Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Life is like a mirror,

 ...we get the best results when we smile at it

I had such a rough weekend and felt a little disappointed that I couldn't go to the Christmas lights switch on or Treacle Market for that matter, but these little things have kept me smiling:

1) Pretty fairy lights
2) Having afternoon tea with the kids in front of the fire on Friday afternoon after school
3) Finishing off little lavender hearts
4) Getting out all the things that I have been working on over the last three months, some of which I will be selling on Friday night and feeling a real sense of achievement.
5) Enjoying a few of my Christmas makes

Lastly, and most certainly not the least is reading all your lovely comments on my blog, you honestly have no idea how much it cheers me up. Thank you to everyone 'you are my sunshine....'

 I really like this saying:
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.  ~Phyllis Diller
Sending much love your way.
Warm Wishes


  1. Beautiful post Hannapat, loving your cosy fire and pretty makes. A big YES to smiling our way through this life xox Penny

  2. Oh sweet I'm so sorry you had a rough weekend. It's so hard when you can't plan these things....they usually happen at the worst times. I am glad you can find joy in the small things. I hope you feel better as the week goes on. I just read your comment on my post....I haven't counted my frock collection, I think I'd die at the total figure. It is an obsession! And yet I still have those "I have nothing to wear" days! I'll be so glad when I can stop thinking & eating "fat" tomorrow. I think the best way to gauge a reaction is to eat the bad stuff, but 100grams is a LOT! Much love & take care of you during this busy season. Xx

  3. What a lovely post, sorry you've been feeling rough sweetie, rest up and save some spoons for the craft fair. Sending energy vibes your way.
    Clare x

  4. Sorry that you are not feeling your best Hannapat, but all of your beautiful things are looking their best! You have done an amazing job with all of your makes and I do so hope that the sale goes really well for you. Your living room and the woodburner are beautiful, so cozy up there until Friday and keep safe. Take care. xx

  5. Like a mirror, indeed...glad to hear (and see) that you made the best of a bummer weekend (I had a week like that, last week, too!). Love it all, up there - the hearts are beautiful...the nutcracker is a jolly looking guy, and those deer at the bottom brought a grin - LOVE their ears! Hope this week is much better for you (will definitely link up on Friday - thanks for the hint). HAPPY THANKSGIVING, HANNAHPAT!

  6. I'm sorry you have had a rough weekend. However, I am glad you managed to find joy in the small things...your photos are beautiful today and those little hanging hearts are so gorgeous with the lace. Hope you are feeling a bit better now.
    Marianne xx

  7. Hugs to you. I'm sorry it was a rough weekend for you. I appreciate the way you always find happiness in the simple things around you.

  8. You always look on the bright side, you are such an inspiration, and your blog always makes me smile! We had the same 'tea in front of the wood burner' Friday as well! :) You have such a pretty home...and I love your decorations. More pics of those sweet deer, please! Cxxx

  9. Hi Hannapat! Your home is so lovely. I really like those little deers you've made.
    We had a rough weekend too&we're still not better this week. This post reminded me to keep smiling and find happiness in the
    little things around us. Thanks!

  10. I hope this weekend is much easier for you. Love that you are so grateful and looking on the bright side of things.

  11. Please may I have the plate with 2 biscuits on? ;0)
    So sorry you could not make it to the Treacle Market, I hope to go there one day.
    Hope Friday goes well, love the hearts.

  12. Hope this weekend is much better for you. I love all your pretty makes and hope you sell lots of them on friday XX

  13. I do hope everything is brighter again after your rough weekend lovely, and I'm really wishing you the best for Friday night's excitement! You've made some beautiful goodies - those little hearts are so special - and the deer, how wonderful - seems to me you can turn your hand to anything and do an excellent job of it Hannapat! Please be sure to take pics of your stall before things start disappearing and off to new homes! Your home is so lovely and cosy and I'd love to say add another cup there, I'll be around in a minute! I too love those very meaningful words by Phyllis Diller - a smile can work wonders in so many situations!
    Your outlook on life is amazing sweetheart - keep smiling!!! Much love, Joy xoxo

  14. Dearest Hannapat it made me sad reading your post - I was thinking about you last weekend because although I was away in Birmingham we were thinking of meeting up and I was so disappointed that I couldn't make it. I hope you are keeping yourself warm and cosy and most of all, not overdoing things which we all tend to do this time of the year. Your festive makes are gorgeous and like Joy I would love you to set another cup for me too! Big warm hugs to a special friend - always thinking of you

  15. You've made some lovely Christmas things, Hannapat.

    Sorry to hear you had a rough weekend, hope things get better for you soon. Your home looks so nice and cosy!

  16. So sorry to hear that you've been feeling poorly. I hope you feel better for your craft sale, you have made some gorgeous things. Your afternoon tea looks like a very good ideat o me. We call them carpet picnics here. The boys have always loved having them, and I found it a good way to get them to eat fruit and crudites that they would normally refuse.
    Thank you for the wonderful comment that you left on my last post, Hannapat. I've been smiling from ear to ear since I read it. I have been thinking of doing a photography course - maybe that's where my arty pretentions lay!
    Take care of yourself. Hunker down by that lovely wood burner with you and yours.
    Leanne xx

  17. Hi skattie, sorry to hear you had a rough weekend, I really hope this week is going better and that you will enjoy & have fun on Fri evening. Your little hearts are so sweet, and I love that you had that time with the littlies all nice & toasty warm in front of the fire. That's the best place to be!
    Sending you lots of drukkies en soentjies,
    Gilly xx

  18. So much loveliness in one post. Hope your week is turning out better than your weekend :) xx

  19. What a lovely post and so true. I love your photo's such beautiful Christmas ornaments. X

  20. afternoon tea looks lovely, and good luck on friday. Your a determined lady! hope you feel better, Heather x

  21. Dear Hannapat I'm sorry you haven't been feeling well.....you have such an inspiring take on life though, which i so admire. Your home looks beautiful and very cosy and all your makes are gorgeous. I hope you get lots of rest and feel better soon.
    Helen x

  22. Hi Sweet Hannapat!
    Sending you big hugs and lots love love my dear! Your home is so beautiful and sweet! Hope you feel better soon and may this week be filled with blessings and joy! xo Heather

  23. So sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well. Your home is definitely where the Heart is - really lovely and cosy. Love all your cute crafty makes too. Take Care of You! X

  24. Lovely Christmas ornaments! The lavender hearts are very pretty!

  25. Oh dear ..... I'm sorry sorry to hear that you are unwell, I hope you are feeling better very soon indeed x
    That saying is wonderful, I shall try and remember that over the coming days, thank you.
    Such cute little deer!
    love jooles xxx

  26. I hope you're feeling better now Hannapat. If you're not, stop by my blog becuase there is something there that might make you smile :)
    Your living room looks so lovely, so homely and perfect for this time of year. x

  27. Hannapat, this is such a lovely post. Your photos are so cosy and inviting, especially the second one. I'm sorry you had a tough weekend and had to miss some things you'd been looking forward to. I hope this weekend is a lot better. Take care. xx

  28. OOOH there is some loveliness there in your photos. Really enjoyed catching up with your posts. Thanks for visiting me at mine. Jo x