I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! I had a great couple of days off work where I spent time with my family and ate far too much food! Since then I’ve been back at work so this is the first chance I have had to share my presents with you! Here is just a quick look at some of the goodies that I got! Please excuse the poor quality photos, they were taken rather hastily on my phone on Christmas morning!
First of all, James got me a Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutter! I have had a quick play with it already but I am looking forward to experimenting with it some more yet! I also ordered some dies in the Hobbycraft January sale which are due to arrive any time now!
Here are six of the seven craft books that I got! My Mum gave me some money before Christmas and told me to pick some books that I wanted so I came back with these goodies! James chose the Celebrate with a Stitch book for me, and I also got Sew and Stitch Embroidery, which isn’t pictured. You might recognise several of these books from my 5 Craft Books I Can’t Wait to Get My Hands On post. I now own three of the five! I have found some more books that I have my eye on, so I will be doing an updated post soon!
Continuing the crafting theme, James bought me a Gorjuss cross stitch kit, and my neighbour bought me some DIY decoration. The little pin cushion is from my friend Charlotte, who also got me a ‘sew your own’ owl brooch kit! James’ Mum also sent me a bag full of craft goodies that she doesn’t have a need for any more, so I am going to put them to good use! My auntie and uncle also got me some crochet goodies to crochet the characters from the nativity…I will have to make a start now to have them ready for next year! And a beautiful sewing box.
It wouldn’t be Christmas without chocolate!
I got some beauty and jewellery goodies too, including plenty of nail supplies and some jewellery boxes.
I got some home supplies for my bedroom, including a photo frame and lots of candles! The holders in the photo have owls on them but they haven’t shown up 😦
This year was the year for…socks! These will all keep me going! As well as some (much needed) slippers and a very cute hat!
Here are four of the five jumpers that I got for Christmas, I needed some more clothes for uni! I also got a pair of jeans.
And in my miscellaneous goodies, a Perry pillow (from Florida) an apron, a Banksy bag, a Fossil purse, a Me to You tree topper and a talking raven!
James also came home with a bag of presents for me from his parents, which included…
Lots of owl goodies! Some bath fizzers, a purse and some socks, as well as some shower gel. This photo was taken on my Mum’s handmade Christmas runner!
And here is Christmas day in a couple of snaps…
My Christmas nails!
And finally, my Christmas miracle…
I finished my blanket!!!
This is the blanket that was designed by Hannah from Not Your Average Crochet as part of a CAL. I got a little behind after going on holiday then coming home ill, and it sat with only four rows and the border to go for months! I finally finished it on Christmas Eve though, ready for Christmas day. It is HUGE! Here it is on my queen size bed…
I hope you all have a great new year and wish you all the best for 2014! I am hoping to post my 23 before 23 list shortly…I still have a few to think of! But I will post it in the new year for you 🙂
What did Santa bring you???