug out the Michael Buble Christmas dvd and I'm looking forward to playing that too.


I don't tend to choose a theme for my Christmas decorations as I just don't have the budget to change it very year. I normally add a few new deccies to my collection, which I have done this year. I'm still tossing up whether I might cook a gingerbread house or something similar. I think I might.

Well, what else have I been up to in the past few months? Apart from my regular job at the gallery, I have been working very hard designing and creating my scarf range. They've done really well and I feel very positive about the past year of selling them. I just took part in two recent design/craft markets and was overwhelmed by the response. I have already put in a new order with my printer and have a few plans to promote my label next year. It's exciting!

During the year I also created a mini collection of garments for the Art on Legs awards. They were also received very well and I have been invited to do the same this coming year. I've bought a bundle of new fabrics and have designs ready, so must get stuck into that asap.

We are all doing well. Molly's legs are still giving her trouble. The leg we had operated on and had stem cell therapy on has really done well, but unfortunately the other leg now needs treatment. That will have to happy as soon as we can afford it. She is doing ok though. We have been keeping her pretty quiet, so as to not damage it more. She is still as happy as usual.

Well, that's it for now. I will try to get back into this caper a bit. I hope you are all doing really well.
Take care xx Sar

19 comments:

  1. Hi Sarah, lovely to see you blogging!
    Great to hear that your scarves and fabrics are doing so well and that all is good - i love the ones in your last post. Poor Molly, it's good to hear she is happy despite all her trials.
    Your Christmas tree and mantel decs look lovely, I hope you all have a great Christmas and look forward to your next posts!
    Gill xx

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    1. Lovely to hear from you Gill! You have. Lovely Christmas too. I promise to cath up on your news soon x

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  2. Your Christmas mantle and tree look spectacular Sarah.
    x

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  3. I adore your tree... it just looks so lovely Sarah. We don't change our decorations either, I just buy two new ones each year for the girls' collection and the occasional one for me. How wonderful your scarves are doing so well... I hope you have even more success with your designs in the new year xx

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    1. Hi Amanda, thanks for your lovely comments. Your girls are going to have such an exciting time this Christmas, just like my nieces. A lovely age x

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  4. So happy to see a little post from you Sarah. I'm starting to feel lonely without all my blog friends. Your tree looks lovely. I never have a coordinated tree either - in fact it's the most uncoordinated you'll ever see, but the decorations are all sentimental and that's what I love about it.

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    1. Do you think Instagram has been the demise of a lot of our blogging? I do. It just seems easier. But I will try to spend some more time here. I'd love to see a pic of our tree - I bet it's wonderful! X

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  5. Where have you been ????...glad you are back and Molly too.....owww poor dog !!!...enjoy december darling....love from me...x !

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    1. Thank you Ria, lovely to have you drop by. Merry Christmas to you xx

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  6. You're back! Love love love your Christmas tree. The floorboards are gorgeous too - did you do them yourself? Hoping Molly is resting up until her other leg gets done. Have a lovely Christmas xx

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    1. Hi Stella! Yes, hopefully back. I'm so slack! Would love to email you, can I get your address please? Xx

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    2. Hi Sarah
      Forgot to mention your mantlepiece looks great - looks like a magazine pic! Mine in our 'good' room is terrible - there is so much stuff (antique knick knacks) on it, I can't even fit my little Swedish Santa on it!
      My email is stella.danielle@gmail.com
      xx

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    1. Thanks so much Naomi! Thanks for dropping by x

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  8. What a gorgeous mantle piece and tree! So pleased I found your blog.
    Merry Christmas.
    x Katrina
    www.capturingmomentss.blogspot.com

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  9. I'm so hoping you'll blog more again next year Sarah! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas. Amanda x

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  10. Happy New Year! Sounds like a productive few months - keep us posted on your scarf designs! Also, I hope Molly is feeling ok and that you can get that taken care of soon. Best wishes for a wonderful 2014! xo

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  11. Your tree looks fantastic! Hope Molly's leg improves with some treatment this year. Please give her an extra cuddle for me x

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