Festive fun and New Year wishes

Ho, ho, ho… Merry Christmas!

I hope you all enjoyed a fantastic Christmas Day and were truly spoiled rotten by your loved ones! I have had a brilliant time over the past week celebrating with family and friends – with lots of baking for a pre-Christmas party, frantically finishing the Christmas knitting and then finally relaxing and enjoying a tasty Christmas dinner (thanks Mum)! My contribution to the Christmas dinner this year came in the form of a Christmas Yule Log… an extremely chocolate-laden dessert with a cream and raspberry filling. I managed to take a couple of snaps at the Christmas table before we all delved in…

Now that Christmas has come and gone I can finally share some of my Christmas crafting efforts with you. However, I have discovered a couple of problems with Christmas crafting this year. Firstly, I cannot post about items before they have been gifted to their recipients. Otherwise that would completely give away the element of surprise, of course! And secondly, I have to finish said crafting items in sufficient time to photograph them before carefully wrapping and delivering the lovingly made parcels. I have to admit that December passed by me this year in such a whizz that I completely ran out of time to photograph a lot of my handmade gifts. Do you think it is acceptable to request the temporary return of handmade items for photography purposes?! I will see what I can do!

Luckily, whilst I was out enjoying my work Christmas party, Mr D took responsibility as a very dedicated husband and spent his evening photographing the handmade cards we sent this year. So here’s a wee peek:

You can see our lovely real tree in the background of a couple of these pictures. Somehow we managed to pick a massive tree this year… it looked much smaller at the garden centre! Did anyone else do that? Fortunately I love Christmas decorations and we had plenty to hang on the tree and around the house. Mr D also took the chance to photograph one of the Christmas decorations I made last year – Robbie the Robin…

Robbie was a ‘festive fun’ knitting project, made using double-pointed needles and finished off with a felt tummy. I will dig out the knitting pattern and post it in time for next Christmas – if I start organising Christmas now I might just be ready in time for next year!

To be honest, I can scarcely believe that we are about to embark upon a new year in just a matter of days now. 2013 has completely flown by for us – a year full of crafting, photography, new challenges, lots of fun and plentiful new projects at by Mrs D! We cannot wait to discover what 2014 will bring!

Best wishes to you all for the rest of the festive season and a Happy New Year when it comes!

See you in 2014!

Mrs D xx

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