Saturday, 28 December 2013

Christmas cards and puddings

OK, so perhaps I was being a little optimistic when on December 1st I wrote;

'I expect there should be a few blog posts coming up this month, as I'm likely to be surrounding myself with pretty items that I can't resist sharing with you.'

I did in fact surround myself with pretty things, but I haven't shared them on the blog. I had been unwell for most of the first half of December and very tired too, so left it until very late to make Christmas cards. Because of time restrictions I had to narrow down the list of people I wanted to give cards to as much as possible, but I couldn't bear to not make any at all. In the end, there were only 6. So that's why this handmade Christmas card post is appearing post-Christmas. 

The fact that I had bought some green and red blank cards really helped to make this process quicker, as did the presence of cute Christmas scrapbook paper. It will be no surprise to regular readers that I opted for stitching onto card. Again. 

The majority of my presents were wrapped in a last minute panic on Christmas Eve an Christmas morning (yes, I was that unorganised) and so the amount of thought that went into wrapping presents in previous years was  not replicated. Except for one wrapping project. 

Someone close to me is a big fan of graph paper, so I decided that I would wrap their present in it. I spent quite a while drawing little Christmas puddings onto sheets of A4 and joining them together, but it was worth it. 

I hope you had a truly wonderful Christmas.

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