Saturday, 29 December 2012

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Merry Christmas

Baking with my little boy
Stollen mince pies
Eaten by the tree, covered in brandy & plum cream
Perfect

The very best of the richest blessings to you and yours
Peace and Love ( cheesy but true )



Friday, 21 December 2012

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Aglow

Fairy lights
Hearts
Fires
Homes





Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Gentle Days

Knitting for a lovely friend's babe, due in the new year.
Thinking of the wonder and magic with every stitch.



Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Angels flying

Trying to find a little peace in these days



Monday, 17 December 2012

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Sun, Sea and Snow

A weeks winter break, full of seasonal magic.



Friday, 7 December 2012

Eddie - Behind the Scenes

I'd love to say our adventures with Eddie came into being months ago, knitting done, gifts planned and sorted but as is the way for most of us, this was not the case.
I had seen lots of wonderful photos of Elf on a Shelf on instagram, I was very taken with the idea, although not with the price or the thought of him being a spy for Father Christmas.
I wanted an advent friend for O, a gift giver, fun maker, story teller and snuggle buddy.
So, two days before the 1st, Ravelry thankfully provided me with a pattern
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/initial-imps
Stash, oh wonderful, sweet stash provided me with the yarn.
Time, turned up from somewhere and Eddie came to life with mere moments to spare.
Gifts have come mostly from EBay and Esty, all very inexpensive.
This week has been gift heavy, as Daddy has been away with work in Kuwait.It's been so much fun, hiding him round the house and watching O hunt for him. They have become firm friends and hearing O, unprompted say "thank you Eddie" is so endearing.
Next week, will be different and a whole new adventure.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

In his new vest

We couldn't find Eddie this morning.
The hunt for him was fun though and the reward of finding him, sat by the tv with his gift, a copy of The Fox and the Child was wonderful.
Watching it with O, was so special, he was transfixed and wearing a new mama-made knit, Another plain vest, which made my heart melt, just a little more.

Monday, 3 December 2012

Bake and Make

Breakfast with Eddie and a tray full of treats.
Cakes to bake and cards to make.
He is certainly keeping us busy.
Days full of fun.

Sunday, 2 December 2012

A little door appears

And the basket is full of winter books, Eddie is fast becoming a family favourite.

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Welcoming Advent (and Eddie)

He appeared this morning, magically, alongside an advent calendar.
A new chum for O, a pal to bring sparkle and new adventures to this holiday season.
Eddie the Elf only came into my thoughts 3 days ago, he flew off the needles, the sewing up was a different matter !
He will bring gifts and notes each morning, sharing the idea of a new activity, a book to read, a place to visit.
He has a wobbly head, uneven ears and upside down thumbs but I'm hoping O loves him anyway.
Happy 1st, my friends