Crafting, fun and friendship

Crafting, fun and friendship

Wednesday, 5 December 2018


(with sincere apologies to those of you who love the original carol....)

One bestie crafting:

(Julia made the lovely toppers, I just plonked them onto card, lol!)


Well, it's gotta be done ;-)


Mary ransacked her garden and we had a fun wreath making session in her gorgeous cottage!


We made a good amount in the Carnival fair for our local station.


...wot I made for the tree in town!

And a brass band tooting with glee......

 I've had a lot of fun!!

Joining in the desky madness at Julia's Stamping Ground, which must surely be a candidate for the Longest Running Blog Hop out there xx

Enjoy your week!


  1. Hi dear Lunch Lady Jan, yes you all certainly dud have a lot of fun, all that due cutting and assembling on toppers ..
    Yes, you’re all working like crazy, yellow Wellies included, nice and bright and cheery.
    Love the brass band snails as well as your bestie and other friends. Happy WOYWW, I’m waiting for the rest of the world to wake up to Wednesday when ours is nearly over!!
    Happy WOYWW.
    Shaz in Oz. X

  2. LOL! what a great week you've the alternative version of the carol. It's getting close, isn't it!

  3. Friends, craft and gin and a brass band thrown in for good measure. What a cracking week.
    Lynn xx 13

  4. Wow, what a great gathering!! Wonderful photos :) (gin definitely helps :D heehee)
    Happy WOYWW!
    Claire no. 2

  5. Hi Jan, You sure have been busy, but there's nothing much better than being with friends. I am sure the LARGE gin helped add to the merriment:) LOL

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #9

  6. Oh what fun Jan, your post has put a BIG smile on my face today and given writers cramp a rest.. Such a lovely time to be had by all!
    Happy WOYWW Hugs Tracey #8

  7. Morning Jan. BRILLIANT! I'm sitting here with a great big grin on my face! You have certainly had quite a week - and I can't get over how many lovely friends you have made so very quickly since moving back to the homeland. Well done!
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #1

  8. What a lovely post from you today....I shall be singing all day now :-)
    Annie x #15

  9. You have made me smile so much with this post that I forgot about the dankness outside THANK YOU. A truly lovely post.
    Christine #23

  10. Brilliant! I so enjoyed your new lyrics, Jan, complete with fabulous illustrations. I'm not a gin drinker but those glasses look very refreshing among all that greenery. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #25

  11. The gin has to be the first thing I mention - what brand was it? I still have some different ones to try (miniatures unfortunately).
    Lovely cards as who made the toppers - but what a lovely time you no doubt had with your mate (and the gin). Just thought - Gin and a Grin (you two being happy in one another's company)
    Great five words of Christmas - do we get the others next week?
    Hugs, Neet 5 xxx

  12. Hiya Jan, great pics, lots been going on then! Totally approve of the G&T!Glad the carnival fair went well. Saw the band pic on FB, you are all looking good there. Love & hugs, to all, Shaz XxXx

  13. Hi Jan, you lucky lady what a great week you've had and definitely lots of fun. Have a great woyww too, hugs Angela x16x

  14. Great pics Jan and I just caught up on last weeks too - so fab for you and Julia to have a bit of quality time together - a few gins and lots of laughs no doubt! xx Jo

  15. Great pics and lots of fun, looks like your week has been buzzing. You and Julia created some lovelies there, despite the gin (or maybe because of it)!
    Lots of love and hugs to you my dear gal,
    Diana xx

  16. oh How fun Jan. I love all the happy shots and giggled that you set the words to the Carol. and those cards turned out gorgeous too! ~Stacy #28

  17. Dear god, if the camera never lies...what a horrid picture of me, although I don’t doubt it’s trueness! Those cards look better than I remember them, and you certainly had fun making a wreath, would have loved to have been there for’s thirsty work, I’m sure! Zxxx

  18. So much goodness there - and merriment - love seeing all those smilie faces. It's probably you Jan - it's contagious and people around you can't help but smile along! The other thing I really love is the pattern on Julia's sweater! So much inspiration there LOL! Thanks for your visit - wishing you a lovely week and more merriment to come! zsuzsa #6

  19. Hi Jan, absolutely brilliant post! I loved all the pics and the new lyrics, makes me smile seeing happy people, and your pics were certainly full of happy people. Glad the carnival fair went well and raised lots of funds. Thanks for stopping by earlier, I'm sure I'll get better at the quilt making the more I do. Have a lovely week Heather x #14

  20. Looks like a wonderful time with friends!!! Lots of craftiness, with some good drinks... Loved your photos! Thanks for popping by and have a great week!
    Carol N #22

  21. Hi Jan. So enjoyed your post, such fun you've had!Love a G&T 😂. Thanks for popping by. I am so pleased to be back. Hugs Anne X #19

  22. You can rewrite Christmas carols any time Jan lol. Love the two large gins and so glad the RNLI fund raising went so well. Happy WOYWW. Sarah #4

  23. Oh what a happy and festive post today Jan, I love it!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday, big hug from Holland. Marit #21

  24. That was a fun post! I was hoping it would go to 12, but it was great anyway! Very festive. The cards are fab, what a great combined effort! I love the name Cariad for the kitten! I will add it to the list! Thanks for your visit, have a great week, Lindart #26