Thanks to everyone who entered our Soggibottom giveaway last week. I know I haven't got around to thanking everyone individually for their thoughtful and loving comments for Allie the winner.
This little bird was made by my friend Caroline and came on my birthday last week.
How on earth Caroline has the patience to make anything so intricate is beyond me, he is beautiful. Even down to his sharp little claws. Caroline also knits lacy shawls, things that would fox me, or I would lose patience on after a few inches. HERE is the link to Caroline's blog. You can see for yourself.
I've just nipped over there and like me she seems to be having some blips blogging this week.
Tell her the tomato lady sent you, she will know exactly who gave you her link. Obviously, the tomato reference has nothing to do with our tomato competition during the year.
Lots of baking and bread making. Christmas cake decorating to come later this week.
A very reluctant pup taken out walking in the rain, you can tell how much Freya has grown, her coat fitted her a few weeks ago. Freya will be seven months old on the 20th of this month. Time for a new coat.
Freya has seen her first Christmas Tree.
Our tree came inside this week after all. It's smaller than normal, but the tree is safe from Freya's inquisitive nose and Freya is safe from itchy Christmas Tree needles and anything electrical. The first time we have been at the cottage and a tree doesn't grace the window seat, there is always next Christmas.
We came across this little guy when hunting for tree decorations in the attic this week.
Sitting among the box of decorations a little dog toy Santa that Amie Soto Blossom had last year.
Amie Soto Blossom never had many teeth left and only had eye's for cookie's and ice cream as many of you know. This little guy is as new as the day he was accidentally put into the Christmas decorations and in the attic.
Amie has passed so much onto Freya, was this little Santa ment to have spent the year in the attic ?
Amie's parting gift to Freya. Maybe that's just my thinking.
You can see more of Freya and Santa on Freya's blog the Cat Flap Cavalier......