Blog — christmas

Christmas and New Year ::

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Hello and apologies for unexplained absences, you may have noticed Christmas happened and we all got a little lost and caught up in the mayhem that was nativities, gift buying, wrapping, tree decorating, baking and general fun and merriment.
We had a fabulous festive season, Effie, though completely disinterested in the whole affair, I'm sure had as good a first Christmas as can be and Milo was...

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Festive Face-Off :: Christmas Wreath ::

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Make a simple wintery wreath, using wire, ribbon and crochet.

A while back, Country Baskets asked me to take part in this years bloggers festive face-off. They kindly sent me and a collection of other bloggers a box of crafty goodies, we then put our crafty skills to the test to create a festive decoration with the supplies we were provided with.


I was so thrilled with the contents of the box when it arrived, it all looked so wintery and crisp and I was...

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Festive Crafting :: Hama Bead Baubles ::

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Adorn your tree with bright and colourful, easy to make Christmas baubles and decorations.

On Sunday afternoon, the lovely Bex popped round for some hama bead lessons from the expert on such things in our house, Milo. Well, one thing led to another and all of a sudden I found myself getting slightly over excited about the possibilities of hama bead Christmas decorations!


Inspired by these gorgeous hama bead creations, found on pinterest, of course! I set about making some baubles, Milo...

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Free Printables :: Christmas Gift Tags ::

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I love a free printable! Anything from colouring book pages, to planners. And I love that these uber talented folks are willing to share their beautiful work with those of us less artistic or computer savvy.
Browsing pinterest for Christmas gift tag inspiration recently I came across so many gorgeous printable gift tags I thought I'd round up a few of my favourites to share with you.

10 Free Gift Tag Printables



1 :: Retro Type...

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