Saturday, 11 December 2010

Day 11- Blog-vent

Finally a bit of crafting to go up. Here are my little blanket-stiched tree decorations which I'm doing in stars and hearts. They're so easy to make, as all they are, are a piece of felt cut out with a blanket stitch embroidered round the edge. Even the hubby thought they were very nice!

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Day 9 (and all the others inbetween I''ve missed)- Blog-vent

Quick apology post. Well I've massively failed so far with keeping up on the blog. However since my last post, the bit of poorly turned to full on poorly and all I could do is (literally) drag myself to work and back and sleep. This has of course left me behind on work, meaning I not only have been unable to do Christmas craftiness because of my yucky and full of cold state, but also because I've been catching up with work. So, tomorrow evening should be filled with films, wine and some sewing so at the latest I should be back to my proper blogging state. For now, look at these personalised tree decorations I've been lusting after and would quite like to make similar ones of my own....

personalised embroidered decoration by laura windebank designs

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Day 4 + 5 - Blog-vent

Apologies for missing a day already but my body has succumed at long last to the germs picked up from school *sniff sniff*. Hence I've got a little bit behind and lazy too!

Hence here is one of my 'preparations' for getting myself into a Christmas mood. It's cheesy but I have literally grown up with this album being played every year as we put up the Christmas tree. There is even some very funny (and embarassing) video footage of me aged two dancing to this song as we decorate the house. My conclusion is therefore- no Dolly Parton + Kenny Rogers = Christmas not being the same!

Friday, 3 December 2010

Day 3- Blog-vent

ANOTHER snow day for me at home, so I spent the morning making this for my hubby. Very cheesily, I'm going to make myself a matching one (saying 'Mrs' of course!)

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Day 2- Blog-vent

It's been another day off school today due to the snow, and I've not felt too well. Hence rather that catching up with university work, as I perhaps should have been doing, I decided to treat myself to a day of sewing. My aim is to make a load of Christmas decorations for our flat this year, and this is the first one I made today.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Day 1- Blog-vent

I'm breaking my rules on what blog-vent is about on the first day, however, Britain (for those who live far away) is covered in a blanket of snow right now. Whilst for those living outside of Britain and where you have a lot of snow, the amount of snow we've got looks a bit pathetic. For most of us Brits though snow causes chaos. We don't get snow regularly enough to warrant buying snow chains for our cars, or for towns/cities to buy an influx of snow ploughs (though you do see the odd one knocking about). The British defence of snow is to either a) go nowhere at all which means 100s of schools close for example or b) go out in the car and end up skidding about all over the place and usually end up stuck in traffic from an accident.

Yesterday I was told not to try and make the normal one hour journey over to where I work, and today the school I'm currently working at was closed and I suspect looking at the weather forcast, may be tomorrow too.
However, snow is Christmassy and of course very pretty so my first blog-vent pic is of a snowy scene just outside our house.