Monday, 3 November 2008

'Get back into that craft room'

I was passing St Marychurch,Torquay on 24th October.They were putting up the Christmas street decorations .
It's a pet hate of mine, to see Christmas starting as early as this!
But in a way, I'm just as bad!!
This morning it's Christmas card morning, in the craft room...and should I dare leave the room for a cuppa, I can hear a voice from afar shouting, 'Get back into that craft room!'
I'm a huge Amy Butler fan,be it fabrics or papers.They are right up my street,being lovely , bright, inspiring colours.

I've played around with these papers, this morning...they aren't Christmas designs but I think they work well mixed with my other bits and pieces.


Anyway,that's it...more crafts, nothing more ... and suffice to say that I have to finish blogging here and now... as I have a room to get back to!

Hope your Monday is a good one!! ;-)

16 comments:

carolynelspeth@live.co.uk said...

Seeing Christmas start so early is one of my pet hates too, but then when you think about it you have to start early really don't you. I mean the cake and puddings need to be made, and if parcels are to be posted economically ie. surface to far flung corners of the world all that needs to be done now if not earlier.

Queen of the Armchair aka dzintrastitcheries said...

Wow, I've never worked with papers like that before...they are just gorgeous. Thank you for calling by and for your lovely comments...Dzintra Ingrid

carolyn said...

After all that I nearly forgot to say how charming I think your cards are.

Rhondi said...

Hi Sal
I love the wonderful things you are making. They are all so colorful and cheerful. I don't think I've been here before but I am bookmarking you so I will definitely come back again.
Rhondi

Bobbie Lynn said...

What beautiful Christmas Cards. I really need to start on mine, but this maybe the year I buy my cards. But, yours I keep looking at them. Great job! Oh and tags too.

Simone said...

Busy hands happy heart eh Sal? Lovely assortment of cards you have been making there. I have been busy on the card making front too and hope to show my endeavours later this week!

Kitty said...

I like Christmas to be in December. Seeing trees, etc. up at the garden centre in August just made me cross!

Having said that, I too have been Christmassy crafting - although it's for gifts for people, which doesn't really 'count' does it?

x

Hen said...

I wish xmas would wait a bit too. I've only just got over Harry's birthday, I don't have the energy for xmas yet! I'm feeling the pressure to get my cakes, puddings and mincemeat made...
Hen x

Country Cottage Chic said...

If you want to make things for Christmas then you have to start early! I want to get my cake made soon so it can mature nicely by Christmas!

The cards are looking fab!

Cocoa and blankets said...

I love Amy Butler especially her patterns she has a wonderful birdie sling pattern I have made about 6 of the bags alrady three from C K of course I cant wait for the ummer to use them - the colours are rather light - they make perfect knitting bags will have to post them so you can see.
Will get onto pete about pubs in york - he is the expert! was lovely emailing with you last night
love and hugs H
ps shame it wasnt last week we were there on thursday paying homage at the shrine of Cath! ooh there is an amazing button shop called duttons for buttons near the Yorvik and a deigner outlet ith a shop that specialises in card making just outside york you can get a bus email me and I will give you the low down.

Josie-Mary said...

Hello, sorry I missed you yesterday. I've sent you an award!! x

Tilly Rose said...

Hi Sal

Lovely cards.....

I have a large pic fram that I waiting to make some lovely scrapbook come picture come photo display in but really want to paint the frame first.....

I have to say I have done all of my christmas shopping, courtesy of QVC, except for my three boys so I am ready to enjoy all of the christmas festivities...

We have booked to go to the 'New Forest' and their 'Lapland' in December so really looking forward to that..

Take care and keep crafting.

Victoria

Lace hearts said...

Amy Butler prints are so lovely, aren't they. The cards work beautifully - and I don't think it's too early to be making Christmas cards, at all. I usually leave it so late, I panic.

galant said...

When I was a child my parents had a newsagent's shop in St Marychurch and I recall that the Christmas stock arrived in the late summer and the children's annuals went on sale soon after the kiddies returned to school, so nothing has really changed re things being on sale for Christmas far too early! I'm speaking of the 1950s, too! Personally, I can't stand things being 'ready for Christmas' at the end of October. I saw a Christmas tree in full fig in a hotel on Daddyhole Plain last week .... yuk! Indeed, I suspect there are some tour operators that take their customers to hotels where it is Christmas all year round! Last week my husband's cousin and his wife spent 4 nights at a hotel in Somerset (which will remain nameless!) and it was Christmas whilst they were there, with Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day! They said, "Tonight it's the pantomime!" I should just think it was! Has the world gone mad?
Margaret Powling

Cowboys and Custard said...

I love the combination of colours Sal..
You crafty crafter you!!

Michele
P.s Not long now!!!!! No not the fair..!

Rosie said...

The cards are super and very pretty:) I too hate Christmas starting early it takes all the magic out of it. I know certain things have to be done on a personal basis like puddings and cakes started, cards made, present lists made and etc but I think things like town lights, shop window decorations and piped festive music in shops shouldn't start before 1st December:)