Category Archives: Christmas

Gingerbread House

During December I was madly stitching my latest cross-stitch kit, I bought it at the knitting and stitching show at the end of November. It’s a kit by Nutmeg Designs for a 3d gingerbread house. Last time I shared it … Continue reading

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Stitching on the go

I always have a little stitching project in my handbag for those odd moments when I’m sitting around waiting…at the dentist, in a cafe. It’s usually something small but over autumn it’s been a slightly bigger project which will end … Continue reading

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Christmas Smalls

Each month I try and have a seasonal display of cross-stitch smalls, I’ve made a box full so it does mean they all get a chance to be on display. Obviously this month it’s all my Christmassy ones. Four of … Continue reading

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Christmas Baking

For many years I’ve tried to have a weeks annual leave at the beginning of December to get everything ready for Christmas, organise presents, order food, write Christmas cards…and decorate cakes. So I’ve been off all last week and managed … Continue reading

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Christmas Traditions

It’s the third Sunday in Advent today, so I lit another candle on my Advent ring. We always had an Advent ring when I was little and it’s a tradition I’ve carried on. I think it’s nice to see family … Continue reading

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A Pinny or Two

It’s been fun having two little girls to choose gifts for this Christmas, these are my son’s partners children and as they’re buying a house together it seems pretty permanent, so they’re my new to me granddaughters, age six and … Continue reading

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A Bag for Miss Mouse

Having made Miss Mouse and her clothes, I decided that a bag to keep everything in would be good, and having made up a kit from Raggedy Ruff designs with two mice on I thought they would be perfect on … Continue reading

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Little Miss Mouse Gets Dressed

A couple of weeks ago I made a mouse from the Luna Lapin books, she’s a Christmas present for a little six year old who loves anything pink! I’m just calling her Miss Mouse at the moment so her new … Continue reading

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All the Trimmings QAL

Having dilly-dallied a bit with this quilt I cracked on with it this week, this is the free QAL by the Fat Quarter Shop, it appealed (apart from the fact that I love Christmas!) because it took just one layer … Continue reading

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Christmas QAL

Last month I started a quilt-a-long – another one! This is just a short free one from the Fat Quarter Shop. It’s called All the Trimmings. It appealed partly because I’m a sucker for Christmas stuff, but also because it … Continue reading

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