Monday, 23 December 2013

Christmas Eve 2013

Christmas Eve is here, and its a great time to reflect on what an amazing year 2013 has been for me. A big two-one birthday, graduation, summer Spanish trip, and recently got myself a new job! It's been such a wonderful, exciting year and so much has happened. I have so many highlights! I just hope that 2014 brings just as many wonderful memories. 

I have been compiling a bucket list for 2014 so keep your eyes peeled for my January post; 14 for 2014, when I will reveal all! Hopefully scrapbooking, drawings and arts and crafts will play a huge part of my year and hopefully I will be able to make time for all my necessary craftiness! I have definitely missed it. 

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas, and it will be full of food, fun and family. Mine certainly will as our usual christmas day tradition consists of visiting my auntie and uncle, and sitting down to the best Christmas dinner ever! 

On another note, here's a final update of my advent calendar. Nail polish to body scrub, and hair bobbles to lip balms, it has been great fun opening it every morning to find what little beauty gift I will receive each day. 

Lots of love, and happy Christmas bloggers! 

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Knitted Christmas!

I can not believe that it's just TWO weeks until the big day, and i've still yet to complete my shopping let alone wrap any of it. 

Today, I spent the day catching up with my very good friend from Uni with a hot chocolate and good natter. We had intended to visit some local exhibitions in the hope of feeling inspired to get back into the swing of drawing, although ended up picking up some extra Christmas bargains. 

We visit The Forum Library which is currently home to this beautiful knitted tree. Each and every section was knitted by a team of 600 local people with such love and care. The tree included almost 2,000 wonderful little knitted decorations from snowflakes to puddings and presents to angels. I particularly love this little crafted Santa Claus, complete with knitted sack. The tree has so far raised an amazing 10,000 pounds for John Grooms Court, a local residential care home for young, disabled adults. It's a fantastic cause and this Christmas tree is definitely worth a visit, and donation towards the charity, if you are in the area. 

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Just A Minute DECEMBER

I can't quite believe i'm saying this, but December 2013 is upon us! It doesn't seem like five minutes since the last one. Here's another Just A Minute post, Christmas style! 



My Amazing advent calendar courtesy of my lovely Mum. It's packed with a cute little beauty gift each day and i've already got some lovely treats to pamper myself with, including a very festive red nail polish!

Listening to..

Classic Christmas tunes. Nothing beats a helping of Gary Glitter, Brenda Lee or Band Aid to brighten up the mood and welcome December in style..


Hot chocolate with all the trimmings! Cream, marshmallows, chocolate sprinkles. Perfect for this time of year, especially when the weather turns colder! This little beauty was a limited edition white hot chocolate topped with cherry sauce! It was INCREDIBLE!

Looking forward to.. 

Putting up the Christmas decorations! We might not be having a real tree this year like our usual tradition, due to the chaos of having building work going on. However, i'm sure my handmade Christmas bunting will bring some festive cheer somewhere at home!