Well, it's the final run up to Christmas - only two more jobs left to do with band and then the coast is clear!  The desk is covered but not in crafting....

You may be wondering who's going to receive that sledgehammer? Well, that would be telling - suffice to say it's not one of the adults :-D

A little alteration took place though not involving fabric:
I found these sticky on bling letters whilst being dragged around The Range by Herself...they're not stuck on very straight but I don't care, they're on the end of the machine so not in my line of vision!

And that's it for today - I'll leave you with some Christmassy shots! My lovely table decoration sent to me by my niece Emma a few years back. It makes me smile each time it resurfaces every December.

And my little Christmas forest with some very precious handmade items that remind me of deskers old and new.

Thank you for being mad enough to have read my blog throughout the year (it's been 12 months of ups and downs, that's for sure), I really appreciate your support and friendship more than I can say. I'd like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and peace, health and happiness for 2017.

By the way - that isn't a sledgehammer for the youngest member of our family but of course, I can't reveal it yet!!  And that banana sign from last week? Of course I knew what it was all about, I just wanted to tease and bamboozle you (it worked, lol!!)  The Bananas in question are small banana-shaped boats in which you sit your toddler before taking to the ice rink at the Winchester Christmas Fair!  It just made me and G laugh ouR socks off, hopefully you did too!



Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Lunch Lady Jan, nearly lunch time downunder. And saw you'd WOYWWed, so popped over. Love your blingy JAN, and your beuces table piece and your sentimental tree collection, aren't they amazing. I'd never have guessed the banana boats from last weeks banana sign in a million years.
Have a happy God blessed Christmas good to catch up and say hi regularly through 2016.
Happy WOYWW!!
Shaz in Oz.x no number yet

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Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Sigh, thought I typed "neice's " table piece.. 😝

Helen said...

love your blinged up machine! I look forward to seeing what is in the sledgehammer parcel. Your table decoration and the trees are gorgeous. Have a very Happy Christmas and here's to a wonderful 2017 full of new adventures for you and G. much love. Helen #?

misteejay said...

Dear Jan, thank you for all the support you have given me this year with my RNLI fundraising efforts - you have been so generous with your lovely makes.
I wish you & yours a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year.
BIG (((hugs)))
Toni xx

Annie said...

I'm doing my rounds of the blogs before I start baking my mince pies and decorating the Christmas cake.
I just want to say thank you for another year of fun and friendship and to wish you a very happy Christmas and here's hoping 2017 comes with good health so we can all enjoy lots of crafty fun together.
Annie x # 12

Sue said...

Hi Jan, Loving the bling on your sewing machine.

I'm guessing that the sledgehammer is in fact a drumstick???

Hope you have a lovely Christmas.

Sue #17

Anne said...

Can't beat a bit of bling!! :-) The 'sledgehammer' pressy made me smile. Love the tabled decoration and forest of trees.
Wishing you a peaceful and joyful Christmas Anne x #13 (at the moment :-) )

Kathyk said...

Love your blinged up sewing machine and decorations, lots of fab fabric on display too

Seasons Greetings and Happy WOYWW


shazsilverwolf said...

Hiya Jan, oh my, that tree forest is awesome. The wood carved one is magnificent. Lovely centrepiece, perfect. Laughed at the hammer- reminded me of the shots of Owen destroying the old bathroom! Have I perhaps hit the nail on the head? -See what I did there? rofl. The bling on the sewing machine is ace, very you. Happy Christmas, hoping it's as fun and peaceful as possible. Lots of love & hugs from the two of us, Shaz xxxx

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

That's a lovely way to personalize your sewing machine! Love all your Christmas decor - very stylish! Now I really want to know what's in that hammer shaped parcel, if it's not a sledge hammer! I thought the packaging didn't leave much to the imagination, until you threw a curve ball! Perhaps I'll find out next week! Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas Jan and nothing but ups followed by ups for 2017! zsuzsa #20

lisa said...

Back with you all again, Jan.........at last. It's so good to be here. Love your blingy machine and there are some very interesting pressies wrapped there, I still have mine to do. A job for today I think. Your trees are beautiful. The best thing about Xmas is getting out all those treasured things sometimes isn't it, Makes us remember friends and family who gave them to us.
I hope you all have a brilliant Christmas and here's to an exciting 2017 for you all. Love from all of us.
Lisa xx

glitterandglue said...

