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Saturday, 28 November 2009

Starting to feel a bit like Christmas!

This is early for me - i don't usually start this early - although i know by now some people have already finished their christmas shopping and have even wrapped presents!! I don't even know what i'm getting everyone yet! I had a huge list of things to make but have decided to be realistic and realise that i'm just not going to have enough time to do it all!!

I have been doing some tho - these need to be sewn up and maybe some buttons sewn on. I love
making these wristwarmers - they are so quick !

When food shopping yesterday and i could not resist these:-
Now i know my children are 19plus but i knew that after lunch they would love this - each cracker contains a wind up robin and then you race them!!! That will keep them occupied after lunch!!! They are all soo competitive!!!

Thinking that the 1st is not far off i thought i should get something ready that my 'children' love

the advent calender!!! I made this years ago and yet they all still insist that i put it up - i'm sure the only reason is that each little stocking has 3 chocolates in it!!!

I think the reason for this christmassy feeling is that tomorrow, hopefully, we are going to Bath, to the christmas market - if you live nearby and have never been i thoroughly recommend it - its lovely, lots of little stands, each in a wooden hut, twinkly lights, carols and the fantastic smell of mulled wine! If the weather is okay i will take some pics - assuming i actually remember to take my camera!!!

Well thats all for now, i hope you have a lovely weekend.


nb. the crackers came from Waitrose!


Poppy Cottage said...

Hi. I am trying to get into the Christmas sprit. Cast on for some writstwasmers last night but just burnt my fingers (re-heating yet another cold cup of coffee!!) so knitting might have to take a backseat today!! Hope you enjoy Bath, sounds really lovely.

Colette x

clare's craftroom said...

I would love those racing robins too !

Gina said...

You're not alone... I don't even know what I'm getting everybody yet! Love those crackers and think they would go down a treat here too... mind telling where you found them?

dottycookie said...

Ah, those crackers are great - I second the request for where you bought them!

jennyflower said...

I'm sure the recipients will be thrilled with the wrist warmers- I love mine! I have to get so much finished for next weekend when Mum and Dad are coming for the last visit before the big day- terrifying! xxx

Lesley (Notesfrommydays) said...

just found your blog via dottycookie so wanted to say hi :-)
Lesley x

MarmaladeRose said...

Lovely wrist warmers, and I love the idea of racing robins on Christmas day. lol

Pomona said...

I love the wristwarmers, but I always put off the sewing up!

Pomona x

noelle said...

love your wristwarmers, they are all the rage aren,t they. hope you had fun at the christmas market! hope you took some pics. Still raining here!

Moogsmum said...

I'm getting that Christmassy feeling too. I've even done some Christmas shopping - on Amazon - the most enjoyable Christmas shopping I've ever done!

I love your wristwarmers. They make great presents :)


Michaela said...

I'm off to Waitrose - those crackers are fantastic! I gave up on the advent calendar last year - eldest son (15) had scoffed all the choccies by the second week of December. Your children are obviously much more restrained!

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Those crackers are fab! Where did you find them? Lucy x

SheilaC said...

those wrist warmers are adorable! I think I need some of those myself!