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Freebie Friday – Miss Mini Cat Valentine Gift Tags and update re move to France!

Hi everyone, it’s Freebie Friday again!

I thought I would design a girlfriend for Mini Cat and here she is, just right click and “save as” to your computer, print and cut around the edge, punch a hole in the top and thread ribbon through and you are ready to attach them to your gifts.

Update re move to France  
Quite a few people have been asking about my move to France, sorry I forgot to give you an update!
Nothing much to report regarding my move to France except we now know it was one of our better ideas, we wish we had done it years ago! We have moved to a rural part with fabulous views from every window, it is really quiet here which is what we craved, it is like being transported back in time to the 50’s, (not that I was born then)  when the pace of life was much slower.
It is ever so funny, we have to set an alarm clock to wake us in the morning as we keep sleeping in late because it is so quiet, I used to get up at 6 -7am but now we never hear a thing so are asleep until 10am, so of course there is no way I can do that every day as I have too many things to keep me busy!
I love driving on the roads with no traffic, it is so nice to take your time driving around the country roads and taking in the views.
We are very happy here, one of my favourite things about the house is the fabulous real woodburner in the lounge, I love it! There is nothing nicer than sitting in front of a real fire on a cold winter night with cross stitch in hand and a nice cup of tea.
My craft room is probably going to be the last room we decorate, I tend to take my time so it may be quite a while before you get to see photos. I loved my craft room in my previous house (click here for photos) but I have not yet decided if I am going  to have fitted units or design it with a french theme of free standing furniture, but I am certainly looking forward to planning it.
When summer arrives I will take a photo from my craft room to show you the views from the window.
Stitching news 
Santa’s Village is nearly finished, just need to stitch the snow and the smoke from the chimney and I should be ready to post the final photos.
I have been designing some digital clip art, tags and labels and will incorporate these into a giveaway sometime this year, so keep a look out for those.
I have some Paris fabric that I am going to base one of my giveaways around and also I may do a tea themed one too, as you know I do love my tea giveaways!
Until next time, happy stitching!
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. January 15, 2016 / 9:35 am

    Aww so sweet cats
    Thank you dear ❤️
    Enjoy your day xx

  2. January 15, 2016 / 9:35 am

    Sounds like heaven! I love the quiet country and that sounds so perfect 🙂

  3. January 15, 2016 / 9:35 am

    What a perfect sounding life – I would love to live back in the "good old days". Peace and quiet is what I love! I am so glad you are happy and that everything is coming along smoothly – you were brave to take such a major jump!

  4. January 15, 2016 / 7:03 pm

    What an adventure it must be to have made this move – you make me jealous! blessings, marlene

  5. January 15, 2016 / 7:03 pm

    Oh, I love Miss Mini Cat…she's beautiful. Thank you for the wonderful tags. I'm happy to hear you love your new home. I had been a city girl all my life, but 4 years ago I moved to a beautiful rural area and can't imagine living in a city again.

  6. January 15, 2016 / 7:03 pm

    you moved to france….oh my i lived there for many years …where are you…did you show pics of your new home…love to see it Lynn….it is such a wonderful country

  7. January 15, 2016 / 7:03 pm

    very sweet Lynn…you are such a cat maker lol

  8. January 15, 2016 / 7:03 pm

    Lovely to hear you have settled in your new home:)

  9. January 15, 2016 / 7:03 pm

    Lynn, it sounds like you've found your bit of Paradise – well done!
    Your Miss Mini Cat tags are adorable. Your previous craft room was fabulous and I look forward to seeing your new one. Meanwhile enjoy your new laid back lifestyle. ♥

  10. January 15, 2016 / 7:03 pm

    So sweet cat, I love cats.
    Have a nice day

  11. January 15, 2016 / 7:03 pm

    It sounds wonderful Lynn i am glad it is working well for you, love the Miss mini cat.
    Julie.C x

  12. January 17, 2016 / 9:20 am

    So glad you are enjoying your new home. Thank you for the cats.

  13. January 17, 2016 / 9:20 am

    Son bellísimos ,me encantan .

  14. January 17, 2016 / 9:20 am

    It's so nice to read your update on your move, Lynn! Wonderful that you are happy with your decision and are enjoying a quieter, more relaxed pace of life. Do you speak French? Hopefully, you'll show us some photos of the French countryside in spring–enjoy!!

  15. January 17, 2016 / 9:20 am

    Disfruta tu casa, todos los cambios son buenos!!! Feliz 2016¡