Friday, 17 December 2010

Merry Christmas!


Had you given up on me? I've had a computer-free fortnight whilst I caught up with some jobs and made some Christmas gifts. Of course during that time the snow and frost provided great photo opportunities in my garden....
...and apparently its not done with us yet :-( 

I used some of my photos for digital art. The one at the very top shows the view from my window. That, and the ones below, have textures from Kim Klassen and DJ Pettitt.
 


Here are some of the gifts I've been making - felted brooches, purses, washcloths (knitted and crocheted).......

...the pink and green cloths are tied up with rhubarb and custard scented soap!
 
I'm quite proud of my flowers as I've only just taught myself to crochet.


I met my friend Clare for lunch yesterday and she gave me this wonderful gift...... a little cat decoration which she had hand-stitched herself. The snowflake stitches and the fish bones are so tiny!! Truly something to treasure...I love it!


I'm off to the shops now to find some dancing shoes for a party I'm going to this evening with my sister. Its all go.... :-)

I hope you all have a truly joyful Christmas.......

Love from Linda xx

36 comments:

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

You have been busy....what wonderful projects!!!
Have fun kicking up your heels...that is if the snow doesn´t hinder you getting there!!!
Looks like little Siberia down here!!

marigold jam said...

Lovely photos - I never did work through that 10 day workshop and now it's disappeared from my in-box! I love the red postbox as the only spot of colour in the first picture and you final one too is lovely (as are the others of course!)

That little cat is so cute.

Happy Christmas to you and hope you enjoy your party tonight and don't get snowed in!

Jane

Caryl said...

I am mad about the snow, you are so lucky. I am not complainging about the summer days and beautiful beaches but would love to see the snow. All your little gifts are beautiful.

ju-north said...

Those digital images are wonderfully festive - love them! I'm sure everyone will love their gifts!

Becca said...

Oh your snow photos are lovely! It really makes me feel more Christmassy! I love the kitty head brooche and your knitted flower is something I've wanted to learn for a while now! Have a great weekend!

Theresa said...

Beautiful post and love your blog header!

Heather said...

Gorgeous images - as usual - and I love the handmade gifts too. Get all your partying in before the weather clamps down again and we are all stranded at home! Have a great Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

Sandie's Patch said...

I wondered where you'd been, I thought maybe you'd gone off to sunnier climes!
Lovely, lovely photos and makes!
You need never spend money again on buying any card for any occasion me thinks!
Have a great Festive season and a great time tonight at the party!

Sandie xx

*jean* said...

oo your snow is lovely!! and the spider lace, incredible!! that soap sounds wonderful and you are crocheting now...amazing work!!! will you show us your dancing shoes? happy holidays to you and yours, linda xoxo

ps that little black cat is adorable!

ana @ i made it so said...

the images are so beautiful. and hooray for crochet! :) great job. such lovely things (those felted kitties are adorable!)

Lorraine said...

love all your photos and you have been busy..lovely gifts. I really like those crochet flowers..that is something I have meaning to teach myself to do..any good links on how to make them?

dosfishes said...

Missed you. The wash cloths and soap are just marvelous, and your kitty gift, wow. Great digi
holiday greeting. Have fun at your festivities. xox Corrine

Terri said...

Yes, we have missed you!
Your digi art is lovely. All of them are so full of feeling.
And your gifts too, very wonderful! Your flowers are fab, how amazing that you can do that so quickly!
The kitty is totally adorable. What a treasure.
Merry Christmas to you!
Hugs,
Terri

Julie said...

I was wondering where you were. I'm glad you're ok and I too love the digital images you have created here. That little cat is absolutely gorgeous! Hope you have a really Happy Christmas.

BumbleVee said...

of course, I love the kitties...but, all of your snowy pics are great too...

Jacky said...

Brrrr....looks very cold over your side of the world! Great photos!

How beautiful is the little cat ornament your friend Clare made you? I just love that embroidered little red coat. What a treasure.

You have been busy. Those gifts you have been making are lovely. You're such a talent and everything you had made is beautiful. The kitty faces are lovely...is that Peachy I see?

Take care and enjoy your dancing.

Sending love and peace to you and yours.

Have a joyous Christmas and there will be a little package on its way after Christmas.

Jacky xox

Netty said...

Gorgeous digi pictures and fabulous gifts. Have a wonderful Christmas. Annette x

~*~Patty S said...

popped by because I've missed you (WordPress does not tell me when you've updated your bbb) and what to my delight and surprise :) :) :)

I am convinced there is nothing you cannot do you talented Lady you!

Sending
Peace
Love
and Light to you and yours

Sending very best wishes for the New Year to you and the planet
fa la la
oxo

Emma said...

No, I was waiting patiently & not dissapointed! (2 whole weeks?!) Fab gifts & I love that cat. Beautiful pics.

I went to a 2 hour crochet class & made something that would appropriately be worn under your bra, funilly enough I was trying for a square ;)

dls said...

Your photos are lovely and who wouldn't want one of those nice home grown gifts......

Hope you found the right dancing shoes!

Mar said...

party shoes are good for parties!
have a great time!!

all your work brings smiles to me while i view them

and your photo work is superb!

merry christmas to you too ms linda!!

Nancy said...

What wonderful pictures....You have been a busy gal...some lucky people getting great gifts from you.....Have fun at your party...

Merry Christmas to you.....

Oh by the way, love your new header.....

La Dolce Vita said...

just wonderful! the photos and your crochet, bravo! you are so very talented! and much braver than I to take up crochet!! have a lovely holiday!

Judy S. said...

Wonderful photos, Linda. I love those cat brooches, and your washcloths are very nice. They make a great gift with soap like you've done. Happy Christmas!

Amo said...

Merry Christmas!!

Love what you did to the photos. I missed out on the recent course so will make more effort in the next one.

Love the bit you made and have a fun party!

Val said...

Beautiful Blog Linda, such amazing eye candy! Hope you had a great time at the party last night and got home safely - no more snow!
Seasons's Greetings to you and yours and a very Happy and even more creative New Year.

Heloise said...

Wishing you and your family a very Happy Christmas and a great New Year. Wonderful digital art work. I recently got a book out of the library on crochet, I am none the wiser.

Catharina Maria said...

You have made lovely gifts and also great photos from the snow .
I our country there is also a lot of snow but I cannot see it I am in Spain on this moment .
Love from ♥RINI♥

Mundo Mundaca said...

Your photos are fantastic and you did this I am sure that will cheer the lucky ones who will receive these gems.
Have a merry Christmas and love reign in your home.
xoxo
yasmin

Lynn said...

How on earth did I miss this post?
The snow looks beautiful, lucky you, we don't have but a dusting of it, and look at the gorgeous photos you took, I love how you have used them in your digital art, the last one, Joy, would print out and make a delightful Christmas card.
I can't believe you just learned to crochet, I actually crocheted a beautiful flower two weeks ago, but my stitches need work, they are a bit loose. I will send you the video, I know you will love this flower.
Have a blessed holiday my dear :)

Lay Hoon aka mescrap said...

Beautiful digi-collage.
I'm sure white Christmas is the best ever.
Merry Christmas.

maggi said...

A lovely post Linda. Should have said this yesterday so don't bother replying!

Janny said...

Great post! Merry Christmas and all the best for 2011!

Dot said...

What a beautiful post Linda. Love the snow photo's! Thankyou for the lovely card you sent me for Christmas and for your friendship and art inspiration this year.
Much love to you and yours (and little peachy poo). Dot xx

LauraX said...

such lovely gifts you've created!!! happy holidays!

p. said...

that cat with red jacket is lovely!!