I hope you all had a great Christmas! I did - full of family fun, pressies and food. We had a great time, and Santa, family and friends all brought me some great gifts so I thought it would be fun to share some of my favourites although be warned, it does show what a weird mind I have!!!
I am a very lucky girl in that Santa still visits me...twice! He fills a pillowcase in my own house and at my Mums's!!! And he knows I love picture books :) I have some that are just ace stories (I just love the Aliens in Underpants stories) and some for their illustrations
I AdORe Angie Lewin's prints so was thrilled to find this book in my pillowcase :)
It has some great images of pages from her sketchbooks...
and I can feel some eraser carving coming on. although how Angie gets such tremendous detail I do not know!
Santa also brought me a new Martha Stewart punch :)
My Mum and sister both got me a cushion from BHS (I always forget about the new section of The Trafford Centre where they've put all the home shops!)
Wendy at The Stamp Attic knows me well, I love this pencil case with these gorgeous flower images on
and she also understands my love for corrugated card lol
And how fantastic is this mouse from my friend Tracy?
I just LoVe his legs made of nails, and his safety pin arms. He is now living in my attic :)
My 'main' present this year was an embellisher, for needle felting, which was immediately ambushed by my daughter and youngest son! Sophie made a fantastic mouse (it was going to be an owl but ended up more mouse like so Tom made it a tail!)
then went into production making flowers for brooches. These feel soooooooooooooo yummy and warm when held together in your hand
Tom had a play with different fabrics and fibres
And once I made it onto the machine I too had a play
I'd love to see what you got for Christmas...great books? fun gifts? handmade items? If you'd like to share them, please link them on my sidebar so we can all go and take a look. :)