Christmas Bits n Bobs...

 'Bits n Bobs' is sort of how it feels at this stage.
My last 2 small Christmas Fairs this weekend, but i haven't much left to sell.
Instead of whipping up lots of new stock for the last 2 weeks - i have saved some creative energies for my own Christmas needs / wants.
 I have whipped up some 'Man' stockings. Mostly as gifts but there is one Tartan Stocking in the etsy shop. Tartan is getting the big 'thumbs up' from me as "Christmas Decor"...
But, before Ali and MrsB (and the rest of the Clans) tear me limb from limb: I do KNOW that tartan is important with history and stories to them....
Forgive me, i am not Scottish. I just enjoy its richness and warmth and, as a English Woman, it speaks volumes about the Christmas sentiment to me.
 This Tartan bunting was whipped up using some larger scraps left over.
I have made some Tartan bunting for my house and my sister-in-laws but there are 2 available in the SnowFish shop, just as a tester for some 2011 projects.
 There is so much comfort and joy (oh Tidings of,) in re-discovering the Decorations.
Naturally, all things have changed for me this year. A new home brings a virgin Christmas and it is our time to make some new stories and new traditions.
But i am a lady who relishes the new and untraditional so i am happy to carry my stories wherever i lay my hat.
 Giant bells, pom-poms, cherry blossom tree, Felt chains and Tartan bunting.
Bring it on! I'll do it my way.
 Merry festivities One and All....
Nearly there MrsB.... looking forward to the Yule Cheer.
I think friendship and family are the finest finishing touch to any Christmas Trimmings.


Anonymous said...

I LOVE these!
I'm was thinking of making a tartan stocking for my Scottish fiance but don't know where to get hold of his tartan - and don't wanna get it wrong!
Your bunting is BEAUTIFUL though!!

PaperFish! said...

awww thankyou x i will try to get some tartan to list for sale...

Mrs B said...

xxxxso excited to see you, my fishfolkxxx

::cupcakesandbiscuits:: said...

Ah a Scot I'm only anal about kilts!
A few years ago I made a quilt of about eight different tartans as a wedding gift for an American friend and it was so comforting to see tartan in such abundance.
I'd love bunting but I've only made it once and didn't really enjoy it to be honest, so am most tempted to go have a looksee at your shop you Temptress.
Love those stockings and surely you have the biggest bells I've ever seen.
p.s I think I found my Christmas mojo, the relief!!

PaperFish! said...

your mojo was caught up in a bundle of wool somewhere - it just needed teasing out.

PaperFish! said...

*now wants tartan quilt*

::cupcakesandbiscuits:: said...

Make that quilt, you know you want to!

There is a fabulous shop in Edinburgh that is one on those shops filled to bursting with fabric, I mean F.I.L.L.E.D! A wee Asian family run shop so sells beautiful fabric for saris. That's where I bought the tartan fabric I needed (could have bought a dozen different ones easy!)and had forgot all about it until your post. I must go and have a spoach around soon!

PaperFish! said...

find me Tartan Ali....
and i seriously won't rest now till i make a small-ish tartan quilt.

::cupcakesandbiscuits:: said...

I am going into Edinburgh on Tuesday for an orthdontist appointment so if you are serious I could have a looksee and get you a pile if you like, it has been a few years since I've been though but I could try for you.
I could easily credit card it and post it off to you and get the funds through paypal or something after. Easy peasy lemon squeezy!
Email me with your thoughts Mrs!
Off shopping now, pants!! Eldest has requested a noisy toy I know I will want to stomp on by boxing day!


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