Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Christmas is creeping in...

This morning, I (slightly belatedly) packaged up and posted off my ornament for this exchange on Micaelas blog. I hope my secret santa ornament recipient likes it, there's a little sneak peek of my handmade ornament below. I won't lie, I'm a bit nervous at giving something I made to someone I've never met, or talked to even, but we'll see :). Micaela has sorted all of us so its secret santa-esque as well, so my ornament-present won't come from the person that this one has gone to. I'm excited waiting for a parcel to arrive in the post though!



Christmas has been creeping into the house a little bit too over the last couple of days. I'm not one for putting up my decorations gradually, I like to have a few hours on a weekend, or an evening, put some carols on and decorate the house all at once. But the advent calendar has to go up on the 30th November, obviously, so here it is. (the poinsettias might have crept into my bag at morrisons, I had them sitting in my grandpas fish kettle last year, and loved it so much I've done it again. don't they look good with the advent calendar above?)
My great aunt (now 81) made this advent calendar for me when I was three - I know because she sewed the date on the back - there are tiny hooks all over the tree, and around the edge, and I have the box of decorations below to hang up each day. I love this, and its so special to me as I can bring the same calendar out every year to count down to Christmas.

10 comments:

  1. i absolutely think she will love it! to think that someone lovely took the time to make something for their christmas tree, a perfect stranger. it's magical :)

    i love the wrapping!!!

    and advent calendars are my fave. how special to have one from your great aunt.

    le sigh... xo

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  2. You definitely need some sort of Gourd in there. Wouldn't be Christmas without...

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  3. Oh andi. i forgot the gourd...

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  4. I love the way you've wrapped the parcel. Thanks for following my blog. Do you live in Carlisle? I'm from Hawick originally so just over the border from you! Enjoy your Christmas decorating x

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  5. Yeah i do Sarah, originally from Peterborough but I've lived here about 7 years now.

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  6. cant wait to see it! the snippet looks lovely!

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  7. Love the advent calendar... and can't wait to see what you made... I am a curious cat!!

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  8. Oh what an absolutley lovey idea....it will be a fabulous treat for the person at the other end. Looking forward to seeing the whole article once the parcel is received and you can unveil it to us

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  9. I am looking forward to decorating this year. It will be my fiance and my first Christmas together :)

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  10. prettiness indeed! your tree is lovely. and i love the advent calendar too.

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