My Christmas presents

Firstly I hope everyone had a good christmas. We had a quiet day at home as my husband was at work so it was just me, my son (who is two so when I say quiet I mean relatively!) and my mother in law who is down from scotland.

I have either been a very good girl this year or I am very very lucky. I personally think it is both 😉 I got loads of goodies including these three books…


and last but not least

downloadNow I just need to make myself a nice cup of tea and read them.

Felt christmas ornament

I tried my hand at some more christmas decorations today. I have some felt I bought months ago with the idea of making christmas tree ornaments and tonight was the night I finally cracked on with them, well when I say them I mean one.





I do like the end result but knew I should have trusted my gut and gone with bolder colours like red felt with white stitching, I sort of feel the colours on the star are more for easter, that said I still like it.

I never thought I would ever say it but I feel all christmassed (?) out. Well what I mean is I can not even think, let alone do any more christmas crafting for this year.

So now the big question is what should I have a go at next? hanging hearts? coin purse? patchworking? cushion covers? more curtains? Oh which reminds me I will have to show you my sons curtains that I made myself, well with the help of my mother in law. I will save the curtains for their very own post though.

Knitted scarf attempt number 3

I was taught to knit by a friend a few years ago, as I said on my last post the scarf I knitted for my mum (my first ever knitted item I might add) took years for me to complete.

I like knitting but when I am sat down doing nothing I like to do just that, nothing. Plus because I am still relatively new to it, it takes all my concentration not to go wrong, if I do something wrong I still can’t fix it! I have to wait until I see someone who can sort it out for me.

I am not saying knitting is overly complicated but I just don’t think my brain is wired to figure out how to go backwards to find the stitch I have dropped, I blame it on being left-handed 😉

Anyway, here is my son’s scarf so far…

Noah's scarf 1

Noah's scarf 2

Any bets it will be finished by easter?

Today I was home with my son and we made gingerbread biscuits. We all HAD to watch TV too

Everyone must watch TV

I have no idea where he gets being bossy from…

Christmas crafting

I had been hoping for a more home made christmas this year, I had big plans of handmade candles for gifts, gingerbread biscuits, christmas stockings, tree decorations and printed christmas wrapping paper all made by my fair hands but then the real world took over.

The whole house has been ill each taking our turns over the last two weeks to have the flu and in the midst of all this my son turned 2! I can not believe he is two already but on the other hand it feels like he has been around a lot longer then just two years.

So what have I managed to do?

4 stockings, I still have one to go and two loops to put on but I am almost there I can see the finish line now.

Christmas stockings 2012


I have also finished the christmas tree decorations I started with my son, but I am a bit disappointed that I didn’t have time to jazz them up a bit more with glitter.

christmas tree decorations 2012I have to apologise for the poor quality of the picture, no matter what angle I took the picture from the ornament came out looking like a blinding disc of shininess.

I am hoping to do the gingerbread men soon, so I may still get that done before christmas but everything else is just going to have to go on hold.

Did I mention I started knitting a scarf for my mum for christmas three years ago and she only got it this year? I am currently knitting a scarf for my son, I wonder what age he will be by the time he gets it?