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Cath Kidston does Christmas. :)

If Cath Kidston was Santa , this is what I would put on my Christmas List. :0) Especially loving Billie the dog ! X

Billie Long Pjs. £50. Very Bridget Jonesie.
Billie Long Pjs. £50. Very Bridget Jonesie.
Stripy Scarf £24.
Stripy Scarf £24.
Star Pudding Bowl £14.
Star Pudding Bowl £14.
Bah Humbug!  jumper £70.
Bah Humbug! jumper £70.
Christmas Decorations Book £15.
Christmas Decorations Book £15.
Billie Hot Water Bottle. £28.
Billie Hot Water Bottle. £28.
London Christmas Carry Bag. £28.
London Christmas Carry Bag. £28.
Stripy Crochet Scarf £35.
Stripy Crochet Scarf £35.
Billie Bed Socks £8.
Billie Bed Socks £8.
Striped Gloves. £20.
Striped Gloves. £20.

What I received in the Thrifty Christmas Gift Swap. :)

Janet from the blog Words That Can Be Your Own recently organised a Thrifty Christmas Gift swap. I really enjoyed participating and the parcel I received from Leanne was just gorgeous. I managed to save it to open on Christmas day….with some reluctance I must say. Leanne must have done her homework as the prezzies she sent were all very me.

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There were a couple of lovely decorations for my tree which are now adorning said tree of course.

A pretty wooden heart with the words Sunshine Always Follows the Rain inscribed on it.
A really useful little wooden make up mirror which will come in very useful on my summer camping trips. 🙂

A retro Drumstick lolly scented car air freshener which actually does smell like a real drumstick lolly.

A couple of cute coasters which say Cake Cake We Want More Cake on them. Yes my weakness is certainly cake!

A darling little Alice In Wonderland badge which I wore on Christmas Day. 🙂

Continuing with the Alice theme, an amazing Alice animation negative framed print. This is so thoughtful as for my birthday this year I had a Alice themed/vintage tea party. 🙂

Leanne also sent me a very cute handmade card which I love.

All in all I was thoroughly spoiled and I must say Leanne’s parcel was my favorite one to open on Christmas day. Thank you Leanne and thanks Janet. x 🙂

ps you can read about what I sent my recipicant Kate HERE

Teacup Pincushion

I thought I would try something a little new with my Teacups after a suggestion from a friend.Here is my first attempt at making a pincushion in a Teacup!

You Will Need :

An old Teacup
A small scrap of fabric
A needle and thread
Cotton wool stuffing
Hi Tack All Purpose Glue ( I got mine from Clitheroe market)

First draw a circle on your fabric a little more than twice the size of the top of your teacup.

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Using a needle and thread sew a simple running stitch around the edge of the circle.

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Then pull both thread ends tight so the fabric bunches up.

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Fill the gathered fabric with cotton wool stuffing.I bought some from a needlecraft stall on Clitheroe Market.

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Use Craft Glue on the inside of the cup ( in the bottom and around the lower inside.) Stick the pincushion inside!

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Voila! A Tea Cup Pin Cushion! I think I should have maybe stuffed a little more stuffing in my cushion…..but not bad for a first attempt. Stick in some pins and decorate with ribbon.:-D