BT - The Crafty Gardener: The Daily Life of a 'Blow In' to Ireland from the UK, how we try and tame 5 acres and live with the weather - plus my family and crafting exploits.
Friday, December 10, 2010
Our Welsh Dresser with 'Charlie' the latest rag doll and 4 porcelain snowflakes.
Lu is battling on. She is now walking to the loo - has most of her tubes out but has picked up another infection so is not able to have visitors except K. She's still up and down with the temperature but on the whole it's all great progress being made. Hoorah!
I have just finished another rag doll. She's called Charlie and here she is:
I think she has rather a cheeky face!
Here is a close up of her fancy boots:
I am half way through making a boy doll now.
I have just about finished the decorations around The Deenery. Would you like to see? Of course...
This is a little tree in the kitchen/diner.
At the other end of the same room is a bough and a decorated Silver Birch twig (plus our new little tv)!
Well, he's quite decorative!
The silver birch twig and a Christmas photo on the wall which I took in Chesterfield.
In the pellet basket another birch twig and on the wall a plain wreath I bought and then decorated.
A close up of the wreath. Look at the cute robin poking his head out of the top!
In the snug - my big Christmas Tree.
The fireplace has a dangly thing in the centre, various soft toys and 2 decorations on the mantelpiece which have tealights in them. The Santa in front of the TV was made by my daughter K many years ago. I was in a play called 'Season's Greetings' and the tag in Santa's left hand says just that! What a clever girl! I treasure it, along with all the other home made decorations from my children.
A long dangly hangs from the snug ceiling! Here it is in close up:
The angel on top of the big tree.
That small wreath in the photo was bought for me by a friend I used to work with at the NatWest Bank, Nikki. We had a lot of laughs together and still keep in touch via Facebook. I'm hoping she'll come to Ireland next year.
At the back is a collage I made and in front, 3 decorations which have lost their hangers. The angel is the last remaining piece of a nativity set my parents used to have when we were children. I have no idea where the other pieces ended up but I'm glad I have this reminder.
Jim cut and arranged the holly on top of a kitchen cupboard. Our holly's berries have all been eaten by the birds so Jim foraged for this in Martin's hedge!
Jim also arranged these baskets on a high shelf with some tinsel!
That's about it for now. I still have quite a few decorations left in one of the boxes. We had mince pies for pudding today. Lovely.
I'm not very organised with presents yet but there's still time - I hope! Wishing everyone a super weekend.
I have had a varied and at times wild life of loves and marriages, children and grandchildren. I am currently living in County Clare, Ireland, with my husband Jim. We have 5 acres of land and a traditional Irish Cottage. I love gardening and always have, even as a child. I enjoy photography, crafting, rag rug making, ATCs and fun on the computer