Thursday, December 18, 2008

Tis the season

I gave in and the Christmas tree went up on Sunday. I've seen the school concerts, the kids have had their school party (and met Santa), I'm almost done with the shopping and only one more day of doing the school run! I do feel very Christmassy (although I haven't written any cards yet). Can't wait for the more relaxed mornings, I have two, very tired, small children and we're all struggling to drag ourselves out of bed in a morning. My youngest keeps asking if Santa has been. He has not learned the concept of time yet and has no idea how long a week is, every morning I can see the disappointment on his face but can't wait to see his expression on Christmas morning, last year he was probably a little bit to young for it all.

As always I left it too late to make things for the shop, most bits and bobs I've made have gone into the Folksy shop as it's UK only (for the time being whilst it's in Beta) and there's still time to post things out. I listed these two felt covered sketch books last night and have a big batch of brooches waiting to go in (just need a bit of sunshine so I can photograph them). Next year it'll be different, I'm going to start the preparation for the festive season in January, surely then I can be more organised!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Harold and Felix

The snow was great, we got to go sledging and the kids (and I) loved it. Now it's just very,very cold and I don't do cold very well, so I'm sporting a lot of layers at the moment. Is everyone nearly ready for Christmas? I've just about finished the gift shopping, but that's it! We still don't have any decorations up yet, I like to leave it as late as possible so it's all still new and special when Christmas arrives. One year I left it until Christmas Eve....we got a really good bargain on the tree, but it was a little lopsided and it's top had been snapped off! My husband thinks I'm being miserable but for me it's all about keeping Christmas special. I reckon the 18th might be a good day for decorating, one week before Christmas and just before the kids break up from school, however the Children and hubby might over rule me.

Here's a few pictures of my latest creations....

Harold (and his pet spider) and Felix. When I was making Felix I had an idea in my head of a really cute cat bag, bless him, he didn't really turn out cute, at one point he nearly became a dog, think I need to go back to the drawing board!! Harold is over in my Etsy shop, whilst Felix is hanging out in the Folksy shop.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

It's snowing!!

I feel like a kid again, we woke up to about 2 inches of snow, and it's still snowing :), walking to school was strange as it was like a ghost town, it suddenly occurred to me that I should have listened to the local radio to see if the school was actually open! Thankfully it was, but the head teacher said we could pick the children up early if we liked so I'm going to collect E at 12 when I pick J up, and have an afternoon of sledging!!! I'm starting to feel all Christmassy, I might have to go and listen to a bit of Nat King Cole.