Christmas!!!! I feel like I have been in Christmas mode for weeks now – however there is a large element of denial too. With 15 for Christmas lunch and only the turkey and chipolatas on order I am not feeling very organised. I’m feeling safe in the knowledge that I do have some vague plan of action forming and I am sure it will all come together in the end (unless that is just more denial!)
On a positive front when it comes to present buying I am way ahead of myself on previous years. Usually I am a nightmare. I leave everything until the last possible minute and then end up rushing about like a crazy person. With all my shopping now complete for the girls and my nephews at the moment there is still an element of control.
With everyone asking me what I would like for Christmas I get a bit overwhelmed. So when Next sent me the details of their New Competition #NextmasWishList I decided to start thinking about what I would like for Christmas
Other than a good nights sleep, something which unfortunately Nextmas cannot offer. I would really like to curl up and hibernate for the remainder of the winter in a nice comfy chair with a big mug of tea or mulled wine and my knitting. In this dreamy state of mind I headed straight for the All-in-One’s and cosy slipper socks.
Once I brought myself out of my dream and back into reality I stated to think of all those impromptu Christmas gatherings and New Years celebrations that are impending and how nice it would be to have some new clothes to wear.
Sometimes when you are a mum it is so easy to think about everyone else and what they need or want for Christmas that you forget about what you would like. I would love to hear what is on everyone else’s Christmas wish list.
Today we hung the girls Advent Calendar all ready for the start of December. A few weeks ago I started thinking of ideas for our Advent Calendar. I wanted to create something that we could use again in years to come.
I finally settled on the idea of little bags that we can hang and fill with little treats. I brought 24 miniature drawstring bags. Then using my heat press and some transfer paper I printed numbers 1 – 24 on them.
I then painted some bog standard wooden pegs red. I just happened to have a can of Red Annie Sloan paint out that we are using for another project however any red paint would have done the trick.
Originally I had the idea of using fairy lights and making a pom pom garland but then I discovered the beauty of origami fairy lights. They look so effective. I first came across the idea of the origami fairy lights via origami est. She runs some great looking pop up cafe courses where you can make your own. However I couldn’t make that date so I decided to try and make my own using an Origami Book I have. There are loads of amazing tutorials online which will show you how to make the basic water bomb shape. I think the ones made by Origami Est are amazing as they are triangular rather than square….(way too advanced for me)
So using some fancy Indian wrapping paper I found in Hobby Craft I made a string of origami fairy lights with some battery operated LED lights.
I am really pleased with the end result. Now to fill it before the morning. You can check out my ideas for Advent fillers here.