Tuesday, 13 November 2007

*** Getting ready for Christmas ***

Hello again...

It has been such a long time since my last blog but it wasn't my choice I'm afraid, blame my business...

We have had lots of gorgeous stock delivered ready for the run up to Christmas, hence my lack of contact with the blogging world. Instead I have been busy photographing, listing, designing and making things for the website, we have just launched our Christmas range too which I really love this year...

Now that I have nearly thankfully finished the huge amount of 'things to do' regarding the business I can start to enjoy the run up to Christmas. The weather is starting to get really cold now and I find this always helps me to get in the Christmas mood, lots of cosy evenings planned in front of the fire getting the home ready for Christmas. Ella has already started crossing off the days to December in eager anticipation for when the tree will go up, she's gets really excited every time we see Christmas lights and decorations in the shops:)

Since having Ella I have really started to embrace the whole run up to Christmas... and this includes putting the tree up on the 1st December. We started our own family traditions when Ella was born, so we are all starting to get excited about all the fun things we will be making and baking... plus a trip to our local Library will be in store this week so week can get some of the fantastic children's Christmas craft books to give us yet more ideas. I will be adding a few new traditions this year now that Ella is that little bit older (31/2). I have been on the look out for a ginger bread house kit, so if anyone has any suggestions on where I can buy one or even a recipe for the ginger bread (that works), please add a message :)

I'm currently turning my creative side to the gifts I will make, I hope my lovely sister doesn't read this but I have a few ideas on what I will make her... I think it will be a large cosmetic bag/roll that she can use on holiday, then fill it with some lovely bathing products. For once I can't decide what to make for my mum, last year I made a lovely sewing box, using a box file which I covered in fabric, then made sections inside which I filled with lots more handmade sewing paraphernalia including a embroidered felt case for the embroidery scissors, button box, needle case and a cupcake pin cushion. She loved it so much that she cried with happiness when she saw it.

I'm really looking forward to looking at every ones blogs this Christmas, it will be lovely to see what all you creative people are busy making, I especially love to see peoples homes during Christmas too :)

I hope I'm not the only one who is suffering from a serious case of 'I cant wait for Christmas.'
How are all your Christmas preparations going???



Katherines Dream said...

Some of your images are not opening????
I love the doll.........I am off to your on-line shop now!
Pop over and see me I have joined in a Tag for 'everyone'.
You could too.

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Oh, I am SO into Christmas!! Putting up decor already, and two of our trees.....
When our oldest was 3-1/2, it was one of my favorite Christmases ever. He and I made all kinds of Christmas crafts (age-appropriate for him of course)..... we still have them, and we will always have those special memories!

Claire said...

Hiya Faye

Rach will love the idea of something she can take on holiday (you know she's always thinking of holidays and anywhere away from Nottingham, really - who can blame her!) I am busy making things to sell for Christmas such as vintage fabric bunting made from some lovely wool check and gingham and some embroidered christmas decorations and stockings - maybe I should have started earlier! I need to go and order some of the birds on your site but that will have to wait til pay day!
Claire x

jessica daisy said...

Really looking forward to chritmas too, it's so much nicer when you have young children in back in the family (Ella is the first grandchild for mum and dad, and the first great grand child for my grandparents).
Last year Ella was 3, and it was the first time she really understood, everywhere we went she would say 'look mummy, christmas lights' 'christmas tree' 'father christmas' well I'm sure you get the picture.
Unlike you, I still have a few jobs hanging over me, so can't fully enjoy it yet.
Not sure about the gingerbread house, although I think that ikea did a 'flat-pack' one last year that you stick together with royal icing. I'll keep my eye out.
BTW The website looks great!

Curlew Country said...

Hi Faye, oooh you've inspired me. With moving I've just suddenly realised its only a couple of weeks until December - eek! I need to get my skates on. You've got some fantastic stuff I'm going to enjoy pouring over later. John Lewis do a lovely Gingerbread House kit that you can order online, the link won't fit in the comment box but just go to www.johnlewis.com and type gingerbread into the search box and it'll come up. Its £15, but I'm guessing you can re-use it every year. I can't wait to get making things with the boys, Barney is 4 now and will be really into it all this year. Must get all my painting finished first though.

Cathy said...

It's a shame you don't have a shop - I could pop in and say hi then when I am in Newark! Just had a look at your website - it is looking sooo fab and there are heaps of things I want form it (for me, not for Xmas pressies!). Will be dropping strong hints to Andy!
Cathy XX

jessica daisy said...

Hi Faye, I went to Ikea yesterday and they have the gingerbread houses in stock for £1.99, I got one for my Ella, and was thinking about posting one for you and your Ella too, but I was worried that the gingerbread might get broken in the hands of royal mail!
So just thought I'd let you know that they're there if you get a chance to swing by Ikea, along with some pretty heart shaped gingerbread biscuits that you can ice and hang around the house.

jessica daisy said...

Hi Faye, I've got a giveaway on at the moment if you want to enter,

Annie's Abode said...

I think it is lovely to set up traditions when you have your own children - rtaditions are important.

I did try to have a look at your website but had some problems but will try again,

I noticed in Sophie's blog you have been trying to get Vakre Hjem and Interior Book - I am too. I have sent my details to a (what I thought was a subscription page) and I hope they contact me to arrange it properly.


Annie's Abode said...

I went and had another go and I managed to get into your website _ must be me!

It's lovely - good luck with it!


Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Ooh you have such lovely taste!!!xx

Barbara said...

cool stuff for christmas ! love your art!