Sunday, 1 December 2013

Crafty friends away day(s)

You may have seen the photos of the city itself on my other blog photosbyh but this is the story of the rest of the trip!

I spent Friday and Saturday in York for the Christmas market (thanks again Emma and John for putting Lin and myself up...) hope Misty has recovered!! but we did a little shopping, and the lovely Sam came on Saturday bearing PINK gift bags for us all...
I had to use it as a backdrop for this gorgeous heart decoration we bought in one of the craft fairs we visited on Friday... my wall is too pale and it doesn't show up well (which means I need to move it somewhere else or no-one will see it!)

Lin brought twigs and skulls for us, and I bought the Moomin keyring (I loved the Moomins, both the books and on tv!) so I had to have one..
bag of wool fibres - we bought two balls (and missed out on a stunning rusty red-y orange one that had gone cos we didn't snap it up on Friday!) and spent ages splitting it into 4 to share between us.... we only trod on Misty (Emma's dog) once... hope she's recovered!  The bottles and dominos were from the Works, sure I can alter the dominoes-  and the box...  the fabric is gorgeous, not sure what I'll do with that yet..
and this fabulous tray was £5 from the Christmas market (they had loads of sizes, I'd have loved more if I could have carried them home...) and the bag of dried citrus fruits will make a lovely Christmas display.

 The contents of Sam's pink gift bag was very generous, unexpected and very naughty - but thanks, Sam, we all loved them!

funnily enough I'd "borrowed" a couple of beer mats from the Carvery where Lin and I took Emma and John on Friday night... look ... this version of the picture you can also see Lin's Christmas card (with the snowflake being blinded by the flash!) and Hels' Sheridan's burlap panel that arrived on Saturday , from a blog giveaway..


sam21ski said...

Great stash Helen and I hope you can display your dried fruit somehow in that basket.

Hehehe, getting my own back with the bright pink bags - lol

Sam xx

craftytrog said...

Such wonderful treasures Helen! looks like you had a fab weekend!
A pink gift bag from Sam?! Lol!
Alison xx

Julie Lee said...

Sounds like you had a lovely weekend. That heart is gorgeous. I loved the Moomin books so much. Did you ever see the documentary about the author? Julie Ann xx

JoZart Designs said...

Sounds like you all had a whale of a time but where are the pics of the market and York?? I bet you all just hunkered up in a pub and swapped gorgeous gifts and laughed and drank gluhwein!!!!
Lots of love
Jo x

Deborah Wainwright said...

Look like great fun was had by all great stash find which I'm sure will bring many hours of fun . I'm glad you all had such a fab time xxx

Julia Dunnit said...

Sounds like a fab getaway. Love the heart decoration, and the traditional citrus fruits, nice way to start the decorating.

Lucy Edmondson said...

Looks like you had a fab time!

Lucy x

Anonymous said...

Wow, lots of lovely things!!

butterfly said...

I did some photos of you out gallivanting - but it was over at Sam's blog! Looks like you all had a fabulous time, and have lots of lovely new bits and bobs to play with too!
Alison xx