Sunday, 16 December 2012

It's beginning to look a lot...

I just don't know where the time has gone, it's been almost a month since I blogged! Since the end of November I've been pretty busy, first my parents visited to see the Christmas Markets (I got a cold but managed to plough through with mulled wine!) then J & I headed to London to see friends and have early Christmas celebrations.

I've been stressing over presents (super un-organised this year!) and needed a bit of calming down at one point, I've realised now there's no point buying presents for presents sake, I'm hoping the ones I do have are thoughtful enough to make up for it :)

So I've been furiously knitting & crocheting to try & get some presents finished which I can't really share until after the big day. I'm probably pretty safe mentioning that I'm knitting up something for J (I don't think he reads my blog, but just incase I won't give away too much detail & he is sat right next to me...) but I have to do it when he's not around so pretty much every second of my lunch break and the 45mins between getting home & J getting home have been spent doing that - not much time for other things or blogging!

Yesterday before he went out for his Christmas Do (not hung-over either!) I decided to do something completely different & crocheted up this little fella :)

Orly

He was super super quick to make, I mean really quick & dead easy! The pattern came from Hopscotch Lane which was a beautiful blog and I suggest you go have a look! The pattern is here. It's written in US terms but the only stitch is US Single Crochet so just remember it's a UK Double Crochet et voila you're away :)

Orly

Isn't he cute? I've used left overs of my Drops Paris yarn. I still get annoyed with it's splittyness (do I say this everytime I use it?) but the colours are wonderful and it's quite a solid durable yarn - the rug I made with it still looks like new!

I didn't fancy crocheting the eyes because truthfully my fingers & hands feel like they might drop off. I'll give myself a break after Christmas :) So I used some white felt with a 2p as a template and some safety eyes.

When I'm not freaking out about presents or knitting I have been enjoying the finer things about Christmas, mince pies & festive mugs :)

Mince pie time

And our tree also went up without a hitch (if you dis-guard taking the lights back off because they became super heated & melted (yes melted) and were promptly returned to Mr Dodgy Ebay Seller) the baubles are up and with our newly purchased LEDs (100 for £5 in Morrisons, bargain!) are on - all I need now is a less weedy looking tree for 2013!

Baubles

Baubles

Much Love

And if I don't blog before Christmas have a very happy, festive and safe one - see you in the New Year :)

x x x x

8 comments:

  1. Hi Nicole! I was glad to see your blog post on my sidebar! I have the kind that the newest posts are at the top, so I knew your had some new things to share. I adore your little owl.. and your tree is pretty. Have a great holiday time!
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    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. Thanks Teresa! I think I must follow too many blogs, if I don't check it within a day the list is huge :o Thank you for your lovely comments as always, wishisg you & your family a very merry Christmas & a Happy New Year x

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  2. I just finished crocheting a Santa sock for my new son-in-law and have yet to write and send any Christmas cards, but I am enjoying Christmas celebration preparations and am glad you are too, Nicole :) Joy to you and yours! xx from Gracie

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    1. Thanks Gracie, I've just stopped by your blog too & I'm loving the festivities you've been up to :) x

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  3. I am naughty I popped by your blog a couple of days ago and thought I left a comment. I love your owl, I really need to make time to have an owl in my life. I have also reflected on your simple 'pleasure' of a festive mug. I have too many mugs...but not a festive one in sight. :( xxx

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  4. Well i am hoping you still have all 10 fingers and thumbs,
    i am surpised they haven't combusted with all that action!
    Love love love your owl, i wonder if a begginer like me could manage one???
    Wishing you and yours a magical christmas time filled with peace, love and happiness
    love jooles x

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  5. Have a happy chrimbly and creative new year x

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  6. thanks for sharing.

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