Friday, 19 December 2008

A Thought or Two...

So, today saw my little girls home for the holidays. Christmas is almost here!

I had planned (but failed) to make lots of gifts for family and friends. Sorry, everyone! At the start of the summer this year, I took the plunge and decided I would try and see if I could succeed at doing something I loved - and to see if anyone liked what I did and maybe even buy something! It has been a HUGE learning curve, but I have loved every second...even these past few weeks, when I've been busier than I ever imagined I would be. This has been so much fun - so much so that sometimes I've found it difficult to switch off and walk away!

Christmas is a lovely time of the year, for us all to be together, for family moments - and so, I'm going to take a blog break for several days. As Anna said, over at Half an Acre - I want to sit with the children and make paperchains (yep, I found some gorgeous spotty ones I'm desperate to put together - with the girls' help, of course!)!! Sorry there won't be a Shopping List this week (but please do check out the other Etsy sellers, and buy handmade this Christmas!); I leave you with a photo of our sugar scenes in jam jars, that are gracing our landing windowsills.

I wish you a Very Merry Christmas - I hope you have very full stockings!!

14 comments:

Kayla coo said...

Have a fantastic Christmas Charlotte and have great fun with your paper chains!
Best wishes Michala x

Jackie said...

Have a very happy forest Christmas enjoy every minute of it with your lovely family. You've worked hard and you deserve it.

Gunnels blog said...

Enjoy your family and have a wonderful Chritmas !

Marian said...

This is the time to spend with the family, to enjoy quietly indoors with a fire, candles and yummy food (lots of that!).

Merry christmas to you and your family as well.

hens teeth said...

Charlotte ~ I wish you and your lovely family a wonderful, happy Christmas.
Thank you for all your friendship and support through the year.
I look forward to all of your great posts through the new year.
Lots of love to you ~ Viv x

Cary Walker said...

i can relate to all of this... feeling the same! thanks so much for asking me to participate in the shopping series. it's been a lot of fun and helped me to connect with a lot of people.

have a wonderful relaxing holiday! that picture is beautiful! i'm planning to make snow globes in old jars with my kids:)

steph said...

have a very merry christmas, charlotte. your jam jar scenes are pure whimsy. take joy in the small things, and make those paper chains!

Gina said...

Have a wonderful Christmas Charlotte and have fun with your girls. I love your sugar snow scenes.

Nanda Handcrafted said...

So happy to have "met" you and love checking in and reading your blog. I wish you many cozy moments this Christmas.

Kath said...

So happy I found your Blog. I have fond memories of spending my wedding anniversary in the forest, in a little cottage near Coleford, where we snuggled up in front of a log fire, while it snowed outside. I love your work and look forward to visiting throughout 2009, love Kath www.railwaycottage.blogspot.com

edward and lilly said...

Have a lovely Christmas Charlotte, I've really enjoyed chit chatting with you across blogs, see you in the new year :)

Cupcake said...

LOVE the sugar scenes in jam jars idea! I've not seen that before...thanks for the inspiration!

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meherio68 said...

Gorgeous sugar scenes - your windowsills and family ar very lucky!