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.


Sunday, 1 December 2013

Noel

It's here at last, December 1st. 
I have been looking forward to this day because now it's officially acceptable to feel Christmassy. These last few weeks I have found that I have been increasingly excited about the approaching festive season, I'm not quite sure what's happened to me, I'm like a small child.


Today I have been wearing this jumper because it's got 'Christmas' written on it. Like I say, super excited. 

I think December is my favourite time of year. I love finding gifts for those who are important to me and wrapping them up neatly. What's particularly exciting this year is that I get to decorate my own home for the season. 


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'm starting to think about my list of goals for 2013 and the new ones that I'll make for the coming year. Usually I find myself thinking that the year has gone by quickly and not much has changed, but 2013 has been an eventful one. There's been some tough decisions, but on reflection I have grown a lot and it could even have been the best yet. Surely it can only get better now that it's Decemeber? 'Tis the season to be jolly after all.


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