Just popping back in to wish you a magical Christmas / Holidays. The presents are wrapped, the cooking is done, Roxy's asleep waiting for Santa. I'll see you on the other side.
The winners were chosen with an online random number generator. Congrats ladies, I'll be in touch and you can choose your prizes.
Edit: Barb can you email me please lisa [at] theredthread [dot] com [dot] au. I've already contacted the other winners but can't get hold of you.
Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway, I really appreciate your feedback and lovely comments about my work.
Edit: Here is the link, and look at me typing with caps and spaces again on my gorgeous new keyboard! Who would have thought that a keyboard could be so gorgeous... it's an Apple, and it is.
... but not around here!
Because of my total lack of Christmas posts this year I'm doing a last minute round up and have collected some of my favourite things from some of my favourite blogs. I hope you enjoy them, and maybe they'll lead you somewhere new, or back to an old fave.
I owe you, all my lovely readers, a very big thank you. I've had such a great time here on my blog this year and I really do appreciate all your comments, ideas, encouragement and friendship. Thanks for making it fun and interesting for me. Thanks to those of you who've introduced yourselves to me at the markets - it's been lovely to meet you and to have a chat in person. I'm still so flattered to think that you're out there reading along. I know there are many of you who drop in here without leaving a comment - and that's OK too ;0 - my little blog recently hit a new high of over 5,000 visitors in one day. So I know you're out there!
By way of thanks this is my biggest giveaway to date. There will be 6 winners who will each be able to choose which prize they'd like. Each prize is valued between $35 and $40.
Well hello there, I'm surprised (but grateful) you're still hanging out with it being so quiet around here lately... I'm still trying to get on top of things but not really succeeding yet. I have blog posts planned, including a GiVeAwAy later this week... when I find the time to photograph some things.
If you've just found me here welcome! I met so many lovely folks at all the markets I've been doing and some of you may have found your way here. I feel like you've just dropped in for a cuppa and a chat and caught me with dishes piled high in the sink and beds unmade... don't get the wrong impression that's not what it's usually like here at the red thread. I'm normally greeting visitors at the door, floors gleaming and muffins in the oven.
My apologies. Things will be back to normal here soon I hope. Although with Christmas looming my plan is to get work finished and orders packed this week and move on to Christmas preparation next week. Then I might have some time off. I'm so behind... Our tree is up but that's the extent of it for now.
Loving this evocative desktop image from PixelGirl Presents found via How About Orange. (Even though it's nothing like our December in Australia)
Tiel Seivl-Keevers is a Brisbane based artist and designer who creates really delightful work. Working under the name Tsk Tsk, Tiel applies her graphic illustrations and designs to a range of things like greeting cards (including a lovely new range of Christmas cards), fabric and limited edition prints. And not forgetting her original paintings which are awesome.
You can find Tiel's gorgeous work in her online shop, her etsy shop, and at Udessi online gallery. She also has a blog.
No wonder the kids are terrified... some of those Santas look scary and down right creepy. I love the last guy though.
Roxy was very scared of Santa for her first few years, so we just waved from a distance. I find these photos hilarious, although it makes me wonder just what the parents were thinking forcing their children to be held by a stranger that clearly terrified them.
This photo was taken of me when Santa was having his power nap.
When I uploaded this photo it made me remember that when I'm doing markets a lot of people say that they think I would have looked just like one of my vintage face fabric panels when I was little. Our colouring and hair styles are definitely similar.
A friend sent me an email with the Scary Santa images attached, so I can't credit the source.