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 BUT YOU KNOW, LOVE GROWS BEST IN LITTLE HOUSES....

I swear that November has been stolen by someone! How can it be the last day today - suppose I'd better start getting a few festive things on the go *grin*


My first desk is the kitchen table! I made a start on some Christmas cards, dusted off my Arteza pens and had fun colouring whilst listening to an audio book - two hours just whizzed by.


Desk No 2 was the dining room where I dug out all my acrylic paints, tester pots and brushes as Kim was coming over to decorate the little houses...


Neither of us were tidy painters!! But we did have fun and got some colours on, Kim went for a Copenhagen bright houses vibe, I went for chalky tones. They need to dry properly before putting details on though. We had a really good natter too!


I finished off some sewing for my restocking and went with the darker pink lining for the Folk hearts fabric - I also rediscovered the funky red hearts below, it was lurking under the bottom of a pile. So it got cut up as well!

Rhys had a week away and bought me this gorgeous piece of glass from Winchester arts market:


It's hanging in the JanCave window which is west facing so gets lots of light through, I absolutely love it, it's like our family tree. My menfolk are awesome at presents, I'm a lucky gal!

Hope you have a great week in this run up through Advent to Christmas xx


19 comments:

Helen said...

that's a good production line you have with your card colouring. the houses are cute, I hope we see them when they're finished. Love the heart fabric, the bottom one is fabulous! Happy WOYWW Helen #1

Sarah Brennan said...

What a productive week Jan. Loving that glasswork!!! Look forward to seein gthe finished houses. Stay safe and Happy WOYWW. Sarah #2

Sue said...

Hi Jan, Glad you are getting your Christmas cards sorted. Mine are ready to go in the post, once the strike is over.

Looking forward to seeing the finished houses.

The new makes are fab. Loving the red heart fabric.

The glass piece is lovely and ideal for your sunny window.

Happy WOYWW
Sue

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

I'm nearly there with the C. Cards too. I knew this would happen. One minute it's just October and the next it's December. I saw those pens last week and now I've ordered some which might be my Christmas pressie to me Lol! Have a fun woyww whatever you are up to, hugs Angela x10x

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Early good morning, I love the little houses on your cards and the wooden ones will be great to see finished. One of my loves. Someone on Instagram does them in pottery and I swoon every time. Your Art glass is awesome. A great choice Happy WOYWW and have a fun weekend, WoW December already

Tracy said...

Goood morning Jan 🥰 looove your title ... love grows best in little houses ❤ looking forward to seeing the little houses once they're finished 🥰 joyful time in creating with good friends ⭐️You've been busy with cards 🎄🖋 and your stitcheries too ... adore that folk art hearts ❤❤❤ Tooo precious gifts ⭐️ will be beautiful with the light shining through your space ❤💕⭐️ Wishing you a gorgeous week ahead with love and hugs Tracy #12 xxxx

My name is Cindy said...

Looks like you've had a week of gentle Christmas crafting Jan - can't wait to see the finished houses! Did any of the paint go on them or was it just the hands? I do love glass pieces and that one is gorgeous - you are a lucky gal! Have a good week, love n hugs Cindyxx #14

Neet said...

Oh to have a Rhys. What a delightful gift. Can't grumble as mine used to be thoughtful.
Love the array of pens and the little houses you two are painting look delightful. I haven't a clue what they are - paper, wood or what, or what the painting is like but I do like the original shape which I can see. Hope we get to se them in full view next week.
Hope you are feeling almost back to the Jan we know and love.
Hugs, Neet 3 xxz

Twiglet said...

What a thoughtful lad - you have done a good job there Jan. I bet you had fun painting with Kim - I am a hopelessly messy painter.x xJo

Annie said...

Another manically busy day for me and tomorrow will be no better. I think the word has gone out that I like to be kept busy :-)
I've managed some fun with my painty pens too....its so relaxing isn't it? I love the little houses you're busy with.
Hugs,
Annie x #9

Crafting With Jack said...

November has gone by in a rush hasn’t it 🤣 . Love those little houses and look forward to seeing them finished. I have some waiting for their first coat of paint. Your glass present is beautiful. Happy WOYWW. Angela #7

Catriona said...

I love the tree hanging in the light-glass is my favourite art medium.Your sewing a fab as always-you have such a good eye for fabric. I made £370 in total from my makes and my friend is delighted with the donation to her charity. Happy crafting!

craftyani said...

Can't be a painter without making a mess, ever seem a clean and tidy artist's studio. Love your fabric as usual. Ani

Eva said...

Dear Jan!
What a nice title to invite to this post!
My November was also stolen! Can we look for the thief together?:-)
Congrats to your two creative work desks.
You look so lovely with your painted fingers! Oh what a pleasure!
Painting with a good friend. Heartwarming.
The glass art is so pretty! Wish, you have enough sunshine to enyou it.
Have a great time!
Eva from Austria

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

So, I'm not the only one with two work desks! Those little houses will look so cute all in a row when ready! I just love little houses! And what a lovely present indeed - just perfect! Enjoy your December, Jan! xx zsuzsa #17

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

PS. I think I've got one of your little pouches just like those! I've been studying it to see if I could make one LOL!

BJ said...

Gorgeous tree glass, love it. Glad you went with the darker pink lining, my number one choice. Wow so many paints and lots of fun was had, excellent behaviour. Christmas cards! Eeeeek, loving yours but mine are non existent so far. Did make son a birthday card last night though as he'll need to take that back with him for 21st, don't usually do it till much later in December when he's at home but this is a first that he won't be. Anyway, hope you get your Christmas hat on soon, hugs BJ#18

Julia Dunnit said...

I agree, your boys really are good at pressies for you. That tree piece is just lovely. That’ll make you smile when you look up from the sewing machine now and then! Love the little houses, and the almost opposing colours that you and Kim chose to use, there’s prolly a lot in that! And houses again on your cards..can’t beat em. I’ve started snipping my Arteza pen nibs off a bit..they are just too fine at the points for my crappy eye sight and heavy handed ness!

Mary Anne said...

Lucky you, with your awesome menfolk. Very hit or miss round here, but I still love they try. Cute little sale items, love the folk art hearts in particular. And you two painty ladies look like you are having a blast! Will expect to see more...eek! Tomorrow??
Ridiculously late for WOYWW but here I am…
Mary Anne (6)

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