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.
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.
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.