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Friday, 16 November 2012

Christmas ribbons and more ribbons!

Thank you for all the lovely comments on my last post and thank you to everyone kind enough to follow my little blog - you all make me so happy :)

I can feel that tingle of excitement welling up in my tummy... Christmas is coming. I'm even getting excited and warm fuzzy feelings from some of the Christmas ads. I love the John Lewis snowman, so romantic, and the Tesco ad with the hubby fixing the drink, I'm even enjoying the Argos aliens who take everything so literally - I like when the dad knocks the snowman's arm off :)

Imogen has started her countdown. Every morning she rubs out the number and chalks in the new one... eek... 40 days... can you imagine, how will I get to Christmas Eve without bursting!!




I get like this every year, it's all the anticipation. I get so excited at the thought of giving my gifts and watching everyone's face light up. It's the 'familiness' of it all - love it so much!

We don't put our Christmas decorations up ourselves, the Christmas elves come and do it for us (this is where my husband would be saying 'I wish'). When we drive past other houses with Christmas lights Imogen usually comments how she hopes we're next on the list. It's so exciting for her to come downstairs and see the winter wonderland. Imogen's 10 now so we're trying to hold onto the last bit of magic, though our boy's 24 and he knows it's all magic... they just forget for a few years during the teen years :)

So, to the ribbons.

I bought a couple of polystyrene hoops last week, and I have so many ribbons... so... Christmas wreaths.


A bit time consuming, but I think they look effective, use up ribbon odds and ends (fabric too) and are just so simple to make.



Don't be fooled into thinking I'm doing a nice symmetrical design, ha... ! I don't even try after the first few :)




Here's the back, the polystyrene is almost covered



Reds, greens and golds, very traditional



I found some pretty Christmas ribbon with lots of Father Christmas heads.



It doesn't get to stay up there yet, the elves will come and put it up with everything else when they come.

Take care
xxx

27 comments:

  1. Now why didn't I think of that last week when I saw a whole box of wreaths at a garage sale for 50cents each? And where is the cent sign on my phone?
    Very cute!

    Cindy Bee

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    1. They're so good, can be used for so many things. x

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  2. We left cookies out for Santa as long as we could get our kids to fall for it. Santa stills comes, and fills the stockings and leaves a couple of unwrapped gifts, but he doesn't get cookies anymore. Too bad for him.

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    1. I think this could be his last year here too :(

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  3. I have a seasonal elf job and I love decorating for Christmas! Each year I try to design a different 'theme'. I think I know what I want to do this year but until all the decorations are out of the loft, and there are LOTS of decorations, I am never sure what will be used. That's the best part of being a part-time elf, the excitement! : )

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    1. Does sound exciting, I'll be looking forward to seeing what you decide. x

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    1. Thank you, helps use up some odds and ends. x

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  5. That looks brilliant, and so easy to do too, a wonderful idea. I love your snowman counting down the days to Christmas, exciting.

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    1. The snowman is cute and it gives Imogen a sense of a build up as we get closer. x

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  6. Great idea, I want to make one with my vintage sheet scraps this year! :)

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    1. Oooh, that would look good, look forward to seeing it. x

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  7. so pretty and effective. I think they look equally pretty from the back too! xxx

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    1. Thank you, I like the back too! x

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  8. Very effective, and what a good way to use up scraps. I love your family tradition of suggesting that the elves put the decorations up, so lovely! x

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    1. I think it adds to the wonder and awe, and I love the thought of them busying away with the baubles and tinsel. x

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  9. Christmas is a wonderful time of year isn't it? I'm celebrating once in November and once in December... because my partner and I celebrate early in London together so that I can be with the kids at Christmas in the States... I love your wreath by the way, brilliant!

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    1. Thank you. 2 Christmases, wow that sounds good. x

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  10. This is a beautiful idea. I think i'll be a copycat! lol. I am in the mood for the Christmas season also. It is indeed the 'most wonderful time of the year!'

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    1. Thank you, I can't wait to get all the decorations up and out. x

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  11. Your wreath looks so pretty :) can't wait to see what else the elves come and do!

    Bee happy x

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    1. Thank you, it is exciting isn't it!

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  12. Hello, there...
    It is a magical time for children and I love the idea of the Elves and there help in the lead up to Christmas...
    Thanking you kindly for sweet words over on mine and sending you the kindest wishes ****
    Love Maria x

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    1. Thank you, it's a magical time for us adults too :)

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  13. That's very pretty - can you send the elves over to our house please?! xxx

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    1. Thank you, I'm sure you're already on their list. x

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  14. I live your ribbon wreath. Great idea. Maggie xx

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