Ho Ho Ho! It’s nearly Christmas…

mirror dec'd

It’s a bit thin on the ground this week. There are some things I can’t show and then there is also the loss of any crafty oomph. I just can’t be bothered. Meh. However, I have decked the halls, which is something and it feels lovely and festive. Hmm, the tinsel around the bannister looks pathetic, I’d better sort that out.

this year's tree.

For the first time in twelve years we have a real tree!! We were sick to death of the stupid plastic one. Didn’t like it to begin with. The smell of this year’s choice is totally awesome. We went to Cotley Farm in Whimple and within minutes, had picked out this one. We got it home and found that it was too tall, so off with its head. We didn’t mean to get such a big tree but it obviously wanted to get in our car and come back home with us.

christmas decorations

I bought some teeny painted toadstools. They are my delightful decorations for this year. I like to get something new every year but we are becoming overloaded with decorations and are having to be more selective about what goes on the branches. Not such a bad thing. And it didn’t stop me buying some cute little robins in sale yesterday.

handmade gingie

We finished Eldest boy’s gingerbread man too. He got bored after a few minutes so I helped. He tried very hard.

boy made elf boot

His effort last year is what inspired my elf boots this year.  He randomly cut this boot shape and we stitched it together. The other boy is being naughty riding his bike indoors. With wellies on!

christmas star

I still need to write out my Christmas cards. Not sure if I’ve done enough. I might have to do some more. Stamping was satisfying yet messy. I got a lino cutting kit last Christmas and am putting it to use this Christmas.

not quite finished coraline

A glimpse of one of the bigger projects of the week. I’ve been doing little bits of many projects rather than sticking to one and completing it. Therefore, this lady has no face and has only just gained hair and a coat. I am a big procrastinator. I know what I should be doing but I’d rather read my book. Or fart about online.

So, general mood of the week is, pffft. I’ll stick my face in the Christmas tree in a minute, to give myself a boost. I might be around next week, I’m not sure. I guess it depends on whether I get my craft on good and proper.

11 thoughts on “Ho Ho Ho! It’s nearly Christmas…

    1. Fake trees can look the part but you can’t beat the smell of a real one. I’d completely forgotten! The price has gone up quite a bit in the last few years though, that was a shocker!

  1. We have an artificial tree this year, rather than a real tree. I’m going to stick a few branches of evergreen in it so it will smell good.

    Love the gingerbread man…it is awesome.

    Have a great holiday!

    1. That’s a good idea. Our artificial tree looked quite convincing, they’re better than they used to be. I might go back to one depending on how bad the needle drop gets!

  2. We have a huge real tree in the lounge and a small, fake one in the kitchen-diner. We invested about fifty pounds on the small fake one, but everyone thinks it’s real until they smell it! Great Gingerbread man – that’ll be one to give back to him when he leaves home:)

    1. It’s worth paying for a decent one as they save loads in the long run. That Gingie will be kept for a very long time, I’m sure. When he leaves home I might not be able to part with it!

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