Thanks for your kind comments re Sam's little accident. Luckily he seems fine and although his nose is still a bit bruised and swollen, he didn't get a black eye as I thought he might.
I've attended a few local craft markets recently and picked up some little things for stocking fillers. I absolutely love this keyring (a treat for myself!). The stall was full of beautiful things. Unfortunately the lady who made them wasn't there so I couldn't chat to her and she doesn't yet have a website which is a shame as I would love to feature more of her work. It was absolutely gorgeous and made from recycled materials. I really want to have a go at more freehand embroidery and this little key ring has really inspired me.
I also bought these tiny little boxes. They are all hand drawn with ink and then hand painted - the colored bits appear to be finished with some kind of varnish as it is slightly shiny and raised in texture. I love the detail on the boxes with little drawings inside as well. Would you believe that some of these were only 50p! There were some bugs for Sam and a friends little boy...
Izzy choose these little flower boxes as a present for her grandma. They all slot inside each other
This butterfly one is for Izzy. Apologies for the dreadful photo
and not handmade but cute nontheless