Saturday, 1 November 2008

Shopping List Saturday

So, Hallowe’en has been and gone...and if memory serves me correctly (ha ha), the high street stores will now launch into overdrive to get us all hot under the collar about Christmas. Personally, I LOVE Christmas...I start to feel tingly all over during mid October...but frankly, I feel annoyed to have all of those glitzy, over-priced items shoved under my nose the second the summer sales have come to an end. I prefer to think of raging log fires; of weeks spent foraging for pine cones to dip in a bit of glitter; of hours happily spent home baking gifts for all...hmm. Scrap that last one.....
This Shopping List is an ode to preparation. I love the notion of sewing away into the evening, creating perfect handmade items to adorn the house on the approach to the big day, but I know it’s something I fail miserably at! Therefore, I’ve found some deliciously made advent calendars! We all need them early, so that we can prepare for what may need to be popped inside, and I think these are fabulous.


1)Christmas Advent Calendar Wall Hanging/HanhansStitching - delightful... something to cherish and pass down through the generations
2)OOAK Advent Calendar Christmas Swag/ ShellyRaeWood – a new twist on tradition, I love these little pursey-pockets and the inclusion of vintage buttons
3) Christmas Advent Box (Snowman)/ MySweetSussie – no need to search for chocolates or little treats; rather, this box contains little suggestions for activities for the month of December.
4)24 Exclusive Advent Calendar Pouches – choose your font and ribbon/ nuvonova – you choose the typeface you want, and the ribbon trim that you want! How great is that? Perfect if you would like something to fit in with a colour scheme, and made just for you!
5)Christmas Light Advent Calendar Pattern/ reevesfarm – I am completely smitten with these...I just wish I could crochet. I adore those large Pifco-esque fairy lights with their solid colours, and here they are in a handmade fashion!
6)Matryoshka Advent Calendar/ thymbyldesigns – with delightfully designed illustrations, these pouches are gorgeous, and very in keeping with the trend for little Russian dolls. Beautiful!

Today, we welcome along some new players with our Shopping List Saturday meme – please click on the links in the sidebar to see what they would buy.
Shop from the warmth of your own home this weekend...perfect!

11 comments:

Cathy Cullis said...

A really nice selection of Christmas inspired items, I like the mix of traditional and a little different too... Russian folk design is something I am seeing and liking a lot! Thank you for sharing these and have a good weekend (I just posted my own list, yay for being organised!) Cathy (november moon)x

Half an Acre said...

LOL! straight from halloween into Christmas! I love your festive mosaic - i'm certainly feeling alot more like I want Christmas to arrive this year than I did last!

AngieHallHaviland said...

Oh, WONDERFUL choices Charlotte!! I saw shiney bells the size of my head in every store I went into yesterday and thought to myself "those are the ugliest thing I've ever seen." YUCK LOL

Happy Homey Holidays!!

Marian said...

love those pouches!
I actually have mixed feelings about christmas... Im used to x-mas in hot weather, huge outdoors parties, champagne until the sunrise and things like that...which do not happen here so I used to be very bored in the northern christmas... now Im slowly getting used to the slower pace...
All the decoration do make much more sense! pine cones, christmas trees and the rest fit a bit better here than in the southern hemispehre!!!hahha

For the Love... said...

Glad to know that I am not the only one all tingly in mid October!

I spent 4 hours yesterday wandering through craft stores gathering supplies to kick off the season...

I am tickled pink that you like the Christmas Light Calendar...

Kristen said...

Love your picks! The crochet Christmas lights are amazing...what a great idea :)

Charissima said...

Lovely choices... I've been excited about xmas for weeks & have already started making cards!
A little something from your shop is definitely on my Xmas Wishlist:)

Gunnels blog said...

Beautiful Chrismaslist! Yes, I also think it´s nice with christmas, we need that during those dark days!

steph said...

you know, i've been resisting the whole notion of christmas for weeks now, but seeing your posting made me feel all nostalgic. maybe christmas won't be a huge chore this year after all!

Chocolate and Steel said...

I love Christmas! That russian doll advent calendar is awesome!!

ShellyRaeWood said...

Thanks Charlotte for including me in your list!! :::Smiles::: I'm having so much fun making these Advent Calendars!! Shelly

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