Wednesday 24 October 2018


Another beautiful sunset rounded off a very stormy day yesterday.  However, the awful weather continues with the forecast predicting it getting worse not better as hoped.  Snow is forecast for over the hills but not sure if that is local or the Highlands on the mainland.  There are still disruption to travel on the ferries with more cancellations, even the freight is now cancelled.  The website is now stating that there will be more disruption and cancellations for Friday and Saturday.  I am glad we haven't any travel plans but my heart goes out to all those who do.  It must be quite frustrating.  I do wonder what the supermarkets are now looking like, if there are any empty shelves yet?  Tomorrow I will know the answer to that as Gerard is doing the last week of the rehab course and seeing the cardiac nurse.  I generally have a little wander...

Today in our cosy cottage it was like a little cottage industry of Christmas tags.  I have so far resisted the urge to play Christmas music but I am not sure I will be holding out much longer.  A bit of a picture overload but here are the tags made so far.

Wooden dinosaurs and reindeers covered in Christmas scrapbook paper, very simple but effective.

Again paper covered wooden trees with the words of the song written on.

Snowmen and stockings added to the pile.

I made some luggage style tags added a star and then using a silver pen wrote Matthew 2:10
When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

Wooden baubles were covered in paper and embellished.  Matthew 1:21 written around the sides.
She will bear a son; and you shall call his name Jesus.

Luggage tags have been embellished.

Wooden tags embellished with wooden shapes.

A couple of notelets made using Harris Tweed.

A fun couple of hours and another task completed and ticked off the list.

Have you made a start on Christmas yet?

Thank you as always for your visit and comments.  A warm welcome to a new follower I hope you enjoy my little adventures through life.

See you soon.


  1. Amazing!..Havent even chosen a painting to go on our Christmas cards yet. Better get cracking.

  2. I love your luggage tags. You must be making for a special event.

  3. Love your tags, you've given me some good ideas.

  4. Oh my goodness. You have made some beautiful tags Lorraine. I am so impressed with the loving care that you put into each thing that you make. I’m hoping all is well with the bad weather and that you and Girard stay safe and warm. Blessings, Betsy

  5. Oh Christmas is months away! 🙃 My favorite tags are the ornaments...gorgeous! Hope the storms stay away.

  6. Your creative preparations for celebrating Christmas are an encouragement for me, Lorraine, especially because I have not even started to plan gifts to give! I admire your tags, especially the star ones, and each tag is a wonderful gift by itself. So glad you both are safe and warm...cozy. I vote for playing Christmas music :) Yesterday I started a new preemie blanket using Grandma's Dishcloth pattern on size 8 29 inch circular knitting needles and it is enjoyable knitting so far. Praying for healing for you two. xx

  7. I love all the wooden Christmas tags you've made. Do you cut them out yourself, and if so, do you use a scroll saw?

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  9. Your cottage always seems such a pleasant place, even on stormy days. I love the idea of Christmas music as you busy yourself with holiday preparations. And, I do love your Christmas tags; so many wonderful ideas.

  10. What a lovely lot of tags you've created. Staying home while the wind and rain batter outdoors is such a cozy thing. I hope tomorrow's appointment and shop go well.

  11. Beautiful tags, I won't be making any this year as I still have plenty left.

  12. I like the Christmas tags. You are really so creative.

  13. You've been busy! The labels are fantastic. There are no limits to your creativity. X

  14. I'm slowly starting on handmade gifts, but will have to cut back majorly. Love your gift tags.

  15. I haven't even made a start on Christmas yet. I expect I will be right up to the wire this year.

    Fab gift labels.

  16. Lucky you that you are so good at stocking up the cupboards for days when there's no supplies coming in! Your Christmas tags are very cute and inventive. I'm wondering if you'll use them all or do you participate in holiday craft fairs?

  17. Love all of these pretty Christmas goodies!!!
    Thanks so much for stopping by!!

  18. Such beautiful labels. I'm so enjoying seeing all your Christmas prep and crafting! I saw on the weather report this morning that you were in for a bit of snow in places. Do keep warm and cozy :)

  19. You have such great ideas, your gift tags are gorgeous, and I love the jar tops in your previous post.

  20. Such lovely tag making!!!!!

    Oh yes, play Christmas Music, if you want to! Why not? I think it's great, to follow our feelings.

    Here, we are still decorated for Samhain/Halloween. But already, I'm getting the urge, for sparkles and candy canes and the colorful signs, of the coming Season. ,-)))))

    Christmas music! Go or it!!!!!!!!! :-))))))