Monday, 4 December 2017

Who doesn't love a pompom or a snowman

All the decorations are up, Alexa was playing Christmas songs for me while I was doing it so i'm officially in the Christmas spirit, how about you, is your tree up? or do you wait a little longer?

Ours will stay up for a month, on New Years Eve I will get up early and all the decorations will be got down, packed away and I will give everywhere a good clean again ready for a fresh start on New Years day.  It makes me feel good to start the new year off with a clean house free of Christmas clutter.

Oliver took his new ornament home last week ready to hang on his tree, he got a snowman this year, Mark says he has scary eyes, what do you think?

I suppose he does, sort of, Oliver thought he was cute anyway.
I've been making Bonnie's ornament up tonight so can't show you that yet, it's currently sitting under a pile of books so that the glue will stick properly to the back and front pieces, I will put the cording on tomorrow.  These ornaments take as long to put together as they do to stitch!

I did finally finished my pompom wreath though,  and i'm just so chuffed with it!

It's big, and I LOVE it!

I have no idea how many pompoms I made in the end, I've been making them on and off for months but I still had to make more when I finally came to attach them.

I used the extra large Clover pompom maker and tried to keep them a bit fluffy so they looked more like snowflakes.

I didn't want to hang it on the front door, I wanted to put it where I can look at it, so it's got centre stage on the TV sitting room fireplace.

You can see better on this photo how big it is.


Birthday Celebrations

Saturday was Joanne's 30th birthday.  She is a bit of a sweet fiend so I made her this cake

I think she liked it :-)

We also went for afternoon tea on Sunday, my treat to Joanne and Jenny, (who also has a birthday later in the month)

We came away quite stuffed!

Before I go I wanted to show you something I made earlier in the year, It's a chalkboard made out of an old painting I bought at a charity shop.  I thought of hanging it in the kitchen but it was just left in the garage until I came across it when we were clearing it out in preparation for converting part of the garage into a shower room, (more about that another time, it's almost finished now)

Anyway, I was never very good at drawing but I thought I'd give it a go, this is my second seasonal attempt , and it appears that although my art work wouldn't stand up to close inspection, I can search google and copy a passable image, and it really doesn't matter if it's not perfect, it's supposed to be quirky and fun :-)

So here's my snowman for December

Looking at it now I think maybe I need to add a couple of little houses on those hills.

Below was a joint first attempt by me and Stevie, I did the lettering, leaves and roots, she did the pumpkin.

We are going away on Friday to  visit Lincoln for their Christmas Market.  We are making a weekend of it, the hotel is a couple of miles form Lincoln itself  so close enough to walk if the weather's not bad, if it is we will get a taxi to save hunting for a parking space.  Hopefully I can share lots of Christmassy photos from there in another post.

Until next time



Anonymous said...

Mr. Snowman's eyes ARE a little scary. But, the REST of him is pretty cute.

Happy birthday to your sweet daughter!

Jo said...

Scary eyes or no scary eyes, it's a lovely idea making Christmas ornaments for your grandchildren. The wreath is fabulous, you've made such a great job of it and I wouldn't want to hang it on the door either, I'd want to put it where I could enjoy it just as you've done. Wow, Joanne's cake is amazing, I bet that went down well. Enjoy Lincoln, we were going to go last year but apparently you can't take dogs. Oh well, I'll enjoy seeing your photos and hearing all about it.

Poppypatchwork said...

You have been very successful with your Christmas makes. Enjoy Lincoln we were there last year.

Vickie said...

Well now, once you have mentioned scary eyes, I just cannot get that idea out of my head.

Love, love, love the pompom wreath!!

KC'sCourt! said...

Love the snowman and pom-pom wreath.

Love those chalk board pictures

Julie xxxxxxxxxxx

Justine said...

A woman of many talents! I LOVE the pompom wreath, and your ornament for Oliver will be treasured I'm sure.

butterfly said...

Lovely Christmas post love it.

Le crocette di Mariuccia said...

Very beautiful Post! And lovely stichting. Mariuccia

Desiree Ehleiter said...

The wreath is wonderful, and your chalk pictures are excellent!

Such lovely projects!

Miriam said...

All very nice: I can’t choose what I prefer...

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Lovely Christmas ornament even with the scary eyes (which I only noticed when you pointed it out). Love your pom pom wreath.