tales from toadstool house.
The tree was up quite early in December but it took a few days to get around to decorating it.
I went to an evening course in a local village pub to make a door wreath and table decoration.
A few handmade gifts were finished off.
Some teacher's presents were made- stem ginger cookies from "The great British book of baking" and decorated with crocheted holly sprigs from Attic 24. I hadn't time to take a picture of them as soon as I had sew the last few leaves at breakfast we had to scoot out of the door to school to deliver them... very close to the wire as always.
A last minute hat was finished for a friend's daughter as a surprise Christmas present. ( free pattern from Ravelry)
I won a giveaway at hand knitted things which now takes pride of place by the fireplace- until I find a more permanent home.
What seems like millions of presents have been wrapped.
Mince pies have been made from the mincemeat I made in November....and devoured with lashings of cream.
I think we are just about ready for the big day. I wish I could have made more handmade presents this year, but time seems to slip away too quickly with two little kiddlywinks to look after. Maybe next year...
Happy Christmas to everyone...
And a Happy New Year.