Thursday, December 22, 2011

3 more sleeps...

Yep, not long now and it will be Christmas Day! I am very much enjoying Christmas this year, as it's our first Christmas as a married couple! So I have been busy decorating the house, and baking yummy treats like fruit mince pies, and gingerbread today (if I get myself into gear!)

As always, Christmas tends to sneak up quite quickly, but I'm feeling somewhat organised, and just enjoying the lead up. Sometimes I think I love the week or two before Christmas more than the actual day! 

So, I made a table runner and place mats this year. I used the lovely "Countdown to Christmas" range by Sweetwater. I also made some funky bunting, that is hanging in our kitchen. I love it! And the best thing - it only took half an hour or so to make. One has to love a quick bunting!

Our tree is up, and looking gorgeous. Well, it wasn't up, or gorgeous last night for that matter. We came home to find it had toppled over and landed on the floor. A wonderful surprise of water, pine needles, baubles and dirt  at 9:30pm at night. Never mind, the house still smells lovely from all the pine!

Since we will be having lunch and dinner at our respective parents homes on Christmas Day, I decided to cook Simon our own Christmas dinner, a few days early. I had such fun, and managed to create an amazing and beautiful meal in 2 hours. We had roast pork with crackling, roasted and glazed peaches with feta, vine ripened tomatoes with mushrooms and spinach, roast potatoes and a cranberry punch to top it off. A fabulous and wonderful meal. And yes, can you tell I'm a bit proud of myself??

Lately I have been playing around with some delicious 30's fabrics...

And with bags... and toys. And I have been busy thinking, planning and talking about teaching sewing classes with the lovely Kay, from Crumbz here in Healesville. All such exciting stuff! Hopefully I'll have some further thoughts and plans in the New Year. 

So, I shall stop prattling away, only to wish you all a wonderful and merry Christmas time! May it be a safe one for all your family and loved ones. And remember - Jesus is the reason for the season!

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