Wednesday, 3 December 2008

And so it begins!

Yes it really is that time of year again, and how quickly it has arrived. It has sort of crept up without me realising it! Now, I should really be in an absolute panic as the days tick by and I have nothing much prepared for the coming festivities. Half of my present list is still unaccounted for. I have absolutely no idea what to buy my sister-in-law and to be honest, I don't seem to care.

That is not to say that I haven't made any preparations at all. I have been busy crafting away on two swaps and I have also received some pretty special things from my dear friend Marja including this beautiful little person which she kindly created for my daughter. She has made her outfit from vintage silk material and she is wearing an old Barbie hat that suits her so well. Thank you Marja and Isabel loves it to bits.

I can only show you glimpses of what I have been up to as my swap partners will not have received their goodies yet. Here is just a little peep.

I also knitted this little number up over the weekend as it has turned so cold here recently. 100 grams of wool, a pair of size 7mm needles and 25 stitches. It was easy peasy and only took me a few hours to make.

The tree will be going up this weekend and then it will feel like the countdown to Christmas has really begun. Oh and by the way, if anyone has noticed the pink oilcloth in the above picture. Well let me tell you it was a bargain. Dunelm Mill for £6.99 a metre. The picture shows it a little on the pale side, but believe me it is really pretty and so like CK you wouldn't know the difference. As that costs around £18 a metre, then it doesn't take a genius to work it out! They do it in green, beige, pink and blue.


funkymonkey said...

I love the oilcloth and at that price it seems like a no-brainer to me. I'm not a great fan of Christmas shopping so I do as much as possible over the internet. John Lewis has a lot of choice and make no charge for delivery - just thinking about your sister-in-law - perhaps you can do your shopping with a cup of tea and a biscuit instead of traipsing round those busy shops!


A Bun Can Dance said...

That looks like a wonderful swap item in the photos, Dev. You've been very busy crafting! And I love the photos of trees in the snow, to the right of your posting - magical! I have created a link to your blog on my blog, hope that's okay! Happy weekend. Denise

Lisa said...

I'm sort of the same way. I made a couple of gifts in November and I need to make more but I don't really care. Thank goodness for the internet and etsy for those things that I can't make. Fun swap!

Herzblatt said...

Your swap partner can be happy...the glimpses of what you have been up look marvellous.
I love the pink oilcloth very much, really nice.

Marja Kristiina said...

Dear friend, it made my day to visit and to read your lovely post :-)

Your swap partners are so LUCKY!!! *smile*

A Bun Can Dance said...

Hang on a minute, Dev, have you had snow this week??? Or is that new title photo from last year??
We've had a very frosty couple of days, but no snow, yet.

Miss sew n sew said...

Your swap looks wonderful please show some proper pics when youve sent it. I love your fluffy scarf wish I could russle up a scarf like that can't knit not a clue!

Merruli said...

Nice oil-cloth and the color range sounds really good.
Your Christmas fairies seem lovely.