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Seasons Greetings

Monday, 29 December 2014
My cousin tells me that I'm meant to say "compliments of the season" in this time between Christmas and New Year ... so being a good cousin, that's exactly what I'm wishing you all.

We had an absolutely fabulous Christmas, made that much nicer as Simon has been at home since the 19th, and we've celebrated the season, with catching up and seeing good friends and family.

One of those good friends has been Emma ... and here are the last of my gorgeous and I mean gorgeous Advent goodies from her ... Emma, or should I say "Santa" ... I've really really really loved my gifts, thank you xx

 I can't wait to start scrapbooking in the new year with these.

I also want to share with you some of my lovely presents that I received from Simon

And yup, that is a sneaky peek at what will be happening in the new year! .... I'm soooooo excited, and will certainly share more on that with you soon.

So, I'll end this post, thanking you for the lovely comments you've all left me over the year, and thank you for the friendships that blogging has given me.


Merry Christmas

Thursday, 25 December 2014
Wishing my dear blog friends a very very Merry Christmas.  Thank you for all the lovely kind comments you've left me, its really meant a lot, and a huge thank you for blogging through the year too ... you've really inspired me with your creativity, your homes and to keep blogging.


Tis the season

Monday, 15 December 2014
For faffing .... and faffing certainly seems to be my word of the month.

As always, I'm writing my daily to do lists, but more often than not, I'm moving items onto the next days list as well. Sadly, not as much crafting is happening as I'd like. But I am seeing lots of friends and really having fun, and isn't that part of the fun of this season?

I always plan to make cards through the year, so come Christmas time, I'd have loads ready to send out. So far, that's never happened. Oh well, they're is always next year.

I did manage to make a few quick ones with my Silhouette Cameo for the neighbours ... oh I so love that machine.
But other than that, not a lot is happening in my craft room.  I am receiving the most amazing Advent presents from Emma each day, here are my goodies so far.
So dear friends, have fun today ... and I'm off to do some more faffing :) ... Yup, maybe that will be my one little word for next year too.

Christmas at the Little House

Friday, 12 December 2014
Only the other day I was thinking, that I've actually not shown you around the little house much.  You kindly all stood by me and watched the building work; you've even seen a few of my upcycling projects (more will be coming). But I actually haven't shared much of the house with you.

Its still a work in progress; like any home, but this weekend we put up the little house Christmas decorations, and oohhh I'm loving it there.  Its always fun to have a completely new space to decorate, and I've always been the type to change around where decorations go and colours and themes etc. But to have a completely different area to dress, well that was just great fun.

So here you are, here is the downstairs, so far.

This is the first room you come into ... as you see, the table has been painted, but I'm still working on the chairs.

The fireplace was the one found behind a wall upstairs when the building work was taking place. And that door you see in the corner, leads to the garage/utility room and downstairs toilet ... sorry, I forget to get a picture for you  ... next time lol

Then turning around, you have the piano, of which, I'm still making the cushion cover. 

This then flows into the stairs and living area 

Again, another chair that needs to be covered in the corner. 

And that leads into the kitchen 

 I adore my little larder space.

As, you can see its all open plan, to make use of the amazing view. I'll show you around upstairs next week. Enjoy your weekend xxx

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Tuesday, 2 December 2014
Oh it certainly is.  Plus, its Advent time again .... so exciting.  Yes, Emma and I are doing our annual Advent swap again and oh I'm just loving ... and I mean loving what she's bought me. If I'm honest, I actually haven't got much past oohhh'ing and ahhh'ing over the sack she's put my gifts in.  So here are the past few days ... oh and I couldn't help photographing our actual swap day. I'm sure people in Costa's think we're nuts lol.

(I was told, I could only post this picture if it didn't make her look drunk or with 5 chins ... boy, did photoshop, have it's work cut out lol) x

Normally we exchange presents earlier, so that we can open them on the morning of the 1st ... but as the 1st fell on our weekly coffee date, we exchanged them at Costas. Plus, Emma can't be trusted with a present earlier lol.

She actually, handed her present to me for the 1st, so that she could surprise with this beauty, when it came out of a bigger carrier bag. 
Yes ... I know a Cath Kidston sack ... oh I couldn't be happier. 
Here was day 1
And here's day 2 .... sooo excited. 

If you get a moment, pop along to Emma, she's sharing her presents too. 

Goodbye November .... Yippppppppeeeeeeeeeee its December

Monday, 1 December 2014
November, you were a fabulous month for sure ... but oh I'm soooo excited that it's December. 

This weekend our decorations went up, it only took 3 days and 15 really useful boxes to go through ... but we're there. But today's post is all about thanking November for being a good month 

It was about celebrating Simon getting signed off from the hospital, baking Christmas cakes (so far two). The first frost of the winter, seeing the poppies, and then receiving them, new sofa delivery, catching up with crafting friends. (thanks Jo, for trying to teach me crochet, but maybe next time we don't chat as much lol xx) and generally having a good month. 

So here we are 1st of December, and so much to look forward too, so have a fabulous week friends, and catch you soon xx