Sunday 8 December 2013


I spent another fabulous day at the sudio's of Hope and Elvis in Welbeck - a fantastic way to while away a day.

 It was a "Christmas Decoration" making day, so firstly, we had a look at the inspiration table...

 And then set about creating.  I met up again with my wonderful friend Lyn from Everyday life.  It's always great to catch up with Lyn, and we got a tremendous amount of work done considering the yacking we did!
 My blog lurker friend Nic came too.  Nic is not normally a crafter but totally gets the therapeutic charm of a spot of sewing.  And to say she doesn't sew, she managed brilliantly on Louise's best "Brother" (out of this world, amazing!!) sewing machine.
 We stopped for a spot of lunch....
 ....and a drop of non alcoholic  festive fizz.
 And by the end of the day, using some of Louise's sumptuous fabrics I had produced a lovely Angel for my Christmas tree.  I really love her.

 She also has a twin which will be sitting on Ly'ns Christmas tree.
 It really is one of the best days out ever.
It always amazes me how many people arrive at Hope & Elvis having never sewn before and leave having created something truly wonderful.  x


Lisa said...

Wow! Your angel is so beautiful. Hope we get to see her sat on the tree. I love her little bits of sparkle, that tiara is so sweet.
What a wonderful day you must have had.
Like the idea of the cotton reel Christmas tree, simple but very effective.
Lisa x

Sandies' Patch said...

Looks like a great day out!
The angels are right up my tree, my kinda decs!
I hope to persuade my Sis to go up there one day, maybe next year now though.
Thanks for sharing.
By the way, love Nics' aran cardigan!
It must be my age, I've got a thing for cardigans,especially chunky knit ones!

Curtise said...

Sounds like a really good day, Diane - can't beat a bit of creative time mixed in with good pals and lots of yakking! Oh and cake too. You all look very pleased with yourselves, as well you might, having made such cute things. And there's Miss Debs too, hope to be seeing her on Thursday! xxxxx

Plain Jane said...

Wow - those angels are wonderful - well done to both of you x Jane

John Going Gently said...

That reindeer looks like a Scottie did!

Young at Heart said...

oh my what a fabulous angel.......I have a Mexican tin one I lovingly pull out every year bought at a flea market in LA who I adore but yours is pretty gorgeous.......looking forward to seeing your easter bunnies!!x

greenthumb said...

So many lovely things, I really like the look of that Christmas stocking and your angle.

Rosie said...

You all looks as if you are having a great time - I love the photo of you and Lyn with your angels:)

Lyn said...

It was a great day wasn't it and I only went and finished something!
Lulu is hanging on my door of my sitting room at the moment, her dangle legs getting in the way on the tree, your left over quiche went down very well on Sunday too! (hope you don't mind I stole one or two of your photos for my post about the day!)

Anonymous said...

What fabulous angels, they look very special; I bet they will top trees for years to come.

A garden just outside Venice said...

Popping over from Lyn's blog, your pictures really show the amount of fun you had!
I'm probably meeting a blog lurker of mine next week :)..that poor American lady has been waiting since 3 years and she lives in Venice...shame on me :(