Monday, 13 December 2010

Check list

Watch neice's  Christmas navitity- Done
Visit to a local ChristmasVictorian Evening- Done
Ride on Steam train to see Father Christmas- Done
Buy a Real Christmas tree- Done
Decorate said Christmas Tree- Done
Hang Wreath- Done
Mincemeat made-Done
Mince pies made- Done
Mince pies eaten- Done
Shopping trip for presents- Done
Wrap presents- Done
Making Christmas presents-*

*Note to self: Maybe next week.

Hope you are all getting loads of christmassy stuff done and dusted, in a calm, non- panicky fashion.
Ahhhhhhh not long to go now.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Tate arrives

Yipppeeee Tate has arrived from Little Cotton Rabbits. He arrived in a cardboard box with a rabbit stamped on the side and was wrapped with raffia in white tissue and a pretty snowflake paper. It looked lovely but in my rush to see him I forgot to take photos.

Cute isn't he. Thanks for making him Julie.

Busy week this week we might get our tree tomorrow, hurray. Well I better go and finish my snowflake garland ready for the decorating.

Sending warm woolly wishes,

Friday, 3 December 2010

Good things come to those that wait

And wait he has done. Its taken me since October 2009 to get around to finishing Little OB's advent calender. I had big plans like always too extravagant. I was inspired by the wall hangings on Susie Watson's website. I have been a fan of her china for a while and have quite a few pieces, but I also love her textiles.

Last year when I invested in my super duper sewing machine I was keen to try out all my new gadgets. So I started a wall hanging using Susie's winter house as a starting point. I used loads of different stitches and suddenly I thought it would make a great advent calender. I added pockets all around the edge and used felt to number all the pockets. I had ideas about sticking velco on the picture and putting little creatures in the pockets such as birds, stars, reindeer, geese so he could stick them on the picture. I have got about six bits ready this year so he may have to just enjoy the chocolates- nothing like leaving everything to the last minute.

Also I have exciting news that after four years of trying to buy a little cotton rabbit from Julie. I entered a random number generator competition the other day to win one of her christmas rabbits and I won.

I can't believe it. I don't have a picture yet she has all her creations in her flickr account. He is called 'Tate' how cute is his jumper, he is in the post as I speak- hopefully he doesn't get stuck in a snow drift.
Happy snow days to you, keep warm