Saturday, December 29, 2012


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I hope everyone had/is having a wonderful holiday. I am absolutely exhausted but am finally getting a bit of a chance to slow down. Christmas was great, however I was doing the Christmas dinner this year and went a bit over the top. I only had 3 days to prep after moving back home, and in that 3 days I decorated the entire house including the tree, wrapped most of the presents, and made 19 different dishes (from scratch) for Christmas dinner. Luckily everything turned out wonderfully, and now that it is actually over I have a chance to sleep and unpack!

Catsy sleeping on the tree skirt
I got a lot of great gifts including a massive DVD box set of Buster Keaton films and another one of Harold Lloyd films. Other highlights include 5 boxes of violet creams (my favourite chocolate which are impossible to find!), some magazines about farming/permaculture, and an insanely heavy cast iron baking tray.

When we went visiting the other side of the family on Boxing day I wore my new blouse (made from a 1940's pattern). I added a vintage headscarf and a pair of jeans for a casual 1940's inspired look. (Ok the jeans were because all my other pants were still packed in boxes. Personally I find wide legged trousers much more comfortable than jeans!)

I was pretty bad about taking photos this year and didn't get any pictures of the many presents I made. The only picture I did get was of Britt in the chunky knit scarf + matching gloves I knit her. Speaking of knitting I have been doing a heck of a lot lately. I am almost finished a 1920's sweater which I am very excited to show you all. I am also working on a blanket. Each square of the blanket is named after a mystery novel. I'm knitting it in cream and grey, although it may be a long time before I finish it. If you are on Ravelry add me!

That's all.


  1. My dear, you must be completely knackered, that sounds like such a busy holiday season. Wow! I really hope you had a fun, wonderful one though.

    Wishing you a relaxing, fantastic New Year,
    ♥ Jessica


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