Sunday, 17 November 2013

Scaffolding, Christmas decorations and Craftfest.

The back and side of our house is currently covered in scaffolding. 

Our house is too old to have cavity walls so the only way to insulate the walls is on the outside or the inside. It would take up too much space to have the insides done so we're having the outsides done along the side and back of the house (we're semi-detached), hence the scaffolding. 

 The front of our house is mostly windows so we're having that insulated on the inside. We'll just lose a bit of space in our bedroom and front room.

The cats think they've been given a new walkway in the  sky. Fortunately, they can't get onto the  upper level of the scaffolding, otherwise they'd be on the roof! They won't think it's so good when the workmen are on it though!

Christmas decorations.

Most of my making recently, probably like everyone else, has involved christmas decorations. I'm  using a lot of images from vintage christmas cards and decorating with vintage lace, buttons and beads. 


Creative Connections

If you fancy a bit of shopping over the next week and like to buy handmade, pop over to Craftfest, an online Christmas fair featuring a huge selection of beautiful things. Elsie May and Bertha has a stall too.

Blog hops.

Pop over to Handmade Monday to see what's been going on over there.

I share with other blog parties, you can find links to them in the right-hand-side column. It's a great way to share what you've done and meet lots of other like minded people.



  1. good timing with the insulation as it's going to get very cold soon. You've not been slacking on the making front either - lovely handmade decorations!

  2. All the best with Craftfest, I'm partaking too - my first time:)

  3. You have some lovely Christmassy things there - good luck with Craft Fest x

  4. Fabulous christmas decorations very traditional with a modern twist. Hope Craftfest works out well for you and you get some sales. Ive often looked at those and considered doing one, but never got round to it as yet!

  5. i love the vintage style of your Christmas decorations, its a look that works really well at such a traditional time of year i think.

    I hope your renovations are finished in time for Christmas! x

  6. Good luck with CraftFest, I'll certainly be popping over for a nosey.
    Getting good insulation makes such a difference, it will be worth all the upheaval.

    Jan x

  7. ooh... I love that little plaid-needle-point... Did you stitch directly onto the fabric or just attach a separate canvas panel? Either way, MARVELOUS Work!
    BTW, Good Luck with your CRAFTFEST! -- I just finished with my 2nd & last Fair for the Season yesterday... Already planning for NEXT Year!! - between the aches & pains of hauling everything about...

  8. You are going to be warm and cosy this winter. I've not heard of craft fest will have to pop over and have a nosey.

  9. House insulation - the best time to do it before proper winter comes. I'm sure it will be worth it in the end, eventhough it might be inconvenient at the moment. Your Christmas decorations are very pretty - hope you do well next week at the Craft Fest.

  10. I love these vintage inspired decorations you have made. They are really lovely.

  11. Fabulous decorations, I particularly like the vintage image of the woman on the hearts.

  12. Hope everything goes well with the insulation, especially since wintery weather is forcasted. Brrrr !!!!!
    Love your decorations. They are so pretty. Good luck with Craft Fest xx

  13. Love your creations Louisa!! The little hanging pillows are adorable! I love making those, too! Thank you for your lovely visits to my blog! Have a great week! Love your brick house too! Yay for being warm!

  14. Eek good luck with house revamp, I got so bored with scaffolding up when we had our roof done, hope it's down for Christmas! Loving the decs, the stripey dressed ladies are my favourite :) Have a good week!