Hi Jan. Thanks for visiting already - and sorry to have worried you. Life did indeed get a bit crazy - but it was so lovely to be able to visit some folk I haven't seen for several years because their homes weren't suitable for John... Sad reason, but good to meet the folk again.
Love your little tree forest and your table decoration!! It is fun getting these things out of the attic/cupboard/under the stairs and remembering who gave us them. But then, I am actually a Christmasaholic!
Take care. Happy Christmas to you both. Thanks again for your hospitality. God bless.
Margaret #11

Twiglet said...

That baanana issue has been worrying me all week!! Have a lovely Christmas Jan - all the best to you and your family xx Jo and co xx

Lindart said...

Jan - I love bling, and that is the perfect place for it! Suddenly your sewing machine has risen to new heights! Your decorations are lovely, and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas! Lindart #28

Diana Taylor said...

Love the bling on the sewing machine - it's very you and great fun - I feel I want to bling up some of my dull old stuff now! I love the wooden Christmas tree, it's absolutely gorgeous.
Have a lovely Christmas,
Diana xxx

Nikki said...

I love that you wrapped up that sledge so close to it now no one can tell what it is lol. Great Bling on your sewing machine
Merry Christmas
Hugs Nikki 6

Sharon said...

Merry Christmas to you! I've really enjoyed getting to know you this past year. Your desk has inspired me throughout the year. I love the trees. I can see some faces peeking through. The bling is just perfect!

Sharon K #25

Christine said...

LOVE that bling!! Lucky you having a short name ... my name would have to go along the side!!!!
Have a Christmas full of hugs and laughter.
God Bless
Christine #29

craftyani said...

Love your bling I put mine on my walking stick when I had a new hip. Nothing wrong with a bit of bling. Your table decoration is nearly the same as one I have, just replace the candle every year.
Have a good weekend.
Ani xx

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Gorgeous photos and a great table decoration, very festive. Have fun and Merry Christmas, Angela xXx 14

Shoshi said...

What a festive post, Jan, full of pretty things, and especially your blingy letters on your sewing machine! Now that's cool! Thank you for your visit and I'm glad you like my pages. The album's coming along nicely but won't be finished before Christmas as I'd hoped. Too busy with meals out and other stuff going on this week!

Have a lovely time over Christmas and happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #18

Judys Lace Creations said...

Jan, I always love your colourful and positive posts.Thank you for them over the year(s).
Thank you for your kind words of comfort re my mother's passing.
Judy x

sandra de said...

Wishing you a wonderful Xmas and thank you for the bright spots of colour throughout the year. a pleasure to visit your desk.
sandra de

Angela said...

Hi Jan,

I so enjoyed reading your post, lots of colourful, festive things that made me smile!
Thank you for your lovely, kind words about my charity card-making achievement and knitting encouragement :)
Wishing you and your family a marvellous Christmas and a cosy, peaceful New Year.

Angela x

Debbie Rock said...

Hello my lovely - thanks for popping by my blog earlier, such a crazy, busy time so I did appreciate your visit. Just taking a few moments to catch my breath as I wander around blogland. I LOVE your little bobbin forest and, like you, I love getting special items out each year. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, love Debbie xXx

Stacy Sheldon said...

Hi Jan, love how you personalized of your machine and those trees are just neat. I have no clue what the gift is but, that is fun that it is not a box shape for them to open. Thanks for the earlier visit, and I hope you have a beautiful Christmas too :) ~Stacy #31

Neet said...

Thank YOU for all the support you have given to me - and the friendship. Strange that we have not met yet it feels as if we have. If such is the power of the internet then it has to be a good thing doesn't it. Of course in our case it is all down to Julia, what a wonderful idea she had and what a lovely woman she is for doing it and keeping it going.
Love your photos, your forest, table decoration and the sewing machine. I think the letters look straight enough for me but then I am a 'wonky crafter'. Keep them on, the machine looks great!
Wishing you Gordon and the family all the best for the Christmas Season and wishing you all a Very Happy New Year.
`Hugs, Neet (thanks for visiting me the other day)

Unknown said...

Hey Jan! Thanks for stopping on over at my space last week! I just couldn't find the time to hop on over to your space earlier. Love your pics, especially your floral table piece!!
Would like to wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season. ♥ Full of joy and peacefulness.
And of course, off to a new WOYWW year to come

Unknown said...

Hello Jan. Love the little bling you have added to you machine. Those are great pictures of beautiful handmade creations, Have a Merry Christmas and a wonderful holiday season Hugs~Anne L#5


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