Well, I’ve just wrapped up on my last live TV show before Christmas, the tree is finally complete and I’m just about ready for the big day so I thought that it would be an opportune moment to pop a quick post on here before heading away from the internet for a few days.
First up, as you know, I have been popping quick snippets of handmade Christmas tree decorations on the blog over the last month or so but as yet haven’t shown you the fully decorated tree.
This is because I literally only got it finished yesterday! Lol.
Well, here she is!
There was a bit of a fight between the “kids” for the top spot …
… but all worked out happily in the end …
Anyway, it’s definitely got an eclectic (randomly happy) feel to it with some of this and a bit of that.
I decided to go without additional tinsel etc this time so that the handmade pieces could take centre stage and so that I could see the loveliness of my first ever Christmas tree. I did however add a few shop bought bits and bobs, but it’s mostly handmade – which was my goal for this year.
Each time I look at it I feel quite proud of what I have achieved here (especially given the time that I gave myself to do it in – fool!) and I hope that you have enjoyed following the journey in the previous posts.
Next year I think that I might pick a colour theme, or style, and try and make things a bit more in advance, that way I will have the time to truly enjoy making them and have more time to enjoy looking at them on the tree.
If you’ve missed any of the Christmas make posts, I thought it might be nice to collate them all into one place so I have made a little gallery section here with all of the things that I have worked on over the last month. Feel free to browse as you do your Brussels sprout fuelled trumps (thank heavens this internet thing doesn’t have smell-o-vision!) or mulled wine blurred vision ;)
No wonder I’m pooped!!!
Anyway, that’s where I am up to. I’m going to head off now and finish off a few little bits – and resist eating the chocolates that I bought for someone else – before sitting down with a nice hot cup of tea and a quiet book.
How did your Christmas plans work out? Did you get everything done that you wanted to? Are you ready – or ready to drop!? lol.
Either way, I hope that you enjoy doing whatever it is that you do on Christmas Day and would like to wish all of you a very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy new year.
Thank you for visiting me here over the least year and I hope to see you back here on the first of January 2015 !!! (Assuming that you’re not too hungover that is).
Love and virtual hugs!