I wanted to show you these lovely, simple, yet exquisite cat cards which are available at the Art & Rose Gallery in Pocklington. Art & Rose have designed and produced these cards so I think the quantities are limited, the pack has 8 cards of 4 designs.
Also from Art & Rose, this beautiful ceramic angel decoration with feathers by local artist Shirley Vauvelle. Another limited collection.
I do like to have a few new and unusual decorations each year.
Moving away from designer decorations to bargain basement decorations, I found some very nice, Scandi style bits and pieces in Wilkinsons. This little tin robin with mistletoe was only about £1.50, they also had lots of folk art hearts, reindeers etc.
I couldn't resist these socks, I will never be able to knit socks and even if I could it would take forever and not be cost effective so these were quite a nice treat from White Stuff.
I found some excellent book bargains in The Works.
Another new book is this crochet one, I think I can manage the 'easy' rated patterns!
This book was a rather unexpected surprise in a way. Following an incident in Hobbycraft which lead to me writing a letter of complaint, I was the lucky recipient of an apology from the store manager and £24 worth of vouchers for my inconvenience so I got a few nice things.
Rather annoyingly I bought the coat in Harrogate a couple of weeks ago as they didn't have my size in my M & S store, I haven't even worn it yet and what happens.... I went in my store the other day and they had lots in my size now and with £20 off the original price I paid, grrrrrr! Don't you just hate it when that happens and you've not even worn the coat yet.
Here are some crochet silks and ribbon which my folks brought me back from Spain the other week.
Final pic, a little doodle embroidery I am working on for something festive.
It looks like I've had lots of nice presents already from Santa as I look back at these photos.