Happy Christmas everyone!  Just a quick post from me today....

I've been making a prezzy for someone this past week, so am cheating with a two day old shot of my desk!  

I broke into my recent ribbon stash to make some handles for a little craft caddy....that was brave :-)

The finished item...quite pleased with it actually!

I'll finish with a pic of my lovely tree!

Thank you for all your kind words, fun, sharing and support throughout this year. May 2014 bring happiness, love, health, laughter and crafting joy to all Deskers, wherever you are :-)


Nan G said...

Oh how fab is that?! And you used the new buttons ribbon! So cool! Merry Christmas! and have a fab 2014! from Nan, T and Baby. (#3)

JoZart Designs said...

Happy Christmas and a creative 2014
with love form Jo x

glitterandglue said...

Happy Christmas, Jan. What a beautiful shot of your tree - did the stars just "happen" when you took the picture, or did you do something special to it?? Have a truly lovely day.
Margaret #10

Belinda Basson said...

Happy Christmas from a VERY HOT Cape Town, South Africa. I do think you are a genius at your sewing machine. I might be inspired to make one of those myself...don't hold your breath...it might take me a while. #15

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Hark! how the bells, sweet silver bells
All seem to say, throw cares away.
Christmas is here, bringing good cheer
To young and old, (meek and the bold)
Ding, dong, ding, dong, that is their song,

Loved the fabric ribbon,
Loved seeing you huff and puff
Always enjoy the visit to your place
(Sorry this stanza doesn't rhyme or have a recurring metre)

One seems to hear words of good cheer
From everywhere, (filling the air)
O, how they pound, raising the sound
O’er hill and dale, telling their tale
Songs of good cheer, christmas is here!)
Merry Christmas, merry christmas, merry merry merry Christmas ..

Have enjoyed the visits to your place throughout the year.
Merry Christmas and happy WOYWW from #1.

shazsilverwolf said...

Happy Christmas Jan, and to all your lovely family. Smashing shot of your tree. And those little totes- you are on a winner there. Warmest Christmas hugs, Shaz #14 xxx

Morti said...

Hello Appletons! Thank you for being such wonderful friends this year. Once we are settled in our new home you will have to come over for a proper dinner/housewarming! Wishing you all the brightest blessings of the season - much love from The Bromilows! Xxxx

Gita said...

What a pretty little craft bag. And the sparkle in the pic from the tree is very cool. Merry Christmas! Brigita #23

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a cute little craft bag! I am impressed that you broke into your ribbon stash. Whew! See, that didn't hurt too bad, did it? Your tree looks very lovely and festive. Have a joyous Christmas!

Julia Dunnit said...

We'll that craft tote has come out a treat, love it. And the ribbon...oooeeer missus, how brave you are!! Of course I love your tree, spangled sparkly as it is....it's s,peaks of the warmth and love that you give. And I should know.

BJ said...

Love the little craft caddy and the tree too. Your machine looks quite like mine - Janome perchance? Happy Christmas BJ#4

fairy thoughts said...

Well obviously I love that button ribbon.... How could you bear to part with it. Hope you got a bit of rest today. You certainly deserve it you lovely LLJ you.
Here's to 2014 lots to look forward to

Anonymous said...

Lovely tree, lovely projects, lovely year of comments from you to me. The madness took over yesterday so here I am finishing the list! Hours and hours of cooking, wolfed down in moments, leftovers for a week....gotta wonder, would time at my desk been time better spent? LOL! Family would NOT agree. but now, normal life resumes. oh well.....

Happy WOYWW Boxing Day!
Mary Anne (waiting for the family clear out so I can clear up at #7)

Julie Lee said...

That caddy is fabulous - I love the button ribbon handles! Inspired. Have a lovely 12 Days of Christmas and a brilliant 2014. It's been such fun visiting you this year! Julie Ann xx

Anne said...

Happy Christmas. Love caddy&tree. Hope to be joining in again next week. Anne x

Karin said...

Merry Christmas.
Karin #31

Annie Claxton said...

Oh! that little caddy is SO sweet, what a lovely gift! Happy Christmas to you and yours :o) Annie #35

Cazzy said...

Oh wow, I can see why you are pleased with your caddy! Happy Christmas and WOYWW.

Cazzy x #19

Helen said...

oh wow, that caddy looks amazing and you used new ribbon too! Thank you for some wonderful words throughout the year, can't wait to see you again! Happy Christmas WOYWW, even though I'm late getting here... and yes, the ceiling survived, thank goodness! Helen 6

Neet said...

Lovely bag and a lovely tree you are sharing.
Thanks and Hugs
Neet xx
ps only a cardioversion - nothing like a bypass thank goodness

505whimsygirl said...

Hello LLJ,

Catching up visiting blogs - can't believe I've been down and out for several weeks now! Your Christmas tree is delightful. And oh, I can see how the photo book would get you a bit teary eyed.

The craft caddy came out looking great!


Lisa-Jane said...

Catching up after the Christmas and New Year hiatus! LOVE that little tote and I know a lot of people that would love them. I think you definitely need a little shop on Etsy or something.


 OOPS, I DID IT AGAIN.... It's going to be a super speedy whizz through my desk today - after not seeing Lynne and hubby for three years...