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Friday, 18 October 2013

A little Christmas Cheer


Yes it's started, time to start getting ready for the Christmas festivities. 

Tentative shopping lists are being made as we try to pin Imogen down to writing a Christmas list now so we can break up the present buying and making.




Don't forget to enter my giveaway to win a choice of 2 books, they'd make excellent presents... and there's still plenty of time to enter... bit disappointed that there aren't many entries :(



I've been busy making little stockings to be used as Christmas garlands. They look quite sweet over the fireplace.



I thought I may make a long one to use as a countdown to advent.


Fill the stockings with little gifts and chocolates.

I'm trying to be a little more organised this year (not holding my breath though), so I'm better prepared if any nasty lurgies strike like they did last year!

Have a happy weekend

Take care
xxx



34 comments:

  1. I love your garland! I really need to get into gear with Christmas crafting, I might have to dedicate a weekend to being Santa's elf and turn the kitchen into a workshop...Chrissie x

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    1. Thank you, Love the smells of Christmas baking xx

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  2. Hi Cheryl, I've entered! You must be in tune with current trends as I saw a similar stocking bunting for advent in a magazine today. I'm not even thinking about Christmas yet so you are wayyyyyy ahead of me!! Happy crafting. xx

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  3. I love your stockings bunting. I've been looking round the sales for little stocking fillers for my daughter but haven't come across anything yet - that's as much planning as I'm doing for a while though. x

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  4. Ooh these are adorable....Holding my breath with you , Cheryl....I have actually bought a couple of presents....That's a first for me........Sending hugs Maria x

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  5. Your little stockings are adorable.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  6. Your stockings garland looks 'cute as' hanging over your fireplace Cheryl, and well done you for getting an early start - the season will be on us in no time. I have made little beginnings so hope to keep going on my plans and avoid any last minute panic!!
    Joy x

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  7. I'm entered too. Hoping for a new book! One of my addictions! I bought the cutest old (well not that old, 1971!) Pooh book and it has honey recipes!!! Love the stockings. Crochet? Where did you find the pattern?

    Cindy Bee
    Ps, I'm having a give away too.

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  8. Hello Cheryl
    What cuties!!! There is something special about tiny socks and stockings and to include them on a garland and more so as a countdown of the days to Christmas sounds great! I'm popping over to your giveaway post to enter.I don't want to miss it :-)

    keep well

    Amanda :-)

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  9. The garland is adorable. I also like to break up the shopping and spread it out a little bit. Trying to do it all at Christmas time can be daunting. Following you and your sweet blog. Have a great weekend! :)

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    1. Thank you, yes it gets a bit too hectic nearer the time xx

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  10. The little stockings look so pretty on your fireplace. I'm popping over to your giveaway post now xx

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  11. Your garland is adorable! It looks perfect on the white fireplace. Mine is light-colored painted bricks (the real bricks are white cement and ugly, so we painted them) and that would look nice on mine too. Maybe I'll try making one. :)

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  12. Aw those little stockings are so pretty what a lovely garland perfect for Christmas x

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  13. The stocking garland is so cute, it looks lovely adorning the fireplace. I saw a good deal on today for one of Eleanor's Christmas presents so I grabbed it, a bit early, I know, but I couldn't let it pass by.

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    1. Better to put it away than miss out on the deal xx

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  14. Great garland.
    Love from Mum
    xx

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  15. Cute little garland. You are started on Christmas already. That's great! xxoo

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  16. Hi Cheryl
    That is the cutest Christmas bunting EVER ! Do you have a pattern or is it just something you made up as you went along ?
    Just gorgeous.
    Kate x

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  17. Such cute little stockings! They look fab as bunting.
    Marianne x

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