Saturday, 29 December 2012

52 weeks of happy

little angel
far too many things keeping me happy this week, most of which has been beyond me to get photos of, but you will have heard & seen it all before, lovely time spent with my family & friends, being grateful to have them all close, cooking & enjoying lovely food together, the littlest one & i are taking today out to be quiet and make the most of having the house to ourselves, while the boys are out at a football match, i'm really looking forward to seeing the new year in with good friends {& plenty more good food & wine!} hope you've all found some quiet time over these busy weeks - i dont plan to be back untill the new year - have fun!

Friday, 21 December 2012

52 weeks of happy

yum yum
finished knitted gifts
teachers gifts
the shortest day
1. making the most of todays peace, i found time in the middle of all the washing, wrapping, decorating, last minute knitting, to take a breather & put my feet up - it was lovely!
2. i finished of the last of the knitted gifts, phew! 
3. teachers gifts have been gifted, school has broken up - hoorah, no packed lunches or school run for two weeks
3. we're tucked up safe at home, candles are lit, dinner is in the oven, i can take a deep breath & enjoy it all

Thursday, 20 December 2012

christmas puds

Christmas puds!
i made a whole batch of knitted christmas puds to gift to the little folks school teachers, here they are before i added some silver thread so they could be hung on the tree, they are so so very cute, i really wanted to keep them all, i can't face making another one right now, especially as i'm busy finishing off the other last minute gifts i decided to make, these were made from a pattern i found on ravelry here, i was also lucky to have plenty of odds & ends in the right colours in my stash

Friday, 14 December 2012

52 weeks of happy

grannys bread
my angel
writing my cards
the tree
1. another food related happy, grannys bread, made with the help of little O today, still warm from the oven, just perfect spread with butter
2. school evening carol service at our village church, my little angel, it really was lovely
3. made a start on writing some cards, feeling far more organised now!
4. the children decorated the tree & i actually didn't feel the need to move it all around again once they'd gone to bed! 

Saturday, 8 December 2012

52 weeks of happy

homemade mince pies
nightie & slippers
sugar & cinnamon almonds
hat knitting
1. homemade mince pies - you can't beat them {although i do cheat a little & buy a jar of mincemeat} i could make a batch of these every couple of days as they never last long,
2. being poorly is the perfect excuse to stay at home keeping warm & snug, the littlest one was off school a couple of days {seeing her in her new xmas nightie makes me very happy}
3. i had a go at making some sweet sugar & cinnamon almonds, they worked a treat first time & didn't last long either! i plan to make another batch to gift as presents, this was the recipe i followed, i halved it this time but won't be next!
4. more knitting on the go {knitting always makes me happy} another quick knit - will share when it's finished

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

hoot hoot

i stopped my subscription to mollie makes a few months back, not because i didn't like the magazine, mostly because i was just amassing a huge collection & not getting round to ever making anything from them {i also wanted to give 'the simple things' a go & cost wise just couldn't justify having a subscription to the two} but when doing the weekly shop the christmas edition of mollie makes {21} found it's way into my trolley,  mostly due to the really cute pattern for the owl wrist warmers on the cover, i wasted no time in knitting up a pair of these, as i was knitting i was worried the pattern was running a little small {& i had gone up half a needle size} but once finished they fit just fine, these will make great christmas presents, i've already ordered some bargain yarn from kemps to knit up another pair!
owl wrist warmers
owl wrist warmers
owl wrist warmers
these were knit up in some twilleys freedom purity chunky, shade :chalk, ravely details over here

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

For Folk's Sake It's Christmas...

todays soundtrack to my pottering & it's just perfect, check out 'for folks sake' christamas albums here, this little teaser is from this years album

the seagulls scarf

go seagulls
happy hubs
now he's all set for the match, {well was! this was finished in time for the end of november} everyone's happy  {i am mostly as i don't have to knit with that acrylic yarn anymore} the pattern was based on this one, i just changed how many i cast on & used the two colours {& smaller needles for a tight & neat knit!} the yarn was his choice {send a man into a wool shop & this is what he came out with} i can't even tell you what it was! but trust me it was a cheap 'value' acrylic, you can see my rather limited notes over here
the little one has been rather poorly with a tummy bug over the weekend, so we are home today getting better {pretty much there but it's nice to have another quiet home day} so i'm getting to do a fair bit of pottering which i always love

Saturday, 1 December 2012

52 weeks of happy

lily moon postcard set
1. december is upon us - we're all rather excited
2. our latest film arrived - i've been wanting to watch this for ages, so looking forward to snuggling down later with it this evening  {or maybe tomorrow as we need to catch up with the killing III first} 
3. happy post! i was really lucky to win a little give-away from lilymoon, over on her facebook page, these beautiful postcards arrived this morning, just so lovely
4. i had my first gingerbread latte of the season this week - mmmm sure it won't be the last

you can visit lilymoons etsy shop over here or pop over to facebook as i think she has got another give-away going at the moment