I can hear your sharp intake of breath…”Christmas?! It’s too early for Christmas!!!”
I’ll let you into a little secret. The Boy and I listened to our Christmas CD last weekend whilst on our way to Dartmoor to walk the dogs. It made me so happy, you see, I love Christmas. I love the fact that every year my family gets together and squeezes into a house that isn’t really big enough for us all. I love the noise, the chaos, the food, the drink, watching my nephews open their christmas presents with massive smiles on their faces. I’m still squeal and yelp when opening Christmas gifts. You know it has been a good Christmas when the TV hasn’t been turned on once.
This year, The Boy and I are trying to make as many Christmas presents as possible. Seeing as I have parents who are divorced and now have new partners, two sisters, two brother-in-laws, one twin brother, one sister-in-law and five nephews, that means a lot of making! Plus The Boy is one of six!
With thanks to Pinterest, I’ve found bucket loads of tutorials and recipes for some delightful Christmas makes. Let me share some of them with you…
I’ve been keeping myself busy with crochet and embroidery, I find both so relaxing and enjoyable. There is nothing quite like settling down with a cup of tea and embroidery.
I like to have a couple of different projects on the go at the same time as it stops me from getting bored. The downside of this is that I end up with an overwhelming sense of things that need to be completed! To help organise my thoughts and wish list, I’ve written a little list of things I’d like to start (or complete!)