Merry Croftmas!

Last weekend saw assorted members of the family make the winter journey up to North Roe – some flying, some on the overnight ferry and some just 45 miles away in Lerwick. Thank you everyone for making the effort of the trip to make Croftmas very special. Croftmas is a biannual event where we all get together with turkey and all the trimmings (thankyou Sly) usually a couple of weeks before the 24th, so that Tom and Anya can spend Christmas with their partners families. Next year its our turn for a family Christmas.


I bought Tom and Jilll some new Christmas jumpers and unbelievably they’d bought the same jumpers for themselves a couple of weeks earlier and were proudly sporting them on the day! There was a lot of hilarity when they opened their parcels!


We raised a couple of bronze cross turkeys (Sly and Robbie), they grew incredibly large only just fitted into the oven. Of course we didn’t know the weight of them so the cooking time had a huge question mark around it. However they turned out really well, we used the meat thermometer and everything came together. The pic is a bit blurred and doesn’t do the size any justice.



Croft house cards

Some little cards I’ve been working on, this is the background which I’ve already felted and stitched on the machine.


I’ve needle felted a little Shetland croft house onto each one, attached that to a felt backing and then glued the whole thing to a card blank. I chose the kraft buff blanks and envelopes and some white blanks.

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Thought I’d list them in Etsy and which I’ve been selling in for a while. An eclectic assortment of talented (myself excluded) artisans some of whom I know very well.

The light is really starting to fade fast here and these last couple of weeks its been difficult finding a day that has enough light to take a decent image of the products I’ve made. Being more arty than teccy I’m not that good when it comes to making all the necessary brightness/contrast adjustments, so I tend to leave it although one of  the two pics above has been ‘doctored’.