Friday, 28 November 2008

open house

the aftermath of an open house!
I invited some friends round for a joint "Christmas shopping Open House", one jewellery designer, one card designer, one bead artist, and me......... After panicking no-one would come there was a houseful, and I couldn't get chance to take any photos during, so these are the after party shots.

once neat piles......

a few less bags!

but no less brooches, 3 orders for different ages though

lots of washing up

and some goodies for me! 2 mice for the stockings - sugar mice are traditional, these are more tooth kind!

a scary snake with a pipe cleaner inside so he's bendy!

and two sparkly dragonflies, which may or may not find their way into the Christmas present box.....

oh and that last piece of chocolate cake just got eaten!


  1. wow looks like it went well!!! i love little parties like that i think all shopping should be done that way :-)
    have a good weekend
    Lesley x

  2. you're brave! I've been meaning to have a go at one myself, but always make excuses, sounds like it went well

  3. I've never heard of open house days before - good idea. Those dragonflies are lovely
    Lisa x

  4. What a great idea! I've been toying with the idea of a holiday craft-a-thon...but these days are getting busier and busier!

  5. What a great idea! And wonderful that it went so well for you all! x

  6. Gosh, you're brave! What a lovely idea!

  7. Well done - sounds like a most civilised way to get all your Christmas shopping done!!

  8. I've never heard of this type of thing before...sounds the little mouse and the dragonflies :D

  9. Sounds like lots of fun. (I really like the pillow at the back of one photo - did you make the pillowcase yourself)

  10. ... and a good time was had by all lol: those dragonflies are beautiful and the snake is so cute!

  11. I can't believe any bags were left -- those are so great!!

  12. What a lovely idea, and my are you brave! It looks like a great time was had by all.


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