Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Woodblock Christmas Tree

I have been making Christmas cards with this woodblock from The Indian Block Company at Colouricious.

Friday, 16 December 2011

Christmas tree

Here is a seasonal posting of our Christmas Tree. We had our annual trip to Christmas Common to buy it at the Tree Barn, where there were plenty of trees to choose from. It is supposed to be non-drop, but that will remain to be seen.

Later-at the end of the Christmas holiday, I have to report that it was not really a non-drop tree, but better than some we have had!It has lasted very well, though. The needles seem to be dropping from the bottom branches,leaving the top intact!

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Caversham Artists Christmas Show

Yesterday I went to the Caversham Artists Christmas Show at the Old Fire Station Gallery in Henley. It will be on till Tuesday 6th December, and is well worth a visit. There are a variety of artworks on sale by a local artists group, including ceramics, jewellery, knitted textiles, photography and decoupaged furniture. Lots of Christmas presents to buy, as well as beautiful art to look at.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

For Advent

As it is the first day of Advent, I am posting a picture of some Scandinavian tree decorations I have just finished. The book I used is Scandinavian Needlecraft by Clare Youngs, which has many enticing projects in it. I first posted about it in May 2010, when I used it for design ideas for a Scandinavian box I made for C & G.