Sunday, 23 December 2012

Merry christmas

I have been so busy over the last few weeks that I haven't had a chance to post all my Christmas activities. So I thought I would pop by to wish everyone a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. The chalkboard is one of my advent swap gifts from Julie at tales from toadstool house.

The tree was up quite early in December but it took a few days to get around to decorating it.
 Some more gifts from Julie.

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.

Last minutes stockings were made last night for the baby and my sister's new born who is now 12 days old.

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.


Gillian said...

Goodness me you have been busy! Your makes really are so gorgeous, I al quite jealous. The hat, stockings, cowl and that baby cardigan - so pretty.

I wish you and your family a very happy Christmas!

Gillian x

my little red suitcase said...

oh well done! you've done loads! I love the little cardy and the owl hat. Have a merry christmas time1 Heather x

Carol said...

Happy Christmas to you and your loved ones.
Carol xx

Handmade and off-centered said...

I just found this site during a little blog surfing.

Im so glad to have found your blog and see a lot of fun little things that I could look at. I just had a little one this past year and see a lot of fun things that you have been up to that are fun. I made an owl hat too for my boy, love the one you made and look forward to visiting your site.

Happy holidays.
-Birgitta, Iceland

Anonymous said...

Hi sarah,I hope you had a fantastic Christmas.I love all of your hand made gifts.
Your home looks wonderful,love the stockings.
Thankyou SO much for all of the wonderful swaps,You spoiled Me so much and everything was so thoughtful.
Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy New year.Have lots of fun.
love juliexxx

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

Not sure how I missed this!

Far too late to wish you a Happy Christmas, but not to say what an adorable child in that hat!

Happy New Year!