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I'm shamed into publishing today having seen Carolyn's most recent post on her beautiful textile blog, click here to view.  Being lucky enough to possess two of Carolyn's handmade Christmas cards and two of her tree ornaments, I really must share these pictures with you - taken this evening.

First here's this year's card - look above to see Carolyn's handmade crystal snowflake ornament.

This is the card that Carolyn sent last year, complete with newly added beading.

And below is the decoration originally placed on last year's card, it's so pretty - apologies for the quality of the photo.

Click to enlarge.  Time to go now to do the job I hate, taking down the Christmas Tree - everything looks so bare afterwards.  Have a lovely evening. x


  1. It appears to be the law that you have to be multi talented to live in St Ives - They are gorgeous. xxx

  2. Hello Lesley and thank you for my birthday wishes. Hope you aren't having this awaful rain over in your bit of Cornwall. So horrid. How was New Years? x

  3. All put away now, Diane - until next Christmas. x

    Hi Pipany, yes, rain here too - hard to accept after such a prolonged dry spell. Had a great New Year's Eve thanks, with plenty going on in St Ives, fancy dress, fireworks etc. x

  4. I put the Christmas stuff back in the attic a week ago, and yes, it does seem so bare after wards, There must be a way to cheer up the atmosphere in the bleak months of Jan-March. I try to leave out a few things that say, WINTER but not Christmas.. like bittersweet and rosehips.

  5. Good idea Jeri, enjoy the rest of your weekend. x

  6. lovely...

    and yep..taking down the tree is NO FUN !!!

    i did get a bouquet of daffodils the other day...but still...i miss christmas...happens every year :-{

    sending love,
    kary and teddy

  7. I love those beaded tree decorations, they are so pretty!

  8. Kary and Gilly, thanks for visiting - they are lovely aren't they! x

  9. How lovely of you to show off Carolyn's gorgeous work Lesley. She is a wonderful textile artist. I look forward to seeing lots more of your gorgeous creations in 2011 too. Still in love with my beautiful art swap painting.

  10. Hi Cathy, thank you - and I'm still thrilled with your lovely Nuthatch. x


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