Friday, 21 December 2012


 Well hello there! I feel like apologies are in order - I haven't time for blogging lately - either my own or for commenting. My blog reader tells me I have 200 odd unread posts and I can't wait to spend some time over Christmas catching up - with a large mug of mulled wine.
I have managed to finish one project though - see below...

I had big plans for a crafty, stylish build up to the holidays but as sometime happens life had other ideas for me and I found myself in the US west coast for work. The day I returned I had one afternoon of luxury on the sofa, watching Christmas movies and catching up on lazy time...the perfect chance to finish this project, started many Yuletide seasons ago..
My mom bought this table cloth in Germany and stitched all of the branches, before giving it to me to finish off in London when I moved here. I was planning to have it for our first Christmas together here... but it became an annual project and a few years later, (whose counting!) it's finally crowning our table. I was determined to finish it for our first married Christmas.

 ...My smugness at finishing it was short lived - check out this UFG (Unfinished Gift) that won't make it into a stocking this year ...  
Would have been pretty, right? This lucky person is getting a gift certificate instead...
Guess it's time to throw my hands in the air and admit defeat!
So, wishing you all safe travels this week-end if you're on the road, rails or in the air.
(If you're spending the week-end with your sewing machine, I'm very jealous...)
I didn't make this!  A vintage handiwork I bought in Sweden - amazing detail.
 And a very Merry (and stylish!) Christmas if you celebrate, if you don't, a lovely build up to the New Year and happiness in 2013.


  1. Wow, what beautiful stitching! I bet this will become a treasured family heirloom!

  2. Amazing work. I love that your mother started it and you finished it -- it will surely be a prized heirloom for your family. I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season and I look forward to reading about your projects in 2013!

    1. Thanks very much! Hope you are having a lovely holiday and looking forward to your 2013 projects as well!

  3. I see you have a lot of Norwegian in you`re christmas? For instans the lights in the window ( I thought we only had them in Norway/aScandinavia) an the piece on the wall that says "God Jul" :)
    The whole room is just glowing of norwegian christmas:)

    1. ha ha.. thanks for noticing! These are souvenirs from a few magical Christmas market experiences in Scandinavia (I had the most amazing week-end in Oslo one December!) suitcase is always bursting when I get back to London. Don't even get me started on Ahlens department store...! You are very lucky to live in such a beautiful and stylish place!
      Thank you for stopping by, I'm looking forward to following your blog!