Sunday, November 28, 2010

Christmas is coming...

Christmas can never come quick enough in my book, and so with only 20-something days left to go, I'm feeling a little bit giddy! I've been super organised this year - only have 3 more gifts to buy and my wrapping to do, and it's not even December yet!

With it being Paul and my first christmas since we've moved in together, we've had the added bonus excitement of getting our first tree. It's a rather small little number, but it does the job rather well. We've been decorating the tree using only handmade decorations, it's not quite finished yet: I'll need to make a few more pompoms, and am planning on making a second reindeer, but here's what we have so far:

The reindeer was made from this lovely little pattern here, and the angel/fairy tree topper was a pattern I made up myself. If anyone would like the pattern, let me know and I'll put it up here.
I've also almost finished my annual batch of christmas stockings: a big achievement as these are normally a very last minute job! I just need to fill them now!

If only Christmas wasn't so cold! The heating in this old house is not standing up to the frost weather outside. Time for another jumper and a hot water bottle!


Saturday, November 27, 2010

A lion & a giraffe...

A friend of mine is running a pub quiz night in London and asked me to design a poster to promote his very first night on the 9th December. If you're going to be in the area, do pop along, it's bound to be a good'un.

In other wildlife news, check out this rather lovely giraffe scarf (which rhymes in my southern accent, not so much in Paul's northern drawl...!). I picked it up this weekend at a gift fair in town whilst Christmas shopping. And speaking of Christmas shopping, I really must get on with it!