Hmmm… Well I missed yesterday didn’t I…
But then its day 7 and 4 out of 7 is pretty good… for me! Lol!
This morning I finally got started on one of Emma’s christmas presents. A pair christmas pyjamas! I’m making a full set for her, a pair of bottoms for me in the same material and a different pair of bottoms for Vince. The plan is to start a new tradition for our little family of new hand sewn pjs to snuggle up in on christmas eve!
After fearing I was never actually going to get going(!) I started and finished Emma’s bottoms this afternoon. I don’t know how much I’ll be able to do tomorrow as we’ll be at church in the morning and Vince works the afternoon, which leaves very few Emma free hours for sewing, but I hope to have Emma’s set finished by Tuesday.
I am loving the way the trousers have turned out though. It’s the first pattern I’ve drawn out myself and this is only the second time I’ve tried it and I’m so proud of myself! Although the top is making me nervous… sleeves are not my friends.
This evening I have settled on the sofa with some Saturday night tv and spent a little time browsing online. Vince has just got home so now we will have a drink and a catchup while I do a little easy crochet. I’m working up a long length of granny stripes in very cheap and cheerful acrylic from my stash, it will eventually become a draught excluder.
I hope you are all enjoying your weekend!
We ended up staying an extra night at my brothers last night as I was too tired to drive all the way home (we live about 90 minutes away).
When we arrived home this morning I had somehow kind of forgotten that we had put up some of our christmas decorations. It was a very welcome little surprise that made me smile a got me feeling festive!
As Vince was back at work this afternoon and the weather was turning, Emma and I snuggled up on the sofa with TinkerBell on the telly and a big blanket on our laps. It was a cosy, easy afternoon with no rushing about and I was still feeling festive by the time she went to bed, (despite the standard dinner time dramas), so I snapped a few photos of our tree and decs this evening to share with you. We still have a few more put up but they will wait until after Emma’s birthday in just over a week. (Please excuse the poor lighting in the photos!)
I’ve been trying to use as many handmade decorations as I can as I don’t believe that christmas decorations should cost the earth, and they look nicer and mean more I think. This includes little hand stitched felt stockings and crochet candy canes & mini wreaths. Emma’s advent calendar is also hand sewn, I made it after some pinterest inspiration last year. I still love it and I think Emma does too, even better no chocolate to be found!
P.S. I hope everyone in the UK is staying safe through the storms and flooding tonight, take care!