Welcome 2017 - let's hope more stars are in a better alignment.
Meanwhile, what have I been up to?
Well it's all been a bit quiet on the art front. With the exception of the gift tags ( which I shared here) I haven't really managed any quality time in the studio since the mad production line that was the lampshades.
I blame Christmas.
There was an awful lot of tidying up to do after the dogs had ripped open their lovingly wrapped presents.
Then there was rather a lot of chocolate consumption ( well, I needed the energy after all that tidying up).
And these are possibly the best chocolates of all time. All the way from South Wales.
And then there was dog walking.
And stick wars!
And then it was all over, but as I had a few days off the day job there was the chance to do a bit of charity shop browsing.
I'm not taking up knitting anytime soon, but these are the perfect texture for some of my embroideries.
They'll make an appearance in something soon, I am sure ( if, in a mad moment of tidying, I don't tidy them too away!)
And a coffee table for Son No 1.
And a lovely little book case calling out for a bit of love.
Oh, and Scrabble, with possibly the worst selection of letters ever.
And there was time to reflect and mull and make plans.
So, what are you planning for the next year?