Sunday, 25 November 2012

Christmas Boxes and November In Pictures.....

Nearly a month has passed since I relaunched the blog, and posted about the Christmas Boxes, and I've had a fantastic response to these. So much so, that tomorrow is the last day to buy from folksy for those wishing to buy one and donate to Save the Children.
As you can imagine, I've been really busy sewing, mixing scents, and hand-printing Christmas fabric to make up the boxes, and I am so pleased with how they've turned out this year. I am aiming to get them all off to their new homes a week tomorrow. I do hope if you've been so kind as to order one, or even two, that you are pleased with what you get.

November in Pictures........

November seems to have flown by for me, and Christmas is fast approaching. It was only a few weeks ago that I gathered the last bundle of Sweet Peas from the garden. We had such a huge amount of flowers this year that I struggled to find vessels to house them, and discovered the beauty of the humble jam jar; not only for garden posies, but for home made hurricane lamps decorated with ribbons, pine cones and twine.....

This month, the renovation of the original fireplace recess in the living room, revealed a lovely large space for the new stove, with exposed red sandstone. The hearth and limestone mantle were fitted, and I couldn't resist  decorating around it with the jam jar hurricanes, vases of beautiful flowers and candles......

Finally this month, all of the fabric colourways were finalised and sent to the printers in England. The candles are awaiting their new packaging, and the beautiful stationery designs are nearly ready.

On the 15th of November, I received the news that my Granddad had passed away while in hospital. Although he had been ill for some time, you can never prepare yourself for loss. I took this picture shortly before we came home from the funeral on the 21st. I thought it rather poignant.

I have a tutorial for the White Winter Doves, which I will post tomorrow, as its rather late now. 

Have a lovely evening, and if you would like to leave a comment please do so, and thanks so much for reading.

Leanne xx


  1. Love what you're doing with the Christmas boxes!

    Sorry to hear your news :( had the same happen to me last year. You're right in saying you cannot prepare for it. Hope its getting easier though :)

    Abi (aejclarke on instagram)

  2. Hi Abi! Thanks for reading and for the kind words L x

  3. Hi Leanne, looking forward to receiving the boxes. Another lovely post and a glimpse into your busy life.
    Love Deborah x

  4. It's always so sad when someone leaves us but I've bet you've hardly had time to think with getting your Christmas boxes ready.

    I'm so looking forward to receiving mine :) xx

  5. Thanks everyone, I've enjoyed making them so much, and yes, it has helped to take my mind off things