Monday, 28 November 2016

Christmas Wrapping 2016

I started wrapping my Christmas presents on Thursday, after months of trying to find a look that I liked! I eventually went with this...

Grey and stars! I absolutely love it - simple but effective. All of the goodies came from Cox & Cox, which is a new discovery for me. They have some absolutely gorgeous items on their website, so I'll definitely be back in the future!

I've cut down on Christmas this year, as previously I have spent way too much, and now I have a wedding to think about! Anyway, I have halved my budget so my present pile doesn't look as big as usual, but hopefully people will like what I have bought them. 

The countdown is now officially on! Less than a month to go - I have a little bit of shopping left to do, but I'm pretty confident about being finished in time. We are spending Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with Dave's parents, which is going to make a nice change, and then Boxing Day with my family in Dorchester. So it's going to be hectic! I'd love to hear what you are all doing over the festive season, and also see what your wrapping is looking like! 

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Week 47

Starting my wrapping!

18th - 25th November

From left to right: my delicious looking pie crust, cardigan progress, "holidays are coming", not sure what Tesco are thinking with their cocoa and spiced rum crisps?, our beautiful engagement card from Rich and Sarah, the most amazing Christmas soap dispenser, cracking on with my present wrapping, a finished pressie in this years grey paper, and my rant to Hermes couriers for leaving on of my parcels in the bin

Monday, 21 November 2016

Life Update!

I've been so busy recently, so apologies for only posting my weekly update! A mixture of a busy time at work, lots of overtime, and a crazy personal life have contributed to my lack of presence! My first bit of news is that I got engaged on the 13th November!

Dave proposed on Studland Beach

It was an amazingly beautiful day - we went to Studland Beach and everything was perfect. I'm so lucky to have my wonderful man in my life, and can't wait to spend the rest of my life with him!

When I'm not being swept off my feet, I have spent the last 4 Saturday mornings at the flu clinic at work. Those were al super busy, and I made more tea and coffee than you could shake a stick at! It was all good fun though!

Regarding my current projects; Kirsty's cardigan is on hold while I finish smaller projects for colleagues. It's nearly finished and just needs stitching together, so in the mean time I have made a load of remembrance poppies and made a start on a baby cardigan for a colleague. I've only got one sleeve left to add to the cardigan, so that should be finished in the next day or two, with some luck! Here's how it looked at the weekend...

Obviously, it's come quite a way since then! As my first item of clothing, I am quite pleased with how it looks at the moment, and am excited to see the outcome once it's been pressed!

What have you all been up to lately??

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Week 46

An incredible week!

11th - 18th November

From left to right: icy mornings, Herbert the orange has made a transformation into Donald Trump, our invite to Kirsty's wedding arrived, beachy walks, I got engaged!!, the badger dug up our lawn..., something new, my lovely cushion from Liz, and the super moon!

Friday, 11 November 2016

Week 45

A lovely week!

4th - 11th November

From left to right: a little leaf trapped in the ice on my windscreen, walking back to my car after work, I won a Cath Kidston crochet kit from Simply Crochet magazine, one of my finished remembrance poppies, one of Kirsty's fish, sitting and waiting for the Twin Sails bridge to close again, afternoon tea with my bestie, wearing my poppy scarf, and dark skies over Westbourne!

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Week 44

It's definitely Autumn!

28th October - 4th November

From left to right: hot chocolate, a lovely family evening, walking in lovely Autumnal leaves, special happy post from Sam, yellow leaves and blue skies, I've added a green flu t-shirt to my collection, Emma's beautiful meringue for my Grandparents, a naughty drawing by Dicky, and the first ice on my windscreen of this cold season!