The wait is over

That's it, the kids have come to the end of their Advent calendar! And although you have to be careful that they kind of get the same things - we had a couple of fights and tears and quite a few "I wanted THAT car!" - it was great fun and I can't wait to fill it again next year!

It was great seeing other children enjoying their Advent calendar too, makes all the hard work so worth it!



My week in pictures #2

Writing, receiving and posting Christmas cards / getting ready for Christmas - hanging a few more baubles on the tree, making paper snowflakes and getting the stockings out / counting down the days / scooting in the garden / the world's largest Lego Advent calendar in Covent Garden and kissing under the mistletoe / ice skating and photo exhibition at Somerset House / a Lego fight



A little bookmark (felt and glue, not much stitching involved!)..

for a little bookworm..

You'll have guessed, M is still slightly obsessed with dinos!


More stockings

Finished my stockings! I like the matching fabrics - hope the recipients like them too!


My week in pictures #1


My current read and my Thé Box - lots of different teas and goodies in a really lovely box delivered monthly to your door, currently only available in France unfortunately! / my Advent calendar / a great great show and my new scheduler / stockings in progress for 3 brothers and sisters / a lovely day for a walk in Richmond Park / a thank you note from M / cars, cars and some more cars..


Christmas stockings

After the Advent calendar I made for this little boy and this little girl, I made some stockings.

They're not very large but big enough for some chocolate and a couple of small gifts. And they are quite easy and quick to make! I found the pattern and an excellent tutorial here.


The final countdown

I did it!! I used all my favourite fabrics for this one, all the ones I didn't know what to do with but that I wanted to keep a little piece of. I'm not so happy about the blue all around though, I think it looks too dark..

That's me.. off to bed now.

And the countdown to Christmas has begun.. Tomorrow Y will open the first pocket. And tomorrow I'm getting my Xmas tree out, yayyyy!!
I already have the Xmas lights out..

Last but not least..

It was M's birthday this week, so I'm running a bit late with my Advent calendar for the kids..

I HAVE TO finish it tonight!!

And then put it up the wall and put all this in..

Some Lego, stationery, toothbrushes, a considerable amount of cars and chocolate of course! Can't wait to see their little excited faces every morning!!


Welcome to our home

I went to a papercutting workshop at The Make Lounge with my friend S yesterday. I'd already been there for a beginners sewing workshop and I love this place. The classes are very relaxed and great fun and the teachers inspiring. They also have a nice little shop selling fabrics, books and lots of various crafting bits and pieces.
I really enjoyed the workshop yesterday and loved the stuff I brought home..

This was the practice round, which I hung above my desk..

And here's my masterpiece. I designed it myself and I LOVE it!!

I came home with a new book too, which I'll be putting into practice soon.. To be continued..

In the meantime, have look at Rob Ryan's (his work is simply incredible) and Famille Summerbelle's (mentioned here before) websites. Amazingly clever and beautiful, isn't it!?