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My Christmas Gifts!

I’ve had a lovely Christmas with 11 days off work! I’ve been eating, crafting, reading, watching TV and films, seeing friend and family and just having a great time.

Back to work tomorrow 😦 so I thought I’d remind myself, and share with you, some of the lovely gifts I was given for Christmas.

I actually bought the Soap and Glory set for myself, it was£30 reduced from £60 in boots before Christmas.

People know me too well! I got two mermaid tail blankets, and I love them both!!

My mum got me a ticket to see Aladdin in the West End wich I went to with my family on the 27th December and that was great, very like the film with a few added songs and the animal characters made into human characters!

What did you all get for Christmas?


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My new Kindle Paperwhite

I LOVE reading, and I love books, nothing can beat them! However, I am also a big fan on my kindle, it’s so small and light and great for me when I read on the train. Last week I bought 3 new books to read on Amazon, unfortunately the next day I got my kindle out, and saw this…


When I got home I put it on charge for a few hours, but no change 😦 Very sad, but I have had it for a few years and had been thinking of upgrading, but I am quite frugal with money! This time however, I had an excuse. Please meet my lovely new Kindle Paperwhite!

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Baku Forest Goldfish Bowl Necklace

This necklace has been on my wish list for a couple of months, so this pay day I finally treated myself!

Fish Bowl necklace by Baku Forest Studios

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Happy Spending: Filing Trays!

I found these amazing trays for my desk area in T K Maxx. They match some drawers I have, and I do need to keep things organised! I can throw all my receipts in here until I have time to sit down and write out my expenses and filing. Boring!




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For the Love of Mermaids!

So if you didn’t know (and if you didn’t know then you will soon) I love all things mermaid! Just look at this mermaid cross stitch I designed and made if you don’t believe me! So when I recently saw this wonderful mermaid necklace in an instagram post by @listiquesjewellery I couldn’t resist!

Listique's Mermaid Necklace

And I’m so glad I bought it because it is beautiful and I love it!! It even has a lovely little added bead detail.

Check out Listique’s etsy shop for more of her hand made jewellery.

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Josie Makes’ Purple A5 Paperchase Planner

I recently treated myself to a new planner, an A5 one to go with my personal filofax! Instead of a diary, this planner is to help me to organise myself with my blog, my jewellery making and any other craft related things!!


I also made these dividers to go inside.


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Spearmint Sewing Machine

So I finally treated myself to this John Lewis sewing machine I’ve had my eye on for a while. I was trying to make my cat a neck tie (!) with my old machine and I just couldn’t make it work so the next day I went out and bought this! It was only £99 and I had £30 voucher that I hadn’t yet used from Christmas. It’s really great, I’m sewing again!!


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