Tuesday, 29 December 2009

The In Between time

I always find this time a little bit strange, in between Christmas and New Year.I absolutely love Christmas, not so fussed about New Year! We have had a wonderful relaxing time, lots of lounging, eating, playing on Singstar!I watched Hamlet with David Tennant, he was brilliant, I mean I watched David on TV, he wasn't with me on the sofa! That was the fisrt Shakespeare play I have ever watched all the way through and I quite enjoyed it! Cabin fever started to set in yesterday though I hadn't been out since Christmas Eve! My sister and her 4 children had come for an overnight stay, a lovely time was had by all but my sister and her 3 girls and myself went on a brisk walk to blow the cobwebs away! It was very cold and refreshing. All the visitors have gone now and its just us, keeping cozy indoors on this cold soggy day!

Bad news, our dishwasher has died, well actually my son accidentally killed it! Somehow he jammed a plate between the rubber seal on the door and water leaked into the electrics and it blew! This was before my sis arrived so we had to keep washing up for 9 people, God I loved my dishwasher!

My daughter has taken her friend to London for some open air ice skating for her friend's Birthday treat.Not sure which rink she has gone to, but they all look wonderful. she'll be going back to Brighton on New Years Eve for a party at her uni house. Just when I get used to having her at home she's off again!

Hope you are enjoying your In Between Time! I look forward to chatting with you all in The New Year!

Rachel x

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Merry Christmas

Just wanted to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas, may your Dreams come true and you and your families be Happy and Healthy!

Everything is done now, family visited in Birmingham, seeing old friends, delivered festive gifts.I have made decorations.

I'm having a Baileys coffee with Hubby and listening to Christmas songs, while my children have tootled off to town for last minute gifts!

I shall do a spot of baking later from this marvellous book!

Enjoy your festivities, wherever you are!

Thank you so much for all your comments during the past year, I have loved reading each and every one of them!I have really enjoyed reading your blogs too! See you in 2010!

Much Christmassy Love

Rachel xxx

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

And the winner is....

Vanessa from (Do you mind if I knit)

Well Done Vanessa!

Thank you so much ladies, for sharing all your Christmas traditions, I really enjoyed reading them all! I love the thought of outdoor ice skating, how lovely! So many traditions are passed down by families and then we add to them don't we! I hope you and your families have a Really Wonderful time and that all your wishes come true!
We shall be putting up our decorations on Saturday and then I can start on the wrapping, I love it!
Right, I'd better contact Vanessa for her address to send her parcel to!
Rachel x

Friday, 4 December 2009

Christmas Giveaway!

Although we are in December, I still quite can't believe it! It maybe due to the fact that Hubby was away working in Egypt for the WHOLE of November and I was left on my own with my boy! Now recently my boy has gotten himself a good social life so I was alone. A lot.In fact even when he is in, he's a boy of few words!(he's 15)
For example" How did work experience go today? " Good"
What happened then?" "Stuff"
The upside was that I had lots of time on my hands to make 'stuff 'and make 'stuff 'I did! Lots of handmade Christmas presents and working on new design ideas.Don't get me wrong, I do enjoy time on my own, but a whole month is just toooo long especially when it's only meant to be for 2 weeks!So, to get me in the full festive spirit of December thought I'd have a little giveaway!

It will be a little parcel of goodies including, one of my Christmas fairies,

A little bunny made from vintage Witney blanket,

And a gingham heart,there will also be a few surprise gifts! They will be held in one of my heart calico bags!

All you have to do is tell me about one of your Christmas traditions in your home and I'll enter you into the draw!

One of my traditions is wrapping presents next to the lit Christmas tree, with a Baileys coffee and a mince pie, listening to my CD of all the old crooners!Especially Bing Crosby singing Drummer Boy, you know the per u pa pum pum song! Love it, hubby isn't keen on that CD though ,he prefers the Mariah Carey Christmas CD!

Can't wait to hear about yours! I'm off to have a slice of homemade flapjack , still abit warm and crumbly and a cuppa, hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Oh, the draw will close on Wednesday, to give me enough time to post it off! Overseas ladies are very welcome to join in too!

Rachel x

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Blimey, it's hard to photograph velvet!

Hello Gals!
Well this week I have still been yo-yo'ing, it's a great little stash buster!

My favourite one so far is the velvet. Now usually I wouldn't use velvet in a sewing project, as it's a bit difficult to work with, but for hand sewing it's been great!It's so difficult to photograph though! I took this one on my knee!
It feels beautiful so soft and it's a beautiful deep red( not my knee ,the brooch) I shall definitely be wearing one on my grey winter coat too!I have made some for Christmas stocking fillers too!

This one is made from a linen mix.
In fact I have been so addicted to making yo-yos I have some brooches going into my little shop later today!

Hope the sun is out for you, it is here, although it's very cold, fresh shall we say!
I shall be having a Christmas giveaway on Friday too!
Rachel x


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