Sunday, 28 December 2014

Christmas in pictures

Before the influx of pressies!
Since the New Year is almost here I thought I would share some photos of our Christmas. It has been busy but full of fun, family and friends!

Our day started early - 5.02am to be precise.... plenty of time to open pressies, go to Mum and Dad's where my sister and her wee family were, to church and back to our house, all by 11.45am!!

My Swarovski Snowflake 'tree'.

Not nearly as many cards this year.
Our entrance hall
Christmas Morning - Inline skates, lego and animal sponsorships from Santa and us!

My Dad got a huge book of maps, not sure where Mum thinks he will store it though!!

little e was watched by her shadow, wee G.
Mum got enough perfume to bath in!

little e adopted the Californian skater style later on Christmas day as she
modeled her gymnastics stuff and skates :)

Hope you have all had a fantastic Christmas, I will be back here next year with some monthly goals, that has to be more achievable than yearly resolutions!!

Saturday, 27 December 2014


I can't believe this is the last of the year, crazy how time has flown!

little e: Christmas Morning

Big E: Practicing on the inline skates that Santa brought!

Thursday, 25 December 2014

Sunday, 21 December 2014


A family photo this week - we celebrated my Grandad's 101st birthday on Thursday, I hope I look that good at 101!!
2 kings from the Church Nativity today!

Joining in with 
Jodi  for the 52 project. 


Monday, 15 December 2014

Another Party Dress - Vogue 1408

When I saw this pattern I though it would make a fab colour block dress. I bought the fabric ages ago intending to make it and wear it to a wedding yesterday. Typically life got crazy busy and the dress was made over a few days last week, another last minute rush job!

I ordered the fabric online (royal blue, cerise and purple ponte knits) and they are not the colours I was expecting (and the photos above don't show the colours well at all)... the royal blue is more like an electric blue. I went with the rather vibrant colours anyway and this is how it turned out.

I like it, feels a little costumey and I need to sort out the hem as it has sagged a little but I like it! It went together nicely, and is my first fully lined dress. It is lined with a stretch crepe fabric.

A little crumpled after a rather long day at the wedding!
I cut a size 14 and merged into a 16 at the waist. I shouldn't have, it is a bit big round the middle but good for this time of year when food is plentiful! I might take it in over the seams I enlarged but there are a lot of them...!

Now I need to sew the couple of Christmas orders I have, a twiddle cushion for my friends Mum who has dementia and Cinderella dress. Must do them soon....

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Monday, 8 December 2014