well this is me this week...
Hats made for the Christmas concert, and it was fun...never made one before let alone two!!
I forgot how I love making pom poms..
A few more squares sewed....loving the red and white
Loving the little mat...ready for a certain Christmas plant which I will buy this weekend.......probably
beautiful candles burning, filling the air with the smell of cinnamon and spice....
Children opening advent calendars and checking off the days...so exciting.
having coffee mid morning and looking at the radio times and although I am not TV mad , seeing some old movies
I may just have to see. ...hee hee and drawing big circles around them..am I big kid or what! My choices in red and look like Rudolph noses. , DH more neatly in blue.....
and the elves on the shelves arrived (these little characters are from a story written I think somewhere back in 2005ish....) anyway....
I love them. My brother born nearest to me was 5 years older than, but I still remember we had something similar. When I saw these, well I could not resist..I have told the children they help Santa
unpack the sleigh..."oh!!!!!!' " And "but they are small......they must be magic " and they are now in
the playroom "watching". And the kids love them..maybe as much as me..... I have told the children (like the story) they tell Santa whether we have been naughty and good and that's why sometimes
when we come downstairs they are somewhere different because during the night they have like
magic popped back to tell Santa all the news and sometimes they forget where they were last sitting!!
Every morning I hear a pair of little voices giggling shouting "mummy they've moved again!! Where are they?" More giggles as they run around trying to find them. I love it, I think it brings me more smiles and giggles then them!
Anyway here they are
a boy and girl elf
Here are the lovely decorations Pilar made for
me in the Christmas in July exchange
Loving the holly theme
especially as our village has a holly
theme too..bushes of them
down lots of the lanes..
I must admit we have acquired a few bits this year...not intentional but the white China animals were all around £3 each.....the elves a bit more than I expected but oh I love them!, and I know every Autumn and Christmas they will reappear and be loved. well we are not having made parties or "going mad" on presents for us, so "why not" I tell myself .......it is Christmas after all and I never have much liked humbugs anyway!!!!!!
Christmas cushions ,and a couple of throws , a final touch ..... Now newly washed and on display...
Stockings hung off the staircase, we light the fire often and I always fear one stocking dropping onto it , so at this our still "new "house we hang them there...
Lists are not getting shorter yet!!! ....but they will especially when school finishes...
Presents still to wrap....
Mince pies most days...
Tree lights still not to my liking!!! DH still laughing at me ...not fair!!!
Silly Christmas jumpers, hats and scarfs washed and ready to wear...even the kids this year rolling their eyes asking "do we have too? " !!!!
Little Miss first Christmas concert in her new unit... So proud, happy tears and two smashing kids running up to me out of the blue and. giving me a massive hug each for making the hats...
I sent in a few bits for the unit to have a little stall after the concert to raise funds for the new garden..
I think they sold most of it...more big smiles...
Loving reading blogs and seeing everyone else's Christmas , making and anything festive in fact
I have received all my swaps now.... Exciting !!
and most of all we are healthy and happy and together...
See you soon