Here we are now in the no-man land that is the time between Christmas and New Year where, in our house, the days merge into each other and you find yourself still in your pyjamas at 3pm and doing such things as having a clapping competition with your brother!
I didn't take many photos on Christmas Day or on Christmas Eve when the house was looking clean and tidy ready for the family to arrive and all my new sewing projects were put to use; so I took some today when some of the family had gone home or gone into town to find a Keira Knightley calendar..mmm I wonder who that could have been...
Anyway, now I can show you what I have been making for the last few weeks as everyone has been given their gifts. It is Tif's lovely Crochet Popcorn Garland. I had grand plans to make it for everyone this year but despite making at least 100 metres of it I didn't think that there was enough for seven 6ft Christmas trees (I roughly estitmated that that would be the tallest tree most of them would have.) so my plans were changed and only 2 friends got a Garland. I used the yarn that belonged to one of my friend's mother who is no longer with us so I was very excited to give it to her because of the sentiment attached to it.
On Christmas Eve I finally put on my new CK bedlinen I bought in York.
It's called Bouquet and I really love it as it goes well with our yellow Sanderson wallpaper as there is some yellow in it. (It looks a bit crumpled now as it has been used for a night or five.) I'm still not sure that I like the bed painted blue but I'll give it a go for a while.
And here, on the floor, are the new books I got for Christmas. There is something so satisfying about a pile of new books by your bed just waiting there to be dipped into.
And let me show you my earring tree given to me for my birthday. I love it so much but I'm hesitant to hang many earrings on it as I don't want to detract from the lovely pattern and birds.
Righty-o let's move onto the kitchen and I will show you how I have disguised the black draining board that is so warped it looks like Mt Kilimanjaro with the help from some Sarah Smith cloths. Thank God for Sarah Smith I say.
Last week I bought a pack of her red with white spots large as a T towel cloths. What a difference it made when we covered the mouldy, sloping draining board. The cloths are super absorbent and which meant we didn't have to use half a roll of kitchen towel to dry the draining board down. We had hoped to have changed the damaged board before Christmas. It looks so bad I'm ashamed when people come over so why I hadn't thought about covering it with absorbent cloths goodness only knows.
from some linen union called Paris Rose from good ol' Cath again. So that is it folks - all my recent sewing projects. Phew, now you must excuse me as I need a cup of tea and I have already made a start on next Christmas's presents. xx