Monday, 24 December 2012

... it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

It's the holidays and I'm so glad.  Some time to relax and do some of the jobs which have been building up.  I've been up to a bit of final christmas crafting.  I was inspired by Sandra's lovely Xmas pudding hat and luckily enough a friends new grandson arrived on Friday, so I got to work.  Sandra didn't give a pattern so I looked on ravelry and there was one there, but it wasn't quite right.  So I found an striped baby hat pattern in a Debbie Bliss book and then changed to the colours.  Then I knitted a couple of berries and finally used Lucy's tutorial for crochet holly leaves (Lucy has great crochet tutorials so detailed and clear).

I'm very pleased with the final result, hope mum and baby like it too!


I've been enjoying visiting antique shops looking for presents  ... and bought Dan and Gemma these Victorian picture backrounds which were only £3.50 each ....

Some final Christmas preparations .... putting up a couple of my cross-stitch pictures ... I love this one which was a Helen Philipps design
I found a place for my cross-stitch hearts
And with some Xmas fabric ....
I made my first bunting.  Can't tell you how silly I felt having cut out my triangles with crimping shears and I was trying to match up the notches ... I now realise I should have cut out a rough triangle sewn it together and then neatly trimmed with pinking shears .... oh well next time!
Gemma has been making lots of Xmas foodie presents and we made  a chocolate marble cake
There was a Christmas Eve pamper session
.... and all of this has left us rather tired ....
Jess found a particularly cosy spot with a Christmas teddy as a pillow

So it only remains to wish you a Very Happy Christmas and hope that you are safe and warm at home when so many have had such difficult times recently.


  1. Merry Christmas to you too, Maggie.

    Gillian x

  2. I hope you had a lovely christmas day - I love the hat!

  3. Thanks both .... I had a lovely day though no being woken early! I'll say more in my next post! xx

  4. Hope you had a lovely Christmas Day Maggie. The hat is gorgeous, can just imagine how sweet it would look on a little one. Hope you're enjoying some lazy days!

  5. I'm ridiculously late with my Christmas good wishes, so let me say Happy New Year instead :D