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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
xxx


26 comments:

  1. I love Christmas too and I'm sad that it's just about over with now. It looks like you've have lots of fun though and I absolutely love Dobby, I really should challenge myself more with my crochet and attempt other things.

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    1. I am pleased with Dobby, thank you. Good to hear yours was a good one too xx

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  2. Cheryl, that little guy is adorable, almost enough to inspire me to take up crocheting. But not quite -- I'm afraid any sort of stitching or needlework makes me cross-eyed and crabby! Wishing you a fabulous 2014!

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    1. Ha ha, thank you, all the best for 2014 to you and yours too xx

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  3. Hi Cheryl
    SUCH a cute little Dobby, even has the same expression !
    I totally agree about December being Christmas - the anticipation is everything isn't it.
    Enjoy the quieter days,
    Kate x

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    1. Thank you, gradually getting back to normal now xx

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  4. I love Christmas and the preparation for it, too. Now is the calm before the normal everydayness of the new year.
    Love from Mum
    xx

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    1. ... and then the anticipation of a lovely Spring xx

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  5. How cute is that elf? I would have been thrilled with him.

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  6. The elf is so cute! He reminds me a bit of Yoda. You did a great job with him. I'm glad you had a good Christmas, Cheryl.

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  7. Dobby is adorable, what a brilliant idea. I am finding homes for things here too. And tomorrow I start to take things down to be out away until next year.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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    1. We'll take our tree down after New Year, I will miss all the decorations xx

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  8. I smiled at your second and your last photos - check out my latest post, you'll see why! The elf is great! Abby

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  9. I agree, Christmas is all month long. The baking, the decorating, the shopping, the traditions....I do enjoy it. And surprisingly, I didn't stress out, much, this year. I haven't posted Christmas Day yet but I have to say, the stick-on mustache factory made a killing this year!!!

    Cindy Bee

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    1. Good not to stress, looking forward to reading your Christmas day xx

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  10. I love your elf, I have been crocheting for years and I have never made a toy this is so cute I think I might have a go

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  11. Looks as though you had a great Christmas, Dobby is a triumph! xx

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  12. Happy you had a wonderful Christmas! Ours was beautiful also, though quiet. A Happy New Year a little early to you and yours! :)

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  13. Happy New Year Cheryl ... looks like a fab Christmas, and how great is it that someone mentions something and you conjure one up!

    Thanks for coming over to Thriftwood, always lovely to see you!

    Love Claire xxx

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  14. Ooh, I love the Dobby, what a great idea. I definitely need to make myself one of those! Merry Christmas.

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  15. Glad you had a lovely Christmas. Lovely photos and the elf is wonderful and so cute. We're getting back to normal now. I'm taking down the decorations bit by bit. Happy New Year! xx

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