It's not a proper Christmas without a Christmas tree now is it? So whilst I'm sharing a house with others i've made do with this teeny weeny real Christmas tree.
I bought it from a stall at a craft market last weekend in Brixton and the girl even told me I can keep it alive until next year!
I decorated this mini piece with cut up paper straws and threaded onto some crochet cotton, some polka dot ribbon, a paper cut I made of stars and topped by a lovely coral red vintage button. Both the ribbon and button were gifted to me by Teasemade I think.
The little addition house at the bottom comes as a greetings card which you cut out and glue together. It's designed by a new favourite designer of mine, Lucy Jane Batchellor.
My sister's shop Mr Wick has some new super candles stocked ready for Christmas. We totally love the little tins disguised at shops and that miniature tea cup! It's totally the cutest thing ever and you can reuse it after too!!
She has her best selling Colmans tins in stock too, but you've already missed out on her super huge marmite jar!
So it seems to be that about this time last year I threw my very first swap which happened to be a fancy tea swap and a very fancy one at that. I know lots of my twitterers and blog followers love tea and so lets hope we'll make another sucessful swap this year. I think this is a great swap, because for tea lovers which is minimal effort but lots to gain!
To be part of my swap all you have to do is:
Love trying different tea.
Email me over your name & address & the teas you have tried before to shedraws[at]hotmail.com
Send at least 5 different tea bags or loose leaf tea samples to your swapping partner.
A tea related extra of low value like stickers, card, tags or anything you'd like to make etc.
And finally enjoy!
This swap is open until 15th November to sign up and then until the 30th of November to send out the tea.
This is Alex, and what he says is true, he is now top chap at SheDraws, which also means the SHOP is back open!
I'm so pleased it is open and that Alex is going to be running and designing for the shop.
At the moment there is no new stock, but we have some favourites left, although very limited stock might I add, but you can see grab some goodies for Christmas, and hopefully we can get you some lovely jubbly designs ready soon.
Feel free to let us know what your favourite items are in the shop and what designs you like best so we can get creating some even better stuff.
A couple of weeks ago, when London Design Week was on, Selvedge mag set up a stitching shop in the V&A for passers by and great fans to join in and stitch some lovely pigeons that were perfectly screen printed by Thornback & Peel. Both Sami Teasemade and I went along to this great day and lovingly created our very own pigeon to keep once the whole troop of them had taken part in a photo shoot at Trafalgar Square.
Pigeons, by the way, are a long running connection which me since my boyfriend affectionately calls me Pigeon, or Pige, as did Jack Duckworth to his beloved Vera. Since this started Pigeons seem to follow me, including one time when I rescued a racing pigeon from preying cats for 3 whole days until her owner could arrange a collection.
I realised I hadn't blogged for a while and things have been busy. I'm still deciding what to do about my blog and how to take it to the next stage, so please excuse the huge gaps in between each post!
Whilst things have been busy, nothing too exciting has been going on and every time I go out I forget to take my camera! I promise to go and explore my new place to call home with my camera next time, so for now I leave you with a picture from Sunday when the Boyfriend took me to see some car event at Brands Hatch. It was such a gorgeous say and I was pleased to be able to wear my new rayban clubmaster's glasses all day long.
So far my new job and home is going really well. I really like my knew job, it's something I have always dreamed of, what I really wanted to do and I really do have to pinch myself when i leave work because I just can't believe I am there. When I am at work, working on these great briefs and seeing what everyone else is getting to do, I just take it with a pinch of salt and only when I come home, I think wow.
I wish I could tell you all about the gorgeous things we're all designing but since we work for far ahead, although for christmas 2011 it's hard to say anything without giving it all away! I hope you can understand!
I haven't blogged for a while now, but I have been thinking about it and thinking about what I can now do now i'm not selling like before. I hope that my blog can brings fresh, lovely things, a feast for the eyes, perhaps some DIY projects and just things I see and are inspired by. Today I will leave you with some pictures of Celia Birtwell's new season at John Lewis. Looooove her stuff and I'd really love the white top.