Tag Archives: Christmas

White Christmas?

27 Dec

So, it’s all over now again for another year!

Did you give or receive any handmade gifts for Christmas this year?  If you did, please let us know what is was, and who made it!

White snow covered Christmas Tree © Photo Original Minnie

White snow covered Christmas Tree © Photo Original Minnie

Also, did you have a white Christmas or just a very cold Christmas?  Snow or no snow, I hope it was a happy one!


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1 day to Christmas

24 Dec

Hopefully by now you have found, bought, or made all your presents, and have them all wrapped up – ready for the best part – giving!

BEST WISHES FOR A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS!

Original Minnie Hand finished Merry Christmas card with holly berry button

Merry Christmas from © Original Minnie


Winter Wonderland

21 Dec

How cute are these illuminated animals?

Look carefully and you may just spot a rare pair of ‘glow in the dark’ penguins!

Penguin lights at a Winter Wonderland walk

Penguin lights at a Winter Wonderland walk © Photo Original Minnie

Polar Bear lights at a Winter Wonderland walk © Photo Original Minnie

Polar Bear lights at a Winter Wonderland walk © Photo Original Minnie

Sorry the pics aren’t great, but I thought the life-size Polar Bear was especially cute and had to be shared!  I snapped them recently at a local Winter Wonderland lights walk, and it was appropriately very cold too!  Brrrr.

 


5 days to Christmas

20 Dec

Reminder

Last chance for orders today and tomorrow morning!

Original Minnie Last Postage Order dates for Christmas 2010

Original Minnie © Last Order dates for Christmas 2010

If you have last minute presents and cards to find, why not give handmade this year?

6 days to Christmas

19 Dec

As you know, I love Afternoon Tea and all the trimmings and pretty vintage crockery that comes with it.  (See what I did for my Afternoon Tea inspired degree show here.)

What I found handmade at Belton Xmas Market - Scented Vintage Teacup Candles by Home Sweet Home

What I found handmade at Belton Xmas Market - Scented Vintage Teacup Candles by Home Sweet Home

That’s why when I saw these handmade scented candles made by Home Sweet Home, at the Belton House Christmas Market last month, I couldn’t resist them!  They were even ready wrapped up as you can see in the photo, so I will be spreading the love and giving most of them away as gifts, but I may have to keep onto one myself as they are too pretty.
You can find similar handmade candles in teacups by various UK makers on Folksy.com, just use the keyword search.

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7 days to Christmas

18 Dec

With the last weekend of shopping until the big Day, how about these recycled notepads as a stocking filler gift, or even to use yourself to jot down those last minute bits and bobs you still need to buy.  Just as useful all year round too for shopping lists, doodles, song lyrics, poems…

Find a selection on my Folksy SHOP.  If you would like a special one making up with a different message, let me know and I will see what I can do…

8 days to Christmas

17 Dec

Yum yum!

What is better than Chocolate? Answer: handmade quality chocolate.

What I found handmade at Belton House Xmas Market 2010 - Handmade Chocolates by Belgian Heaven Chocolate Co

What I found handmade at Belton Xmas Market - Handmade Chocolates by Belgian Heaven Chocolate Co

I found these handmade chocs by Belgian Heaven Chocolate Co. at the Belton House Christmas Market I attended last month, and couldn’t resist when I was offered a sample taster.  It was a great weekend at Belton, feeling very festive with live music, plus I found loads of handmade Christmas pressies to tick off the list.

Talking of Chocolate…

I must say if you are a chocolate fan, a trip to Hansen’s Chocolate House in the little village of Folkingham, Lincolnshire is a great visit!  With years of experience, they have the most stunning handcrafted chocolates, as well as a chocolate cafe (!), and you can even peek through a window into the handmade factory and see the artisans at work!

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