EB Secret Santa Sewing Swap

EB Secret Santa Swap
Just answering the Qs for my buddy :)…
Would you like something handmade as a gift? I don’t mind if it’s handmade or bought. I might not have time to handmake anything myself so I perfectly understand if I don’t receive handmade.
Do you have a favourite Christmas Colour? I like blue and silver/ red and snow-white.
Do you decorate the whole house or just a part of it? We tend to be rather minimalist, we really just put up the tree and maybe decorate around it (and of course I have the amazing Christmas bunting that Karen gave me last year!)
Do you have any Christmas traditions? Watching Carols on Christmas eve, 1 present opened before church on Christmas morning and the rest together afterwards, hot Christmas lunch at 2 in the afternoon.
Do you like quick projects or things that take a little longer? Definitely quick projects, although I sometimes have the patience to take on something that needs more stamina.
Is there anything that you like to collect? Unfinshed objects LOL. No really, I adore lovely pure soft yarns in beautiful colours and shell or glass buttons.
Is there anything you don’t like/ don’t need? I hate teal, pale pink, lemon and lavender. I don’t quilt so I have no use for fat quarters.


Bunting everywhere!



And I am one of the lucky ones who got some (bunting, that is) VBG 🙂 This gorgeous bunting was sent to me by Karen in the EB Secret Santa – how lucky am I!! I love the colours, and the beautiful brocade, and the sweet red and white gingham!! I have strung it up above where our Christmas tree will go when we put it up, and I will put some tinsel along the ugly old curtain rail. I think I might buy some wooden pegs to hold it in place instead of how I have done it just now. She also sent me these adorable peg reindeer – you can tell how lovable they are because Liam has alread nicked the fourth one and hidden it in his bedroom LOL! And, yes there’s more, two lovely big bundles of ric rac in blue and red, which are perfect to go with some fabric I bought the other day (it is the same as something on Four Star’s blog). They all came packaged in the green and white gingham they are resting on. Thank-you Karen, I absolutely love it!!!! I should add that I have also not forgotten that you won my blogerversary draw, and now that it is holidays I shall get onto that project.

Since this is my blog and I can write what I like, I shall indulge in some shameless bragging and tell the world that I just found out I got over 80% for my exam that required the fairy writing of two posts ago… so, one high distinction and one distinction this semester for me (where is that dancing emoticon when you need it!)

Christmas is here!

Some beautiful Christmas decorations arrived in the mail from my Essential Baby Secret Santa. I do not know who made them, but they are just gorgeous, and have been lovingly hung on our tree by Liam, Matilda and Laura. Little Milly looked on in amazement at all the bright sparkly colours.
Liam has worked himself up into a frenzy of excitement and cannot wait until Christmas day! He keeps shaking the presents under the tree and trying to work out what’s in them. He has also let slip to Matilda what he bought for her and has told me what he bought for me – of course when I say ‘bought’ I use the term loosely, since in fact he has no money with which to buy anything LOL! Sewing, alas, has fallen by the wayside, grudgingly replaced by hours spent aimlessly searching the shops for the perfect gift. My parents are here and we have had outings to museums, concerts and the like, after which I fall in a heap in front of the computer :). Happy Christmas – It’s Jesus’ Birthday!!