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Saturday, 28 December 2013

My Advent Calendar Fail

Firstly I wanted to say thank you for everybody that stopped by to look at the advent calendar that I was meant to do.  I kinda got stuck on Day 13 as life took over and I just could not find the time to do this. So a HUGE thank you to all of you.

Lesson learned was not to s tart something that you know your just not going to be able to do.  So fingers crossed for 2014 life will be a bit more organised.

I have already started working on my new years resolutions.  Have you?  One will for sure include writing on my blog more, writing more about the items that I am making for my shop and supporting the blogger/small business community.

Did you all have a good Christmas though?  Did Santa drop off the presents that you wanted?

 
Cuddle Me!


Friday, 13 December 2013

Day 13: My Handmade Decorations Treasury List



While I am sitting with my knee up on my sofa I have created this treasury list.  Oh yes!  You don't know..yesterday at work I did some sliding across the reception floor...saved my coffee though :)

Hope you enjoy and if you want to see the full list then just click on this link:  https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MTIzNDU3NjB8MjcyMjg1MDYwNQ/my-handmade-christmas





Saturday, 7 December 2013

Day 7: It's Weekend Baby

I am so happy it is weekend....now I can look at my lovely Christmas Tree all day!








Friday, 6 December 2013

Day 6:Kindness

Today remember to be kind to your neighbour, your work colleague or the person next to you on the train xxx

The second picture was taken on my way home from work. I am a very lucky lady to be working in Trafalgar Square and seeing that tree cheered me up to no end as I was preparing myself for the train delays home.











Thursday, 5 December 2013

Day 5: Little things

To me there is nothing that shouts Christmas more like the arrival of a few (commercial) things like the John Lewis TV ad, the Coco Cola TV ad and of course the Red Cups from Starbucks. Sad to say me and a few of my friends do get pretty excited when these red cups start appearing in our favourite Starbucks Coffee Shop.

These things just ad some sparkle to a gloomy looking London. What things do you see and wait for to appear to remind you we are almost there for Festiveties to begin?



Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Day 4: It's the season to make a difference

Christmas is the season where we exchange presents with people we love. Then there are the people we don't know that we can give a gift too, make a change in their life and help give them a great Christmas too.

What if you can do both? I know there there are a lot of shops that do it so keep an eye out. My Bunny 21 is just an example of what you can find.

Remember: Small things can lead to big change...


       

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Day 3: Blessed beyond measure

Today I am reminded of all the wonderful things in my life even as I get up at 5am to work on her blanket. My husband got up too for support as well as the little one.  Blessed indeed xxx


Monday, 2 December 2013

Day 2: A kiss....

      

                                                                                                                                                                           

Day 2 of 24



Christmas Songs, a warm house and family

Each decoration received a kiss before being added



Love these mushrooms!


  


Sunday, 1 December 2013

My advent Calendar

Well I took some photos of us putting up the Christmas tree and some festive decorations but unfortunately my computer is playing up. Hopefully an Apple Genius can fix it for me.   


So for now you just have to accept Day 1 is a picture of yesterday...hope you like  

                        

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Some early Christmas shopping

This morning thanks with the help of my father in law the whole family got in the car and went to Ikea for breakfast.  Although my daughter's breakfast consisted of a cupcake (bad mommy!)  We bought a few bits for my daughters present and one half of it as well as some new Christmas Tree decorations.  After 3 tough years for our old Christmas decorations it is time to say good bye (we had them for 6 in total)

I am so excited about starting the decoration process tomorrow!
Something yummy to start the day

Mmmm....chocolate

For mommy and daddy before the shop

A much needed cup of caffeine 

That hint of glass and big baubles are for the table decoration

Pink wrapping and tissue paper of course!

Looking for the ickle pickles present

Someone not so happy to be going home



Now just to keep my excitement in check!!

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Blanket Progress

The blanket is growing and yes it is tough to stay focused...these photos are from last week Sunday.  We had a lovely day out in the park too with the awesome Hillhouse Family (check out her Christmas Themed photos at www.laurenhillhousephotography.blogspot.com.

What do you think of the progress?





Think she approves?





After the fun some yummy sweet potato mash and beef sausages

Oh and don't forget the Princess Tea Party!

Sunday, 10 November 2013

A different kinda Knitaboo

Well, I decided that I needed to do something special for my daughter so the idea came to me to make her a lovely blanket for the winter.  I still remember the blankets my mother made me and the fun I used to have with them.  They used to be tents, a house and just something warm and comforting.  I currently don't have them as my sister has staked her claim to it.

I am using acrylic wool and surprise surprise the Styelcraft wool I am using is much softer than expected.  It is gentle on my fingers, not like the ones I have from 3 years ago!  Acrylic has definitely come along way.  If this project turns out a success I might just do some for the Knitaboo Shop (I already have the wool for a boys ripple blanket!)

What do you think of the colour scheme?  I will update next week on how far along I am...this is going to take a while, isn't it?