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.