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Saturday, 28 December 2013

It was a Happy Christmas

Big sigh.... it was wonderful, but now we're creeping back to normal again.

I love Christmas, the most wonderful time of the year, and for me Christmas is December really. I think it's too much pressure to have over just one day and I love the preparation and anticipation.

Once the presents have been unwrapped and the dinner eaten, it feels like we've had Christmas, time then to reflect on the year.

Enjoy watching the ones I love playing with and looking at their presents and perhaps a game or two around the table.

My son's girlfriend had joked she needs a Dobby House elf to come and help her tidy up, so I made her one..

It was a nice easy pattern from Lucy Ravenscar, and I've heard on good authority that his getting well looked after!

My own little sweetheart had her heart set on a phone, but also has a love affair with minions..

I was a very lucky girl and have lots of lovely crafty books to show you in the new year.

Presents are being found homes for and slowly being put away, today is a quiet day spent looking at gifts and relaxing, just the two of us this afternoon as Imogen has an outing planned.

Hope everyone has had a lovely Christmas

Take care

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Decorating the Tree

We decorated the tree and anywhere else we could last weekend, over a couple of days. Usually the Christmas elves come and do it while we're in bed so that Imogen can come downstairs in the morning to see a Christmas wonderland... magical.

This year (not the first time) we asked her if she'd like to go on the list for the elves to come or as she's a bit older would she like to decorate the tree herself.

Andy put the tree up and the lights, Imogen decorated the whole tree herself.

She thoroughly enjoyed herself and did a really good job.

Filling in the gaps, no branch left not sparkled!

When Imogen finished and had stood back to admire her handiwork, the grand placing of the fairy on top the tree moment arrived. Daddy lifted her onto the sofa and it was a shared job...

... taken very seriously.

I've finished most of my hand made Christmas gifts now (nothing like a bit of last minute panicking), but quickly whipped these for my sister to put in my niece's new dolls house for Christmas.

A little blanket and pillow

2 matching blankets with pillows for bunkbeds

Thought the blanket was missing something so popped a wee flower on it.

Sister would like some other bits and pieces, but have just received a request for a quick cardigan, so bits and pieces may have to be for the New Year.

8 more sleeps till Christmas!!!

Take care

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Goodbye Pigleticious

I feel I haven't written a post for ages, and I've missed it. Time flies as usual and most of my crafty endeavours  now are Christmas presents so I don't want to post pictures of them yet, so I don't have very much to show you.

Imogen is 11 now (my youngest baby) and we're starting to say goodbye to some of our Christmas traditions... how sad is that! This is the first year that Imogen's elf Pigleticious hasn't visited with his little bag of magic glitter dust.

He was a mischievous little elf, helping himself to Imogen's cereal

He would arrive with his passport every 1st December and the mayhem would begin when we were all tucked up in bed

Colouring the milk for breakfast... (I just couldn't bring myself to put this in my tea)

Snow angels in the flour

Sometimes he would involve others in his naughty antics, racing through the living room in our slippers

There were many goings on over the years that he visited, and he is going to be very missed

Though at least we won't have to worry about him toasting marshmellows in the living room over the tealights!

Goodbye Pigleticious

I'm happy to report though that Imogen asked me the other day 'we will be making reindeer food for Father Christmas' reindeer won't we?' We certainly will, my heart started to sing again.

Take care